High School Field Hockey:
By Pam Gargano
After an amazing win over Olympic National Division rival Bishop Eustace last Monday, the Edgewood Eagles need to keep their priorities in order.
"We couldn't be too excited about the Eustace win. We needed to concentrate on Triton," says four year coach Gina McGee. "I was worried we'd be too sure of ourselves."
Two days prior, Edgewood posted a 1-0 win over Eustace, who was ranked No. 8. It showed to others what the Eagles have believed all season long.
But the Eagles came out strong. Nine minutes into the game, senior Captain Mandie Walker scored an unassisted goal, her fourth of the season.
A cross pass from the other Captain, Andrea Ulicny, early in the second half set up sophomore Karin Rainey for Edgewood's second goal. Rainey, along with Megan Ulicny, are the two sophomores expected to carry this team in the future.
"I'm honored to be a part of this team", says Rainey. "We work together and we are winning."
Andrea Ulicny scored Edgewood's third goal with one minute remaining in regulation to seal the victory.
"We are a young team, but we have heart," answers Ulicny. "We work really hard and we're like a family."
With Wednesday's victory, junior goaltender, Lisa Mohrmann, posted her third consecutive shutout.
"She's doing awesome," McGee said of Mohrmann.
"We proved this week that we are better than expected," brags McGee. "No one expected us to be doing so well."
The team credits their coach for their success. "She works us hard, but treats us with respect," answered Walker when asked about her coach.
McGee credits the team, "They are so dedicated, I never saw one group of girls want something so bad."
With the results of their games, the Edgewood Eagle Field Hockey team looks as though they were right all along.
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