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Lindenwold Pick Up First Victory

Thursday, October 6, 2005

By Evonne Vaughn
SJSports Staff Writer

Two teams took the field today with the confidence of picking up their first win of the season. Overbrook and Lindenwold were those two teams participating in a non-league field hockey game held at Lindenwold High School. Earlier in the week, the Lady Rams from Overbrook suffered a one goal loss in a game that could have gone either way. Lindenwold had played a strong game against powerhouse West Deptford on Tuesday but could not pick up the win. Against Overbrook, the Lady Lions would stay one step ahead in this fast moving, intense but exhausting game. Lisa Darji would score a second half goal to defeat Overbrook by a final score of 1-0.

With a mindset to win, Lindenwold dominated the play with aggressive defense not allowing Overbrook too many chances of getting a shot onto the cage. Both coaching staff were very intense in instructing their players in what they should do knowing that either team could win this game with a single goal. During the first half, the defense would dominate the game whenever the ball crossed mid-field. But the one time that Jessica Hovington had a shot attempt deflected, Darji was right there to deposit the ball into the game with 23:22 into the second half. Goalie Kookie Thompson turned away several big shots near the end of this game to pick up the shutout for Lindenwold.

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