Girls Field Hockey Ties Cheyenne Mountain In Thrilling Season Opener

When and Where: Arapahoe Girls Field Hockey hosted the Cheyenne Mountain Indians on Monday, August 20th. The game took place at Littleton Public Schools Stadium at 5:45.


What happened: After two long, gritty halves, and an extended ten minutes of overtime play, the Warriors and Indians tied the game with a 3-3 score. Arapahoe, a team full of young players attacked the field, with noticeable excitement to return to the season. The visiting Indians were obviously shaken after the Warriors’ energy and poise in the first half. In the second half though the Warriors struggles to hold control over the Indians. Goalie, Savanna Crowder, wandered from the goal on several occasions, thus inviting a wide open net for Cheyenne Mountain. After what had looked to be a heartbreaking turn of events for Arapahoe, both Megan England and Claudia Turner found ways to put the ball in the net in the remaining five minutes. But, the Indians still had some fight left in them. With hardly any time remaining, Goalie Savannah Crowder found herself out of the goal once again giving Cheyenne Mountain the opportunity to tie the ball and head into additional time. Both teams had large runs in overtime but neither was able to capitalize.


Player of the Game: Evie Hollenback continues to impress me. The way that she is able to keep the Warriors offense composed and moving is a talent not many can boast. Her passing skills and stick skills are excellent and she is always a key part in any big play the warriors have.


Play of the Game: In the overtime period, defender Neave Murray came to the rescue stopping a wide open breakaway shot that could have given the Indians a win. Thanks to Murray, for the first time in Field Hockey history, the Warriors will move to their second game without a losing record.


Did you see that?: Two years after the inaugural season of Field Hockey at Arapahoe High School and the team is making huge strides at hopefully becoming one of the best field hockey programs in the state of Colorado. The young studs start off the year with improved stick skills, trained passing, and developing defense. Certainly, improvements for last years shaky record. Their no quit attitudes make them a contender in so many more games this year than in the past.


Stat of the Night: Arapahoe failed to convert all 13 of their corner opportunities. If this young group of girls learns to capitalize on these in the games to come, they will most definitely be a force to reckon with.


Next Up: The Girls Field Hockey Warriors will face the Regis Jesuit Raiders next Monday, August 27th. The Game will take place at Littleton Public Schools Stadium starting at 5:30.