Trojans avoid shutout at Colonel
— The Trojans spent most of Thursday’s junior varsity field hockey game attacking from inside the circle, but at the end of 50 minutes had nothing to show for it on the scoreboard. They were unable to finish off their opponents from Parkside, playing to a 0-0 draw.
“We had a lot of chances. We outplayed them, but couldn’t score,” said Kent County coach Gillian Spero.
Getting the ball across the goal line was difficult because Parkside packed the circle as a defensive strategy. Kent totaled eight shots and 11 penalty corners. Sophomore goalie Ellie Jetton faced only three shots in registering her second shutout of the week and fourth of the season.
Coach Spero also complimented the play of halfback Annie Page Brocker and midfielders Mallory Helfenbein and Lyndsie Carr.
All Kent players maintained their composure in the physical game, Spero said.
The Trojans (4-2-1) recorded a 4-0 victory last Tuesday ay Pocomoke. Lizzy Goetz scored twice, including what held up as the winning goal with 10 minutes, 11 seconds remaining in the first half. Brianna Pierce had the assist.
Carr’s unassisted goal at the 4:25 mark extended the lead to 2-0 before halftime.
Sella Conner (from Carr) and Goetz added insurance goals in the second half. Goetz put back her own rebound with 3:18 remaining to close out the scoring.
Spero said the Trojans played hard but “quietly.” She attributed that to a change in the traditional schedule of the varsity game being played first.
On Oct. 3, following a long bus ride for the Trojans, the junior varsity game was contested first.