Wis­sahickon top­ples Wood for open­ers

Public Spirit - - OPINION - By Tim Hindin

thindin@mont­gomerynews.

com Wis­sahickon used a hot start com­bined with great firVW KDlI EDll FRnWrRl WR ZLn its sea­son open­ing game against Arch­bishop Wood, 12-6.

The Tro­jans con­trolled the EDll IRr DlPRVW WKH HnWLrH firVW half as they jumped out to a 6-0 lead and took a 6-2 lead into half­time.

“Early in the game, we ZH’rH SlDyLnJ vHry ZHll ZH were con­trol­ling the ball we were hus­tling and mak­ing plays,” Wis­sahickon FRDFK DDvLG 6FKlHVLnJHr said.

Much of the Tro­jans ball con­trol came from good PLG­fiHlG SlDy SDrWLFulDrly IrRP LDurD FrDnNHn­fiHlG and woe Gomez. Franken­fiHlG VFRrHG D JDPH KLJK fivH goals and added two as­sists and Gomez reg­is­tered a hat WrLFN ZKLlH SlDyLnJ Dn RvHrall solid game.

“TKHy ERWK SlDyHG vHry ZHll, FrDnNHn­fiHlG HVSH­cially played really well, vHry FRnWrRl­lHG, VKH ZRn D lot of draws, she got a lot of ground balls and scored a lot of goals,” Sch­lesinger said. “Then Gomez really picked it up the lat­ter part of the sec­ond half.”

WKLlH HDrly Ln WKH firVW KDlI it looked as if Wis­sahickon was go­ing to steam­roll Wood, the Vik­ings gained some mo­men­tum by scorLnJ WKH finDl WZR JRDlV RI WKH KDlI DnG WKHn VFRrLnJ WKH firVW three in the sec­ond, cut­ting ZKDW ZDV VLx SRLnW GH­fiFLW down to one.

In the end there was too much Tro­jans, as they ended the game scor­ing six of the JDPH’V finDl VHvHn JRDlV.

“It’s a great way to start the sea­son, I just wish it was warmer,” Sch­lesinger said.

Mont­gomery Me­dia / BOB RAINES

Wis­sahickon’s Jackie Hibbs and Arch­bishop Wood’s Erica Shee­han bat­tle for the ball dur­ing Fri­day’s non-league, sea­son-opener.

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