UNDER THE LIGHTS:
Local field hockey teams compete at UD
NEWARK, DEL. — Rising Sun dominated from start to finish on Division-I collegiate turf.
The Tigers blanked Perryville 5-0 in the third and final game of the all-Cecil field hockey tournament at University of Delaware’s Fred P. Rullo Stadium, Monday night.
Rising Sun thrilled its hometown fans that made the trip across the state line for this an- nual event, keeping the ball in Panther territory for virtually all of the first half. Per- ryville managed just one shot on goal in the contest.
“I think we did a great job working together as a team,” Tigers head coach Katie Keyes said. “We’ve been practicing on turf, and we adjusted to the AstroTurf pretty well. They were excited and they were well prepared. We had some nice block tackles, so if we lost possession, we got it right back.”
Amanda Haroldsson and Julie Herrman each scored two goals for the Tigers (3-7), and Herrman also added an assist.
“It was super exciting, I love playing under the lights,” Herrman said.
Rising Sun’s offensive attack resulted in four shots over the first 10 minutes of the game. That success finally paid off in the 19th minute, when the Panther defense was caught out of position, and Haroldsson was left alone in the scoring circle. She punched the ball through to put the Tigers on the board, and then she scored again just 61 seconds later.
Herrman added her two goals in the closing minutes of the half to give the Tigers a commanding 4-0 lead.
“I haven’t scored in a couple of games, and I actually got to do one of my moves where I did a pull right around the goalie and hit it in,” Herrman said. “Since we had the lead going into the second half, we all decided to have fun with it.”
Emily Nguyen completed the scoring for Rising Sun with a goal in the 40th minute.
Perryville (3-5) had backto-back penalty corners in the 48th minute, but couldn’t score. Panthers goalkeeper Gabby Frazier finished with six saves.
The Tigers go right back to work after this big win under the big lights.
“We play tomorrow at Harford Tech, so hopefully we keep this momentum going,” Keyes said.