The girls’ field hockey season has come to an end. Their hard fought season ended with the team losing a long and gruelling game to Harbord.
For those of you who haven’t been following, the team made it into the playoffs with only one loss– to their rivals, Malvern. Coming into the playoffs they were ranked third, with one of their senior defenders, Jarin Tasnim, out due to a to a hand injury. The quarter finals were against North Toronto Collegiate Institute. During the game they lost another player, Michelle Yeung, to a hand injury but prevailed scoring a goal seconds before halftime and holding off attacks for the rest of the game, eventually winning 1-0.
Semi-finals pitted Marc Garneau against Harbord in a winner-take-all situation. The girls played hard for the full game ending up with a tie. Since ties aren’t allowed in the playoffs they went into sudden death overtime but the score was still 0-0 after the 10 minutes were up. Finally, after a valiant effort, Marc Garneau was defeated in the shootout.
However, the girls are still very happy with the results. Considering that they lost almost half the team last year, most of them from the starting line-up, they weren’t expecting to get this far. They beat the odds.