The first season home game ended with a mercy rule for the Tigers
Lauren Blanks, Entertainment Editor
Monday marked the first official home game for the Tabb Field Hockey team. Following a JV Field Hockey triumph, the reigning State champs put on a show for spectators and coaches alike, as their aggressive style overpowered the New Kent Trojans, emerging with a win by way of mercy rule-Tabb: 6 New Kent: 0. Three of the goals were scored before the half by players Sarah Mueller, Sydney Blacklock, and Emily Gavin. The goals of the second half were achievements made by both Sarah Mueller and Sydney Blacklock for the second time, with the game-ending goal scored by Erin Rodgers. “I think that our extra practices and daily conditioning allowed us to play so well. We also do team-building exercises that make us close on the field,” left forward, Maggie Tulloss, said.
Another important factor in the game is the defense, who works hard each game to ensure Tabb goalie, Casey McCabe, remains the loneliest player on the field. Left defensive player, Veronica DiFulvio accurately explained Monday’s game by stating, “We dominated [New Kent’s] half of the field, and we didn’t let the ball pass our defensive 25 once.” The speed and stick skills the team members exhibited were unmatched by their opponent, and this strong performance early in the season shows that they will be competitive in the upcoming 2017 season.
The Tabb Varsity Field Hockey team will play at home again against the Warhill Lions at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, September 27.