Stuart Field Hockey Falls in OT to PDS But Encouraged by Promising 3-1 Start

GETTING DEFENSIVE: Stuart Country Day School box hockey participant Mia Zebrauskas, proper, controls the ball ultimate Friday as Stuart hosted Princeton Day School. Senior Zebrauskas helped key a robust defensive effort for Stuart because it fell 1-0 in extra time to PDS. The Tartans, now 3-1, play on the Baldwin School (Pa.) on September 21 ahead of internet hosting Delaware Valley in September 24 and South Hunterdon on September 26. (Photo by Frank Wojciechowski)

By Bill Alden

Jumping out to a 3-0 get started this season, the Stuart Country Day School box hockey learned it confronted a stern take a look at when it hosted Great Road rival Princeton Day School ultimate Friday afternoon.

“We knew it would be a tough one, we knew it would be a game,” stated Stuart head trainer Missy Bruvik, noting that even supposing PDS introduced a 0-3 report into the competition intended not anything.

“We said this game is going to be about who capitalizes on those opportunities. We are getting our sticks on the ball and we want to keep the momentum going with it.”

Displaying the depth that characterizes this matchup on an annual foundation, the native foes fought to a scoreless draw via law. In extra time, it used to be PDS that capitalized as Jadyn Huff discovered the again of the cage to give the Panthers a 1-0 victory.

While disenchanted with the end result, Bruvik believes that obtaining the primary style of OT, the place the groups are lowered to six box avid gamers from 10, will get advantages Stuart in the long term

“This is our first overtime and it takes experience,” stated Bruvik.

“It is who are you going to put out there; everybody had a good game but you have to figure it out and that is good. We will work on that, hopefully it will pay off for us.”

Bruvik likes the paintings she is getting from her avid gamers thus far this season.

“I am happy about the way they are starting to jell, I thought today was a very good team effort,” stated Bruvik, whose squad generated plenty of penalty corners and had an obvious 3rd quarter function waved off by an authentic’s name disputed by the Tartan coaches.

“We lost the game but we worked the ball better out of the backfield. We are not usually a long ball team, sending a big attacker but that is something to think about with this team. It is can we do that, it just depends on what you have.”

The Tartan protection stood tall in opposition to PDS with sophomore goalie Emily Harlan making seven saves.

“Emily, she made some great saves, but also credit our defense for getting the ball off of her pads and out of the circle,” stated Bruvik.

“I thought that was really important, that we were able to get the rebounds and then send it wide.”

With Stuart taking part in on the Baldwin School (Pa.) on September 21 ahead of internet hosting Delaware Valley in September 24 and South Hunterdon on September 26, Bruvik is assured that her squad can stay getting higher and higher.

“We feel that there are still some things we can work on,” stated Bruvik.

“I would like to see more communication and more cashing in on opportunities. There was great effort and perseverance by both teams today. We will keep working, it is early.”

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