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Girls field hockey in high spirits after big win against Monta Vista

In a close battle that ended in a 2-1 win, the field hockey team held onto its lead against Monta Vista on Oct. 2.

Head Coach Danielle Yau said the team used skills practiced the week before the game, which contributed to a better match.

“I think (our performance) was pretty good,” Yau said. “We took some things that we worked on last week into today’s game.”

Yau said the team did a particularly great job getting the ball up the field into the attacking portion of the field.

“I think we were getting the ball past the 25, so having more scoring opportunities, which is exciting to see,” Yau said.

Forward and senior Mariam Tayebi also said the team did a good job passing the ball into open spaces.

“I think we did a couple good runs looking into space, and that definitely helped us get the ball headed up, and we also ran towards the ball,” Tayebi said.

Tayebi said although her team could have scored more and performed better, it still held onto the win.

“We’ve been a lot stronger in the past, and we definitely could have beat the team by more points,” Tayebi said. “But overall, I feel like we definitely rallied at the end of the game and kept steady possession of the ball.”

Apart from those improvements, Yau said the team can also focus on working to understanding what to do at different times with their technical skills.

“I think our decision making could be a little bit better,” Yau said. “So recognizing when to dribble when to pass, but other than that, I’m super happy with them.”

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