Forbes Road 7 Fairfield 0
Waterfall, Pa. – The Forbes Road field hockey team (4-1) hosted the Green Knight’s from Fairfield in a Friday afternoon match. The Cardinals, coming off a seven day game break, had 6 different players tallying goals in their 7-0 win. The attack heavy Cardinals dominated from the start by earning a stretch of penalty corners just minutes into the game. Finally, at the ten-minute mark, Madison Hays found the cage on a corner play set up by Hailey Dodson and Shelby Harnish. Shortly thereafter, on another corner opportunity, Harlie Strait would capitalize on a send from mid-fielder Emma Gelvin. Forbes took 17 shots in the first 30 minutes of play, denying Fairfield any attempts at the other end.
An all-around strong Forbes Road team displayed stellar stick to stick passing using the width of the field to maintain control of the ball for the majority of the second half. Eight minutes into play, Gelvin this time found herself on the receiving end of a pass threaded to her from halfback Payton Kendall. The Cardinals would strike again on a penalty corner attempt just four minutes later. Corner inserter Hailey Dodson tapped in her left post goal from a play set up for her by Harnish and Braelyn Snyder. Kaelonni Lashinsky scored the Cardinals fifth goal on a pass from midfield playmaker Harnish. Harnish netted her own goal with 9:39 remaining on the clock resulting from the stick to stick play action of Kendall and freshman Kayla Baker. Kendall collaborated the next time with freshman Olivia Henry to set up Dodson for her second goal of the day with 2 minutes left in the game. There was no JV game.The next match up for the Cardinals will be Tuesday at home against Southern Huntingdon at 4:00.
Shots on Goal: FR 36, Fairfield 0
Penalty Corners: FR 15, Fairfield 0
Goalkeeper Saves: FR 0 (Waite), Fairfield 26 (Annalise C.)
Defensive Saves: Fairfield 3