Field Hockey Ends Regular Season With Victory Over Tatnall
On October 26th the Archmere field hockey team traveled to Tatnall, wrapping up their regular season with a 4-2 win over the Hornets. This was the fifth consecutive win for Archmere. Goalie Ava Hughes '24 celebrated her 300th career save in the first quarter. Maura Read '15 scored three times off of penalty corners, and junior Carly Polsky added the fourth goal. Kirsten Wenger '25 assisted on all three of Maura Read's goals.
After a tied first quarter, Archmere dominated with pressing offense and big defensive moves throughout the rest of the game. Tatnall had a difficult time getting anything past Auks goalie Ava Hughes, who even made a sprawling save on a penalty corner with two and a half minutes to go until the half.
Mike Lang of the Dialog wrote, "The Auks’ defense played a big role in a scoreless third quarter. The defenders did a good job clogging up the passing lanes, and Madeleine Cowan earned a defensive save on a Tatnall shot. They also fought off six penalty corners. Archmere opened up a two-goal lead at the 11:41 mark of the fourth. This time, a shot off a penalty corner was stopped, but the rebound bounced around in the space in front of Hill. Carly Polsky found the loose ball and knocked home an insurance marker."
In total, Ava Hughes '24 had six saves. The Auks are seeded #6 in the DIAA State Tournament and will take on DMA at home on the lower turf on November 1. The game begins at 2:00pm, and all tickets must be purchased in advance on the DIAA Go Fan site.