Field Hockey Places 6th In SPC

Zara Paul

Field hockey visited Houston this weekend for the Southwest Preparatory Conference (SPC), and they earned a sixth-place finish in the 4A division of the tournament.

The team finished the weekend with a record of 1-2, and the student-run Instagram account @thehornetssnest posted updates on their Instagram page as the games progressed.

Junior field hockey player Susie Fagelman said that the team enjoyed the bonding aspects of the weekend, including the bus rides to and from Houston.

“SPC was so fun: the team really bonded, especially on the bus ride there,” Fagelman said. “It helped form chemistry for the games to come.”

In the first game, the team played against St. Stephens Episcopal School.  Senior Captain Maya Harrington scored a second-half goal to put Greenhill back in the game, but they were ultimately not able to come away with a win.  The final score of the game was 3-1.

In the second game, the team won against Duchesne Academy of the Sacred Heart with a score of 1-0. Zoya Iyer scored an overtime goal to secure the win and keep Greenhill from having to play in another overtime.

During their final game against Hockaday, the Hornets fell short with a final score of 1-2. Hockaday’s final goal was scored off a corner penalty right as the time ran out.

Amanda Park, a member of Greenhill’s field hockey team, says that the loss didn’t matter to the team: instead, the lasting impact was their ability to display their teamwork.

“Although we lost the last game against Hockaday, we played really well together as a team and used what we learned from the season,” Park said.

The team used SPC as a learning and growth opportunity for their team skills.  Seven players on the varsity roster were new to the sport this year, making learning and growth a high priority for this team.

“Even though we didn’t place where we wanted to, we saw SPC as a win because we played our very best as a team this season,” Fagelman said.