Panthers field hockey starts slow, shows promise

By Melanie Savage - Staff Writer
Storrs - posted Tue., Sep. 25, 2012
Suzeanne Cayer goes after the ball for E.O. Smith during a Sept. 24 game against Glastonbury. Photos by Melanie Savage.
Suzeanne Cayer goes after the ball for E.O. Smith during a Sept. 24 game against Glastonbury. Photos by Melanie Savage.

Coming off of a 7-9 season for 2011, the E.O. Smith High School field hockey program finds itself with an all-new coaching staff and a large number of experienced senior players. “They work well together, but they have a lot of individual talent that brings out the best in the team,” said JV coach Angelia Meyer, who heads up the program this year with varsity coach Amanda Lester.

Coming into a Sept. 24 game against Glastonbury, the Panthers already had three losses for the season. But one of those losses, against Newington, came during overtime with a final score of 1-0. In Glastonbury they faced a tough opponent. The Tomahawks had already handily put away their first three opponents of the season (final scores 6-0, 3-0, 6-0).

Glastonbury took an early lead and kept up relentless pressure. The Panthers’ senior goalkeeper, Danielle Wrubel, had a couple of key saves that helped to keep her team in the game. There was plenty of effort by the Panthers, most notably seniors Shannon Bailey and Suzeanne Cayer. But in the end, the Panthers racked up another loss.

For a complete schedule of upcoming games, visit www.casciac.org.


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