Field Hockey - Girls: Pennsbury vs Council Rock South (10/10/2017)

Pennsbury vs. Council Rock South

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October 10th 2017 Field Hockey - Girls League Game No

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The final seconds were ticking away, counting down to the first Suburban One National Conference field hockey championship for Pennsbury in eight years. As the clock struck all zeroes, the Falcons celebrated with … well … nothing. There was a high-five or two, and that was about it. No wild yells. No massive display of joy.

Nothing.

Did they even realize what they’d accomplished?

“I didn’t want to play it up too much,” said Pennsbury coach Jamie Parell. “We still haven’t achieved our goal, and we can’t let up at all now.”

Pennsbury got goals from four different players en route to a 4-0 win over Council Rock South, a win that improved the Falcons to 10-0 in the SOL National Conference with two games to go. Coupled with Neshaminy’s win over Council Rock North, Pennsbury earned at least a tie for the league championship, and a win over either Council Rock North Thursday or Truman next week – or a Neshaminy loss in either of its last two games – would give Pennsbury the outright championship.

Pennsbury’s last SOL National championship was in 2009.

“We were able to get ahead of them, but Council Rock South never quit,” Parell said. “That’s how it is in the league. No game is easy. You can’t take anyone for granted, and you have to play hard in every game. We need to come out with intensity for the last two games. We don’t want to let anything get away now.”

Boston College-commit Nell Webber got Pennsbury on the board just three minutes into the game, and Samie Hackman made it 2-0 four minutes later.

A little more than 10 minutes later, Webber fed a ball into the circle to the stick of Bev Bozarth, who one-timed it in from about five yards out, making it 3-0 Pennsbury at intermission.

Council Rock South put pressure on the Pennsbury goal for most of the second half but couldn’t break through. Olivia Mauro tucked one in with 23 minutes to play to make it 4-0.

Pennsbury had a 22-14 edge in shots, but it was 12-4 Pennsbury in the first half and then 10-10 in the second. CR South goalie Aspen Handel made 13 saves, while Pennsbury’s Michelle Deodati had four. Pennsbury did not attempt a corner in the game, while CR South had nine.

“It’s great to know that we have won at least a part of the championship,” Parell said. “That’s a great achievement for us, but we still have a lot of things that we want to accomplish though.”