Source: Grosse Pointe News Online

Knights put game in second gear

by Bob St. John Sports Editor

September 19, 2013

The University Liggett girls’ field hockey team improved to 3-0 in its division last week, blanking visiting Dearborn 3-0.

The Knights dominated the game from the start and the final score could have been double if it wasn’t for some solid goaltending by the Pioneers’ goalkeeper.

“The girls are really playing well and they jumped out to a quick start today,” head coach Tamara Fobare said. “I didn’t think we played with the same intensity in the second half, but the girls earned the win and that is the important part.”

Megan DesMadryl, Allison Stapleton and Ania Dow scored in the opening half as the Knights built the 3-0 advantage.

It was a defensive battle in the second half with the Knights getting a majority of the scoring opportunities in the final 30 minutes.

Liggett, 3-0 in the Michigan High School Field Hockey Association Division 2 standings and 4-1 overall, next play at Dearborn Edsel Ford Thursday, Sept. 19, and host another division unbeaten squad, Grand Rapids Forest Hills Central, at 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21.

“We have some big games coming up and we’re looking forward to them,” Fobare said. “It’s exciting to get off to a good start, but we have to continue playing hard.”