Sunday, February 25, 2024

Field Hockey: Robitaille Hat Trick Leads Jamestown Past Denbigh

Emily Robitaille scored a hat trick for Jamestown. (Photo courtesy of Warren Hunnicutt)
Emily Robitaille scored a hat trick for Jamestown. (Photo courtesy of Warren Hunnicutt)

A hat trick from Emily Robitaille led Jamestown to a resounding 6-0 win against Denbigh at home Wednesday.

Robitaille got Jamestown on the board first off an assist from her teammate Taylor Croyle. With the Eagles leading 1-0, Croyle got into the scoring mix with an unassisted goal.

Jamestown entered halftime holding a 2-0 advantage.

The scoring pace picked up for the Eagles in the second half. Just like the first half, Robitaille started the scoring for Jamestown, this time coming off an assist from Mary-Parker White.

With the Eagles leading 3-0, Croyle scored her second goal of the night, which was followed by Robitaille’s third and final goal. An unassisted goal from Savannah Lodwick concluded the game’s scoring and ended the game early due to the Virginia High School League’s six goal rule.

Wednesday’s win snaps a four-game losing streak for the Eagles.

Jamestown (4-9-1) will cap its regular season with a road game against Bruton on Thursday.

Jamestown 6, Denbigh 0

Goals: Jamestown (Emily Robitaille 3, Taylor Croyle 2, Savannah Lodwick)
Assists: Jamestown (Taylor Croyle, Mary-Parker White)


Grafton Blanks Warhill

After a sloppy first half, Grafton’s field hockey team returned to form and defeated Warhill 4-0 on the road Wednesday.

Grace Hoepfner scored Grafton’s lone goal in the first half as the Clippers struggled to complete passes and maintain possession over the first 30 minutes.

Despite their struggles, Grafton entered halftime with a 1-0 lead over the Lions.

The second half was all Grafton as halftime adjustments helped spark the Clippers’ offense. Second half goals from Hoepfner, Sydnie Swartwood and Taylor Straus helped Grafton cruise to victory.

Grafton (9-6) has won four consecutive games and will finish its regular season at home against Denbigh on Thursday. Meanwhile, Warhill (8-4) will look to end its season on a high note with a home game against Lafayette on Thursday.

Grafton 4, Warhill 0

Goals: Grafton (Grace Hoepfner 2, Sydnie Swartwood, Taylor Straus)
Assists: Grafton (Sydnie Swartwood 2, Abby Zwirschitz, Liv Lilygren)

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