Varsity field hockey makes playoffs despite loss

On October 21st,  the Cherry Hill East Varsity Field Hockey team played against the nationally ranked Eastern team, state champ for the past 10 years.

Eastern scored 4 goals in the first half of the game, and 3 in the second, leading to a final score of 7-0 Eastern. Nevertheless, East played decidedly well, holding its own against an incredibly tough opponent. The team had a few shots on goal and one corner, though no goals were successfully scored.

Carly Anne Wichrowski (’10) was injured during the game, when the stick of a player on the Eastern team cut her nose on the follow through of a shot, promptly breaking her nose and sending her to the hospital. Her fellow teammates wish her a speedy recovery.

On a happier note, however, was the news that the East team had qualified for states.

“We beat the #1 team in our playoff division in a scrimmage so I think we have a shot,” said Carly Shrader (’10).

The date of East’s first state game is subject to change, and will be held on either October 29th, 30th, or 31st.