The Lassen High School Lady Grizzlies field hockey team garnered back-to-back wins, starting against River Valley in a 2-1 win Monday, Oct. 21. They then took things to a 2-1 win in overtime against Corning Wednesday, Oct. 23.
In the Monday Oct. 21 game against River Valley, Sierra Huskey managed to land the solo goal of the game 10 minutes into the second half. But before that Calliope Rose softened up the River Valley goalkeeper taking two big shots at the goal while Sam Maggarell finished the game with three saves.
After an easy game against River Valley, the Lady Grizzlies then had to face the second place team in the league, Corning.
The Lady Grizzlies proved a tough challenge for Corning, as they demonstrated excellent stick control and made the push early to the Corning goal.
Allison Maggarrell was a driving force early on against Corning at mid field, where Rose was able to pick up the pressure to drive for. attempts at Cornings goal.
Corning continued to run into trouble with high sticks going into the latter of part of the first half, and the Lady Grizzlies were able to capitalize on the fouls to keep the game in a offensive posture.
However, before the end of the first half Corning was able to keep their sticks low and move to the Lassen goal where in a scramble they scored their only goal.
The Lady Grizzlies didn’t waste any time in the second half with Caylee Slama going full tilt at Corning looking for the goal while Rose was there to help with the assist.
Rose mounted a strong offense for the Lady Grizzlies at the 10 minute mark, and would put one goal away in Cornings’ goal box to tie the game 1-1.
Both teams were in overdrive following the Lady Grizzlies’ goal, but it would go to a seven on seven, sudden death overtime where Rose would again make the game winning goal for a 2-1 victory over Corning.
This put the Lady Grizzlies at an 8-7 record for the season before they faced off against Bella Vista High School Monday, Oct. 28. They then head to a post season tournament in Chico, California Saturday, Nov. 2.