October 23, 2012
OHSL field hockey: Homer enjoys happy ending beating C-M
The Homer Central field hockey team celebrated its Senior Night the right way Monday, beating Cato-Meridian 2-0 at Butts Field in the season finale for both squads.
On the night that 11 upperclassmen were honored, two of them scored goals for the Trojans, who finished at 2-10 in the OHSL and 3-12 overall. Alyssa Bowling hit the back of the cage at 18:14 of the first half off a crossing pass from classmate Jekeytha Adkins, and Deanna Levitskiy tallied at 8:20 of the second half with sophomore Jessica Cargen getting the assist.
Sophomore goalie Lucia Ferro made two saves in recording the shutout as the winners had a 16-7 shot advantage. Ryanne Halstead made five saves and Alexyis McGetrick three for the Blue Devils, who finished 0-12 league and 0-14 overall.
“Ten seniors started and played much of the game, and they worked together to take charge,” Homer coach Ellen Garrett said. “Kayla Cargen had many exciting runs from the defensive end, working the ball to the offensive circle and passing to teammates to get off some shots. Deanna, also playing a back position, hustled at both ends of the field, and it was nice to see her capitalize on a shot during the corner for a goal. Middies Braeden Sharer and Maria Urban also worked well in the middle and created opportunities for more offense after hustling after many loose-ball situations.
“Many other players contributed off the bench to make this win a total team effort. This is a very special group of girls. The senior group has shown exceptional leadership, sportsmanship, teamwork, and perseverance throughout their Homer field hockey careers and will all be missed a great deal.”
Homer Soccer Switch
Homer Central girls will get Section 3 Class A soccer tournament play underway this afternoon, as a first round date with Watertown has been moved up a day.
Due to a confliect in Watertown, the Trojans will be traveling north this afternoon at 5 p.m.
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