Branham’s varsity field hockey team endured a pretty rough season this year. With only three wins under their belt, they fought hard to try and finish their season strong. They will finish off with a record of three wins, two ties, and 11 losses. Coach Tina Parrott worked tirelessly to drive out their improvement, but the girls’ skills unfortunately are not easily detected from their scoresheet. Forward Taylor Wong says, “We know we’re a good team, and our coach knows we’re a good team, but the result of our scores just wasn’t showing that.”
One of their final games against Sobrato ended with a victory for the Lady Bruins; the final score was 3-0. Goals were scored by Ashleigh Stubbs, Caitlyn Trampenau, and Samantha Esparza, with assists from Rachel Martin. The girls are happy to be finishing out their season on a positive note.
On the other hand, Branham’s JV field hockey finished with a relatively successful season. With an ending record of eight wins, three ties, and two losses, the girls are extremely proud of the improvement they saw as the season progressed. “90% of us had no idea what field hockey was three months ago, but I think I can speak for all of us when I say we’ve come so unbelievably far since then,” says midfielder Shireen Sabouri.
In one of their final games, against the Bulldogs of Sobrato, the JV team pulled through and finished with a score of 4-0. Freshman Ashley Donaldson scored a majority of the goals, with an assist from Sabouri. “Sobrato put up a tough fight, but we just fought harder,” says freshman Alicia Dimulias. The girls can’t contain the pride they feel for the team’s success, and a majority are planning on returning to the sport next year.