Rush Lose Heartbreaker; Finish Strong Season with Silver in C-League

Posted by Astros Field Hockey Club on Aug 22 2017 at 12:44PM PDT in 2017 Outdoor

Rush added some new players to complement a good core of players to have another successful season. Rush finished 2nd in the regular season in C-league and won the semi-final match against Masters. On Wednesday, Rush faced off against Phoenix Red for the title of C-league champions. Although Rush had not agreed to the format change during the coin toss, the opponent some managed to get the option to play 4 quarters (instead of 2 halves) and benefited from it as they could halt momentum and given themselves a breather. Rush scored first, but some contested calls in their circle resulted in the team being on the losing end of a 4 – 2 result. Although it was not the finish that they wanted, this has been a tremendous season for Rush! Silver is not too shabby.

BACK (left to right): Lesley Birkkjaer, Hannah Ferns, Carin Lively, Melissa Buirchell, Julia Ursel, Meagan Moulton, Catriona Le May Doan, Natasha Cole, Ching Li
FRONT (left to right): Maryanne Umbsaar (coach), Bev Keyes, Dana MacCallum, Erica Johnson, Celeste Timm, Lindsay Goodbrand, Chelsea Webster (coach), Heather Legault

MISSING: Kelly Elker, Emily Ford, Kelsey Fraser, Megan Koester, Liz Quinn