Girls Field Hockey Advance in Playoffs

Lexi Morgan, Reporter

Arrowhead’s Girls Varsity Field Hockey team is advancing in the playoffs one win at a time. 

On Monday, October 12th, the girls played University Lake School on a refreshing overcast day, winning 5-0 and advancing into the next round of playoffs.

The team has been missing a few players due to COVID-19 and contact tracing, and Monday was the first night back with the entire team, along with two girls from the varsity reserve team. 

Ainsley Betker, a senior captain on the team, said they had never played as well as on that night. The 5-0 game was their highest-scoring game to date.

With the COVID complications, it’s set the season back a few weeks, creating a shorter and more condensed season. Betker says she is grateful the girls are able to play at all.

Being a senior and a captain is honestly so rewarding. I love teaching and helping the underclassmen, and my fellow upperclassmen are such great girls to everyone on the team. This is the most united of a team I have ever been a part of,” Betker says.

The team’s next game was Wednesday, October 14, playing the private all-girls school Divine Savior Holy Angels. It was the semifinal, and if they clinched a win they’d be off to state to play against the top teams in Wisconsin.

Betker was confident in the ability of her girls. “I hope we win this year, and I think we have the talent and the drive to finish strong.”

Unfortunately, the team didn’t make it to state. The girls lost to DSHA in a challenging game, leaving the season on the field.