Walter Johnson field hockey looks to get a win after three straight losses


On September 29, the WJ varsity field hockey team played Paint Branch High School on its home field. The next week, on October 2, the Cats played away at Richard Montgomery High School , and last week on October 5 they played BCC at home. The final score against Paint Branch was 3-0,  against RM it was 2-1, and against BCC the final score was 1-0.

Junior defender and center midfield, Polly Litts, highlighted what the team did well against BCC, and what ultimately led them to lose the game.

“In our BCC game the passion and aggression was there,” Litts said. “We just couldn’t get a goal. We had very little shots on goal and that was a huge problem.”

During the game Litts had multiple good clears of the ball that were key in preventing the BCC forwards from scoring.

Junior center midfielder Lauren Kane knows that field hockey can make the playoffs and knows that there’s much need for improvement.

“One thing that our team does really well is defending against corners and clearing the ball out of the circle,” Kane said. “We are very strong defensively and do a great job preventing goals. In a recent game against Churchill, we stopped more than a dozen corners, and pulled away with a tough 1-0 loss against the top ranked team. Something we need to work on before playoffs start is scoring goals. We get multiple opportunities each game to score but we can’t seem to put the ball in.”

Kane has been out with an injury for the past couple weeks, but she is looking forward to coming back for the playoffs.

Going into their final games of the season, field hockey is very focused on preparing mentally and physically for the playoffs which are just a couple weeks away, and look to go into the postseason with at least one more win under their belts.