By Bruce Ruttenberg
The Pioneer field hockey team took a 2-0 lead and held on for a strong 2-1 win on Wednesday, Oct. 3 over visiting Detroit Country Day.
Pioneer’s first score came at 5:27 in the first half by senior Andie Tappenden. It was the only goal scored in the first half.
In the second half, senior Rachel Ruttenberg tipped in a penalty corner to give the home team a 2-0 lead. At 10:50 in the second half, Detroit Country Day senior Abbe Ashcroft scored off of a penalty stroke assessed against the pioneer defense to make it 2-1 – and that’s how it ended.
Pioneer had 13 penalty corners while Country Day had none.
In a tough defensive battle on Wednesday, Sept. 26, the Pioneers dropped a 2-1 game to host Saline.
The first goal at 22:26 was scored by sophomore Isa Keen off a penalty stroke assessed against the saline goalie.
In the second half at 18:19, Saline senior Devin Reilly scored off a penalty corner from junior Bridget Skelly to tie the game at 1-1. With less than 2 minutes to play, senior Devin Reilly scored off a penalty corner from junior Bridget Skelly to give the Hornets a 2-1 win. Saline had 15 penalty corners while Pioneer had three.
Earlier last week, the Pioneers defeated visiting Farmington Hills Mercy 7-0.
The scoring started with senior Hazel Magoon with an assist from senior Rachel Ruttenberg at 23:06. Junior Serena Brimacombe scored off of a penalty corner from senior Anna Muckstadt at 21:59. Junior Serena Brimacombe scored off of a penalty corner from senior Sam Kass and at 6:45 junior Serena Brimacombe scored off of an intercepted tip off.
Pioneer led 4-0 at halftime.
In the second half, the scoring started with a goal off of a penalty corner with multiple team passes. Junior Serena Brimacombe scored again off of a ball at the top of the circle and at 22:15 in the second half senior Sam Kass scored to finish off the scoring.