Women's Floor Hockey Spring 2014

Channel 4 News Team

Left to Right: Veronica Brandt, Rebecca Lambert, Anna Peters, Katherine O’Brien, Rebecca Hall,
Allison Gentili, Andrea Hall

Championship Game Summary
Channel 4 News Team 6, Shot Takers 4

The first ever Floor Hockey Women’s Championship had the Shot Takers take on the Channel 4 News Team. After the initial faceoff, both teams were hesitant to make any aggressive plays on the ball. Feeling out the other team’s tendencies was the name of the game until five minutes into the first period, when Shot Takers opened up the scoring. A minute later Channel 4 News Team answered to tie the game. The score would stay tied at one for the rest of the period as neither team’s offense could find a groove.

In the second period, Shot Takers came out ready to get things going by scoring a quick goal two minutes into the period. A minute later the Shot Takers struck again to make the score 3-1. Channel 4 News Team woke up after the two quick goals allowed and retaliated with nine minutes remaining in the period to cut the lead to one. Another three minutes later, Channel 4 News Team tied the game up at 3-3. Their momentum couldn’t be stopped and they scored a minute later to take the lead for the first time in the game. The score would stay this way for the rest of the second period.

The third period was set up for a fantastic finish to a great floor hockey game. Shot Takers hustle was strong and they tied the game at 4-4 with 10 minutes left to play. The teams ran the floor continuously for several minutes without a whistle. Shot Takers decided to take a timeout with five minutes remaining to game plan and get a breather.  The last five minutes was a showcase of intense floor hockey, but we had to have a winner. With 2:30 remaining in the game, Channel 4 News Team scored through the goaltender’s 5-hole to take the lead. Quickly after the ensuing faceoff, Channel 4 News Team scored again to make the score 6-4. The Shot Takers weren’t able to come back from the deficit with such little time remaining and we crowned Channel 4 News Team as the Inaugural Women’s Floor Hockey Champions.

Shot Takers
Left to Right: Kayla Fournier, Lindsay Carroll, Amanda Schleicher, Miranda Jurras, Kristin Graham.
{Not pictured}: Chaeli Barbaro