Following a 6-0-1 beginning to its season, the field hockey team faced its toughest test in a close shootout on Monday, September 20 at New Albany.
The Eagles opened the scoring off of a defensive corner, but Carolyn Vaziri tied the score at 1-1. New Albany then received a penalty stroke which the team converted for a goal to retake the lead at 2-1. The Vikes were still in it, and the squad fed Annabelle Huyghe in the circle to level the score at 2-2. In the third quarter, the Eagles took the lead, and despite numerous shots and chances, Academy failed to convert to tie up the game, which ended in a 3-2 loss.
On Monday, September 27, Academy traveled to Bishop Hartley and still pulled out a 2-0 win before one of the biggest tests of the season: Thomas Worthington.
The squad traveled to Worthington on Wednesday, September 29, and in front of a packed Thomas Worthington student section, a stymied Academy offense and overwhelmed defense ended in a 2-0 defeat.
The team has a revenge game at home on Tuesday, October 5 against Bishop Watterson, which knocked the Vikes out of the state-championship tournament last season in a double OT loss.
The girls will take on Shaker Heights on Friday, October 8.