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ConVal’s field hockey team loses to Windham

  • Jacqueline Madjea attempts to steal the ball from a Windham player.  Staff photo by Nicholas Handy

  • Jacky Clark attempts to block a pass.  Staff photo by Nicholas Handy

  • Julia Peters readies herself to defend against Windham.  Staff photo by Nicholas Handy

  • Dom Wheeler chases the ball down. 

  • Jacky Clark works to beat a Windham player to the ball.  Staff photo by Nicholas Handy

  • Dee Kashulines prepares to block a pass.  Staff photo by Nicholas Handy

  • Kylie Proata wrestles her way to the ball. 

  • Sara Krslovic moves the ball down field.  Staff photo by Nicholas Handy

  • Lizzie Nute smashes the ball down field.  Staff photo by Nicholas Handy

  • Dee Kashulines makes her way through a mass of Windham players to get to the ball.  Staff photo by Nicholas Handy

  • ConVal’s Dee Kashulines carries the ball upfield during the Cougars’ loss to Windham on Tuesday. Staff photo by Nicholas Handy

  • Head coach Carrie Whittemore talks with her team during a time out.  Staff photo by Nicholas Handy

  • Nat Lafleur works the ball down the field during ConVal’s 2-0 loss to defending champion Windham.  Staff photos by Nicholas Handy

  • Shannon Allen runs up to play some defense.  Staff photo by Nicholas Handy

  • Head coach Carrie Whittemore thanked goalie Taylor Jarest, right, for her performance after the game. Jarest had 14 saves, a personal best.  Staff photo by Nicholas Handy

  • Sara Krslovic passes the ball to a teammate.  Staff photo by Nicholas Handy



Monadnock Ledger-Transcript
Thursday, September 07, 2017

ConVal’s field hockey team may have lost 2-0 to defending state champion Windham on Tuesday afternoon, but the players walked away feeling victorious in many ways.

“The biggest thing is that we didn’t give up,” said senior Sara Krslovic. “I’m really proud of the team as a whole. Even though we lost, it felt like a win.”

The Cougars held last year’s Division II state champions without a goal for the first 47 minutes, playing excellent defense for much of the day.

Head coach Carrie Whittemore said after the game that she was proud of everyone on the team for their performance. And she specifically singled out goalie Taylor Jarest, who blocked 14 shots.

Whittemore praised the Cougars defensive effort, adding that her defensive players and midfielders frustrated Windham for much of the game. 

“I would have loved to hold them to zero goals,” said Whittemore. “We really played to their level. It was huge for us to not let the floodgates open.”

Weather was a factor on the day, with Whittemore saying the humidity in the air presented some challenges. Officials were also monitoring a neighboring thunderstorm, and at one point stopped the game to check where the storm was in relation to the field. 

Whittemore said this has been her team’s best performance so far this year. 

Krslovic said the team did much better compared to the last time they faced Windham, a game they lost 7-0. 

“They scored seven goals in about 15 minutes [last year],” said Krslovic. “It’s a really big accomplishment for us to hold them to only two goals this time.”

The Cougars will be looking for their first win Friday against Hollis/Brookline.

 

Nicholas Handy can be reached at 924-7172 ext. 235 or nhandy@ledgertranscript.com. He is also on Twitter @nhandyMLT.