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Seneca Valley Field Hockey Looks to Improve, Soccer Teams Hang Tough


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By Kevin O’Rourke

The Screaming Eagle football team had a good week coming back from 14 points down to beat Rockville, other Seneca Valley athletes did fare as well.

The Screaming Eagles field hockey team dropped three games this week. Losing to a very good Wootton High School team 12-0 last Monday, Sept. 8.

On Wednesday, the ladies played a hard fought game against Einstein High School but lost 2-1 in double overtime. The Seneca Valley field hockey team finished the week by dropping Friday’s game to Kennedy High 3-2.

Senior captains Megan Giebel and Kara Feidelseit and the other Eagles will be back at on Monday, Sept. 15 as they host Wheaton High School. On Wednesday, Sept. 17 they will host Rockville at 3:30 pm.

The boys soccer team fell to Clarksburg 2-1 last Wednesday, Sept. 10. The boys fell into to 2-0 hole at the half but rallied to back on a goal from senior Christian Diaz at the 17 minute mark of the second half. The Screaming Eagles didn't let off the pressure and created opportunities but were unable to score the equalizer.

Coach Hugo Zapata said, “In such a hard fought game the defense came up big with the leadership of team captain Junior Vick Rojas who was able to stop Clarksburg attack in several occasions.”

Saturday’s game against Sherwood High School was cancelled due to rain and has been rescheduled for Sept. 27 at Seneca Valley at 7:00 pm.

The boys will travel to Richard Montgomery High School on Tuesday, Sept. 16 and play at 7:00 pm. And will participate in the Magruder tournament on Saturday at Magruder High School. They will play Leonardtown High School at noon and a team to be determined later in the day.