The Parkland High School field hockey team has made the most of the early portion of its 2023 regular season schedule and has not had to sweat through any games thus far.
The Trojans won their first three games by an average of seven goals, all victories coming in the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference.
After the Trojans defeated Freedom 7-0 in the home and season opener back on Friday, August 25, they continued to roll in the first full week of the season, taking down Pocono Mountain West 11-0 on the road last Tuesday, August 29, and then beating Northampton 4-1 that Thursday in the ‘Play for Cure’ game at Parkland High School.
Seven different players found the back of the cage in the win over the Panthers. Elaina Fragassi paced the attack with a hat trick, scoring three goals. Rosella Birns and Lila Temchatin both tallied two goals and each of Anna Sensinger, Jordan Brunnabend, Aurora Gery and Makenzie Kidd all had one goal. Gery also recorded three assists.
Goalie Lexi Pritchard was not forced into action as the Parkland defense held Pocono Mountain West without a shot. The Trojans offense had 47 shots and held a 22-0 advantage in corners.
Parkland faced its toughest challenge to date and allowed its first goal in the 4-1 win over the Kids. Sensinger finished with a game-high two goals and Mya Zaun and Avrie Arnfeldt each scored one goal. Pritchard finished with five saves.
The Trojans held a 10-7 advantage in shots and 9-4 edge in corners.
Following the holiday weekend, Parkland has a busy week with three games in five days, two of which are conference games. The Trojans were at East Stroudsburg South this past Tuesday, host Easton on Thursday and travel to take on Twin Valley on Saturday morning in a nonconference matchup.
Anna Sensinger scored two goals in a 4-1 win over Northampton last week. The win improved the Trojans to 3-0 this season. PRESS PHOTO BY DON HERB
PRESS PHOTO BY DON HERB Avri Arfeldt scored one of Parkland's four goals in last week's win over Northampton.