MILLBURN, NJ - A strong first half was the key to a victory for Millburn Field Hockey over Westfield on Friday afternoon.
Playing at home, the Millers would jump out to a quick lead, with goals in the first half from Mimi Wolk and Olivia Regan. Additionally, the field hockey team would get second half tallies from Katie Regan and Meaghan Boehm to put the contest away.
For the field hockey team, the win serves as an important point in a season filled with high expectations.
"Last year, since we won the section, i kind of expect us to be in that game again," said Millburn Head Coach Sarah Pallino. "They've been scoring a lot of goals, doing a lot of good passing, lot of good things on the field, so I do expect us to be there again this year."
Speaking with TAPinto after the game, Meaghan Boehm and Katie Regan both said that there were positives for the team to build on from the win.
"It felt very good," Boehm said. "After our last game, we got together at practice and we really worked hard, and we wanted to come out strong today. So we did, and I think we did really well."
"One of the biggest keys is being aggressive 100 percent from the beginning," Regan added. "Another big part of it is the mental aspect. You make a mistake and you've got to recover fast. i feel like we really worked a s a unit and as a team."
Following their win over Westfield, Millburn returns to action today against Columbia at 11:30 a.m.