RANDOLPH, NJ- On Wednesday, Sept. 25 the Randolph Field Hockey team celebrated their senior night and honored those players who have dedicated four years to the program.
“Playing in my senior night game was so exciting, the team was pumped up and ready to play an amazing game,” said senior captain Katie Oh. “After watching and organizing the past senior nights, it was crazy that this game was officially dedicated towards me and the other seniors, I still can’t believe this is my last season playing.”
When asked what she hopes the seniors learned from being part of the Field Hockey program at Randolph High School, coach Gina Adickes commented, “I hope they learned what teamwork is, and how to be a great teammate – both of which will help them in their future.”
In the traditional pre-game ceremony, the girls were introduced on the field with their parents, while being cheered on by their younger teammates.
“The Field Hockey program has meant so much to me as I have met such amazing people and my best friends,” said Oh. “It’s been a fun and positive environment. My fellow seniors and I are upset we’re closing out this important chapter of our lives, but we will move on with all the memories, and never forget all the great people we met along the way.”
As for the game, the Rams faced off against Montville, and came away with a 1-1 tie.
“I told the girls that this game would be a great competition for us, and we will have to out hustle them,” said Adickes. “It came down to small breakdowns of fundamentals and not moving up and down the field as a unit.”
Amber Williams scored the Rams goal off a corner, assisted by Sydney Lusardi. Amanda Klopper made 8 saves in net for Randolph.
“They are trying hard, but we just can't keep our energy up for 60 minutes and these little breakdowns in fundamentals are allowing teams to score,” said Adickes. “We have to start with a lead and keep the cushion - I hope we can do that tomorrow in our first round of counties.”
They Rams did exactly what their coach had hoped, and turned in a stronger performance on Saturday in the County game against Jefferson earning a 4-0 victory.
Sarah Bona scored two goals and added two assists to lead the offense, while Williams and Sarah Dickson added the other two goals.