Taylor Livick, right, and the Lake Braddock field hockey team improved to 7-3 with a victory against T.C. Williams on Sept. 14.
Photo by Louise Krafft.
Alexandria The Lake Braddock field hockey team fell behind T.C. Williams in the first three minutes of their Sept. 14 match-up in Alexandria. Midway through the first half, Bruins Head Coach Amy Worrest called timeout with a message for her players: be aggressive.
"Sometimes we don’t always start in a good rhythm," Worrest said, "so I called a timeout to have them go after every ball."
Lake Braddock needed overtime, but the defending Patriot District champions responded with a 2-1 victory over the Titans. Senior forward Rachel Wimer tied the score with a goal with less than five minutes remaining in the first half and senior midfielder Maria Jose Pastor scored the game-winner in overtime.
The victory came two days after Lake Braddock lost to West Springfield, 2-1, in overtime. The Bruins improved to 7-3, including 2-1 in the district. They have won seven of eight since starting 0-2.
Wimer is the team’s leading goal scorer. Worrest said Pastor, Taylor Livick and Megan Moody have been playing well.
Lake Braddock will host defending Northern Region champion South County at 4 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 21.