Strikers win Barker field hockey camp playoffs

Contributed Story Posted 1 August 2018 at 8:30 am

Contributed Photos – The lineup for the Barker field hockey camp playoff champion Barker Strikers included, in front, Maicie May, Brianna Bachman, Madilyn Detschner, Anna Bowerman, Ella Fox and Alexis Weeks. In the back row are Madison Gancasz, Emily Wagner, Natalie Bruning, Courtney Hillman, Rachel Hurtgam, Kaedynce Schumacher and Megan Hotaling. Not pictured is Ciara Gregoire.

Barker’s annual 6 week long summer Field Hockey 7 on 7 Team Camp wrapped up Monday as the Barker Strikers downed the Niagara County Field Hockey Club 4-2 in the playoff championship game.

Rachel Hurtgam scored 2 goals and Natalie Bruning and Emily Wagner each netted 1 to lead the Strikers.

Lena Fazzolari and Katrina Clare scored for Niagara County.

Courtney Hillman came up with 3 big saves to keep the winners on top after several penalty corner chances in the second half.

The score was 2-1 at halftime and Niagara County came out in the second half and dominated play, but just couldn’t score. While pressing to score the equalizer they got caught with about 7:00 minutes left and gave up an insurance goal. In a similar situation with about 5:00 to go they gave up the 4th goal before scoring their 2nd with under 2:00 minutes left

In the semifinals the Strikers blanked the Roy-Hart Rams 4-0 and Niagara County downed M ‘n N (Medina and Newfane) 6-3.

Hurtgam again scored a pair of goals for the Strikers as Bruning and Anna Bowerman both tallied once. Hillman earned the shutout in goal.

Clare scored 3 goals to lead Niagara Count as Fazzolari, Alexa Zglinicki and Keira Dalton each added one.

Nicole Leverentz scored 2 goals and Alissa Zwelling 1 for M ‘n N.

The regular season leading Barker Strikers were the No. 1 seed for the playoffs. Niagara County was the No. 2 seed while M ‘n N was No. 3 and the Roy-Hart Rams No. 4.

The Niagara County Field Hockey Club squad included, in front, Ashlin Cole, Alexa Zglinicki, Mackenzie Dodge, Aaliyah Wheat and Miya Goodale. In the back row are Megan Wawrzynski, Anna Meyers, Lena Fazzolari, Keira Dalton, Katrina Clare and Erin Costello. Not pictured is Ella Gooding.

The lineup for the M ‘n N (Medina and Newfane) squad included, in front, Abby Blount, Elizabeth Klumpp, Addie Castricone and Jyla Lilleby. In the middle row are Madison Klumpp, Hannah Kenward, Sophia Cardone and Mia McCollum. In the back row are Alissa Zwelling, Nicole Leverentz, Sarah Nola and Alex Donovan.

The Roy-Hart squad included, in front, Stephanie Flowers, Ellery Brown, Justine Laverty, Carmela Huntington, Mandy Hill, Madison Brown and Abby Ander. Standing are Rebecca Berner, Gabby Smith, Linzie Michel, Cheyenne Stillwell, Jazmine Michel and Kenzie Rothwell. Not pictured are Jenna Gioeli and Jessica VanKeuren.