Top 5 Field Hockey Games of 2015

Top 5 Field Hockey Games of 2015

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Today we continue our series as we take a look at the top 5 Field Hockey games of the fall 2015 season.

Field hockey finished 2015 with a record of 10-6-3 overall and a 5-4-1 record in the Patriot Division. Without further delay, let’s take a look at the top 5 field hockey games from the fall season.

#5: Cinnaminson (3) at New Egypt (2) OT – 10/9

The Pirates traveled to New Egypt to take on the Warriors on October 9 having already played to a 1-1 tie earlier in the season. The game was tied at two after regulation and it almost looked as if the two teams would play to a second tie in 2015, but the Pirates were able to grab the game winning goal in the extra session. Goal scorers were Rebecca Shinn, Serafina Kennedy and Hope Addlesberger. The win gave the Pirates an 8-2-2 record at the time.

#4: Florence (0) at Cinnaminson (1) – 9/28

Early in the season, the Pirates hosted Florence and Cinnaminson came away with a 1-0 victory to move their record at the time to 5-1-2. The win extended the Pirates unbeaten streak to five games as keeper Lauren Friedrich only had to make three saves en route to the shutout. The Pirates dominated the game on all fronts as the defense did not allow Florence to pass midfield over the final 5-plus minutes of the contest.

#3: Delran (1) at Cinnaminson (0) – 10/21

Despite this being a heartbreaking loss for the Pirates, this game has to be on this list because it was so much fun to cover. The Pirates and Bears were scoreless until there was just two seconds left in regulation. The win secured the BCSL Patriot title for the Bears. This was the second game between the two teams this season and was the better of the two. The Pirates dropped the first contest by a 3-0 count.

#2: Cinnaminson (3) at Holy Cross (2) – 9/11

To open the season, the Pirates traveled to rival Holy Cross and returned home with a 3-2 victory. The Pirates picked up goals from three different players; Maura Tumelty, Carly Barnes and Nicole Teague. Friedrich made seven saves to secure the victory for Cinnaminson. The Pirates needed two goals in the second half to win after playing to a 1-1 tie in the first half.

#1: #5 Gloucester (1) at #4 Cinnaminson (1) 2OT – 10/30

In the second round of the Central, Group 1 Tournament, after a bye, the Pirates hosted five-seed Gloucester as the four-seed and the game did not disappoint. The Pirates led 1-0 after a half, but Gloucester tied it in the second. Then, the two teams played two overtime periods at 7v7, but neither failed to score. The game went to penalty strokes, with the Pirates advancing to the third round of the tourney by a 2-1 count. The best-of-five shootout round was tied 1-1 thanks to a goal from Marissa Porrini and Nikki Teague won it in the fourth round of sudden death for the Pirates. Friedrich made seven consecutive saves in the penalty stroke rounds.

The series continues on Monday when we take a look at the top 5 boy’s cross country meets of the 2015 fall season.

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Jim is the creator and editor of Cinn City Sports. He also created At the Dish, Life With Tony and Enzo and is the owner of JAVFreelancing. He coached baseball for five years, three at his former high school (Holy Cross in Delran, NJ) and two at prominent Division III program Rowan University in Glassboro, NJ as an assistant coach and recruiting coordinator. He has worked for the Courier-Post in Cherry Hill, NJ; Metro Networks in Bala Cynwyd, PA; and was the play-by-play announcer for the Camden Riversharks of the Independent Atlantic League of Professional Baseball for two seasons (2007-2008) on Rowan Radio 89.7 WGLS-FM, the student-run radio station at Rowan University. Jim earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications and minor in Journalism from Rowan University in 2008. While in school he was the Assistant Sports Director at WGLS for two years and the Sports Director for one year. He also covered the football, baseball, softball and both basketball teams for the school newspaper 'The Whit.' He is the former Sports Editor for the Cinnaminson and Moorestown Patch websites. Jim lives in New Jersey with his wife Nicole, sons Tony and Enzo and dog Phoebe. He can be reached at jimvassallo@cinncitynews.com