Simple semis


Angela Rea, Reese Faunt, Julia Rea, and Gabi Micallef (left to right) celebrating the Catholic League semi-final win in an after game huddle. Photo by Keiley Black

Mercy Varsity Field Hockey has come a long way compared to last year.

MVFH played a semi-final Catholic League game against University Liggett School on October 2. The 5-1 win was quite impressive, considering the last time the team played Liggett Mercy won with a 2-1 score, which barely put Mercy in the lead.

“I think that we communicated really well and we were really in tune with each other,” senior Elise Sikora said of this year’s semi-final game.

Seniors Elise Sikora and Keiley Black scored two goals each and sophomore Julia Rea score one. Assists were made by junior Bella Vansolkema and senior Sydney Takla.

“We passed really well and were looking for open space,” said senior captain Sydney Takla.

The feat was even more impressive, since Liggett won States in their division last year. However, MVFH will have quite the challenge during the Catholic League final game on October 5 as they play long time rival Marian High School. Even though Mercy lost to Marian once this year, the game was a tight match the entire time.

“I think we have a very good chance of beating them,” said head coach Kristina Sikora.

At this point, MVFH shows no sign of stopping their recent success and it seems to be a top priority for them to win the Catholic Leagues. Their performance in the semi-finals really showed their potential as a team having beat such a competitive team.

“If we play like we did, we definitely have a chance [against Marian],” said assistant coach Allison Kittelberger.