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Field Hockey’s Home Opener is Sunday

by | Sep 9, 2021

Davidson Field Hockey hosts their first home match of the season on Sunday.


After four road games to start the season, the Davidson field hockey team will host Bellarmine in its home opener Sunday afternoon at Belk Turf Field.

The Wildcats, 1-3, are coming off a 5-3 loss at Hofstra last Sunday, and coach Zoe Almquist sees a “young but super determined” team that “is a joy to coach.”

“We are approaching every game with a growth mindset,” she said. “We were all really proud about the corrections and mentality we brought into Sunday’s game. I think 18 corners might be a Davidson record. A game isn’t determined by how many corners you win, rather how many goals you score, but if we can figure out how to capitalize on a few of them, we will be on a whole new level. In the meantime, I think the variety of goals we were able to put together this weekend shows how dynamic our front line is becoming. It leaves me excited looking ahead this season.”

Anna Sharp, Natalie Naticchia and Bella Worthington scored goals against Hofstra, while Macy Curtis assisted on two goals and Evie Lake on one.

The Wildcats will play two straight at home, also including Sept. 17 against UMass, and will play four of the next six at home.

Based in Louisville, Ky., Bellarmine plays field hockey in the MAC.

The Knights are 1-2 this season entering a home game against UC Davis on Friday. They’re coming off a 3-0 loss to Indiana on Monday and posted their lone win of the year on Aug. 29, a 2-1 victory over Ball State.

Sunday’s game is being played in honor of Black Lives. The Wildcats have been in a long process of education and self-growth in pursuit of supporting their community and have chosen to support the Ada Jenkins Center in Davidson and the Black Field Hockey Network, which works to expand the visibility of Black people throughout the field hockey world.

The Wildcats are encouraging fans to visit the Ada Jenkins website here for more information or to contribute. Supporters can learn about the Black Field Hockey Network via its social network pages.  

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