Katie Fields likes scoring goals, and she loves winning. And if the goals Fields scores produces wins, well so much the better.
And if she ties a record along the way, she may even get brownies.
On Tuesday afternoon in Fredericksburg, Fields tied a program record, as the Elco field hockey team trounced Northern Lebanon 6-2. Fields poured in four goals to match the previous Raider record established by Nikki Gerhart in 2004.
Fields tallied her first two goals 57 seconds apart in the middle of the first half, to give Elco a 3-0 lead. She picked up her third goal just before the break, then concluded her prolific afternoon early in the second half.
If there was a common theme to Fields’ goals, it was that she displayed a nose for the ball on all of them. While certainly the possessor of advanced stick skills, Fields’ goals were more a result of desire than talent.
But perhaps most importantly, Fields’ four goals helped Elco register its initial win of the campaign. The result leveled the Raiders’ Lancaster-Lebanon Section Three mark to 1-1, and upped their seasonal record to 1-2-1.
– Jeff Falk