Panthers Claw their Way to KASSAA Championship 10.26.12
The Panthers have had unparalleled success on the Field Hockey pitches of Kingston and on Friday they extended their reach to the Caraco Home Field where the girls in Garnet & Gold captured their second consecutive Kingsont area title with a 1 - 0 win over the Sydenham Golden Eagles. RND after applying pressure throughout the game, including some long run breakaways, RND scored with about 5 minutes remaining in the contest.. During the interim the Panthers dominated play with the ball in the SHS half for prolonged periods. The group from Sydenham mounted a few long run counter attacks that tested the concentration of the RND defenders. However the same formula that has proved successful over 12 straight appearances in the KASSAA final; fitness, skill and fun, again prevailed as the RND Field Hockey reputation for excellence was carried on by another impressive group of student-athletes.
Panthers fans can link to the OFSAA Field Hockey Championship site - Click Here. Wish the girls good luck next week before they head to the provincial playdowns.
Panthers Prevail in Field Hockey Final
By Claude Scilley, Kingston Whig-Standard
Friday, October 26, 2012 11:29:36 EDT PM
To say the Regiopolis Notre Dame Panthers were motivated to do well Friday might be a bit of an understatement.
“They were here yesterday at 7 a.m.,” Regi coach Caitlin Cerre said, after her team captured the high school field hockey championship with a 2-0 win over the Sydenham Golden Eagles on the Caraco Field.
“They were here an hour before (the game today), practising, even though we told them not to.”
It was all done on the players’ own initiative, Cerre said.
“We’ve got some very dedicated athletes.”
Throughout Friday afternoon’s game that motivation manifested itself in Regi players appearing to have a step on their opponents.
“They’re a very strong team. They seem to know where the ball’s going to be at all times,” Sydenham coach Pauline Farmer said.
“We knew we were up for a good fight when we found we were up against Regi.”
In a game that counted as the championship match for both the Kingston Area and Eastern Ontario secondary schools athletic associations, the Panthers concluded an undefeated local season by winning both titles for the third time in the last four years.
Regi has reigned as county and regional title holder six times in the last nine years.
This year, that means the Panthers will be bound for the Ontario Federation of School Athletic Associations championship tournament, Thursday through Saturday in Nepean.
On a sunny, clear day that belied the fact the teams were playing in the fourth week of October, Regi opened scoring with a goal by Marisa Rostek in the first half. Grade 9 player Lilly Dickson scored the Panthers’ second goal about five minutes from time.
“It was a well played, intense game,” said Farmer, whose team has been to the county final each of the last five years, but come away with just one championship.
“We have potential to beat them but today wasn’t our day.”
Sydenham’s relatively young team played a spirited game.
“We didn’t get started as early as we normally would,” Farmer said of preseason preparations, “and I believe we ended playing more games than we practised, so we were thrilled to get to this point, really.
“It was more than I expected. I’m super proud of them.”
Cerre spoke of the collective way her team plays as being the key to its success.
“We have 11 really strong players, so there’s no one who carries the team,” she said. “We had amazing passing the entire game, really strong defence … everyone was running to every ball. They definitely showed the hustle this game.”
Of her players’ ability to anticipate the play, Cerre said it comes from familiarity.
“A lot of them play soccer together, too, so they kind of know where the other person’s going to go,” she said.
Field Hockey Back at KASSAA 10.24.12
In a thrilling semifinal victory, the RND field hockey team battled to a 4-0 win over the Holy Cross Crusaders. Marisa Rostek opened up the scoring midway through the first half. Offensive force Maddy Tripp chipped in two of her own off short corners and Paige Ingram tapped in another pretty one too. Finals on Friday will be at Invista with the team matching up against long time rivals, the Sydenham Golden Eagles.
This is the 12th straight trip to the finals for the Field Hockey Panthers. Garnet and Gold Fans should make plans to head to the Caraco Home Field for a 3:00 start. Prepare for the championship by checking out the team site - Click Here and browse the many recent Panther championship teams - Click Here.
Playoff Panthers on Field Hockey Pitch 10.22.12
A strong Panther field hockey squad stepped out on the pitch tonight to beat the Bayridge Blazers 7-0 in quarterfinal play. Paige Ingram had her best game of the season, scoring three goals in a row. In true team style, she was supported by fellow goal scoring teammates Maddy Tripp, Marisa Rostek, Paola Finizio and Emily Rowsell. The girls play next at Invista on Wednesday in the semi finals. RND High Scorers: Paige Ingram (3), Maddy Tripp, Marisa Rostek, Paola Finizio, Emily Rowsell
Victory in Cathy Joyce Memorial Game 10.17.12
In the Annual Cathy Joyce Memorial, the RND Panthers matched up against the crosstown rival Holy Cross Crusaders in quest of first place in the KASSAA Field Hockey standings in regular season play. The girls played with focus and determination, dominating offensively. Marisa Rostek opened up the scoring, with teammates Kristin O'Neil and Maddy Tripp chipping in one a piece as well. The defensive line of Erin Brennan, Jasmine Zahra and Sadie Read looked confident and skilled. Final game score was 3-1. RND Scorers: Marisa Rostek, Kristin O'Neill, Maddy Tripp
Thursday Results 10.11.12
On the road once again, the RND field hockey team played another complete game against the Loyalist Lancers, with excellent passing and defence shown by all. Even in such cold temperatures, the girls played with lots of heat. Paige Ingram opened up the scoring with her first of two sniped shots. Teammates Maddy Tripp, Paola Finizio, and Marisa Rostek each chipped in one a piece and goalies Shannon McCarthy and Angela Russell split the shut out for a final score of 5-0.
Another Field Hockey Foe 10.04.12
In a fast paced game that saw RND match up against the Frontenac Falcons on Caraco field, the Panthers proved too much of an offensive force, scoring four pretty goals over the hour. Indomitable forwards Maddy Tripp, Marisa Rostek, and Alli Fernetich scored one a piece while midfield Kristin O'Neill chipped in her first of the season. Final game score was 4-1.
Field Hockey Battle in the North 10.01.12
In a battle for the top spot in the standings, the Panthers travelled north to Sydenham, matching up against the Golden Eagles. The girls started off strong, setting a fast pace that continued for the entire game. Kristin O'Neill and Maddy Tripp were everywhere on the field, moving the offensive rushes forward. The girls had many chances in front of the net but kept fans on the edge of their seats until the final four minutes of play when Denielle Dickson scored off of a beautiful pass from Hannah Kinstler. Shannon McCarthy posted her fourth shut out of the season. Final score was 1-0.
A Busy Thursday 09.27.12
Field Hockey: In the second of their back-to-back games, the RND field hockey squad matched up against the east end Lasalle Black Knights. Once again, Denielle Dickson opened up the scoring with a goal off a pretty pass by Mairead Corrigan. Maddy Tripp chipped in another unassisted goal while Paige Ingram notched up her first off a pass from Kristin O'Neill. Marisa Rostek scored the last goal for a final score of 4-0. The defense, led by Erin Brennan, shut down the Knight s few scoring chances and goalie Shannon McCarthy continued to maintain her shut out record. The girls are now off to Mississauga for tournament play.
Field Hockey Across the Causeway 09.27.12
The RND field hockey girls matched up against downtown rivals, the KCVI Blues on Tindall Field. Once again the Panthers proved to be an offensive force, keeping the Blues deep in their end the entire game. Kristin O'Neil set the tone of the game with great passing and leadership. Marisa Rostek was a force, eking out her opponents, scoring the first goal of the game with teammates Denielle Dickson and Maddy Tripp chipping in one a piece as well. Final game score was 3-0. Good luck against Lasalle tomorrow girls!
AK Pro Tournament Information 09.25.12
The RND Field Hockey coaches have posted a letter outlining their plans for the upcoming tournament. Click Here to see an on-line version that you can also download and print at home.
Real Win on Artificial Turf 09.20.12
In their season opener, the RND Field Hockey team took to the field against the newly formed Ernestown Eagles squad. The team looked strong right from the get go, with great pass execution and confident play led by centre half Kristin O'Neill. With crisp play rarely seen this early on in the season, Denielle Dickson opened up the scoring for the Panthers with a pretty short corner shot and the girls didn't look back from there. Dickson's two goals were accompanied by teammates Maddy Tripp (2), Marisa Rostek, Paige Ingram, and Emily Rowsell. The shut out was shared by goalies Shannon McCarthy and Angela Russell for a final score of 7-0. Great work girls!
Opening Tournament 09.17.12
RND Field hockey entered two teams in Friday's tournament at Tindall and Winston fields. It was a beautiful day and the players had excellent spirit, with new players holding their ground against more experienced teams, and veteran players showing their teammates how it's all done! A great start to the season!
Tournament Information - September 14 09.11.12
RND Players, Parents and Fans can Click Here to see a full schedule of games for the first tournament of the year scheduled for September 14.
Parent Letter 09.11.12
The coaches of the RND Field Hockey program have posted a letter explaining their plans and expectations for the upcoming season. Click Here to see a copy.
September 2012 - Tryouts
Regiopolis-Notre Dame Student-Athletes return to school on Tuesday, September 4. RND coaches will be prepared for the upcoming KASSAA Fall Sports season on day one with information about sign-up meetings and tryout sessions available through: Hallway Posters, Morning Announcements and Postings on the RND Scoreboard web site.
All RND Student-Athletes must complete and submit to a RND Teacher Coach a Student Athlete Participation Form before participating in any tryout session. These forms can be downloaded and printed (Click Here) for careful completion before the first tryout session.