Pattonville consecrates Visitation on Resurrection Field
May 1, 2018
After a long week of EOC testing and an unhealthy amount of subs on the bench, Pattonville (12-4) finally had most of their girls return to help against opponents at Visitation on Friday, April 27. The Pirates beat the Vivettes by the final score of 14-6. Pattonville is now 12-4, and is on a 6-game winning streak.
“We’ve definitely been low on subs these past two weeks,” said junior captain and defenseman Abby Surlet. “I think now that we’ve got mostly everybody back we can focus on maintaining our winning streak and making it far in the state championship.”
The game started off with Pattonville establishing dominance on the draw with many draw controls by junior starting attacker Helen Nelson. Interestingly, Visitation has a D1-committed attacker named Rebbeca Cappaert who is heading to Marquette University and who scored 5 of their 6 goals.
In the second half, Visitation scored 4 of their 6 goals and nearly led a comeback that was immediately stopped by Pattonville’s killer defense and great redefending skills.
“This is the longest winning streak Pattonville has ever had in all my four years of coaching this team,” varsity head coach David DiPasquale said. “I see significant growth in all the players I’ve coached over these years and see potential in the state tournament.”
Leslie Azwell dominated the attack by making 7 of her 9 shot attempts. Bianca Johnson followed with a 100 percent shot accuracy (5). Other scorers included Victoria Lofland (1) and Abby Surlet (1).
The leader in caused turnovers was Mikayla Bridges with 8 and she also had 2 interceptions.