Maryvale Prep makes most of Senior Day in field hockey

By Catholic Review Staff
The field hockey team from Maryvale Prep maintained its perfect record in the Interscholastic Athletic Association of Maryland B Conference Oct. 24, when the Lions posted a 4-2 victory over visiting Mount de Sales. 
It was Senior Day for Maryvale Prep, and Annie Milwicz, a member of the class of 2017, made the most of the occasion, scoring three goals for the victors. Ally Furnari had the Lions’ other goal.
“It always awesome to come up with a win on their day,” Maryvale Prep coach Michelle Thaniel said, of Senior Day. “We try to get all the seniors playing time, to make them feel like this is their day. It’s nice when you can come up with a win.

The Maryvale Lion cheered from the sidelines as the field hockey team posted a 4-2 victory over the visiting Mount De Sales team Oct. 24. (Kevin J. Parks / CR Staff)

“All our goals had one or two passes before they scored,” she continued. “I’m very pleased with the teamwork and adjustments they made throughout the game. The team scored their best four goals of the year. The way they brought it down the field, the way they worked together, it’s really awesome.
The Lions, who are No. 14 in The Sun rankings, improved to 8-0 in the B Conference, 10-1-1 overall. The Sailors dropped to 6-2 in the conference, 13-5 overall. 

Mount de Sales Academy goalie Olivia Gretz and defender Mary Blee protect their goal against Maryvale Prep School’s Ally Furnari in a match at the Lutherville campus Oct. 24. Maryvale went on to victory by a score of 4-2. (Kevin J. Parks | CR Staff)

“You always have the momentum when you have your Senior Game,” said Mount de Sales coach Mary Genter, of Maryvale Prep’s home-field advantage. “We have to play through it and we all travel. I’m very proud of my girls … They did a great job today.”
Both will host B Conference tournament quarterfinal games Oct. 31. The semifinals will be played Nov. 2, and the championship game Nov. 6, at Archbishop Spalding. That game will start at 3 p.m. It will follow the C Conference championship game, and precede the A Conference. 
Spalding and Notre Dame Prep have locked up the top two seeds in the A Conference.
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