With perhaps its most challenging week of the season at hand, the Davis High field hockey team took host Corning’s best shot on Monday, and responded with a 3-0 victory.
Winning the physical matchup not only put the Blue Devils at 11-0 in Eastern Athletic League play, but helped them prepare for big games coming up against Chico (Tuesday), Huntington Beach (Friday) and St. Francis (Saturday).
“(Monday) was the hardest the girls have played all season so I’m really pleased,” coach Sandie Marotti-Huckins said after watching her Devils break a scoreless tie at halftime. “It was a really hard-fought game and that was good because it will toughen us up.”
With Kayla Robinson posting an outstanding performance for the fourth consecutive outing and Malia Fujisawa again excelling on defense, it was Emily Barber, Kylie Drexel and Natalie Silver scoring one goal each to account for the Davis scoring. Barber added assists on the other two goals, and goalie Ally Weir saved four shots — a high number in a season in which the Blue Devil defense has been so dominant that it has allowed just one goal in the 11 EAL victories.
DHS is on the road for Tuesday’s game against Chico, a team the Devils defeated 2-0 on Sept. 28 when both squads came into the matchup undefeated.