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Blue Devil Hannah Denton, center, hits the ball around a Berkeley player as DHS teammate Andi Jackson provides support in Wednesday's game. Wanye Tilcock/Enterprise photo

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From page B1 | October 17, 2013 |

Still feeling the effects of Monday’s 2-0 victory over arch rival Chico, the Davis High field hockey team caught its breath and a break Wednesday in an 8-0 nonconference win against Berkeley.

The game also provided a bit of a tune-up for the Blue Devils (9-2 conference), with the Eastern Athletic League season-ending tournament fast approaching.

“I think it was good for us to kind of prepare for our tournament next weekend,” DHS head coach Sandie Marotti-Huckins said after the game at Brown Stadium.

The scoring started early for Davis, as junior Rachel Foley set up senior Natalie Silver for a goal with 26:25 remaining in the first half. That was followed by four more goals in the first half, as the Blue Devils kept Berkeley on the defensive.

Early in the second half it was much of the same, as DHS added three more goals in the first five minutes. Foley and fellow junior Olivia Haas both finished with two goals and two assists, anchoring the offense. Silver ended up with two goals, while junior Brooke Marigo and sophomore Hannah Denton each added one.

Some players got some extra playing time in the game, such as Katharine Gardias, who took full advantage of the opportunity.

“Katharine Gardias, a senior, she doesn’t get a lot of playing time,” Marotti-Huckins said. “She played about three-quarters of the game … She did a great job.”

The rest of the second half was quiet, as the Blue Devils began to emphasize possession and defense more so than earlier in the game.

“We slowed down, we worked on possessing the ball,” Marotti-Huckins said. “(We worked on) our fakes and our pulls, and (we) just tried to keep possession and not force the ball.”

The defense managed to completely shut down the Yellow Jacket offense, allowing few, if any, shots on goal the entire game, making goalkeeper Ally Weir’s job very easy. That defensive success was a group effort, with a variety of players standing out.

“Andi Jackson played well in the back for us,” Marotti-Huckins said.

DHS has its last league game of the season on Monday against Lassen. After that, it’s on to the EAL Tournament, for which the Blue Devils have high hopes.

“(We’re looking) to win it,” Marotti-Huckins said. “We want to beat Chico one more time, to go 2-1 with them, and show that we should have been league champs.”

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