Career days are becoming a common occurrence this fall for the Huntington High School field hockey team. This time it was Erin Scanlon who stepped into the spotlight, helping the Blue Devils put the clamps on host Newfield and topple the Wolverines, 3-0 to win their eighth game of the season.
Scanlon was sensational in the game, which featured a first half stalemate. Kaci McDonald scored twice in the second half and Grace Agrillo added a third goal to pace Huntington’s offense.
“We gave everything we had and left everything out on the field,” McDonald said. “We played to win and we came out with a win. I’m so proud of how amazing we played.”
Laurel Bonn and Brooke Parks had assists the game. Goalies Carlee Schultz and Lauren Holly combined for six saves to record the shutout.
“It was an excellent game,” Agrillo said. “We battled back and forth for the ball. Erin Scanlon played her best game ever. She was great stopping shots and defending the goal.”
Scanlon was all of that and more. The teenager was aggressive and skilled and she halted more than one of Newfield’s drives.
“I feel the game went very well tonight, “ said Scanlon, preferring to let her performance speak for itself. Blue Devil coaches Kathy Wright and Allison Conlon were ecstatic with the victory.
“It was a tight game,” junior Laura Curtin said. Huntington’s eight victories are already more than any Blue Devil field hockey team has won in a single season since 2014.
Huntington plays at Centereach on Thursday and then at Sachem East on Saturday. The Blue Devils host Sachem North (October 19) and Copaigue (October 21) in the final two regular season games.
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Last Saturday morning, it was junior Laurel Bonn who was unstoppable, scoring four goals and turning in a career day to carry Huntington past visiting Lindenhurst at Blue Devil Stadium, 8-0.
Bonn put on an incredible performance. The four goals in a game is one of the Blue Devil field hockey program’s all-time feats. Tessie Maerz tallied two goals and four assists in another remarkable display, which puts her, too, among Huntington’s field hockey greats. Grace Agrillo had a pair of goals and Brooke Parks added an assist. Carlee Schultz and Lauren Holly combined in goal to stifle Lindenhurst.
Huntington is captained by Bonn, Agrillo, Holly and Scanlon.