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Oakwood Field Hockey This Week - Oct. 15th - 19th
Oakwood Wins Two in Columbus
The Jills made their last regular season trip to Columbus on Saturday. In the morning match, the Varsity Jills met the Hilliard Lynx on their grass field. Oakwood controlled the match scoring two before the halftime break on goals by Junior Jaelynn Nelson-Mays and Senior Tess Henderson. The match remained competitive though the second half with the final remaining 2-0.
From Hilliard, the Jills carpooled to Ohio's newest program at Olentangy Berlin. The Jills controlled the match from the outset against the young Berlin team. The scoring started off slow with Senior Captain Hannah Grushon scoring with 9 minutes left in the first half. Five minutes later, Junior Forward Lily Knorr scored off a pass from Senior Forward Tess Henderson. The Jills came out of the half-time break ready to play, scoring four goals in less than 10 minutes. Contributing to the 6-0 win in the second half were Knorr (2); Henderson; Junior Forward Jaelynn Nelson-Mays 1 goal, 3 assists; and Junior Forward Delaney Malloy.
Oakwood Falls Short at Olentangy Orange 3-1
Oakwood Falls to Fairmont in League Play 1-0
In one of the season's best played matches Oakwood and Fairmont battled to score for nearly 50 minutes before Fairmont Senior, Lucy Davis scored with just 11 minutes on the clock. Despite continued Oakwood pressure and control of the match, the Jills just couldn't find the back of the cage.
2018 Homecoming Parade
Who Is Responsible???
A cryptic message!
I'm really hoping that our school system hasn't failed them and that they merely ran out of foam!
Jills Score to Win Match with 00:00 on the Clock
The Oakwood Jills hosted the Bexley Lions Saturday morning at Oakwood's Lane Stadium for a non-league field hockey match. The first half was a see-saw battle back and forth with Bexley controlling most of the half, but unable to crack the Oakwood Defense as they racked up five shots and six Penalty Corners (versus Oakwood's 3 shots and 0 PCs) in the scoreless first half. As the turf and field heated in the sun, so did the Jills in the second half as they came out fired-up and ready to play! Senior Captains and Midfielders Hannah Grushon and Katie King flipped the first half stats as the offense got off 7 second half shots. The Oakwood Defense refused to yield as Junior Goalkeeper Sydney Hardern ended the match with eight saves and Senior Defenders Torrie Studebaker and Abby Wootton each saved a goal. The back and forth struggle came down to the final seconds when Bexley committed a defensive penalty in their scoring circle with 14 seconds remaining setting up a Penalty Corner that was executed after time expired. The Jills caught the Lions off-guard on a beautiful insertion from Senior Tess Henderson to Junior Midfielder Natalie Bramer, who perfectly sold the fake shot, instead, feeding the ball back to an open Henderson who smacked it home for the 1-0 win! Wow! What great Team Win!
In Junior Varsity play, the Jills played a shortened and short-sided (7v7) match against Bexley's depleted squad. The match was very even with the Jills edging the Lions with goals by Freshmen Forwards Delainey Crane and Lydia McCombe (with an assist by Sophomore Forward Allie Hall) in the 2-1 win. Freshman Goalkeeper Amelia Stroud had 10 saves in the match!
Oakwood Goes 2-1 in League Play with Win Over Indian Hill
The Jills traveled to Indian Hill HS in Cincinnati for a League Match Thursday. Senior Forward Tess Henderson put the Jills on the scoreboard midway through the first half on a Penalty Stroke. Senior Captain Hannah Grushon scored at the end of the first half to put the Jills up 2-0. In the second half, Junior Midfielder Natalie Bramer received a beautiful crossing pass from Junior Forward Jaelynn Nelson-Mays and slammed it into the boards to put the Jills up for good securing the 3-1 win.
In JV play, Freshmen Forward Delainey Crane put the Jills on the scoreboard right before halftime giving the Jills a 1-0 lead. In the second half, Freshman Lydia McCombe scored with an assist by Sophomore Ava Storost for the 2-0 win!
Oakwood 3, Lancaster 0
It was a cold and wet day as the Jills won their home opener over visiting Lancaster, 3-0. Senior Captain and Center Midfielder Katie King put the Jills on the scoreboard less than 8 minutes into the match on a beautiful initial shot during the team's first Penalty Corner. Senior Forward Tess Henderson added to the Jills' lead to make it 2-0 at the half. Despite the cold and wet conditions, the Jills controlled most of the match with Henderson clinching the match with her second goal of the match leaving the final at Oakwood 3, Lancaster 0. Up next for the Jills, we travel to Indian Hill on Thursday and host Bexley @ Lane Stadium on Saturday.
OHS 2 v. Fairmont 3
The Rivalry is on and the match sure lived up to it! The Jills got on the board first with a goal by Senior Forward Tess Henderson. Fairmont fought back hard and scored two goals to take a 2-1 halftime lead. The sun and heat tooks its toll on both teams in the second half. Fairmont extended their lead to 3-1 early in the second half, but the Jills fought back hard with Henderson finding the back of the cage again to bring the Jills to within one. The final minutes of the games had Oakwood pressing on offense and Fairmont on their heals, but key saves kept the Jills out of the cage as the clock expired with a 2-3 final. In JV League Game action, the JV Jills defeated Fairmont's JV squad 1-0.
UA 3 - Oakwood 0
The Jills lost a tough match at Blue Ash against the Ursuline Academy Lions Thursday evening. The Jill's held UA scoreless until the final minutes of the first half when the Lions found the back of the Oakwood cage. The Jills battled hard against the quick and excellent passing of the Lions but couldn't close the gap as the Jills lost the well played match 3-0. In JV play, the Jills lost to UA 4-0.
Oakwood Wins Opener over Summit 3-2
On Tuesday, Aug. 21st, the Jills won their season opener at Summit Country Day! Here come the Jills!
2018 Car Wash
Thanks to everyone who helped make our annual car wash a great success! Whether you washed cars, brought cars, or made donations, thank you so much! This year we raised $1,095! An excellent day, exceeding our goal Special thanks to Mrs. Stephanie Houdeshell and Mr. Ken Grushon for working and supervising the field hockey crew all afternoon!
2018 Ice Cream Social
Thanks to Mrs. Katy Dalrymple for coordinating and volunteering, and all our parent and player volunteers for helping out at this year's community Ice Cream Social! It was a great success!
2018 Alumnae Scrimmage
What a great Saturday for Field Hockey as Oakwood's Field Hockey Alum hit the pitch at Lane Stadium against our 2018 Jills in our annual Alumni Game. Family fun was had by all. In true Oakwood Field Hockey Family tradition, we had six players and three generations playing from one family, as well as multiple pairs of sisters and aunts. The 2018 Jills edged the Alumni 4-2 in close match.
Thanks for everyone coming out to support our Jills!
L to R: Patty Deddens ’93, Katy Deddens Dalrymple ’93, Cecilia Dalrymple ’22, Ruth Carey Deddens ’64, Rebecca Blumer ’22, and Molly Deddens Blumer ‘93