Varsity Field Hockey 2019-2020 Season
George School @ Plumstead Christian (Play Day)—Thursday, August 22, 2019 @ 2:00 p.m.
George School vs Lower Moreland HS (Scrimmage)—Monday, August 26, 2019 @ 4:00 p.m.
George School vs Conwell-Egan Catholic HS (Scrimmage)—Wednesday, August 28, 2019 @ 2:00 p.m.
George School @ Morrisville High School (Scrimmage)—Friday, August 30, 2019 @ 10:00 a.m.
George School vs Jenkintown High School (Scrimmage)—Friday, August 30, 2019 @ 9:30 a.m.
George School @ Conwell-Egan Catholic High School—Saturday, September 7, 2019 @ 12:00 p.m.
GS won in overtime 1-0
GS record: 1-0
George School Varsity Field Hockey played their first game of the season against local rival, Conwell Egan Catholic at CEC. We played on their grass field on a perfect Saturday afternoon. After a productive and fun preseason, the GS team was prepared and excited to start the season. GS played an excellent team game with every player contributing to the group as a whole in small and large ways! Although GS had opportunities to score, as did Conwell, we could not find the back of the net until overtime! The winning goal was scored by Eva Kinnel (Senior Tri-Captain) assisted by senior middie, Emily Matson. With four minutes left, playing a 7v7 overtime sudden victory period, Matson passed the ball through to Kinnel who pushed the ball into the left corner of the cage. Senior goalie, Susan Robinson-Cloete made 3 saves in the contest. It was a thrilling game and GS proved true to their team motto “Dig Deep!” GS played with a lot of heart and grit and came together beautifully as a team for their first game. I was very proud of the game they played as a whole! Well done, Cougars!
Next game is at home on our turf field at 3:45 on Tuesday, Sept. 10 against local high school, Morrisville. Hope to see you all then!
George School vs Morrisville High School—Tuesday, September 10, 2019 @ 3:45 p.m.
George School (Varsity ) girls played our first home game of the season. The contest was played on our beautiful turf field on a warm September afternoon. George School played an aggressive first half , individually and collectively and worked more on control in the second half. We focused on dodging, passing, and maintaining possession in practice, so it was gratifying to see the team do an excellent job of maintaining control of the ball throughout the game. The Cougars won 7-0, with the goal scorers listed below. Susan Robinson-Cloete '20 had her second shutout of the season and did a nice job of stopping a few 1-on-1 situations in the second half. Many people stepped up their game today on offense and defense. Indeed, I am very proud of the teamwork and effort put forth by this group of athletes, both in the game today and in practices throughout the fall so far. Next game is Thursday against a new opponent, Archbishop Wood ,at 4:00 on the turf! Hope to see you all there cheering us on!
George School won 7-0
Halftime score 5-0
GS record – 2-0
GS Anjali Amin 1 goal
GS Eva Kinnel 2 goals, 1 assist
GS Izzy Robinson-Cloete 1 goal
GS Claiore Roche 1 goal
GS Ada Wagar 2 goals
GS Emily Matson 1 assist
GS Leyna Kirsh 2 assists
GS Goalie – Susan Robinson-Cloete – 8 saves/8 shots
George School vs Archbishop Wood High School—Thursday, September 12, 2019 @ 4:00 p.m.
George School @ Stuart Country Day School—Tuesday, September 17, 2019 @ 4:00 p.m.
George School traveled to New Jersey to play Stuart Country Day School on their turf field on a picture-perfect day! Our team fought hard throughout the 60 minutes of regulation play, against a strong and skilled opponent. At the end of regulation play, the score was tied 0-0. New Jersey overtime is a 10-minute sudden-victory 7v7 game. Seven players took to the field while their teammates enthusiastically cheered them on. Although we tried our best, Stuart scored at the 7:15 mark of the overtime. Despite the loss, I was incredibly proud of our athletes for living up to our motto, “dig deep!” Our players had to summon every ounce of strength, energy, skill, and stamina to stop Stuart from scoring and to attempt to put the ball in the goal. It was not an easy game! Throughout the contest, we had some exciting and close opportunities to score, but just couldn’t get that ball across the line. Our defense (Hannah Davis '21, Laurel Hutchins '23, Katie Rose Hendry '22, Baylee Klose '23, Kate Hunter '20, Eva Kinnel '20 and Emily Matson '20) did an excellent job in getting the ball out of the circle! The star of the game though was our senior goalie, Susan Robinson-Cloete '20, who had an awesome game with 15 spectacular saves! She ran the defense with confidence and skill and inspired the rest of us to continue to value the strength of a team as whole, over individual play. Needless to say, although losing in overtime is never easy, we grew as a team in that game and are looking forward to our next challenge when we face Peddie School this Thursday at 4:00 at George School on the turf! Hope to see you there!
George School @ Peddie School—Thursday, September 19, 2019 @ 4:15 p.m.
It was a gorgeous blue-sky day, a perfect afternoon for a home hockey game on Cougar Field at George School! Our players were ready for a good fight against New Jersey rival, Peddie School! And indeed, a battle it was! Our team played a solid game, with our play getting stronger and stronger as the game progressed. Although we had opportunities to score, we could not find the back of the net in the first half. The Cougars went into the second half with the intention of not being satisfied with a tie and a possible overtime game once again. We fought valiantly and skillfully. The defense did an outstanding job of backing each other up and keeping the ball out of the circle and cage. Our goalie, Susan Robinson-Cloete '20 had to make only one save (but it was huge) because of the defense’s determination to stop the opponent’s attack. The offense showed a lot of grit as well; running, passing, pressuring, and ringing up free hits. Finally, at about the 7-minute mark, Eva Kinnel '20 passed the ball to Izzy Robinson-Cloete who put the ball behind the goalie for our first score. Then with 2:10 left, Izzy scored again, making the final score 2-0 GS! It’s fun to watch the team learn and grow and work and succeed! We dug deep! Well done, Cougars! Next game is on Saturday morning at Bristol at 10:00 AM. Hope to see you there!
GS record 3-1
GS won 2-0
Goal Scorers for GS:
Izzy Robinson-Cloete 2 goals
Eva Kinnel – 1 assist
George School @ Bristol High School—Saturday, September 21, 2019 @ 10:00 a.m.
George School traveled to local public school, Bristol High School, for our first ever game at their school on their grass field on a beautiful Saturday morning. The first half found us deadlocked with the score being 0-0. In the second half, Bristol scored early on to take the lead. Although GS had a number of offensive corners, we had a hard time finding the back of the net. Finally, at the 14-minute mark, with the ball in front of the goal, Anjali Amin '22 assisted and Ada Wagar '21 put the ball into the cage to tie it up. Unfortunately, Bristol answered back with a second goal immediately after we scored. Bristol won 2-1. It was a difficult loss, but we learned a lot as a team and will continue to grow together through each experience. Next game is a home one and our first League contest against 2018 champions, ANC. Hope to see you all there. Dig Deep, GS!
Goal Scorers for Bristol:
Delaney Slate – 2nd period at the 26.36 mark
Ayzia Toledo – 2nd period at the 14:24 mark
Ada Wagar, assisted by Anjali Amin at 14:51 – 2nd period
GS Goalkeeper Susan Robinson-Cloete – 2 saves
GS record 3-2
George School vs Academy of the New Church—Tuesday, September 24, 2019 @ 4:00 p.m.
The George School Varsity Field Hockey team played our first FSL contest of the season. Academy of the New Church traveled to George School for a 4:00 game on our turf. It was a hard-fought game, but ANC took advantage of their opportunities and ended up winning 4-0. Our record now stands at 3-3 overall, and 0-1 in the League. Our team gave it their best shot, but it just wasn’t our day. Our next contest is at home as well, against Shipley School, this Thursday, Sept. 26 on our turf. Hope to see you there! Keep digging deep, Cougars!
Susan Robinson-Cloete '21 – 7 saves
GS 8 shots
ANC 12 shots
GS 10 penalty corners
ANC 11 Penalty Corners
George School vs Shipley School—Thursday, September 26, 2019 @ 4:00 p.m.
George School hosted FSL opponent, Shipley School, playing on our turf field on a hot day. The weather was not the best as it poured during the first half. We still played through it and eventually, it cleared up.
It was an exciting game with the ball going back and forth on the field. Unfortunately, Shipley scored the lone goal at 16:32 in the first half. Our players did all they could to try to fight back and score. We were “oh so close” a few times, but just couldn’t get the back to cross over the goal line. I was incredibly proud of the effort by each person individually and collectively throughout the contest! Our quick and agile goalie, Susan Robinson-Cloete, had 8 fantastic saves! The defense (Hannah Davis, Katie Hendry, Baylee Klose, Laurel Hutchins, Kate Hunter, Emily Matson, Eva Kinnel, and Lyn Vilceanu) did a nice job in getting the ball out of the circle, taking hits quickly, and pushing the ball up to the forwards. Next game is Wednesday at Westtown at 4:00. Let’s go, Cougars! Dig Deep!
George School @ Westtown School—Wednesday, October 2, 2019 @ 4:00 p.m.
George School traveled to Westtown School to play an important FSL contest on their grass field. It was an unusually hot and humid October day! Westtown took the lead in the first half, scoring two goals. George School fought gallantly and in the second half, scored a goal! Anjali Amin '22 put the ball into the cage, assisted by Eva Kinnel '20. Susan Robinson-Cloete '20, our goalie, had 8 saves, one stop being a powerful aerial shot by a Westtown player. Kate Hunter '20, our centerback, also made two of the most impressive defensive saves that I have ever seen! One being an aerial and one being a powerful drive to goal. Both were stopped inches from being a goal! We almost scored a few more, but luck wouldn’t have us. I was proud of the team for hanging in there, fighting hard, pushing through the heat, re-grouping in the second half, and doing their best to play an aggressive and possession-filled game.
Our next game is Friday, here at GS, on our turf. We hope to see you cheering these incredible student-athletes along! We appreciate the support!
George School vs Friends’ Central School—Friday, October 4, 2019 @ 4:00 p.m.
George School hosted FSL opponent, Friends’ Central School on our turf on Friday. The first half was exciting, with George School working hard as a team to put the ball into the goal cage. FCS did a nice job of keeping it out during the first help, but George School finally prevailed with a goal 13 minutes into the game. Izzy Robinson-Cloete '20 put the ball into the net, with an assist by Emily Matson '20. The halftime score remained 1-0.
The team was on fire, determined to keep possession of the ball and score goals! And that they did! Izzy and Emily led the way with Izzy scoring a hat trick and Emily assisting for three as well! Ada Wagar '21 scored as did Claire Roche. Eva Kinnel '20 scored the final goal and had two assists. The final score was GS: 6 and FCS 0. Susan Robinson-Cloete had her fourth shutout of the season, alongside with her defensive team, working effectively to keep the ball out of the circle. Kudos to them – Kate Hunter, Laurel Hutchins, Katie Hendry, Hannah Davis, Baylee Klose, Leyna Kirsh, and Lyn Vilceanu for some terrific play!
GS won 6-0
Izzy Robinson-Cloete 3 goals HAT TRICK!!!!!!
Ada Wagar – 1 goal
Claire Roche – 1 Goal
Emily Matson – 3 assists
Eva Kinnel 1 goal, 2 assists
GS Shots – 18
0 saves for Susan Robinson-Cloete (her 4th shutout)
GS record 4-5, 1-3 in league
George School @ The Pennington School—Monday, October 7, 2019 @ 4:00 p.m.
The varsity field hockey team traveled to local New Jersey opponent, Pennington School, for a non-league game on their turf field. Both goalies played well, keeping the ball out of the goal. The score at halftime was 0-0. In the second period, George School worked the ball from side-to-side and backed each other up nicely as a team. With just four minutes into the game, Eva Kinnel '20 placed the ball perfectly into the goal off of a beautiful pass from Emily Matson '20! With just eight minutes into the half, Pennington scored and the game was tied 1-1. Both teams fought hard and the balance of the game was thrilling. Unfortunately, with just twenty nine seconds left, Pennington lifted the ball high into the upper corner of the cage to win the game 2-1.
Highlights were the first goal, plus a second goal by Kinnel that was called back. Susan Robinson-Cloete '20 made an impressive twenty one saves.
GS record – 4-6
FSL Record – 1-3
George School @ Germantown Friends School—Friday, October 11, 2019 @ 4:00 p.m.
The varsity hockey team traveled to Germantown Friends on Friday for an FSL game on their grass field. The Cougars played a consistent game throughout both halves, using the sidelines to carry the ball down the field. In the first half, George School put our first goal into the cage about halfway into it. Emily Matson '20 scored her first of two goals (and one assist) at 16:44 in a nice rush by the team. She was assisted by newcomer, Frederica Keep '23. That was our only goal of the half. In the second half, the Cougars were determined to score again. And that they did – three more times. Izzy Robinson-Cloete '20 scored her first one at 18:01 (assisted by Matson) and added another beauty (assisted by Ada Wagar '21) with about 5 minutes left. Matson put her second in at the 9-minute mark, with a beautiful assist by Eva Kinnel! The defense did a nice job of getting the ball out of the circle, but one goal did slip by at the 17-minute mark. Susan Robinson-Cloete '20 had 8 saves in the contest. The final score was 4-1, GS the victor! Our next game is the senior game at GS on Tuesday at 4:00.
George won 4-1
Halftime score GS 1, GFS 0
George School Goal Scorers:
Emily Matson 2 goals, 1 assist
Izzy Robinson-Cloete 2 goals
Frederica Keep 1 assist
Eva Kinnel 1 assist
Ada Wagar 1 assist
Germantown Friends Scorer:
S. Giordano 1 goal
GS Goalie Susan Robinson-Cloete 3 saves/GFS had 5 Shots
GFS Goalie – N. Tanier – 8 saves/GS had 15 shots
GS Record – 5-6 overall/2-3 in FSL
George School vs Lansdale Catholic High School—Saturday, October 12, 2019 @ 1:00 p.m.
George School vs Moorestown Friends School—Tuesday, October 15, 2019 @ 4:00 p.m.
George School hosted FSL opponent, Moorestown Friends School on Tuesday October 15th.
All six seniors (Annie Borovskiy, Kate Hunter, Eva Kinnel, Emily Matson, Izzy Robinson-Cloete, and Susan Robinson-Cloete) started the game for the Cougars.
It was a fast game, filled with good passing, teamwork, and long periods of possession. We had a number of opportunities to score. At 17:41, Izzy put the ball into the goal with some dazzling play as she took it into the goal! George School continued to play a ferocious and smart game, but at the 17:41 mark, MFS scored to tie the game 1-1.
In the second, the Cougars fought hard and dug deep. The score remained tied until seventeen minutes into the period when the undefeated Foxes scored. After that goal, MFS unleashed a series of goals to eventually win the game 6-1.
The six seniors have been a dominant force and have given so much of themselves to this sport and the team. I want to thank all six of them for being strong, hardworking and empathetic leaders and individuals.
George School @ Friends Select School—Friday, October 18, 2019 @ 4:00 p.m.
Final Score 1-1 Overtime
Halftime score 0-0
GS scored first – Eva Kinnel scored at the 19:13 mark
FSS scored with 2:50 left – scorer I Ebede
15 minute 7v7 OT Sudden Victory – no score
GS Goalie Susan Robinson-Cloete had 14 saves
A very exciting game that went back and forth. GS had some opportunities to score but just couldn’t get the ball over the line. The entire team stepped up today to play an awesome game, backing each other up.
FSL Quaker Cup Semi-Finals (GS vs GFS)—Wednesday, October 23, 2019 @ 3:30 p.m.
The varsity hockey team hosted Germantown Friends School as the top seed in the FSL Quaker Cup Tournament . The Cougars scored at the 24:59 mark, off a beautiful goal by senior tri-captain, Izzy Robinson-Cloete '20! The score remained 1-0 in the first half with GS getting a number of shots off at goal and earning multiple penalty corners. At halftime, we re-grouped played with more energy and grit. Although we just scored one more goal to make the final 2-0, it was a much cleaner second period for us. Next up is a game with Friends Select School on Monday for the Quaker Cup Finals.
George School won 2-0
Halftime score – 1-0
GS Izzy Robinson-Cloete – 2 goals
GS Goalie = Susan Robinson-Cloete – 1 save
GS shots 20
FSL Semi-Finals—Saturday, October 26, 2019 @ 2:00 p.m.
FSL Quaker Cup Finals (GS vs FSS)—Monday, October 28, 2019 @ 3:30 p.m.
The Cougars started off with intensity and aggressiveness for their last game of the season -the Friends Schools League Quaker Cup finals. We tied FSS in the regular season so it was nice to win this game. Our final record was 7-7-1.
Izzy Robinson-Cloete '20 led the way with two goals. She led the team in scoring in the season with 12 goals. Eva Kinnel '20 led the team in assists with 9. The team as a whole played hard today for each other and every player stepped up in the game. I am so proud to have these players on our GS team as they represent the school so beautifully!
George School Varsity Field Hockey vs Friends Select School
Quaker Cup Championship
Monday, Oct. 28, 2019
At George School on our Turf Field
George School won – 5-0
Half-time score 3-0
Izzy Robinson Cloete – 2 goals, 1 assist
Ada Wagar – 1 goal
Anjali Amin 1 goal
Emily Matson 1 goal
Eva Kinnel 3 assists
Kate Hunter 1 Assist
GS Goalie – Susan Robinson-Cloete – 5 saves off of 5 shots – this was her 6th shutout of the season