Lady Titans capture BT’s first ever field hockey championship

News Oct 30, 2009 Ancaster News

The Bishop Tonnos Titans have won their first HWCAA field hockey championship in the school’s six-year history.

The Lady Titans held on for a 2-1 victory over Cardinal Newman in Monday’s championship game at Mohawk Sports Park. Dallas Boyd opened the scoring for the Titans in the second half. Dallas, who also plays on the school’s highly successful ice hockey team, struck a low shot that deflected off the near post and into the net. The goal looked like it might stand up as the game winner, but Newman kept pressing for the equalizer.

The Titans’ best defence was a good offence, as Porscha Nutley converted on a goal mouth scramble to make it 2-0. But Newman responded with a late goal to make it interesting and BT withstood a late flurry to escape with the win.

No one was panicking

Despite the last-second uncertainty, Titans coach Monica Stret said no one was panicking when Newman threatened to tie the score.

“They seemed okay,” Ms. Stret said.

A combination of steady defense and timely scoring has helped the Titans complete the regular season and playoffs with a perfect 8-0 record. Athleticism has been key to the team’s success. Field hockey combines the stick handling skills of conventional hockey with the fast-paced running and agility of soccer.

“A lot of our players play ice hockey and we have a mix of soccer players as well,” Ms. Stret said.

The Titans were set to potentially play three games in four days as they vied to advance to the Golden Horseshoe Athletic Conference championships. The Titans were up against two Burlington high schools, Notre Dame and Nelson.

The GHAC challenge game was held between BT and Notre Dame on Wednesday, with the winner advancing to the championship versus Nelson on Thursday. Results were unavailable at press time.

Lady Titans capture BT’s first ever field hockey championship

News Oct 30, 2009 Ancaster News

The Bishop Tonnos Titans have won their first HWCAA field hockey championship in the school’s six-year history.

The Lady Titans held on for a 2-1 victory over Cardinal Newman in Monday’s championship game at Mohawk Sports Park. Dallas Boyd opened the scoring for the Titans in the second half. Dallas, who also plays on the school’s highly successful ice hockey team, struck a low shot that deflected off the near post and into the net. The goal looked like it might stand up as the game winner, but Newman kept pressing for the equalizer.

The Titans’ best defence was a good offence, as Porscha Nutley converted on a goal mouth scramble to make it 2-0. But Newman responded with a late goal to make it interesting and BT withstood a late flurry to escape with the win.

No one was panicking

Despite the last-second uncertainty, Titans coach Monica Stret said no one was panicking when Newman threatened to tie the score.

“They seemed okay,” Ms. Stret said.

A combination of steady defense and timely scoring has helped the Titans complete the regular season and playoffs with a perfect 8-0 record. Athleticism has been key to the team’s success. Field hockey combines the stick handling skills of conventional hockey with the fast-paced running and agility of soccer.

“A lot of our players play ice hockey and we have a mix of soccer players as well,” Ms. Stret said.

The Titans were set to potentially play three games in four days as they vied to advance to the Golden Horseshoe Athletic Conference championships. The Titans were up against two Burlington high schools, Notre Dame and Nelson.

The GHAC challenge game was held between BT and Notre Dame on Wednesday, with the winner advancing to the championship versus Nelson on Thursday. Results were unavailable at press time.

Lady Titans capture BT’s first ever field hockey championship

News Oct 30, 2009 Ancaster News

The Bishop Tonnos Titans have won their first HWCAA field hockey championship in the school’s six-year history.

The Lady Titans held on for a 2-1 victory over Cardinal Newman in Monday’s championship game at Mohawk Sports Park. Dallas Boyd opened the scoring for the Titans in the second half. Dallas, who also plays on the school’s highly successful ice hockey team, struck a low shot that deflected off the near post and into the net. The goal looked like it might stand up as the game winner, but Newman kept pressing for the equalizer.

The Titans’ best defence was a good offence, as Porscha Nutley converted on a goal mouth scramble to make it 2-0. But Newman responded with a late goal to make it interesting and BT withstood a late flurry to escape with the win.

No one was panicking

Despite the last-second uncertainty, Titans coach Monica Stret said no one was panicking when Newman threatened to tie the score.

“They seemed okay,” Ms. Stret said.

A combination of steady defense and timely scoring has helped the Titans complete the regular season and playoffs with a perfect 8-0 record. Athleticism has been key to the team’s success. Field hockey combines the stick handling skills of conventional hockey with the fast-paced running and agility of soccer.

“A lot of our players play ice hockey and we have a mix of soccer players as well,” Ms. Stret said.

The Titans were set to potentially play three games in four days as they vied to advance to the Golden Horseshoe Athletic Conference championships. The Titans were up against two Burlington high schools, Notre Dame and Nelson.

The GHAC challenge game was held between BT and Notre Dame on Wednesday, with the winner advancing to the championship versus Nelson on Thursday. Results were unavailable at press time.