Norwin field hockey team continues to build
TribLIVE Sports Videos
Norwin field hockey coach Laura Peery expected the 2013 season would be a building campaign for her team.
So far, she's seeing the improvement she hoped for.
The Knights entered the week with a 2-6-1 record heading into Tuesday night's home game against Pine-Richland.
Despite the overall won-loss record, Peery said she had seen plenty of overall improvement from her team during the first half of the season.
“We're definitely improving with each game,” Peery said. “It's going uphill.”
Norwin's roster includes just four seniors, so Peery finds herself starting several freshmen and sophomores. Those players' passing and overall skills improved during the first half of the season, Peery said.
“It's kind of cool to see some freshmen starting on the team, and we definitely have some strong sophomores,” she said.
Peery said junior Anna Romeo and freshman Amanda DeLuise were two of the team leaders.
“Anna Romeo has definitely stepped up,” Peery said. “In the midfield, she's done a really good job. Amanda DeLuise, a freshman, has stepped up to starting on varsity. She's doing a really nice job as well in the midfield.”
However, the coach said she hoped to see the team develop a stronger scoring touch during the second half of the season.
“We've had a lot of opportunities to score, so we're definitely looking to improve our finishing abilities,” Peery said.
Tuesday's game against Pine-Richland, which ended past the deadline for this week's edition, officially began the second half of the field hockey team's season.
After that game, the Knights will play their next five games on the road, beginning with a section contest Thursday at Hempfield.
“I'd like to see them go out and win and keep improving, (and start) scoring a little bit more,” Peery said.
Doug Gulasy is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. Reach him at 412-388-5830, via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or via Twitter @dgulasy_Trib.
Show commenting policy
TribLive commenting policy
You are solely responsible for your comments and by using TribLive.com you agree to our Terms of Service.
We moderate comments. Our goal is to provide substantive commentary for a general readership. By screening submissions, we provide a space where readers can share intelligent and informed commentary that enhances the quality of our news and information.
While most comments will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive, moderating decisions are subjective. We will make them as carefully and consistently as we can. Because of the volume of reader comments, we cannot review individual moderation decisions with readers.
We value thoughtful comments representing a range of views that make their point quickly and politely. We make an effort to protect discussions from repeated comments either by the same reader or different readers.
We follow the same standards for taste as the daily newspaper. A few things we won't tolerate: personal attacks, obscenity, vulgarity, profanity (including expletives and letters followed by dashes), commercial promotion, impersonations, incoherence, proselytizing and SHOUTING. Don't include URLs to Web sites.
We do not edit comments. They are either approved or deleted. We reserve the right to edit a comment that is quoted or excerpted in an article. In this case, we may fix spelling and punctuation.
We welcome strong opinions and criticism of our work, but we don't want comments to become bogged down with discussions of our policies and we will moderate accordingly.
We appreciate it when readers and people quoted in articles or blog posts point out errors of fact or emphasis and will investigate all assertions. But these suggestions should be sent via e-mail. To avoid distracting other readers, we won't publish comments that suggest a correction. Instead, corrections will be made in a blog post or in an article.
- Steelers rookie says Sam, his former roommate, has changed
- Fire victim’s ex-boyfriend jumps from Tarentum Bridge
- Rossi: Buying trust is a must for Pirates
- 2 cars strike horse near Fayette fair
- Pa. senator investigates Rocky Mountain high at taxpayers’ expense
- Steelers aim to create more turnovers this year with speedier defense
- LaBar: Big week for future of WWE & TNA
- Pirates’ attempts to bolster roster at deadline a fruitless endeavor
- Unemployment rate ticks up; 209K jobs added but less than expected
- Steelers notebook: Shoulder pads get technological boost for Ravens game
- Sewickley Township fraud case reopens old wound for New Stanton woman