The Ursinus women’s field hockey team is now ranked in the top 10 in the nation. They haven’t let up against any conference teams thus far, and are riding a five-game winning streak. With the ball in their court, they are looking to continue to dominate the conference, and move up in the rankings.
Now, as the team approaches the home stretch of its season, the players have to make sure that their mindset as a whole is in a good place. Senior Brianne Nicholas states, “I would say our team’s mindset going forward is to just take one game at a time and to grow from each game to better our play.” Nicholas, a player who has contributed to the success of the team in her fourth year, is eager to help bring her team a title win.
It is no reach to say that the field hockey team has been dominating conference teams, and they do not plan to stop this pattern. There are many factors that go into their success. “As a team, we plan to dominate the conference by setting the tone early on in the game. In order to set the tone early, we try to come out hard the second the game starts and score first,” states Nicholas. Thinking of the best way possible to continue the team’s victories, Nicholas lays out some of her personal thoughts. “I think the best way that we can continue to win games is to put the work in at practice and execute on the field. If we continue to play our game, we are going to be really successful.”
Looking further into the season, as conference play comes to an end, there are some goals that the team hopes to achieve in order to move up in the rankings. “Some goals we have as a team is to score within the first five minutes of the game and to execute in our attacking circle/corners. Another goal of ours is to be one of the best passing teams in our conference. If we pass well to each other, then we can set each other up for good plays and opportunities to score/ win,” says Nicholas. “As long as we stick to our goals, we will beat our ranked opponents and continue to climb the rankings!”
We wish nothing but the best of luck to the Women’s Field Hockey team as they continue to dominate in their games. Go Bears!