DAA Middie Field Hockey Team Scores Championship in Shoot-Out

The Davidsonville Athletic Association (DAA) fifth and sixth grade Middie Field Hockey team won their championship game Monday night, Nov. 5 against the Crofton Cardinals.  It was an exciting game, with the teams playing to a 0-0 tie after two overtimes. DAA won in a shoot-out.

Team member Lexi Danielson scored the winning goal.  With tears streaming down her face, Lexi said “I’ve never felt this emotional before. It’s a great feeling to win the championship game.”

DAA Goalie McKenzie Jamison saved all three goals in the shoot-out. She said “it was scary but fun.”

Here’s a wrap-up of the season by coach Sue Danielson along with photos  taken at the championship game by South River Source photographer Hunter Messineo.

Congratulations to the girls for a terrific win.

The Davidsonville fifth and sixth grade Middie Field Hockey team are the 2012 Season Champions. Together, they won as a team. No single play stood out, but everyone stepped up at the right time, during the right game throughout the entire season. Together, they dominated the competition in almost every game. Coming into the last game undefeated, DAA suffered a disappointing loss in overtime to the Crofton Cardinals but entered the playoffs ready to play.

DAA started the season strong with a first game playoff win against St. Mary’s. Fifth grader Grace Hall started the Gators off with their first goal and sixth grader Alexis Seidel secured the lead for a 2-0 victory.

In the Semi-finals against South River, the defense ruled the game with fifth graders Alicia Erlandson and Laura Carter blocking shot after shot. Sixth grader Maddy Najmy and fifth grader Grace Hall scoring in the second half for the 2-0 win.

On Monday, Nov. 5, at South River High School, DAA and Crofton faced off again, this time for the Title of 2012 Season Champion. The girls played a nail-biting game with great shots and amazing saves on both sides. In the end, after two sudden death overtimes, neither team could get it in the goal.

For the first time ever, the DAA girls were faced with strokes – one-on-one with the goalie. Each team had three shots, three different girls. Crofton put up their strongest players but DAA sixth grade goalie McKenzie Jamison was not letting anything by.

She batted the first one down with her hand and kicked the other two shots right back at the Cardinal team. DAA fifth graders Tommi Breshnhan and Maeve Galaway both had great shots that were saved by the Crofton goalie. Sixth grader Lexi Danielson took the last shot for DAA – a left lower corner, just out of the goalie’s reach and scored for the win.

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About Cynthia Giorgio

I'm Cynthia Giorgio, co-founding editor of South River Source. I love to write about the people, places, news and events in South County. Send story ideas to cynthia@southriversource.com or call me at 301-906-4767.

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