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Girls Varsity Field Hockey vs. New Trier - 8.30.17

The game started off very exciting with LFA's very own sophomore Margaret Waldman '20 scoring the first goal of the game (and her first of the season!) from a pass by Suzie Newton ‘18. Our defensive corner unit, consisting of Annie Gifford '20, Kiki Hood '19, Izzy Moody '18, and Lena Ansari '19, shut down New Trier's 4 offensive corner opportunities in the first half, leaving LFA up 1-0 at the end of the half.

The second half started out strong with LFA being awarded 2 offensive corner opportunities. Unfortunately, we were unable to finish. New Trier was able to put one past our keeper halfway through the second half to tie the game 1-1. Again, our defensive corner unit was a force to be reckoned with, shutting New Trier down 5 times to keep the score 1-1 to the end of the second half.

In the first overtime session, Lena Ansari scored the first goal unassisted. She was able to capitalize on New Trier failing to get the ball out of the circle by taking the ball baseline and shooting it to the far post. Unfortunately, New Trier came back one minute later and scored to tie the game 2-2.

In the second sudden death overtime period, New Trier scored the winning goal.

The final score was 2-3 in favor of New Trier. We are very proud of how hard the team worked during the game.

-Assistant Coach Lynn Lazzeretti

Girls Varsity Field Hockey @ Gateway Classic Tournament – 9.2/9.3.17

Over Labor Day weekend, the varsity field hockey team traveled to St. Louis to participate in the Gateway Classic Tournament. LFA won each of the 3 games played, shut out all opponents, and won their pool. All of the girls had fun playing on turf for the first time this year, and are excited to bring home some hardware!

In the first game of the tournament, LFA beat Parkway West 2-0. Although the girls dominated in the first half, the score was tied 0-0 going into the second part of the game. After halftime, Carlee Wolters ’18 scored her first goal of the season, with Izzy Moody ’18 and Lena Ansari ’19 each recording an assist. Isa Blankers ’18 scored the second goal off of a high tip from a hard hit into the circle by Lena Ansari. Both goalies, Lilly Bellino ’20 and Cher Li ’20, made some great saves to keep Parkway West from scoring. Izzy Moody had great ball control in the middle of the field and earned Player of the Game.

In the second game, LFA beat Barat Academy 5-0. Our offensive corner unit scored the first three goals of the game. Isa Blankers put the ball in play, Izzy Moody passed to Lena Ansari who took a shot and scored. For the second goal, Isa Blankers put the ball in play, Lena Ansari passed the ball to Izzy Moody who took a shot and scored. Later, Isa Blankers took control of the ball a third time and passed to Lena Ansari again, leading to a third goal. Yvie Gerber ’21 made the fourth goal with Lena Ansari and Isa Blankers each recording an assist. Lena Ansari scored the fifth and final goal with Izzy Moody and Yvie Gerber earning assists on the goal. With a hattrick and 2 assists, Player of the Game was awarded to Lena Ansari.

In the final game, LFA defeated Brentwood 4-0. LFA came out strong in the first half. Suzie Newton ’18 scored the first goal of the game by tipping in a shot from Lena Ansari on the second offensive corner. The second goal was scored off a pass from Adriana Rivera ’18 to Lena Ansari on the right wing to Izzy Moody in the center who ultimately scored. In the second half, Isa Blankers scored back-to-back goals, each from a scrum in the circle. Player of the Game was awarded to goalies Cher Li for making some great saves, especially on defensive corners, to keep our shut-out streak alive.

-Assistant Coach Lynn Lazzeretti

Posted by Ms. Grace Kim in September 2017 on Wednesday September 6, 2017
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All-School Photo - The Faces of LFA

Have you ever imagined what a crowd of 500+ people looks like from above?

If you haven't, it may be because you've seen previous editions of our All-School Photo. For the third year in a row, we asked the LFA community to get nice and cozy next to each other over the course of ten minutes for two iconic shots. The first photo is for the yearbook, with a gap in the middle of the crowd to give room for the book binding, and the second photo is one that can be enlarged and framed.

Check out our time lapse video, and see if you can spot yourself and people you know!

Posted by Ms. Grace Kim in September 2017 on Friday September 1, 2017
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