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Girls Varsity Field Hockey

September 17, 2019

The girls field hockey team was the topic of a St. Louis Post-Dispatch story on their win against Lafayette High School on 09.17.19:  "John Burroughs junior forward Riley King is proud of the new move she learned. In one-on-one situations, she softly lifts the ball between her defender’s legs, chases it down, and then races in for a scoring chance. Senior teammate Janie Shanahan would like the credit. 'I may have taught her that,' Shanahan said. King continued her torrid scoring pace by netting her 13th and 14th goals of the season and Shanahan led a defensive unit that pitched its sixth shutout in eight games as the Bombers defeated Lafayette 3-0 on Tuesday. John Burroughs (6-2) wasted no time putting offensive pressure on the Lancers. Minutes into the game, Grace Pottebaum ripped a shot that required a strong save by Lafayette goalie Audrey Samples. Then, Pottebaum intercepted a pass at midfield that led to a corner opportunity and the opening goal of the game. Off the corner pass, King ripped a shot that Samples saved, but the ball ricocheted to the stick of junior Kate Smith at the top of the circle. 'I gathered it and did a little lift into the goal,' Smith said. 'I was so happy — it was really cool to score.'" Read the whole article here