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Fockey scores state championship

Photo courtesy Rob Lange Photography

After losing the state championship last year to New Trier, the Glenbrook girls’ field hockey team got their long- awaited redemption after defeating Trevians in the state championship winning 1-0 on Oct. 28, Head Coach Thomas Rosenbaum said.

Rosenbaum explained that the championship game ended with a game winning goal by Reese Antesburger, North junior forward, securing Glenbrook Field Hockey their first state championship in program history. After finishing this season with a record of 18-3-1, Rosenbaum explained that he will always remember the feeling after winning the championship.

“The game was a huge sense of pride and accomplishment,” Rosenbaum said. “I know that we deserved it, and the girls proved to themselves that they deserved it and they belong.”

When the team learned of their rematch against New Trier in the state championship, Jessie Wessel, South sophomore midfielder, said the team wanted a victory.

“We [remained] focused and we knew that we played [New Trier] times before, but this [time] would be different,” Wessel said.

After last year’s match, the team felt confident that they could come back this season and make a run for state again, Rosenbaum said.

“Coming in second place last year, we realized how close we were and how competitive we were to [being] successful this year,” Rosenbaum said.

A big emphasis for the team this year was how small plays can lead to a positive impact on the game, Rosenbaum said.

“We constantly talked about how each person made a difference in each game whether it was a tip, a pass, a defensive stop, [or an] interception,” Rosenbaum said. “Everybody felt invested in the game. The people on the sideline were al- ways positive and encouraging and were ready when they were able to go in and make a positive impact on the game.”

To get back to the state championship this season, the Glenbrook field hockey team challenged themselves by playing top tier com- petition, Rosenbaum explained. To get the team ready to make a run for state this year, Rosenbaum said they took on the defending state champions from Kentucky, Illinois, Missouri, and Wisconsin de- feating them all, Rosenbaum said.

“This got us ready to play a 60- minute game,” Rosenbaum said. “With so many [players returning] from last year’s [team], they understood what it was going to take to get back to the championship game and wanted to do it for each other.”

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