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League championship, competitive games, goals of Warriors field hockey team

Joe Naiman

Village News Correspondent

Last year, Fallbrook High School’s field hockey team finished with a 7-17 record including a 2-1 win at Eastlake in the first round of the CIF Division I playoffs and a 4-0 loss to second-seeded La Costa Canyon in the CIF quarterfinals. Their+ 2-8 record in Palomar League games gave the Warriors fifth place in the six-team standings with three of the losses being by at least six goals. The 2021 deficiencies give Fallbrook coach Debbie Berg and her players achievement goals for 2022.

“Our goals actually are winning league and to be in every game, to be in a spot to win every game. Even if it’s a loss it had better be close,” Berg said.

Because scrimmages do not count towards season records, Fallbrook did not receive a win Aug. 24 when the Warriors hosted Chaparral, but the Warriors put more balls into the net than the Pumas. “We played well,” Berg said.

Not including two girls who are currently injured, the field hockey program has 28 players this year. “Very happy,” Berg said of the turnout.

Currently 14 girls are on the varsity roster and 14 are on the junior varsity team. Eleven players from each team are on the field at one time.

Eight of last year’s starters are returning to the 2022 team. This year’s captains, all of whom are seniors, are Erica Garcia, Taylor Sanchez, Mallory Sehnert and Alyssa Wilson. Two sophomores, Ava Rice and Kailey Peet, are the junior varsity captains. Last year ,the team included seven seniors.

The assistant coaches for the program are Emily Kooyman and Collin Kooyman.


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