The last time the Havre de Grace field hockey team won a game, some of the players on this year's roster were toddlers.
By beating winless Aberdeen 1-0 on Wednesday, the Warriors ended a losing streak that stretches back at least to 2002, and perhaps further.
"That's all we wanted," said Chelsea Loveland, the team's second-year coach. "We just wanted the one."
Havre de Grace senior Marissa Diaz scored off an assist from fellow senior Colleen McCormick and goalie Kateri Peters had one save.
Loveland, a social studies teacher who played field hockey at Loch Raven but had never coached before taking on the job last season, said she hoped the win would attract more players to come out for the team. Of the 15 student-athletes on the roster, seven will graduate before next season.
The Warriors will try for their second win in more than a decade on Friday when they host Edgewood. But first, they’ll enjoy Wednesday’s victory.
"When the horn blew, the girls all just kind of stopped and looked around,” Loveland said. “Then they started screaming ... It’s a good feeling."
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