Seton Keough opened the Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association B Conference field hockey regular season with a 4-0 victory over visiting Friends on Thursday afternoon, but it took a few motivating words at halftime from new head coach Maureen Stumme to get them going.
The Gators led 1-0 on a first-half goal by senior Emily Lemanski after she rebounded a shot by Katie Audino, but Stumme felt the Gators should have more.
She compared wanting the ball more than the opposition, to wanting it more than one of your siblings.
“I said, ‘We can’t fall apart now. We need to play with confidence. You’ve got to want that ball and you’ve got to want it in the back of the...