The Chelsea Field Hockey team finished off their regular season for 2016 with a couple close losses. On Wednesday they traveled to undefeated and top-ranked Dexter to face the Dreadnaughts on their senior night, and as soon as the game got underway, the Heavens exploded with a cold, hard rain drenching both teams almost instantly. Both teams struggled on the soggy, slippery field as it was hard to find their grip. At one point in the game, it was so wet that Chelsea’s Gabbie Noble’s stick slipped out of her hands and flew about 15 yards downfield to her left. Fortunately, no one was injured.
Dexter was able to take advantage of their home field advantage though and keep their unbeaten streak alive as they defeated the Bulldogs 5-0.
On Friday Chelsea played host to Ann Arbor Pioneer in their last regular season game. Chelsea honored their 6 seniors before the game. Madalyn Allen, Kathryn Beauchamp, Jackie Busch, Shaunna Caffrey, Taylor Freyre, and Gabbie Noble all were honored for their hard work, dedication, and commitment to the game and team before the game. Each girl was given a handcrafted blanket designed just for them individually.
The Senior-laden and experienced Pioneer team were able to capitalize in the first half with two goals scored and added another in the second half as the 1 loss team edged Chelsea 3-0.
As the season ends on Tuesday, the 18th, Chelsea will have to wait to see who their competition will be in the first round of the playoffs.