Ramblers are 2023 Field Hockey Champs
The Winthrop Ramblers avenged two regular season losses by defeating Spruce Mountain in overtime to capture the 2023 Mountain Valley Conference Championship. The Phoenix, who are ranked #1 in the final MPA Class C South Heal Point standings, defeated the #2 Ramblers 3-1 and 3-2 during the regular season.
Spruce Mountain Senior Elizabeth Grondin opened the scoring at the 13:00 mark of the first period to give the Phoenix a 1-0 lead. She extended the lead to 2-0 at the 7:50 mark with her second goal.
Winthrop responded with 44 seconds remaining in the 1st on a goal by freshman midfielder Piper Clark, with the 2-1 score holding up through the first half.
Rambler midfielder Madeline Wagner tied the game with 13:22 left in the 4th period. The Winthrop junior then gave the Ramblers a 3-2 lead with a goal at the 9:08 mark.
Olivia Mastine knotted the score a 3 all with a Phoenix goal at 6:37 of the 4th. That score held up through regulation time.
In overtime, junior middie Izzy Folsom scored the game winner at the 6:16 mark to crown the Ramblers champions.
Cyara Harriman had 5 saves in goal for Winthrop.