August 27th, 2016

Rockets stun Valkyries in Apple final

Samantha Stallings


Rockets stun Valkyries in Apple final
Rockets celebrate winning the Apple Tournament / photo by Samantha Stallings

Rivals Sacred Heart and Assumption battled each other for the second time in a week, Sacred Heart had won the first meeting.

But this time in the Red Division Apple Tournament final, the visiting Rockets walked away victorious beating Sacred Heart 3-0 Friday night.

“It’s been a long time coming for us to win the Apple. We are usually not as far along in the beginning of the season as we are towards the end,” said Assumption head coach Debbie Judd said. “I am very proud of my girls. I thought they went out there nice and relaxed. They played Rocket hockey where as they played as a team and not as individuals and they played with confidence and hustle.”

In the beginning of the first half it was back and forth with Sacred Heart and Assumption getting two corners each before Ashley Wilbur put the Rockets up 1-0 with 13:55 left in the half.

“Sacred Heart has won this tournament 10 years in a row, so as a junior I have never won this before,” Wilbur said. “This is a huge deal to us to start our preseason off like this and it’s just a huge honor.”

Erica Cooper gave Assumption a 2-0 lead with 17:30 left and Emma Spinetto scored the final goal with 4:30 remaining.

“We have a lot of work to do. I thought Assumption played a great game,” Sacred Heart head coach Eleanor Mitchell said. “The good thing about the Apple is that it shows us what we need to work on for down the road. I am happy with the way we played in this tournament, we just have some work to do."

Here are the Apple Tournament All-Tournament team selections from all four tournament divsions: Freshmen, JV, Varsity Green and Varsity Red.

Freshman All –Tournament Team

  • Layni Lawton                SHA
  • Emily Fitzgerald            SHA
  • Mary Kate Barbee         SHA
  • Ally Schiavone              SHA
  • Ce Ce Murray                AHS
  • Kate Elliott                     AHS
  • Holy Ryan                      Mercy
  • Ali Elder                          Ballard
  • Paige Mammorella           Manual
  • Katie Hodapp                   Male

Junior Varsity All-Tournament Team

  • Izzy Porco                  Assumption
  • Natalie Timperman     Assumption
  • Lee Ann Gordon         Assumption
  • Avery Dornfeld            Assumption
  • Ashley White                KCD
  • Elizabeth Scinta            KCD
  • Edie Caranazzo             Ballard
  • Gretchen Frommeyer     Mercy
  • Savannah Wordlow        Male
  • Cates Doyle                  Manual
  • Katie Cleary                  Atherton
  • Abbi White                    CAL
  • Sydeny Perkins             South Oldham
  • Abby Periard                 South Oldham
  • Taylor Peercy                Eastern
  • Ava Schumacher           North Oldham
  • Parker Guy                 SHA
  • EJ  Imorde                  SHA

Varsity (Green) All Tournament Team

  • Lexie Wingfield            Atherton  (Wendy Martin MVP)
  • Hunter Elzy               Atherton
  • Sadie Wright              Atherton
  • Avery Periard             South Oldham
  • Haley Crittendon        South Oldham
  • Erin Horton                Eastern
  • Grace Dukes             Male
  • Audrey Denham       Presentation
  • Kaylee Thornsberry  Holy Cross
  • Payton Sermon          Butler
  • Kayla Cooksey          Seneca
  • Katherine Yochum      North Oldham
  • Jill Morrison               St. Francis

Varsity (Red) All Tournament Team

  • Camryn Pichea           Assumption  (Wendy Martin MVP)
  • Emma Spinetto      Assumption
  • Chloe Fox              Assumption
  • Meghan Strite        Sacred Heart
  • Audrey Tabor         Sacred Heart
  • Alex Conrad            Ballard
  • Leah Burke              Eastern
  • Claire Dickinson       KCD
  • Katie Norris            Mercy
  • Claire Thomas         CAL
  • Sarah Biggs            Manual

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