Field Hockey team wins third consecutive regional title
Congratulations to the varsity field hockey team, who finished a terrific season with their third consecutive regional championship and a strong performance in the state tournament. KCD, a third seed going into the Region 1 Tournament with an enrollment of 300 students, prevailed to become the Region 1 champions by defeating South Oldham 1-0 on October 22.
In the first round of the regional tournament, the Bearcats took on the #2 seed, Ballard High School. Despite Ballard winning their first matchup this year 2-1 and having an enrollment of 1,800 students, Rachel Thebert and Mary Mason Spears combined to tally 2 goals in the 2-0 win over the Bruins. Kyla Cooke made 9 saves and the defensive corner team of Bella Cowen, Mary Mason Spears, Sydney Geis, and Anna Bates helped to shut out the Bruins.
In the regional final game vs. South Oldham (enrollment of 1,300), Mary Mason Spears scored on a corner with 13 minutes remaining in the game to clinch the victory. The game was another very close contest and a true defensive battle. The defense warded off 8 corners and 4 shots to earn another shutout in the tournament. Anna Bates made a defensive save to keep the Dragons off the board.
After losing a large senior class last year, the Bearcats were not predicted to return to the state tournament. However, the team was able to play their best hockey when it counted and earn another shot at a state title. Although the Bearcats fell to Christian Academy of Louisville in the quarterfinals of the state tournament, they competed hard and never gave up.
Caroline Collis, Becca Collis, Kyla Cooke, and Mary Mason Spears were named to the Region 1 all tournament team for their outstanding play throughout the tournament. Congratulations to coach Amy Elliott and staff and all of the field hockey Bearcats on another fantastic season!
Kentucky Country Day School is a private JK–12, coeducational school located on a spacious 85-acre campus in Louisville, KY. KCD combines a rigorous academic program with a wide variety of athletic and extracurricular programs. Our outstanding faculty creates an intimate learning environment that is both challenging and supportive.