SENIOR MOMENT: Princeton Day School field hockey player Rowan Schomburg, second from right, goes after the ball as PDS played Stuart Country Day School last Wednesday in the opening round of the state Prep B tournament. Senior star Schomburg chipped in an assist as fourth-seeded PDS prevailed 3-2 in overtime over the fifth-seeded Tartans. PDS, which defeated Steinert 7-1 in a Mercer County Tournament consolation last Thursday to improve to 6-11-1, is slated to play at top-seeded Montclair Kimberley in the Prep B semis on October 28. (Photo by Frank Wojciechowski)
As the Princeton Day School field hockey team prepared to play local rival Stuart Country Day in the opening round of the state Prep B tournament last Wednesday, the emphasis was on striking quickly.
“We wanted to get out of the gate strong,” said PDS senior star Rowan Schomburg. “We knew our mindset had to be score first and score often.”
The Panthers accomplished that goal, jumping out to a 1-0 lead on a first half goal by senior Katie Shih. After Stuart answered with a tally 10 minutes into the second half, Schomburg helped get PDS back in the lead as she assisted Val Radvany on a goal off a penalty corner.
“Inserting, I always want to get to the post and that is what happened,” said Schomburg. “Everyone was in the right spot at the right time.”