The sweet sound of a rock-hard field hockey ball slamming against the back of a wooden goal box is one Olivia Tucker loves so much. It doesn’t happen often in a sport where 1-0 games are the rule rather than the exception, but when Tucker or one of her Monroe Township High School teammates blast a shot past the goaltender, it’s music to the ears.
“That noise is one of my favorite things about field hockey,” said Tucker, a rising senior and midfielder for the two-time defending Greater Middlesex Conference (GMC) champions. “I won’t ever get tired of hearing it.”
Tucker banged home three goals a year ago and finding the box more often is at the top of her wish list this fall, when the Falcons hope to continue their reign as the conference’s top team. In the last two GMC championship games, Monroe has shut out rival South Plainfield High School by 2-0 and 1-0 scores.
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