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BMS Field hockey finishes season as D6 runner up

Looking back on the 2015 season, the Belleville Mennonite field hockey team will be remembered as the team who brought the Thunder back into prominence.
Thursday, while sporting an 11-6 record the BMS girls fought their way back into the District 6 Class AA title game with familiar foe, Forbes Road.
Though the Thunder came in as the underdogs, it’s defense dominated for much of the first half before giving up a late minute goal before the intermission.
The Cardinals tallied two more second half goals to go onto the 3-0 victory.
In the first half, the Thunder opened the game with the first possession and took it into Cardinal territory.
However, Forbes came and turned the momentum.
BMS goalie, Mollie Morgan was tested early and often as she took a three-shot barrage and returned it back to the Cardinals.
In the first Cardinal corner, Morgan stopped a shot and did so on the following two corner opportunities.
A foul called in the circle on BMS put Morgan on the defensive as she had to go one-on-one on a penalty shot.
Fortunately for the Thunder, the ball hit the top of the uprights and bounced out, turning Forbes Road away.
As the time ticked off the first half clock, the Thunder looked as if they got the first goal of the game.
With 8:52 left until the intermission, the Thunder had the pressure down in the Cardinals end when Melissa Yoder lifted as shot the went over top of the Forbes Road goalie.
But after a referee conference, the call was reversed and it went back to a 0-0 tie.
Forbes Road made the most of its opportunities and pushed the ball back into the Thunder back-third and went to attack mode with under five minutes left.
After holding them off for almost 30 minutes, Belleville’s defense was not enough for McKenzie Gelvin’s shot as she found an opening and blasted a shot past Morgan.
In the second half, the Thunder never gave up and continued to play a tough defense but the Cardinals were able to slip two more past the young Thunder squad, ending the contest as District 6 Class AA champions.
However, the road the Thunder took was a positive one, leading them to an 11-7 overall finish as the monicker of D6 runner ups.

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