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‘No Goal’ Call Costs Pierson Field Hockey Its Season in Long Island Championship

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Pierson senior Meredith Spolarich clearly receives the ball outside of the 16-yard circle.   KATE TARDIF

Pierson senior Meredith Spolarich clearly receives the ball outside of the 16-yard circle. KATE TARDIF

Pierson senior Meredith Spolarich clearly receives the ball outside of the 16-yard circle.    KATE TARDIF

Pierson senior Meredith Spolarich clearly receives the ball outside of the 16-yard circle. KATE TARDIF

Meredith Spolarich then brings the ball back into the circle before shooting.    KATE TARDIF

Meredith Spolarich then brings the ball back into the circle before shooting. KATE TARDIF

Meredith Spolarich then brings the ball back into the circle before shooting.    KATE TARDIF

Meredith Spolarich then brings the ball back into the circle before shooting. KATE TARDIF

The official, far left, is quick to wave off the goal.    KATE TARDIF

The official, far left, is quick to wave off the goal. KATE TARDIF

Senior co-captain Meredith Spolarich scored what wound up being the only goal scored for Pierson in its 2-1 loss to Carle Place in the Long Island Class C Championship on Wednesday.   MARIANNE BARNETT

Senior co-captain Meredith Spolarich scored what wound up being the only goal scored for Pierson in its 2-1 loss to Carle Place in the Long Island Class C Championship on Wednesday. MARIANNE BARNETT

Pierson junior Eva McKelvey sends in a corner.    MARIANNE BARNETT

Pierson junior Eva McKelvey sends in a corner. MARIANNE BARNETT

Pierson senior Eleana Merola steps in front of a pass.   MARIANNE BARNETT

Pierson senior Eleana Merola steps in front of a pass. MARIANNE BARNETT

Pierson senior Meredith Spolarich reaches out to try and intercept a pass.    MARIANNE BARNETT

Pierson senior Meredith Spolarich reaches out to try and intercept a pass. MARIANNE BARNETT

Pierson senior Tahnie Sullivan brings the ball upfield.    MARIANNE BARNETT

Pierson senior Tahnie Sullivan brings the ball upfield. MARIANNE BARNETT

Meredith Spolarich is congratulated by her teammates after putting the Whalers up, 1-0, early in Wednesday's game.   MARIANNE BARNETT

Meredith Spolarich is congratulated by her teammates after putting the Whalers up, 1-0, early in Wednesday's game. MARIANNE BARNETT

Pierson sophomore Bella Eldridge gets her stick on the ball.    MARIANNE BARNETT

Pierson sophomore Bella Eldridge gets her stick on the ball. MARIANNE BARNETT

Pierson senior Tahnie Sullivan gets a piece of a shot coming off a corner.    MARIANNE BARNETT

Pierson senior Tahnie Sullivan gets a piece of a shot coming off a corner. MARIANNE BARNETT

Meredith Spolarich looks downfield.   MARIANNE BARNETT

Meredith Spolarich looks downfield. MARIANNE BARNETT

Pierson senior co-captain Mia Gangemi works the ball.    MARIANNE BARNETT

Pierson senior co-captain Mia Gangemi works the ball. MARIANNE BARNETT

Pierson senior Tahnie Sullivan.       MARIANNE BARNETT

Pierson senior Tahnie Sullivan. MARIANNE BARNETT

Pierson junior defender Lily Perello sweeps the ball away from a Carle Place player.  MARIANNE BARNETT

Pierson junior defender Lily Perello sweeps the ball away from a Carle Place player. MARIANNE BARNETT

Pierson junior defender Lily Perello sweeps the ball away from a Carle Place player.  MARIANNE BARNETT

Pierson junior defender Lily Perello sweeps the ball away from a Carle Place player. MARIANNE BARNETT

Pierson freshman Abby Perello tries to clear the ball.   MARIANNE BARNETT

Pierson freshman Abby Perello tries to clear the ball. MARIANNE BARNETT

The Whalers defense surrounds a Carle Place player.   MARIANNE BARNETT

The Whalers defense surrounds a Carle Place player. MARIANNE BARNETT

Whalers race out on a corner.    MARIANNE BARNETT

Whalers race out on a corner. MARIANNE BARNETT

Pierson sophomore Cali Wilson makes a save.    MARIANNE BARNETT

Pierson sophomore Cali Wilson makes a save. MARIANNE BARNETT

Pierson senior Maddie Cohen.    MARIANNE BARNETT

Pierson senior Maddie Cohen. MARIANNE BARNETT

Whalers Mia Gangemi, center, and Eva McKelvey defend their back-third.   MARIANNE BARNETT

Whalers Mia Gangemi, center, and Eva McKelvey defend their back-third. MARIANNE BARNETT

Pierson senior Tahnie Sullivan sends in a shot.   MARIANNE BARNETT

Pierson senior Tahnie Sullivan sends in a shot. MARIANNE BARNETT

Pierson junior Lily Perello sends the ball in.   MARIANNE BARNETT

Pierson junior Lily Perello sends the ball in. MARIANNE BARNETT

Meredith Spolarich gets comforted by her mother and head coach Kim Spolarich after the final horn blew on the Whaler's 2-1 loss on Wednesday.    MARIANNE BARNETT

Meredith Spolarich gets comforted by her mother and head coach Kim Spolarich after the final horn blew on the Whaler's 2-1 loss on Wednesday. MARIANNE BARNETT

The Whalers regroup after their 2-1 loss to Carle Place in the Long Island Class C Championship.    MARIANNE BARNETT

The Whalers regroup after their 2-1 loss to Carle Place in the Long Island Class C Championship. MARIANNE BARNETT

The Whalers regroup after their 2-1 loss to Carle Place in the Long Island Class C Championship.    MARIANNE BARNETT

The Whalers regroup after their 2-1 loss to Carle Place in the Long Island Class C Championship. MARIANNE BARNETT

Drew Budd on Nov 7, 2022
Field hockey is a sport that certainly has an intricate set of rules, leading to a number of whistles and stoppages of play. Those rules played a part in the... more

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