More than 400 fans poured into Villanova’s stadium for the PhilaFH college showdown between NCAA Division I teams, Villanova and La Salle. LaSalle edged the win, 2-1, with goals scored in the first and second halves. (Click for recap. / La Salle’s recap will be linked when posted.)
Athletes representing 30+ Phila-area high school, middle school, club and youth programs were in attendance, cheering on both the Wildcats and Explorers. The goal of the annual event, presented by Philafieldhockey.com and sponsored by YOLO Sportwear, is to bring togehter teams and players at all levels from Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery and Philadelphia counties in celebration of Phila-area hockey. Youth and HS players also had the opportunity to learn from high caliber teams as well as to build team bonds in preparation for their fall seasons.
In another contest — Interboro High School won the Philafieldhockey Day 2015 Team Spirit Award for the most players in attendance (27).
Fans had the opportunity to meet Villanova and La Salle players after the game for a meet-and-greet and autograph session. The first 150 registered athletes also enjoyed free Philafieldhockey Day tshirts, thanks to YOLO.
To view our album of Philafieldhockey Day 2015 photos, click here.
photo: Interboro High School: winner of the Team Spirit Award at Philafieldhockey Day 2015