The high school field hockey season began Saturday with eight games in two divisions of the Apple Tournament at Sacred Heart.
Assumption began its defense of its state title with a 6-0 win over Kentucky Country Day in one of four Division A games. Bailey Higgins scored two goals to lead the Rockets.
The finals are set for Aug. 22, with the Division B match at 6:45 p.m. and the Division A match at 8.
This is the first season in which field hockey will be a KHSAA-sanctioned sport.
Saturday’s results are below, followed by the remainder of the tournament schedule:
Assumption 6 (Bailey Higgins 2, Kennedy Frantz, Mary Ann Crawford, Hannah Lane, Emma Spinetto), KCD 0.
Manual 1 (Jordan Thompson), Christian Academy 1 (Laurel Dortch).
Mercy 2 (Olivia Hennis, Katie Hollkamp), Collegiate 2 (Katherine Grossman, Lilly Freytag).
Sacred Heart 2 (Caroline Krill, Emily Schank), Ballard 0.
Butler 1 (Haley Sims), Holy Cross 1 (Allison Haycraft).
Eastern 2 (Kayleigh Lennon, Sophie Kandul), Presentation 0.
Male 3 (Alyssa Brenner, Jaci Cooms, Brooke Thomas), Atherton 2 (Harriet Sudduth, Eden Webb).
North Oldham 3 (Kayla McKinney 2, Madison Cobb), South Oldham 2 (Storm Thompson, Avery Periard).
• At Horton Field: KCD vs. Collegiate, 4:30 p.m.; Ballard vs. Manual, 5:45; Assumption vs. Mercy, 7
• At Brescia “A” Field: Sacred Heart vs. Christian Academy, 4:30 p.m.; Presentation vs. Atherton, 5:45; Eastern vs. Male, 7
• At Brescia “B” Field: Butler vs. North Oldham, 5:45 p.m.; Holy Cross vs. South Oldham, 7
• At Horton Field: Manual vs. Sacred Heart, 4:30 p.m.; Male vs. Presentation, 5:45; Atherton vs. Eastern, 7
• At Brescia “A” Field: Mercy vs. KCD, 4:30 p.m.; Christian Academy vs. Ballard, 5:45
• At Brescia “B” Field: South Oldham vs. Butler, 4:30 p.m.; North Oldham vs. Holy Cross, 5:45
• At Horton Field: Collegiate vs. Assumption, 4 p.m.; Division B semifinals, 5 and 6:30
• At Horton Field: Division A semifinals, 5 and 6:30 p.m.
FRIDAY, AUG. 22
• At Horton Field: Division B final, 6:45 p.m.; Division A final, 8