Fall sports

Sacred Heart field hockey team cruises past Kent, behind Nemec’s hat trick

Sacred Heart Greenwich posted its second shutout in a row to start its field hockey season, coasting past host Kent School, 2-0, in a NEPSAC matchup held on Saturday.

Senior captain Caroline Nemec scored three goals, while Delfina Gonzalez Lobo added a pair of tallies to power the Tigers (2-0).

“Our team played a very hard-fought game,” Sacred Heart senior captains Caroline Nemec and Erin Griffin said. “We thought we all left it out on the field and it showed in the end result.”

Vivi Caruso opened the scoring for the Tigers, tallying with 12:10 left in the first quarter off an assist from Nemec. At the 6:36 mark of the first quarter, Nemec tallied, then she converted a penalty stroke with 1:32 to go, putting the Tigers on top, 2-0. In the third quarter, Sacred Heart added on to its advantage. Nemec tallied with 3:17 to go in the quarter, then Gonzalez Lobo converted a shot with just 18 seconds left, making it 4-0.

Gonzalez Lobo notched her second goal in the fourth quarter off a pass from Nemec. Teresa Harkins and Helena Randolph shared the goalie duties for the victors.

“Overall, we played well together and connected our passes to put it in the back of the net,” Griffin and Nemec said. “We are very proud of the team today and hope to continue this energy through the rest of the season.”

Said Sacred Heart associate head coach Sarah Hill: “We were particularly impressed with our team’s fortitude and determination to get it done today. Our focus now is on our next opponent the Hopkins School.”

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