Generating 35 shots, the Greenwich Academy field hockey team kept the pressure on host Choate Rosemary Hall throughout on its way to recording a convincing 4-0 victory in a NEPSAC matchup held at Wallingford on Wednesday.
“Our entire team contributed today and we are proud of every player’s efforts,” Greenwich Academy coach Jamie Brower said.
Following a scoreless first quarter, Laetitia Cartellieri scored off passes from Sienna Tejpaul and Caroline Busler with 5:11 remaining in the second quarter. GA added two goals in the second quarter. Ellie Johnson scored off a rebound on a penalty corner shot from JP Pittignano with 12:05 left in the third quarter, giving Greenwich Academy a 2-0 lead.
With 7:55 to go in the third quarter, Serena Kulsakidun scored off a penalty corner for GA, making it 3-0. Cameron Brower sent the insert to Laetitia, who moved the ball to Kulsakidun, who tallied.
Gig Caldero capped the scoring with 6:32 remaining in the fourth quarter, notching her first goal of the season and giving GA a 4-0 advantage. Up next for Greenwich Academy is a home game against King School today at 4:15 p.m.
“Choate played hard and physical and never stopped putting the pressure on, which created a few breaks through our defense,” Brower said. “They were a very well coached team.”
SACRED HEART GREENWICH VOLLEYBALL
Sacred Heart Greenwich was defeated by visiting Choate Rosemary Hall, 3-0, on Wednesday. Grace Gapen, a freshman, registered 11 kills, 25 digs and three aces for Sacred Heart, which lost the match 25-19, 25-22, 25-17. Emilia Bernal, a sophomore, had 27 digs, two kills and two aces, while senior Lucy Catalano added three kills and three blocks for the Tigers.
Evangelyn Forte, a freshman, posted 22 assists, 10 digs, six aces and two kills for Sacred Heart. On Monday, the Tigers earned their first win of the season, topping Hamden Hall Country Day School, 3-0. The Tigers won the match by set scores of 25-9, 25-10, 25-6.
Catalano had eight kills, Emilia Bernal added four kills and eight service aces, while Madeline Hooper had three kills and one ace in the winning effort. Juliette Ingram tallied three kills to also pace Sacred Heart.