Fall sports

Sacred Heart field hockey team uses big first half to down visiting Oak Knoll

Scoring three goals in the first half, the Sacred Heart Greenwich field hockey team defeated visiting Oak Knoll School of the Holy Child, 4-0, on Saturday.

Delfina Gonzalez Lobo got the Tigers off to a strong start, scored off an assist from Caroline Nemec to give the team an early 1-0 lead. Payton Sfreddo set Erin Griffin up for a goal, putting Sacred Heart on top, 2-0. Nemec capped the first-half scoring, giving the Tigers a 3-0 halftime advantage.

In the second half, Kate Nemec notched a goal for Sacred Heart, making it 4-0. Teresa Harkins made five saves in goal for Sacred Heart for the shutout win. Sacred Heart drew four penalty corners, while Oak Knoll from New Jersey took three.

“We are absolutely proud with the teams performance in a very precise game today,” Sacred Heart coach Alex Gheorghe said. “We all know that Oak Knoll is one of the top five teams in the nation and we couldn’t be happier with the outcome today.”

Said Tigers associate coach Sarah Hill: “In all my years of coaching this was one of the finest games to be a part of. The entire team played with all their heart today.”

Sacred Heart Greenwich hosts King on Wednesday at 4:15 p.m.

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