Dominating possession throughout, the Sacred Heart Greenwich field hockey team scored four first-quarter goals and proceeded to post a decisive 7-0 win over visiting Rye Country Day School in an FAA game held on Wednesday.
The triumph marked the Tigers’ seventh straight shutout win and moved their overall record to 11-3. They visit Greenwich Academy on Saturday in a matchup for first place in the FAA.
Emma Marvin opened the scoring for Sacred Heart in the first quarter. Erin Griffin tallied off a pass from Vivi Caruso, then Ines Araujo scored, putting Sacred Heart on top, 3-0. Payton Sfreddo converted a shot off an assist from Caruso, making it 4-0 after the first quarter.
Delfina Gonzalez Lobo scored in the second quarter, then Caroline Nemec and Caruso notched fourth-quarter goals for the victors. Sacred Heart drew seven penalty corners for the game.
“Today’s game was well fought,” some of Sacred Heart’s junior athletes said. “The energy was great and we really focused on ball movement and connecting our passes. It was good preparation for Saturday’s game against GA.”
Said coach Alex Gheorghe: “We are happy with today’s win. We have two more days to prepare for our match on Saturday, we are really looking forward to it.”