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Greenwich Academy field hockey team shuts out Holy Child on Senior Day

Photo by David Fierro: From left to right, Jordan Pittignano, Elizabeth Dale and Cameron Brower are seniors on the Greenwich Academy field hockey team. The trio are also the team’s captains. They were honored on Senior Day.

It was apparent early in Thursday’s field hockey game between Greenwich Academy and School of the Holy Child that GA was going to celebrate its Senior Day in perfect style.

Greenwich Academy scored the game’s first goal 16 seconds into the first quarter, tallied three times during the opening 15 minutes of action and cruised to a convincing 6-0 Senior Day win.

GA’s three seniors Cameron Brower, Elizabeth Dale and Jordan Pittignano, all of whom also serve as team captains, were honored by their teammates with a pregame ceremony.

“It was Senior Day, a great chance to celebrate our three captains and seniors,” Greenwich Academy coach Jamie Brower said. “The juniors said a few words about each senior and the reoccurring sentiments were their dedication to the team, their great sense of humor and their leadership in driving this team.”

Junior Sienna Tejpaul started the scoring for GA, tallying off a pass from Lavinia Cartellieri just 16 seconds into the first quarter, giving the home team a 1-0 lead. Shortly after taking a penalty corner, Greenwich Academy struck again.

Lavinia Cartellieri, a freshman, converted a shot from close in, putting GA ahead, 2-0, with 6:52 remaining in the first quarter. Sarina Kusakdinum and Laetitia Cartellieri, both juniors, each assisted on GA’s second goal.

Senior captains Jordan Pittignano, (No. 5), Elizabeth Dale (No. 10) and Cameron Brower (17) have provided outstanding leadership and production for the Greenwich Academy field hockey team.

Greenwich Academy added another goal, scoring in transition, in the second quarter and entered halftime with a 4-0 advantage. Sophomore Dylan Casazza scored off a pass from sophomore Brooke Bertrand for GA’s fifth goal.

Fittingly, Greenwich Academy’s sixth goal was the senior combination of Pittignano and Dale, with Pittignano tallying.

Coach Brower expressed her gratitude to the squad’s three senior captains.

“As coaches, we couldn’t be more grateful for all they have brought to the program in every way,” coach Brower said. “But we all agree that it isn’t time to say goodbye quite yet. We still have work to do, starting with preparations for Saturday.”

Greenwich Academy defeated Holy Child, 6-0, on Thursday, Oct. 22, 2021.

Riding a six-game winning streak, Greenwich Academy’s record stands at 11-3, heading into Saturday’s 3 p.m. matchup with FAA rival Sacred Heart Greenwich. Sacred Heart is also in the midst of an impressive winning streak. The game should determine the FAA regular season title and the No. 1-seed for the FAA Tournament.

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