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Sacred Heart Greenwich field hockey team edges Westminster on the road, 1-0

Vivi Caruso of Sacred Heart, left, pictured in an early-season game, scored the game-winning goal for the Tigers’ field hockey game against Westminster School on Oct. 27, 2021 at Westminster.

Sacred Heart Greenwich’s Varsity A field hockey team extended its winning streak to nine games, doing so in familiar fashion today.

The Tigers added another shutout to their ledger, blanking Westminster School on the road, 1-0. Sacred Heart (13-3) has posted 10 shutouts on the season and has held eight of its last nine opponents scoreless.

With the win, Sacred Heart remained undefeated against NEPSAC opponents. They also have not lost to any FAA teams. The squad’s only losses came in the MAX Field Hockey National Invitational Tournament, where they faced premier teams in the nation.

In today’s matchup against Westminster, junior Vivi Caruso scored the game’s lone goal, resulting in a Sacred Heart victory. Caruso’s goal in the first quarter came off an assist from senior co-captain Caroline Nemec.

The victors held a 9-5 penalty corners advantage on Westminster.

“Today was a hard fought game against a solid team,” Sacred Heart senior captains Caroline Nemec and Erin Griffin said. “We were able to maintain possession in their half, which was beneficial for us and scoring opportunities. We are so happy with today’s outcome and hope to continue to improve.”

Said Sacred Heart coach Alex Gheorghe: “The team still had momentum from the big win (a 3-1 victory against Greenwich Academy) on Saturday, which gave us a lot of energy. Today was an important win, as the team continues to show strong determination and commitment.”

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