Greenwich High School’s field hockey team put the finishing touch on an impressive regular season with a 2-0 victory against Wilton in a game held on Wednesday in Wilton.
With the win, the Cardinals finished the regular season with a record of 10-3-0-1 in the FCIAC and 12-3-0-1 overall. Greenwich received the No. 5 seed in the FCIAC Tournament and will visit Ridgefield in Saturday’s FCIAC quarterfinals at a time yet to be determined. The Tigers edged the Cardinals, 4-3, in overtime on Sept. 15.
Senior Zita Cohen and junior Klara Mueffelmann each scored goals for the Cardinals against Wilton.
“It was the most exhilarating game of the season and had a playoff feel,” Wax said. “Both teams played with intense hustle and fight and the game was very fast paced.”
The second quarter between the Cardinals and Warriors ended with the score tied at 0-0, as Wilton had a penalty stroke, but didn’t convert. At the 3:30 mark of the third quarter, Meuffelmann had a breakaway against Wilton’s goalie, which drew a penalty stroke for Greenwich. Cohen took the stroke and scored, giving Greenwich a 1-0 lead.
Just 30 seconds later, Mueffelmann got loose on another breakaway and tallied, putting the Cards on top, 2-0, in the third quarter.
“The fourth quarter we were primarily on defense and did a great job of withstanding the pressure,” Wax said. “We had nine defensive corners and no offensive corners in the game.”
Sophomore goalie Kelly Janssen starred in goal for Greenwich, recording 18 saves, eight of which came in the fourth quarter.
“Kelly had an outstanding game and made remarkable saves,” Wax said.
Greenwich enters the playoffs having won five of its last six games, with five shutouts.