A long trip to up to Westminster School was well worth it for the Greenwich Academy field hockey team on Saturday.
Erasing two one-goal deficits, Greenwich Academy rallied to register a 3-2 comeback win over Westminster in a key late season NEPSAC matchup.
Westminster scored the game’s first goal in the opening quarter.
“Westy is a solid and quick and tough team, and the weather was rainy and cold,” GA coach Jamie Brower said. “The girls took a little time to shake off the bus legs, and westy got a goal on us in the first quarter. The second quarter was more back and forth, and we went into half time down 1-0.
Early in the third quarter, the Gators tied the score at 1-1. Lavinia Cartellieri inserted a pass off a penalty corner to Cameron Brower, who got a shot off toward the goal and Sienna Tejpaul tipped it in successfully, knotting the score at 1-1.
With the score tied at 1-1, Wesminster tallied again to take a one-goal lead, but GA came back again. Laetitia cartellieri carried the ball down the left sideline and drove a cross ball that was fielded by her sister, Lavinia and rebounded back to Tejpaul who slammed it into the cage, making it 2-2.
“We hunkered down and stayed strong and in the fourth quarter, Lavinia inserted to Laetitia who sent it toward the goal and Cameron tipped it in to take the lead,” Jamie Brower said. “We played good solid and poised hockey the rest of the game and came away with a big win over a talented team. We are excited to get back on the road tomorrow to play Kent.”