Greenwich Academy’s field hockey team concluded its regular season with a 3-1 comeback win over Deerfield Academy in a NEPSAC game held at Trinity College in Hartford on Saturday.
Deerfield scored the game’s first goal to take a 1-0 lead, but Greenwich Academy held them off the scoreboard the rest of the way.
“We had a rough first quarter, and Deerfield Academy capitalized on our unorganized defense, putting in a shot at 13:06 from a low angle,” GA coach Jamie Brower said. “Our game still struggled the first quarter and we regrouped at the break. The team came back out to the second quarter a different team, poised and supporting the ball.”
The Gators tied the score at 1-1 at the 9:06 mark of the second quarter, when Lavinia Cartellieri scored off a corner rebound.
“After halftime, we were able to ramp up some more pressure, and drew a stroke at 12:10 in the third quarter,” Brower said.
Senior midfielder Cameron Brower, one of GA’s captains, scored a goal off the penalty corner, giving the team the lead for good at 2-1.
“Deerfield didn’t let up and got some nice breaks into our zone, but our defense and goalie handled it well,” coach Brower said. “The fourth quarter, we had our final goal at 12:53 when Laetitia Cartellieri scored off a corner and the assist went to Lavinia.”
Greenwich Academy recorded 11 shots on goal and drew seven penalty corners for the game. Ellie Volpe led Greenwich Academy in goal, making four saves.
GA is in action again Thursday in the FAA Tournament semifinals. They will host the semifinal-round game, which is scheduled to begin at 3 p.m. Greenwich Academy has an overall record of 15-5 and has won three straight games. Entering the FAA Tournament, they are the No. 2 seed.