Fall sports

Sacred Heart Greenwich shuts out Choate on Senior Day; FAA Tournament up next

Sacred Heart Greenwich’s field hockey team closed out its regular season in perfect style Saturday, posting a Senior Day shutout win against visiting Choate Rosemary Hall.

The talented Tigers, who topped Choate, 8-0, have won 12 straight games and are surging into the FAA Tournament undefeated against league opponents, having allowed only one goal all season against FAA Teams.

Sacred Heart, which sports an overall record of 16-3, will next play on Thursday, as it will host the FAA Tournament semifinals at 2 p.m., playing either Rye Country Day School or St. Luke’s.

In Saturday’s victory against Choate Rosemary Hall, senior co-captain Caroline Nemec had a highly productive Senior Day, recording five goals and three assists to pace the Tigers. Nemec scored the game’s first goal, then assist on junior Vivi Caruso’s tally, giving Sacred Heart a 2-0 lead, heading into the second quarter.

In the second quarter, Nemec scored two more goals and senior co-captain Erin Griffin, who also enjoyed her Senior Day, notched a goal off a Nemec assist, making it 5-0. Nemec added a third-quarter goal and assisted on Caruso’s goal in the quarter. The final quarter saw Nemec cap her five-goal game in which she had a hand in all of the team’s goals.

Sacred Heart coaches Alex Gheorghe and Sarah Hill praised their seniors – Nemec and Griffin.

“In any successful team, it starts with strong leadership and our captains, Erin Griffin and Caroline Nemec couldn’t prove it more,” Gheorghe and Hill said. “Their strong commitment, resilience and passion for this team to succeed was outstanding every time they stepped on the field. We would like to thank them for setting such a strong example with high standards for the next generation of players. Today was a great day to celebrate them with their teammates, family and friends.”

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