Receiving four goals from Delfina Gonzalez Lobo, the Sacred Heart Greenwich field hockey team cruised to a convincing 8-0 victory over visiting Kent School in a NEPSAC matchup held on Saturday afternoon.
The Tigers (2-0) are back in action Monday when they host Hopkins School at 4:30 p.m. Gonzalez Lobo, one of the Tigers’ senior captains, scored the team’s first four goals to highlight the win.
Her first goal came with 10:32 remaining in the opening quarter. Gonzalez Lobo added a tally at the 8:11 mark of the quarter, making it 2-0. In the second quarter, she struck again, putting Sacred Heart on top, 3-0, with a goal with 6:11 to go. Gonzalez Lobo concluded her four-goal effort by tallying with one minute to play in the second quarter.
Junior Payton Sfreddo began the Tigers’ second-half scoring, tallying off an assist from senior captain Kate Nemec at the 1:32 mark of the third stanza. In the fourth quarter, Sacred Heart got goals from senior captain Ines Araujo, Mackenzie Coleman and Emma Marvin. Nemec assisted on a goal and Gonzalez Lobo had two assists in the second half.
Senior goalie Olivia Caponiti made two saves for the victors.
“Today, we were excited for our first New England matchup with Kent,” SHG coach Alex Gheorghe said. “We had a little bit of a slow start, but we gained intensity throughout the game. Kent was a strong opponent and they played very hard against us.”
SACRED HEART VOLLEYBALL
Sacred Heart dropped a 3-0 decision to Loomis Chaffee School in a road match played on Saturday.
Loomis Chaffee won the match by set scores of 25-13, 25-22, 25-19. Grace Gapen registered 11 kills, two digs, one ace and one block for Sacred Heart.
Martina Bernal tallied six kills and three digs, while Kaitlin Robinson had six kills and one block to also pace the Tigers. Sacred Heart (1-1) travels to Hamden Hall Country Day School on Monday for a 4:15 matchup.