Fall sports

Sacred Heart field hockey team upends Milton Academy, 7-0 behind Delfina Gonzalez Lobo’s three goals

Delfina Gonzalez Lobo recorded a hat trick in Sacred Heart’s Varsity A field hockey win over Milton Academy.

Receiving two goals from Delfina Gonzalez Lobo and two tallies from Kate Nemec, Sacred Heart Greenwich’s Varsity A field hockey team cruised to a convincing 7-0 triumph over Milton Academy in a game held on Saturday at Trinity Catholic in Hartford.

The Tigers ran their record to 5-1 with their second straight win. Gonzalez Lobo, a senior, started the scoring for Sacred Heart, tallying with 11:48 remaining in the first quarter.

Junior Emma Marvin registered a goal in the second quarter, giving the Tigers a 2-0 lead. In the second quarter, Gonzalez Lobo, the team’s leading goal-scorer, lit the scoreboard twice.

Her goal at the 13:41 mark of the second quarter, put Sacred Heart on top, 3-0. With 1:57 left in the second quarter, Gonzalez Lobo scored off an assist from Nemec, also a senior. Nemec’s unassisted goal with 1:18 to go in the second quarter, made it 5-0.

Nemec added a goal at the 10:45 mark of the third quarter and senior Vivi Caruso tallied with 9:03 remaining in the third frame, concluding the Tigers’ scoring.

Senior Olivia Caponiti registered three saves for the victors. Riley Keblin had six saves for Milton Academy, which spent a lot of time playing defense against Sacred Heart.

Sacred Heart held a 14-0 advantage on penalty corners on Milton Academy. The Tigers host Loomis Chaffee on Wednesday at 4 p.m. in a NEPSAC matchup.

Payton Sfreddo, a junior forward, commented on Sacred Heart’s impressive performance in the team’s win against Milton Academy.

“It was great to get a strong win today against a very talented NEPSAC opponent,” Sfreddo said. “Our defenders did a fantastic job early on, closing the channels, while our midfielders and forwards connected with quick and fluid passes, which generated lots of joy for us up front. We look to continue to get better and score wins for the team this season.”

Said Sacred Heart coach Alex Gheorghe: “I was particularly impressed with our team’s work ethic and commitment to get the job done today.”

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