Fall sports

Greenwich High field hockey team scores convincing wins over Stamford, Hall

Photo by David Fierro: Klara Mueffelmann scored seven goals over two games for the Greenwich field hockey team against Stamford and Hall on Friday and Saturday.

Victories in dominant fashion against Stamford and Hall extended the Greenwich High School field hockey team’s winning streak to five games and raised its record to 9-3.

The Cardinals posted a 7-0 road win over Stamford on Friday, then topped Hall at home on Saturday, 10-1.

In the Cardinals’ triumph against Stamford, senior Klara Mueffelmann recorded four goals, while sophomore Kate Donnellan, junior Libby Zola and sophomore Stella Thibeault added single goals.

For the game, Greenwich drew 13 offensive penalty corners, while Stamford took one penalty corner. Junior Kelly Janssen registered two saves in goal in the winning effort.

“We possessed the ball for the majority of the game and we were able to use our stick skills to register goals despite Stamford’s packed in defense,” Greenwich coach Megan Wax said.

Kate Donnellan had superb offensive games for Greenwich in wins against Stamford and Hall.

Mueffelmann gave GHS a 1-0 lead 1:20 into the first quarter, then scored off a penalty corner in the second quarter, also at the 13:40 mark, making it 2-0.

Donnellan tallied with 9:57 to go in the second quarter off an assist from Mueffelmann, putting the Cards on top, 3-0. Mueffelmann’s third goal came off a pass from junior Bernie Thompson, giving Greenwich a 4-0 advantage with 8:29 remaining in the second quarter. Zola added a third quarter goal and Thibeault and Mueffelmann tallied in the fourth quarter to cap the Cardinals’ impressive offensive effort.

Against Hall on Saturday at Cardinal Stadium, Mueffelmann scored four more goals and Donnellan recorded a hat trick to ignite the team’s offense. Greenwich led Hall, 3-0, following the first quarter on two tallies by Mueffelmann and one from Donnellan.

Mueffelmann had a goal in the second quarter, then junior Olivia Caminiti, freshman Emilia Arroyo and Mueffelmann each notched third-quarter goals to give the Cards a commanding 7-0 lead.

Donnellan posted two fourth-quarter goals and Zola added a tally to round out the victors’ scoring. Junior Aly Janssen and Caminiti also had an assist apiece in the win.

“Despite Hall having a very talented goalie, we were able to use the ball movement to shift her as well as keep the intensity in the circle to play the rebounds and deflections.”

Greenwich, which took 11 penalty corners against Hall, has a busy week ahead, as it visits Fairfield Ludlowe, then hosts Darien Wednesday and Newtown Saturday.

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