Roundup Sacred Heart field hockey too much for Kent

September 17, 2018

Ellie Manriquez registered two goals and two assists to power the Sacred Heart Greenwich field hockey team past visiting Kent School, 6-0, on Saturday.

The Tigers (2-0) held a 3-0 halftime lead. Sacred Heart, which has outscored its foes 13-0 over its first two games, scored the game’s first goal at the 21:22 mark of the opening half.

Kate Nemec scored off an assist from Olivia Batal, giving the Tigers a 1-0 lead. Beth Yeager’s unassisted goal with 14:39 left in the first half gave Sacred Heart a 2-0 advantage.

Ryan Smith scored off a Manriquez feed with 13:51 to go in the opening half, making it 3-0. Manriquez added goals at the 27:55 mark and 19:33 mark of the second half and Mary Grace Farrell tallied with 14:31 left to play.

Olivia Caponiti made one save in the win. Kayla Shah made eight saves and teammate Kristen Tanner stopped two shots for the Lions.

“Today, the team stepped on the field with confidence, scoring two early goals, which gave us the momentum throughout the game,” Tigers coach Alex Gheorghe said. “We played fast in transition, which created opportunities to score goals.”


The Gators improved their record to 2-1 on Saturday with their second straight win, a 2-1 victory over visiting Rye Country Day School in an FAA matchup.

Junior forward Katie Goldsmith scored Greenwich Academy’s first goal. Taylor Lane, a junior midfielder assisted on Goldsmith’s tally.

Tessa Brooks, a junior forward, scored the winning goal for the Gators. Assisting on Brooks’ goal was Brecon Welch.

Sophomore Ella Fugelsang made four saves in the winning effort. GA hosts School of the Holy Child on Monday at 4:15 p.m.


Sacred Heart was defeated by host Loomis Chaffee School on Saturday, 3-0. The Pelicans won the match by set scores of 25-12, 25-23, 25-18.

Natalia Pazos recorded six kills and 14 digs, while Salome Alfaro had 10 assists, seven digs and two aces for the Tigers. Lucy Catalano added five kills and two digs for Sacred Heart.

“We ran a new offensive lineup today and the girls were a little unsettled in the first set,” Sacred Heart coach Beth Wilson-Jordan said. “I’m especially proud of our team’s effort in the second set, where they played good defensive and hustled.”


Host Loomis Chaffee School took a two-goal lead into halftime and proceeded to post a 4-1 win over Sacred Heart Greenwich on Saturday.

The Pelicans scored in the 28th, 36th, 44th and 56th minutes to seize a 4-0 lead. Sophomore forward Lara Patricio tallied in the 65th minute for the Tigers. Junior forward Amelia Sheehan assisted on Patricio’s goal.

“I’m really pleased with our performance,” Tigers coach Stuart Smith said. “Lara and Amelia created chances and we passed the ball really well.”

The Tigers visit Choate Rosemary Hall on Wednesday.


Brunswick battled Taft School to a 1-1 tie on Saturday, behind standout second-half defensive play.

Taft opened the scoring in the 14th minute. Following a cross from the right corner, a Rhinos striker one-timed the feed into the back corner of the net for a 1-0 lead.

Two minutes later, the Bruins capitalized on a Taft turnover and notched the equalizer. Brunswick’s Ben Israel collected the ball to start the attack and moved it to Christian Barnard down the right sideline. Barnard took a touch to the end-line and sent a ball into the six toward the Taft goalie. Chisom Okpara created some chaos with the keeper as a deflection landed right on the foot of Brunswick teammate Michael Huber near the penalty stripe. Huber buried a shot just under the crossbar to tie the score at 1-1.

Brunswick goalie Harry Barringer made 10 saves, including an impressive redirection on a Taft breakaway in the 50th minute.

The Bruins had a solid scoring chance in the 73rd minute, as Ryan Chinai and Nico Montoni went on the attack against a lone Taft defender, but the shot on goal was saved.

Up next for the Bruins (0-1-1) is a road game at Loomis Chaffee on Wednesday.


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