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The week began with the Amity field hockey team played to a 1-1 Southern Connecticut Conference tie with Lyman Hall and it ended with a 4-0 loss to Guilford , giving Coach Sarah Hale’s stickers a 1-1-1 record.
The Trojans drew first blood and scored the only goal of the first half. Amity finally evened the score at 1-1 on Danielle Liebowitz’s unassisted second half goal.
Hale said, “Offensively, we struggled. We had the ball at their end of the field quite often but couldn’t capitalize on our numerous scoring opportunities.”
She felt that Liebowitz and Sydney DeStefano were bright spots as their stick skills were responsible for attacking and moving the ball into Amity’s offensive zone.
Turning to the shut out loss to Guilford , Hale added, “ Guilford is a good team, but we also had a lot of trouble making the adjustment from playing on grass to playing on a turf field. Playing on turf makes the game much faster and our girls found it very frustrating to make that transition. Against good teams like Guilford , we can’t afford time to make that adjustment.
When we did have scoring opportunities, we didn’t capitalize on them.”
Riley Smith recorded a three-goal hat trick for the 1-2-1 winners. Anna Montenegro added a goal and two assists.
Guilford had a commanding 33-4 edge in shots and Hannah Bercovici had a busy night in the Amity goal, recording 18 saves.
Hale and Co. host Branford on today in a 3:45 P.M. SCC match.