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Scoring goals continues to be a problem for the Amity field hockey team. Last Thursday afternoon, Coach Sara Hale’s stickers journeyed to Danbury and were blanked 1-0 by the host Hatters. This shutout comes on the heels of consecutive Southern Connecticut Conference setbacks to Guilford (4-0) and Branford (5-0). It also dropped Amity’s record to 1-4-1. In their first six games of the season, Amity has scored only three goals.
According to Hale, “We played very well against Danbury and gave them a tough run. We had our share of opportunities to score but didn’t put the ball into the net. We have to keep working on keeping our sticks down and communicating better with each other. I think we had the ball in our offensive zone for 80% of the game. We were very close but didn’t score any goals. That seems to be our problem every year.”
Despite the final outcome, Hale felt that midfielder Jess Kreiger and forward Cindy DeStefano had both played well.
“Jess is a good passer and is quite able to get the ball up field to her teammates. Cindy has good stick skills and as a result of that, she got a lot of calls going our way,” Hale said.
Amity hosts Lyman Hall today in a 4 p.m. SCC contest.