On Thursday, October 4th, the varsity field hockey team had a game against the Greenwich Cardinals on the DHS stadium. Right as the game started, the weather went south, and it began to rain. Helpful to cool off the players, but making the turf a slippery surface. Fortunately, the girls were able to make the most of the foul whether and still defeat the Cardinals.
Darien came out strong from the start and began to put the pressure on the Greenwich defenders. Only 3 minutes into the game Shea van den Broek (senior, captain) got the Blue Wave’s first goal. At this point the rain began to pick up but that didn’t stop the intensity. Later in the game, 15 minutes in, Darien scored again- Bridget Mahoney (senior, captain) with the goal and Daphne Cutler (senior, captain) with the assist. 2 minutes later Katie Elders (senior, captain) was able to take a penalty stroke and she scored. 5 minutes later Elders got to take another stroke and she scored again, making the score 4-0 after 23 minutes. With 5 minutes left in the first half Mahoney scored again. After these 5 goals Greenwich was motivated and able to get a goal with one minute left in the first half.
After both teams got to rest at half time they came back on the field with the same intensity as before. Darien was able to score 2 more goals in the second half, and Greenwich scored none. The first scored was set up perfectly by Catie Duggan (junior) and shot in by van den Broek. The 7th and final goal was scored by Molly Hellmen (junior) and Bridget Mahoney had the assist.
“Offensively we clicked really well with passing and scoring, and the defensive unit played well stepping up and stopping rushes” says van den Broek.
Come support the girls in their next game vs New Canaan on the stadium at 4 on October 8th!
|Courtesy of DAF|