Senior co-captain Erin Cleary registered one goal and two assists for the Sacred Heart Greenwich soccer team in its 6-0 Senior Day win over visiting Masters School Tuesday in an FAA matchup.
“We passed the ball really well and controlled the game from the beginning,” Tigers coach Stuart Smith said. “On Senior Day, our girls were determined to have a good send off for our seniors. They created a lot of opportunities for each other and it was good to see our seniors perform at a high level.”
Freshman Alana Frederick opened the scoring for the Tigers in the 19th minute, tallying off a setup by Cleary. In the 20th minute, it was Frederick setting up Cleary for a goal, giving Sacred Heart a 2-0 lead.
Cleary struck again in the 25th minute, with the assist going to senior Samantha Clark. Freshman Isabel DeVita converted a shot off a Frederick feed and junior Caroline Conrod scored in the 37th minute for Sacred Heart (8-8-2).
Senior Ciara Henry assisted on Clark’s tally in the 44th minute. Clark had one goal and one assist.
“She has been a part of the program for four years, so it was nice to see her put forth a really good performance,” Smith said of Clark.
The Tigers will most likely earn the No. 3 seed in the FAA Tournament, which begins Monday.
SACRED HEART FIELD HOCKEY
The Tigers turned back FAA foe St. Luke’s, 5-0, at home.
Ellie Manriquez started the scoring, converting a shot with 25:53 remaining in the first half. Katie Keller scored 1:57 later off a pass from Ryan Smith, making it 2-0.
Olivia Batal put Sacred Heart ahead 3-0 at the 19:48 mark. Caroline Nemec assisted on the goal. Hilary Hoover and Beth Yeager sealed the first-half scoring for the Tigers. Manriquez added an assist in the win.
Emma Cooper made eight saves for St. Luke’s, which saw Sacred Heart hold a 6-0 advantage on penalty corners.
“Today we had great ball movement,” Sacred Heart coach Alex Gheorghe said. “The team pressed the whole field. We maintained possession throughout the entire match.”
Sacred Heart visits Hopkins School on Friday.
SACRED HEART VOLLEYBALL
Receiving contributions from a number of players, the Tigers swept host St. Luke’s School, 3-0. Sacred Heart won the match by set scores of 25-13, 26-26, 25-20.
“It was St. Luke’s Senior Day and they played well,” Sacred Heart coach Beth Wilson-Jordan said. “They received strong serving. Two of our freshman really stepped up for us today.”
Junior Natalia Pazos had 15 assists, three kills, four aces and 12 digs, while Kellie Ulmer had 10 digs and two aces for Sacred Heart. Senior Ellie McKenney posted six kills, six aces and 11 digs and senior Laura Holland notched 10 kills, two blocks and one ace in the winning effort.
Maggy Dutkowska, a senior, added two kills and three blocks, for Sacred Heart, which was also sparked by freshman Morgan Wilkens.