Amity field hockey coach Sara
Hale couldn’t be prouder of her
In the early stages of their schedule
Hale’s squad raced out to a perfect
“I am very impressed with the
teamwork that is happening on the
field this season. We are working together
and our communication is excellent,”
Hale said earlier this season.
The team ended the regular season
with an 8-6 record with two ties,
and Hale said she is impressed by her
“Overall, I was extremely proud
of the girls this season. They worked
well and communicated as a
team. They set high expectations of
themselves as individuals, as well as
a team and did a fantastic job of rising
to the challenge,” Hale said.
“Very rarely do you get 11 seniors on
a team that all start. They have been
a close knit group since freshmen
year. They made a mark on Amity
field hockey and I will be sad to see
them all leave.”
In its first game, Amity defeated
Senior forward Olivia Schlegel
had two goals and senior forward
Nicole Simon had the other one.
“Amity played very well together
in this game. The girls were talking
and making some great passes. They
were all really pumped for this game
and it showed when they stepped
onto the field. The goals were scored
through teamwork and great communication.
Every player on the field
was involved on each play,” Hale
said.Amity defeated Hamden by a 2-1
margin. Schlegel and Junior Lauren
Duhl both scored. After falling behind
1-0 at the half, the girls really
stepped it up, Hale said.
“We knew this was going to be a
tough game for us. The second half
was a great one for us. We moved the
ball around and the communication
was there. That is what helped us
score the goals. One was off a great
tip of the forwards stick and the other
was from great hustle and not giving
up after one shot,” Hale said.
Amity won its third straight defeating
Sacred Heart by a 2-0 score.
Senior midfielder Kira Saunders
scored one goal on a corner kick,
while Duhl scored the other.
The winning ways dissipated for
a few weeks as Amity then tied
Hamden 1-1, and lost to Guilford 4-
0, Cheshire 3-1, Fairfield Warde 3-0.
Amity stopped the losing streak
and rallied to defeat Sheehan 2-1 in
“This game was a well fought battle.
We went into overtime and were
able to put the ball in the net for the
win before time ran out. The girls
played really hard on both sides of
the field,” Hale said.
Hale’s squad then lost 3-0 to
Trumbull, but won against Mercy by
a margin of 2-0.
“Our team got off to a rocky start
at this game. It took us much of the
first half to find our groove. The second
half was much better for us. We
were able to put the ball in the net
twice. One goal was from our wing
Olivia Schlegel and the other goal
was made by our offensive player
Sarah Turner,” Hale said.
The team won a “great game”
against Branford by a 1-0 tally, Hale
said. Kara Saunders scored a goal for
Amity. Amity lost to North Branford
2-0, but Hale said goalie, Lauren
Kelly, played an incredible game.