Field Hockey Team Ends Season With Wnning Record

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

3-0 record.

“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

team’s performance.

“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

Mercy 3-0.

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.