PHS field hockey loses one, wins one

The Pomperaug High School Panther’s field hockey team fell to rival New Milford’s Green Wave 2-1 Tuesday, Sept. 16, on New Milford’s grass field, but came back Thursday with a 6-0 win against the Watertown Indians.

Tuesday, the Panthers started strong, dominating the first few minutes of the game, but the tide soon turned, and the Green Wave controlled the rest of the game. Pomperaug managed only two shots on New Milford’s goal, with freshman Allison McCormack sinking the lone goal. Pomperaug’s sophomore goalie, Lauren Rubenstein, had one save. New Milford fired six shots on Pomperaug’s goal, with Kierstyn Raines and Kristiana Osborne scoring for New Milford.

Thursday, Sept. 18, the Panthers defeated the Watertown Indians 6-0. The Panthers were strong, with 10 penalty corners and 15 shots on goal. Scoring for Pomperaug were Allison McCormack with two goals and Caroline Dwyer, Peyton Fleming, Maggie Haynes and Carly Matasavage with one goal each. The Indians managed three penalty corners with no shots on Pomperaug’s goal. The Indian’s goalie, Sara Velardi, had 14 saves.

Pomperaug’s record is now 2-1 for the season.


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