Field hockey: Newtown 3, Weston 1

Despite having an early one-goal lead the Weston High field hockey team lost 3-1 to Newtown in the season-opener on Tuesday, Sept. 12.

Weston took a 1-0 lead in the first half when Mallory Rogers scored unassisted with 17:33 left. The defending South-West Conference champ Nighthawks responded before the break with a goal by Emma Schmid-Tharnish with Ali Kelleher assisting to tie it up.

Kelleher put Newtown in the lead when play resumed, scoring unassisted with 13:55 left to play. The Nighthawks added an insurance goal on a corner penalty when Rylee Harrell redirected a shot by Caitlin Reilly with 5:11 left.

Carolyn Zech made eight saves in goal for Weston.

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