Field hockey: Scoring gets easier for Weston

After hitting a bit of a skid the Weston High varsity field hockey team finally realized the fruits of its efforts when it hosted Watertown.

Despite coming close a number of times the Trojans had scored only a couple of goals coming into the contest last Friday, Oct. 5. While they netted just one this time they made it stick for a 1-0 win under the lights.

The win also stopped a five-game losing streak for the Trojans.

“It was more of an offensively played game,” said Weston head coach Nicole Pidgeon. “They kept playing for the full 60 minutes.”

It still took the Trojans some time to break through, however. After a scoreless first half, Julia Armijo netted her team’s third goal of the season three minutes after play resumed. Ana Babinec got the assist and Weston was up for good.

The Trojans dominated play with a 14-3 advantage in shots on goal, including five by Babinec, four by Julia Rogers and one apiece by Armijo, Caroline Maretz, Collette Dorbant, Olivia Gautier and Sarah Levin.

Anna Mahony made three saves in goal for the shutout.

Weston broke its scoreless streak three days earlier when it traveled to Brookfield. Its lone goal was their first since the season-opener but the Bobcats would not be contained, scoring two of their own for a 2-1 win in the rain.

The Bobcats would go up first and Levin scored Weston’s goal, assisted by Kendra Savage to tie it up before the hosts came up with the game-winner.

Rogers and Babinec also had shots on goal as Weston totaled three to Brookfield’s 11.

Mahony made nine saves for Weston, which was back home on Saturday for another night game, this one against Pomperaug. The Panthers kept Weston’s offense in check and also found the cage on a couple of occasions to win 2-0.

Weston managed seven shots, including four by Babinec. Savage added two and Armijo took one,

Mahony made 12 saves.

Now 2-7-1, Weston hosts New Milford today (Thursday) at 6:16 p.m. and is at Immaculate on Tuesday at 4.

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