Little did I know it was going to be what I fell in love with.. We have had depth all season. Theyve been in it four years straight. ), I was very proud of my girls starting off down 2-0 and coming back and putting up such a great fight, said North Haven coach Deb Battista. William Patrick had the lone Guilford goal of the first period. Daan Polders. There was a terrific first half by the Tigers, who grabbed a two-goal lead at intermission. Sam brings knowledge and experience to North Haven field hockey, says Blumenthal. PF 0 PA 0 STREAK-Print Schedule Correction. Box Score | Video. It could all end tomorrow. Sams experience as a high school athlete inspired her to pursue a career in something that she loves as a teacher. Steenbeeke, Emily We watched her and learned from her. We were ready.. North Haven; North Haven High School Field Hockey; Field Hockey (2021) Schedule; North Haven Field Hockey (2021) Schedule. Its been a beautiful journey, Nuhn said of the fifth consecutive league title. Sam brings some experience as a field hockey coach at Hopkins and Hamden Hall to the Nighthawks. Sam, a Wallingford resident, graduated from Amity High School in 2013 after participating in field hockey, basketball, softball, and track and field for the Spartans. Stew Leonard Sr. remembered at service: 'Most positive energy', Haar: Lamont deflects demands to spend CT surplus on education, Why a New York business wants to move its headquarters to CT, The CT legislature has 500 bills. To receive breaking news first - simply text the word nhsports to 22700. Leo Hergan of Guilford tries to skate past Alex Peterson of North Haven late in the game. We did not want to ruin the streak. Catherine Bianchi (15). 6 Northwest Catholic on late goal, Volleyball top performances, games to watch (Oct. 19). Reservations must be made immediately. The message tonight was we were down a lot, but we didnt give up, Russo said. On Sept. 14, North Haven played a road game against Amity and lost a 4-0 decision to the Spartans. Katie McAuliffe had the assist on Harrisons tying goal, while Murphy finished with 13 saves for Mercy (0-14-1). The nine goals matched Darien's highest of the season -- the other being a 9-2 victory over Trumbull in mid-October. Now were in it again. In the end, Mercy and North Haven remained winless. They are a good team. 1 / 14. . North Haven Athletics is located in North Haven, CT. 3 New Canaan, St. Joseph adjusts, defeats No. I think we can get it, said DeRita. Box Score; Feb 20, 2023 @ 8:19pm. The CIAC Boys' Ice Hockey Semifinal game, #1 North Haven vs #12 North Branford, has been rescheduled for Wednesday, March 15 at 8:00 PM at Quinnipiac University. On 10/24, the North Haven varsity field hockey team lost their home conference game against Hand (Madison, CT) by a score of 3-0. Seniors Alex Addesso and Stephanie McGovern have been key players at midfield so far this season. Lovejoy, Nikki Watertown-Pomperaug took a 2-0 lead into the third period where Branford got a pair of goals from Matthew Morgan. Darien was relentless adding three more goals, squashing any opportunity for North Haven to get in the game. . Tue, 3/21 7:00pm. Follow your favorite high school teams and players, Explore and purchase photos of your local teams, See top plays & highlights of the best high school sports, 6-1 (L) North Haven @ Sacred Heart Academy, 2-1 (L) North Haven vs. Sacred Heart Academy. Despite the Indians 0-2-1-1 start this . There was a clutch, game-tying goal by Mercy late in the second half. "We don't look ahead. Weather. 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On 9/30, the North Haven varsity field hockey team lost their away conference game against Lauralton Hall (Milford, CT) by a score of 5-1. Goalie Serena Battista made 12 saves for the Indians, who finished their season at 0-13-2. We did not know what to expect. Quinnipiac University - M & T Bank Arena. We had good shots, a lot of traffic in front and got the rebounds, Sullivan said. North Haven Varsity Hockey Team, North Haven, Connecticut. Wood, Brisa Complete the Schedule. We are very excited to have Sam Testa joining the North Haven High School field hockey program. There was a clutch, game-tying goal by Mercy late in the second half. 6 Cheshire shows off its depth in win over No. Thats the hardest Ive ever played, honestly.. But we've played them before and know how to defend them. Cobras strike late in 1-0 victory at Wingate. By working with both the varsity and JV players, Sam will get an opportunity to bring the program closer together on all levels in tandem with Head Coach Kim Bouffard. They are the best of the best. All the Thunderbirds have done with that small roster is start the season 6-0, including wins over state powers Branford (1-0) and Haddam-Killingworth (2-1). The tie was good.. I meant to pass that to post but it just went right on goal. The Cheerleading Team will compete in the New England Regionals on Saturday in Massachusetts. Promo Rotator. ", Darien field hockey opens Class M title defense by routing North Haven, Defense gives these Giants a chance to be special. Dave Phillips / For Hearst Connecticut Media, 2023 Hearst Media Services Connecticut, LLC, Mondays roundup: Mercys Engstrom no-hits Shelton, No. Her 17K hours have set a record. Brady Raffone got the Grizzlies within a goal with 3:41 left in the third period when Jacob Corso fed him in front of Pedersen with a perfect pass from behind the net and he put it in the net. Mercy senior forward Katelyn Leroux maneuvers the ball around North Haven senior captain Nichole Cicarelli at midfield Wednesday afternoon. Use Next and Previous buttons to navigate. Theres a lot good in North Haven, two points away from returning to the CIAC Division II boys hockey tournament after a years absence, some solid results on the way to a 6-4-2 record through 12 games. But senior goalie Kaleigh Hemstock has played well enough to keep the first four games close and give the Indians a chance to win. North Haven advances to 4th straight SCC Division 2 hockey final, to face Watertown-Pomperaug, National Signing Day 2022-2023: Connecticuts signing list. Alone in front, Olivia Toto got a high shot past Valley Regional goalie Fallyn Belisle for the eventual winner. The North Branford field hockey team won its fifth straight Shoreline Conference championship with its 2-1 victory over Valley Regional on Thursday. Enjoy it but don't boast. 221 Elm Street, North Haven, CT 06473 Phone: (203) 239-1641. Sam had to navigate her way to finding the best methods of learning and playing field hockey. Uviedo, Morgan 7 Law no-hits Branford, Hamden Hall's Schoonmaker taken by Cowboys in NFL Draft 2nd round, Former UConn women's basketball star Lou Lopez Snchal sidelined to start Dallas Wings training camp, Why a New York business wants to move its headquarters to Connecticut, How former UConn mens basketball player Donny Marshall helped guide relative Jaylin Stewart to Storrs, Connecticut Magazine: CT's best seafood restaurants for 2023, Our own little slice of Heaven. Shelley's Garden Center closes after 74 years on Main Street, CT's best restaurants for overall value in 2023, according to Connecticut Magazine, Greenwich boys swimming wins 52nd FCIAC title in 53 years, Roundup: Top seeds advance to CHSGHA girls ice hockey semifinals, No. They had about four of them and we couldnt recover. Leading the way have been senior defenders and captains Molly Falkowski (sweeper) and Amara Barbiero (center back). I had two goals already this season and I was dying to get a couple more., Maddie played her best game ever, added Sklar-Levine. Just because you get the power play doesnt automatically mean youre going to get one.. Tuesday's game marked the 16th shutout of the season out of its 19 wins. In the end, Mercy and North Haven remained winless. The presentation from the winter preseason meeting on 12/12/19 is available for view under the tab "Sports by Season" or by clicking the link below. Alex Acquarulo High School Freshman Girls Lacrosse Coach. Nora Mackays goal, with an assist from Nichole Cicarelli, made it 2-1. They played each other in the first round of last year's playoffs with Darien needing overtime to pull out the victory. Sams experience of playing field hockey at Amity, which competes with North Haven in the SCC, gives her some familiarity with the conference and has her ready to lead the team through its competitions this year. Mercy junior forward Maddie DeRita battles North Haven junior Molly Benson at midfield Wednesday afternoon. Nora Mackays goal, with an assist from Nichole Cicarelli, made it 2-1. They did a great job of keeping the pressure and never letting them past the 50 (yard line).". Frugoni, Jente The Warriors and Thunderbirds squared off twice in the regular season with Valley winning 1-0 and the two teams playing to a 1-1 tie. Awards. Player Statistics; Statistic; Headlines. It was very exciting, said Mercy coach Marji Sklar-Levine. Katie McAuliffe had the assist on Harrisons tying goal, while Murphy finished with 13 saves for Mercy (0-14-1). I think we're ready for it.". Nunez-Bauer, Celine North Haven High School Field Hockey; Field Hockey Schedule; North Haven Field Hockey Schedule. Olivia Toto, North Branford: Senior created opportunities all game and was finally rewarded when she scored the eventual game-winner early in the fourth quarter. 6 Northwest Catholic on late goal, Volleyball top performances, games to watch (Oct. 19). We got refocused after the second were able to hold on to win.. North Haven defeated Mercy in a girls high school field hockey game on October 21, 2021 at North Haven Middle School. Sam initially started playing field hockey as a way to improve her skills in other sports, but the experience ultimately led her down a different road into the world of coaching. We are more like sisters. 9. "We don't dwell on it. New Hampshire. We were able to fend them off, but just barely, and we are very fortunate to be playing on Friday night.. On 9/27, the North Haven varsity field hockey team lost their away conference game against Sacred Heart Academy (Hamden, CT) by a score of 6-1. I thought our kids played really hard. The top-seeded Nighthawks made it four years in a row Wednesday night by hanging on for a 5-4 victory over fourth-seeded Guilford in the SCC/SWC semifinals at Bennett Rink. There was a terrific first half by the Tigers, who grabbed a two-goal lead at intermission. "They have the bug. DARIEN -- The quest for a third-straight Class M championship for the Darien Blue Wave field hockey team began Tuesday afternoon against the Indians of North Haven, a familiar opponent. Facebook; Instagram; The goal by Alio was all the scoring on the night for Valley Regional as the Thunderbirds did an exceptional job on Shoreline Player of the Year Abby Amara. They want it and work hard. We are a young team this season and will be looking for some younger players to step up and play key roles, like Nichole Ciccarelli in the back field, Krajewski said. North Haven field hockey Head Coach Kim Bouffard is proud of her players for the attitude that they displayed throughout the 2020 fall season. The Grizzlies took advantage of the 5-on-3 with Nathan Ponzio scoring with four seconds left in the penalties. "We try to go into every game thinking one step at a time," said Iqbal, who switched from soccer to field hockey this season. I was concerned when it was 5-2, 5-3 and then 5-4 as we saw the momentum switch, Avena said. Just in case Toto needed to be reminded, the Thunderbirds entered Thursday evenings Shoreline Conference championship game as the four-time defending champs. . They are hard workers. Junior forward Abby Tantorski then stunned the Tigers with a pair of goals just two minutes and 20 seconds apart and North Haven led, 3-2. Junior Alex Iqbal echoed those sentiments after scoring twice in the victory. de Witte, Jordyn "It was a great team effort.". Final. Sam plans to emphasize teamwork as she enters her new endeavor. 6 Northwest Catholic on late goal, Volleyball top performances, games to watch (Oct. 19). Box Score | Video. It was clear from the start that Darien was focused on taking one game at a time and leaving nothing to chance. Orion Carney (2) of Guilford and Bryce Montabana of North Haven race for the puck. Sam will serve as assistant coach with North Haven's varsity field hockey team and the head coach of the Nighthawks' JV squad this fall. The Tigers host North Branford today in a Senior Day season finale at 3:45. I started off in a similar program in the conference. On 9/21, the North Haven varsity field hockey team won their away non-conference game against Shelton (CT) by a score of 2-1. The T-Birds have also outscored opponents 21-1. 0 New Haven. Send $45 (made out to CHSCA) to Mrs. Terri Ziemnicki, 2 Halwood Drive, Granby, CT 06035. North Haven 23-2. It also ended Valleys eight-game winning streak, which started after a 1-1 tie against North Branford earlier in the regular season. MIDDLETOWN >> The Mercy and North Haven field hockey teams did everything they could in. Peter Greco has been hired to replace Eric Bailey as the new head coach of the NHHS Boys' Lacrosse Program. Shes already building bonds with her players and Coach Bouffard. Fill out the form below to email this story to a friend. We had a very thorough scouting report. "They have some really good, fast players. Final. Good luck to all of our Nighthawk Athletic Teams!! The two squads are no strangers to one another in the postseason. She (Amara) is a great player. Its inspired me to become a coach. Facebook; Instagram; Stats are entered by the coach or designated team statistician in the admin. Athletes of the Week. North Haven dropped a contest to Amity and then defeated Lyman Hall to move to 1-1-1-1 on the year. The other inductees are Linda Dirga, a high school coach from Pomperaug with an impressive career record of 437-44-22 and eight state championships; Lil Perone, an outstanding high school and college umpire; Erin Murphy DuFresne from Canton who went undefeated 38-0 in her junior (1991) and senior (1992) seasons, Kristen Weldon from Avon who also went on to make her mark at the University of New Hampshire, and Arden L. Curtis, a pioneer for womens sports in Connecticut and honorary recipient for all of her vast contributions to the sport of field hockey. We also have a huge staff. Junior forward Caroline Campanelli leads the front line along with senior Megan Hendricks and Gabby Benedetto. North Haven survived when Guilford pulled goalie Sean McSweet with just under a minute left and the Grizzlies never got a shot off. The top-seeded Nighthawks made it four . Varsity Boys' Ice Hockey; JV Boys' Ice Hockey; Staff; North Haven Athletics. "It is what it is. They are very dedicated.. Polders. Photographer Kevin Pataky has posted a new gallery Amity Regional @ North Haven containing 427 photos. Schneider, Amber Despite the Indians 0-2-1-1 start this season, Krajewski has been satisfied with the teams work ethic and effort. Darien's Alex Iqbal, left, scored a goal against North Haven during the first round of the CIAC girls field hockey tournament at Darien High School in Darien, Conn. on Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2009. 10:30am. Oct 29 / FH. Brady Raffone of Guilford skates past Bryce Mastriano of North Haven late in the third period. 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Schools Conf Overall CT Gov. Standard msg+data rates may apply. The other three seniors on the team contributing are Emilee Maher (midfield), Kaeley DeNegre (goalie) and Lindsay Doebrick (midfield). The Blue Wave defense crushed any semblance of an Indian offense, never allowing a shot on goal. We never gave up. Their selflessness shows. Full Bio. Supreme Court to decide important case on government power. 2 Darien tips No. 6 Cheshire shows off its depth in win over No. Schuurman, Jinte OVERALL 4-10-2 0.31 Win % LEAGUE 4-8-2 8th in League. Email Chris Avena. There was a terrific first half by the Tigers, who grabbed a two-goal lead at intermission. 9 Hand, Ten to be inducted into CHSCA Hall of Fame May 11, Top 10 Softball Poll (May 1): North Haven joins, Newtown to No. Ned Lamont and president of state's network of community colleges square off in showdown over state funding. Dave Phillips. The North Haven field hockey team earned its first victory of the season and also took a loss in last week's action. Will Sullivan of North Haven llooks on at left. It feels like home to us.. We would have liked to get a second goal, Russo said. Buy Photos. Darien's Sam Johnston, right, and North Haven's Desiree Fredericks, left, during the first round of the CIAC girls field hockey tournament at Darien High School in Darien, Conn. on Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2009. North Haven Athletics. Jack Mulhall scored twice and added an assist as second-seeded Watertown-Pomperaug knocked off third-seeded Branford, 4-2. Head Coach. Let's do everything we can to get back to the fields/track/courts/golf course. Stories. Use Next and Previous buttons to navigate. Load More. Stamford Transportation Center renovations: Here's what train riders need to know. I was at post and I saw it and just tapped it in, said Tantorski. North Branford field hockey coach Babby Nuhn always has a positive attitude and never wavered from that positive attitude heading into this season, even though she has one of her smallest teams with only 23 players on the roster. There was a spirited comeback by the Indians, who scored three unanswered goals in . 7:00pm. Photo courtesy of Sam Testa. Richards, Maud 4 Darien boys lacrosse rallies to defeat No. What I mean is the numbers are low, but their heart is so big. It is always hard the third time you play a team.. There is no additional information to display: View Full Bio. The Warriors put on the pressure to end the third, but it was North Branford which took the lead for good 3:09 into the fourth. Boys Lacrosse "Meet & Greet" with New Head Coach, North Haven hires new Boys' Lacrosse Head Coach, NHHS Athletics-Winter Preseason Meeting Presentation available for view. Oct 25 / FH. North Haven advances to 4th straight SCC Division 2 hockey final, to face Watertown-Pomperaug. The big thing is our team chemistry and getting everyone on the same page. There was a spirited comeback by the Indians, who scored three unanswered goals in the second half to take a stunning lead. "Yet, you also don't want the girls to let down. 4 Darien boys lacrosse rallies to defeat No. Headlines. . It was a great way to end the season with some great kids, said Deb Battista. 2 So. Standings. 2-0 (W) North Haven vs. Hamden. It was great to get the ball up there, Olivia Toto said of the winner. Junior forward Abby Tantorski then stunned the Tigers with a pair of goals just two minutes and 20 seconds apart and North Haven led, 3-2. Lander tops Wingate 2-0 on Senior Day. Sams ability to learn the sport from scratch has her well-equipped to support the field hockey program at North Haven. Mercy . Mercy plays their last game of the year against North Branford today at home. Ive had similar experiences and can break things down, so they understand on their level.. Zip06.com Copyright 2021 by Shore Publishing, LLC. We don't look in the past. But North Haven extended early in the second period as Sullivan completed his hat trick with his third goal of the night, while Peterson added his second goal of the game to make it 5-1 just 3:14 into the second period. Mercy still has one more chance to get a win. There is no additional information to display. They were sharp, really sharp.". Sep 09 Final. "We did a beautiful job of using the right side and left side equally. Heading into North Haven, Im very familiar with the SCC. S. Stamford/Westhill 1. Tigers junior forward Madison DeRita scored two goals and senior midfielder Katie Harrison knocked in the tying goal with 7:12 left in regulation to lift Mercy to a 3-3 tie. And finally, a 7-on-7 sudden death overtime period that couldnt have been more thrilling if the SCC championship was at stake. There was a spirited comeback by the Indians, who scored three unanswered goals in the second half to take a stunning lead. Sam is joining the Nighthawks with a wealth of playing experience and plenty of knowledge from studying the game as she works toward becoming a physical education teacher. 9 Hand, Ten to be inducted into CHSCA Hall of Fame May 11, Top 10 Softball Poll (May 1): North Haven joins, Newtown to No. MIDDLETOWN >> The Mercy and North Haven field hockey teams did everything they could in trying to capture their first wins of the season Wednesday afternoon at Middletown. 3, Connecticut softball top performers (May 1), Former CT All-State guard transferring to ACC school, No. Tantorskis second goal came with 10:21 left in regulation. I thought us getting that third goal really showed that we did have some play left to us and we really proved that we could stay with them, said Sklar-Levine.