The Woodstock Academy field hockey team enters the week in need of a couple of wins over Fitch-Ledyard.
The Centaurs fell to 3-7 with a pair of losses to Killingly and Old Saybrook last week.
They need to win half of their remaining games to qualify for the state tournament.
That won’t be easy as they have games against the likes of East Lyme, Waterford and Stonington still to play coming into the week.
To make the Eastern Connecticut Conference tournament as well as the state tournament, the Centaurs will likely need a sweep of the Fitch-Ledyard cooperative.
The two teams play back-to-back games this week with the Centaurs hosting the Falcons at 4 p.m. Oct. 18 and going to Groton Oct. 19 for a 4 p.m. contest.
On Oct. 13 against Old Saybrook, the Centaurs had their chances, but could not cash in.
Rachel Canedy had four shots and Emma Durand three, but none found the back of the cage and the Centaurs fell to the Rams, 5-0, at the Bentley Athletic Complex.
The Centaurs were outshot by the Rams, 15-13.
Five different players scored for Old Saybrook (7-4-1) led by Mandy Beck who had a goal and two assists.
It was quite the battle Oct. 9.
Goals were plentiful on both sides, but it was Killingly that found the net first in overtime.
In the 7-on-7 extra period, Woodstock Academy peppered Redgals keeper Alyssa Gaudreau early but she made three excellent saves and Hannah Walters stepped in with a key defensive saves to thwart the Centaurs.
Killingly then took its turn with several shots at the Woodstock Academy goal and Alyssa Elsey won it when she poked a rebound back into the cage for the 6-5 victory.
Avery Jones put the Centaurs (3-4 Eastern Connecticut Conference) ahead with just 12 minutes, 39 seconds left in the first half.
Killingly’s Brianna Caffrey scored two of her four goals in a 2:16 span to put Killingly ahead. The Redgals’ Soudalath Souvanhnaphan added a goal with four minutes left in the first to give Killingly a 3-1 halftime lead.
But Woodstock Academy answered with three goals of its own in the first 9 1/2 minutes of the second half.
Abbe Lecuyer pulled the Centaurs within one and Rachel Canedy added a pair of goals just two minutes apart to put the Centaurs ahead.
A pair of Caffrey goals surrounded a Hannah Chubbuck tally for the Centaurs and it was even at 5-5 at the end of regulation.
Marc Allard
Sports Information Director
The Woodstock Academy


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