Griffins pg 7 10-14-21

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The Pomfret School field hockey went 2-0 last week with wins over Kingswood-Oxford School (W. Hartford) and Ethel Walker School (Simsbury). Playing away against the Wyverns of KO in a league match-up, Pomfret scored two first-quarter goals which were all the Griffins needed for a 2-0 victory. Cate Gallagher scored on a Grace Long pass; then Long scored again to secure the win. Goalie Keira O’Brien ’25 (Stonington) recorded her third shutout of the season.
Oct. 8 Pomfret hosted Ethel Walker in another league game. Walker has won the recent games against the Griffins, but Pomfret won the 2021 game 4-3. Sporting a 4-1 lead with 3:43 remaining, suddenly Walker scored two goals to bring it to 4-3 before the final horn sounded.
A first for Pomfret was scoring a goal in each quarter. Tara Valas got the ball through to Grace Long for an early lead in the first. The second quarter was dominated by Pomfret with 15 shots on goal and at 4:14 Valas got her first career goal to give Pomfret a 2-0 edge at the half.  With 20 seconds remaining in the third quarter, Cate Gallagher snuck a Carter Lockwood pass into the goal for a 3-1 lead. Grace Long scored her second goal of the game at 6:51 in the fourth to finish the scoring on the afternoon.
The win brings Pomfret’s record to 4-4 overall and 4-3 in WNEPSFHA. In the Griffins’ eight games, Grace Long leads the team with eight goals followed by five for Cate Gallagher with 11 different players scoring goals. Carter Lockwood leads the team with four assists and seven teammates have also recorded at least one assist thus far.
By Louisa Gebelein Jones