Greenwich Time: Sacred Heart field hockey team tops Tabor Academy for the NEPSAC Class A title

Greenwich Time: Sacred Heart field hockey team tops Tabor Academy for the NEPSAC Class A title

This article originally appeared on the GameTimeCT website; to read it in full, please visit the news site.

Sacred Heart Greenwich’s 2019 field hockey team will long be remembered by the school as the squad that made program history.

Years from now, Sacred Heart alumnae will look back on the 2019 team that accomplished a first — capturing a long-awaited title.

Scoring two-second half goals, top-seeded Sacred Heart Greenwich put the finishing touch on a brilliant season by winning the NEPSAC Class A Tournament with a dramatic 2-1 victory over third-seeded Tabor Academy in Sunday’s championship game at The Rivers School.

The triumph gave the Tigers their first NEPSAC championship trophy.

“It’s amazing, it’s something we’ve always dreamed of,” Sacred Heart senior co-captain/defender Sydney Gallop said. “Everyone wanted to win for the seniors and for each other.”

Tigers junior Beth Yeager, the team’s leading goal-scorer, tallied the game-winner with 1:21 remaining in the second half.

Sacred Heart drew one of its 20 penalty corners and capitalized on its final one of the game. Caroline Nemec crossed a short pass to Yeager, who was positioned in the circle on the right side. Creating a bit of space for herself, Yeager drove a hard shot past Tabor goalie Christine Steege that banged the back of the cage, giving the Tigers a 2-1 advantage. Senior midfielder Morgan Smith also assisted on the tally.

“It was nice to finally put one in,” Yeager said. “We had a lot of corners in this game, so it was so satisfying to get one in at that moment. Winning the title is indescribable, it’s one of the best feelings I’ve ever had.”

To continue reading, please visit the GameTimeCT website.

More News

Greenwich Time: Summer in space - Greenwich student completes remote internship with NASA

Like so many students around the country, Sacred Heart Greenwich senior Piper Gilbert was confined to her home in the spring and summer. But her focus was 40 million miles away. Gilbert, who has been interested in astronomy since she was young, is one of only two Connecticut students selected as an intern in the 2020 Student Enhancement in Earth and Space Science (SEES), a program offered by the University of Texas in partnership with NASA.

Read More about Greenwich Time: Summer in space - Greenwich student completes remote internship with NASA
Greenwich Time: "The most emotional start:" Amid pandemic, Greenwich private schools return

“It’s been the most emotional start to a school year,” Marvin, a Spanish teacher at Sacred Heart, said as she stood near an entrance to the school where a line of cars was dropping off eager Lower School students. “This is the longest the kids have gone without seeing each other. This is the grandest opening we’ve had, and it’s the most exciting and emotional return to school we’ve had.” Around Marvin, and at other entrances to the school, Upper School students danced and cheered with pom-poms — and requisite masks — as they welcomed their classmates back after a long time away.

Read More about Greenwich Time: "The most emotional start:" Amid pandemic, Greenwich private schools return
Margaret Frazier Head of School Sacred Heart Greenwich

Named the new head of school at Sacred Heart Greenwich back in January, Margaret “Meg” Frazier had many months to prepare for her new role at a new school. And it turned out that she definitely needed the extra time. In addition to starting a new job, Frazier was met with the challenge of reopening the private all-girls Catholic K-12 school in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.

Read More about Greenwich Time: New leader takes reins at Sacred Heart Greenwich