New Canaan’s depth dooms Ridgefield field hockey
Published 12:36 pm, Wednesday, September 16, 2015
NEW CANAAN — Depth is a luxury that high school sports coach craves for.
And that advantage showed Tuesday as the Rams defeated Ridgefield, 4-2, before a home crowd at Dunning Stadium.
Ridgefield (0-2) received six saves in net from goalie Elizabeth Kaiser and put pressure on New Canaan’s defense with eight penalty corners.
Ridgefield forward Rebekah Silver leads a core of eight seniors for the Tigers, who were eliminated in the Class L first round by Staples.
“I thought we played an excellent game in defeat,” Ridgefield coach Colleen Cannon said. “We played hard. We played strong. Because New Canaan is so well-coached and has so much depth, whatever we did they adjusted to it. It is still very early in the season. I think my team will learn a lot from this contest.”
NEW CANAAN 4, RIDGEFIELD 2
RIDGEFIELD 1 1 — 2
NEW CANAAN 3 1 — 4
Records: Ridgefield 0-2, 0-2 league; New Canaan 2-0, 2-0 league.
Goals: R — Katherine Pieterse, Julia Wilson. NC — Claire Conley, Kendall Genzberg 2, Paige Lewis. Assists: R — Gwen Ellis, Pieterse. NC — Camaren Dayton, Ellery Baran, Lewis. Goalies: R — Elizabeth Kaiser (6 saves). NC — Emily Conley (3 saves).