Fairfield Ludlowe field hockey dominates Stamford
Published 1:09 am, Friday, October 30, 2009
The Fairfield Ludlowe field hockey team was eliminated from the FCIAC playoffs on Monday when Ridgefield beat Greenwich.
The Falcons spent Tuesday taking it out on Stamford High School.
Senior captain Katie Urquhart tallied three assists and four different Falcons scored as Ludlowe dominated the Black Knights, 4-0 on Tuesday night at Taft Field.
"I was very happy with the way we played," Ludlowe head coach Cathy Hamill said.
Hamill was not surprised by the statistical performance of one of her captains, Urquhart.
"She is one of our best players and also a leader on our team," Hamill said. "She has been moving forward the entire season, and I can play her pretty much anywhere."
The Falcons boosted their record to 6-5-3-1 on the year. Ludlowe notched its first win since Oct. 7 with the win over Stamford. Ludlowe will hope to use the momentum of its game with Stamford and its game last night with Trumbull as a boost into the state playoffs that will begin on Nov. 9.
"We`ll go into the states with a lot of confidence," Hamill said. "We`ve been progressing...as the season`s gone on, and I think we`ll be ready to have a nice performance at states."
"We had a slow start, but after that we got in our rhythm," Hamill said. "That made all the difference."
"We had really nice movement," Hamill said.
Ludlowe caught a break on its third goal, when Megan Reilly`s initial shot was stopped. Reilly shot again and the ball deflected off of the officials foot and into the goal.
Haley Lynch scored the final goal when Urquhart`s initial shot was stopped by Li, but Lynch caged the ball.
The Falcons defense was strong in front of goalie Jillian Moffett, who made three saves. Urquhart, Larson, Reilly and Elise Perrazini were singled out by Hamill for their fine two-way play. Ludlowe`s bench also provided it a pair of goals and depth for the Falcons.
"If you can pull from your bench and get a rhythm going like we did tonight," Hamill said, "that says a lot to the girls that don`t ordinarily start, but have a major impact on a game."