A pair of back-to-back victories was just what the Huntington High School varsity field hockey team needed to bolster its confidence as it heads into the heart of the season.
The Blue Devils jumped out to a 3-0 halftime lead at home against North Babylon on Monday and coasted to a 5-1 victory.
Elizabeth Berejka and Anna Wickey scored two goals each. Megan Byrnes also scored. Holly Wright added an assist. Huntington’s two goalies combined to record seven saves with Emma Alexander stopping five shots and Kaitlyn Sage tallying a pair of saves.
Huntington's Lindsay McKenna
with the ball. (Darin Reed photo.)
The Blue Devils kept up their fine play on Tuesday when they again built an insurmountable 3-0 halftime lead on their way to an 8-1 victory at Copiague.
Wright notched two goals and added an assist. Wickey had two goals. Berejka and Michaela Carnesi each had a goal and an assist. Grace Curran and Olivia Arciprete also scored. Byrnes added two assists. Alexander and Sage both had three saves.
“I think that this is probably the best we have ever been,” Arciprete said. “We have a really strong team this year and we all really connect on and off the field. I believe we will go far this season and hopefully make it into the playoffs.”
Head coach Kathy Wright is hoping the Blue Devils keep their momentum and continue to display the explosive offense the team used to capture victories on consecutive days.
“I think this year we have a really talented team,” Carnesi said. “We communicate on the field and work hard. When I step onto the field with the team, I am confident that someone will always have my back. We started off so strong this season and it is only going to get better from here.”