Trumbull field hockey opens season with tie against Pomperaug

Senior Gabby Margolies scored two goals to lead Trumbull to a 2-2 tie with visiting Pomperaug. It was the season opener for both teams.

After a scoreless first half, Margolies got the Eagles on the scoreboard when she converted a rebound with 13:04 remaining. It was Margolies’ first career goal. Margolies then added her second goal nine minutes later off assists from senior Maura Carbone and sophomore Nola Antonio.

Trailing 2-0, Pomperaug then scored twice in the fourth quarter to force overtime. Junior Aryanna DeBenedetto scored with 4:27 to make it 2-1, and the Panthers continued to force things offensively and earned a penalty corner with less than one minute left. After Pomperaug was able to keep the ball in the circle, Allie Leonard converted from the right side to tie the score with 34 seconds remaining.

The two teams did not score in the extra 10 minutes of 7-on-7 play.

Jenny Flynn made eight saves for Trumbull, while Katherine O'Leary had seven for Pomperaug.

Trumbull returns to action on Saturday when it travels to Newtown for 3 p.m. contest.

Trumbull 2, Popmperaug 2

Pomperaug 0 0 0 2 — 2

Trumbull 0 0 2 0 — 2

T - Gabby Margolies (unassisted), 13:04

T - Margolies (assisted by Nola Antonio and Maura Carbone), 4:17

P - Aryanna DeBenedetto (unassisted), 4:26

P - Allie Leonard (unassisted), 0:34

Goalkeeper Saves: T - Jenny Flynn (8 saves) P - Katherine O'Leary (7 saves)

Shots on Goal: T - 15; P - 11

Penalty Corners: T - 9; P - 8