Field hockey: Senior class leads Trumbull forward
Trumbull High’s field hockey team proves that success is not always measured by wins and losses. Coach Colleen Filush’s Eagles got as much out of the season as anybody this fall.
“They’re friends on and off the field. They’re fun. We had a lot of fun this year,” Filush said. “They all learned a lot. They’ve all grown as people.”
The Eagles honored their 11 final-year players on Senior Night last Thursday.
Visiting Ludlowe won a 4-0 decision, but Trumbull then went on the road and blanked Weston 1-0 on Saturday.
Julia Louw, assisted by Grace Shay, scored the goal. Megan McCarthy and Lila Usher combined to shutout the Trojans (2-10-2). Trumbull carried a record of 5-8-1 into its finale.
On Senior Night, Filush had all of the seniors start, which meant one field player would have to suit up to be the goaltender.
“We have eleven seniors so in order for everyone to start someone had to play goal or we would have to play without a goalie,” said senior quad-captain Brooklyn Cenatiempo. “My coach asked me if I would step up and I said ‘of course.’”
Cenatiempo, who last played goal in eighth grade, did the honors and stopped both shots she faced before being put into her usual position.
McCarthy guarded the cage for most of the evening and made seven saves.
Ludlowe (11-3-1) was simply too tough a team and created a bulk of the scoring chances. Ludlowe’s Lauren Beccaria scored twice and Grace Murphy and Melissa Bucher also scored.
The Eagles generated six penalty corners. Grace Seymour, Jess Lipinski, Lauren Louw, Kayleigh Fleming and Cenatiempo all pressured the Ludlowe goal.
The seniors are captains Lipinski, Fleming, Tara Morrison and Cenatiempo, along with Julia Louw, Lauren Louw, Megan Passeri, Bridget Essing, Hannah Cohen, Grace Seymour and Helen Werner.
“I’m going to miss them a lot. All four captains are exceptional leaders in their own, different ways,” said Filush, adding that there was cohesiveness throughout the senior class.