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Second Straight Win for Nonnewaug Field Hockey Team


Nonnewaug field hockey player Maiya Wendel (1) fights a Thomaston player for control during the Chiefs’ 2-1 win on October 10.

WOODBURY – The Nonnewaug field hockey team defeated Thomaston 2-1 Tuesday for its second win in a row. The Chiefs raised its record to 4-5-1.

Nonnewaug head coach Beth Tarby’s team was well-rested after the three-day Columbus Day weekend. However, Tarby said the effects of that time off showed in the early going.

Tarby said she would have rather had at least one practice since its emotional 3-2 win over previously-undefeated Northwestern on Friday. Its home game against Brookfield, which had been scheduled for Columbus Day, was postponed until later this month.

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“I don’t think [the time off] helped, I think it hindered us,” Tarby said. “When you have a practice, you’re focused in on your drills. I would have loved to have something, but we didn’t.”

Taylor Pabst got Nonnewaug on the board early, with a goal 4:10 into the game. However, Thomaston tied the game at the 19:55 mark.

Lindsey Ross netted the game-winner for Nonnewaug just 2:10 into the second half.

Savannah Fish picked up the win in goal for the Chiefs.

“I think we did and exceptionally excellent job of working together and passing the ball, and keeping up the intensity in the heat,” said senior captain Courtney Klimak.

Nonnewaug will host league rival Lewis Mills, which is 4-5 this season, on Thursday.

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