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GVS and FH Open Up Season In Fine Form

Daniel Clarke
The St. Luke’s girls varsity soccer and field hockey teams got their respective seasons off to a perfect start on Tuesday, Sept. 15, with shutout wins against the Hopkins School.

GVS traveled to New Haven for a 4:30pm kick-off and dominated the proceedings from start to finish, recording a 6-0 win.

Caroline Lau ‘22 opened the scoring, following an assist from Layla Magnusen ‘22. Sarah Lau ‘24 then provided the opportunity for Cam Nelson ‘25 to net her first regular-season goal for the Storm, before older sister Mackenzie Nelson ‘23 scored her first goal for St. Luke’s, making it 3-0 before halftime.

St. Luke’s continued to control the game after the break, with additional goals from Ali Gall ‘22, Mackenzie Nelson, and Caroline Lau, capping off a wonderful team performance. Goalkeeper Ashley Barton recorded her first clean sheet of the season, helped by tremendous defense from Elli O’Meara ‘22, Aidan Panian ‘23, Natalie Owsley ‘23, and Emma Sherter ‘25.

The St. Luke’s field hockey team got its season underway against the Hilltoppers, taking an early lead with captain Andrea DiTeodoro ‘22 scoring her first goal. The Storm controlled the first half and led 1-0 at the break.

DiTeodoro completed her hat trick in the second half, scoring two more goals. Her second goal came after a beautiful pass from fellow captain Lili Messina ‘22. Kiley Galvin ‘23 completed the scoring for a comprehensive 4-0 victory for St. Luke’s.

Messina, Sloan Barker ‘22, Cessa Lewis ‘23, and Olivia Jones ‘22 all had excellent performances, and goalkeeper Ginny Caceres ‘24 earned her first official shutout of the season.

Next Up: Girls varsity soccer hosts Holy Child School on Saturday, Sept. 18, and field hockey has another road trip to The Masters School on Monday, Sept. 20.
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