27 Saves for Field Hockey Goalie Caroline Kelly '19 Against Notre Dame

The field hockey team notched another big win (1-0) over rival Notre Dame on Wednesday, November 7.

The win sends the team to the finals of the PAISAA Tournament for the first time since 2016.

"Our defense was steady and strong," said Varsity Head Coach Gina Buggy, Hon. "Our goalie, Caroline Kelly '19, played outstanding. And fortunately, we were able to capitalize on a beautiful goal."

Caroline had 27 impressive saves in goal- giving Notre Dame its first shutout of the season. In the second half, with an assist from Kelly Smith '21, Macy Szukics '22 scored the only goal of the game. Tri-captain Lauren Devletian had three defensives saves. Sofia Acosta '21 also played strong defense- with one defensive save.

"It was a hard-fought game. Notre Dame very played well," said Coach Buggy. "They possessed the ball very nicely and had some dangerous corner opportunities."

It was EA's second straight win against Notre Dame. On October 23, EA broke Notre Dame's winning streak with a 3-1 win.

The team will face Germantown Academy in the PAISAA finals on Tuesday, November 13 at Bryn Mawr College.