NEWTON, NJ—Lauren Barbato led the Newton field hockey team to a 6-0 shutout victory over Kittatinny on Wednesday, when they played them at Palmer Field.

“The girls came out with a strong energy and scored three goals in the first half,” Head Coach Lisa Bechtel said. “They did a good job of moving to the ball in the first half. They worked hard as a team and adjusted to different positions on the field due to some injuries of other teammates.”

Barbato had a hat trick, contributing three of the six goals Newton scored. Victoria Docherty, Autamn Kerr and Rachel Sturchio each contributed one.

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Morgan Mendel contributed with two assists along with Dominique Simeone, Carly DeIorio, Sturchio, and Docherty who each had one assist.

Newton completely out shot Kittatinny 26-5 leaving Abby Berkowitz, goalie for Newton with five saves for a shutout.

“Carly DeIorio played a new spot in the middle of the field and did an outstanding job. Lauren Barbato had a hat trick, Jen Papis had a stick stop save and Abbey Berkowitz gained another shutout. Another total team effort,” Bechtel said.

The Newton High School Lady Braves Field Hockey team move their record overall to 7-4 and their conference record to 4-1.

“We play High Point Friday and Sparta Saturday,” Bechtel said. Friday’s game is home on Palmer Field beginning at 4 p.m. and Saturday’s game is also at Palmer Field beginning at 10 a.m.