NEWTON, NJ—The Lady Braves’ field hockey team won 2-1 over Lenape Valley when they played them away on Tuesday.
The Newton High School girls field hockey team played a tight game against Lenape Valley, allowing Victoria Docherty to take the lead and score both goals for the team.
“It was a close game,” Head Coach Lisa Bechtel said. “We were down 1-0 and we scored to tie it up going into half time. We came out stronger in the second half to score again and prevent Lenape from notching another goal.”
“Our goalkeeper, Abby Berkowitz, was outstanding with 13 saves and Victoria Docherty scored both goals as she played with extreme heart and resilience. Overall, it was a total team effort to pull out the win,” Bechtel said.
Assists were made by Carly DeIorio and Jade Luciani. Lenape Valley outshot Newton 13-6, proving Berkowitz’s 13 saves versus Lenape Valley’s keeper’s five.
The Lady Braves move their overall record to 5-4 and their conference division record to 2-1 as they begin the first round of the Hunterdon/Warren/Sussex tournament on Thursday against Belvidere.