The well coached Carle Place team was coming off a disappointing 1-0 loss to League leading Manhasset, now faced the number 2 team, Garden City. Carle Place took the opening faceoff deep into Garden City territory until Team Captain Maureen Arendt cleared the ball to her mid-field line and with less than two minutes into the contest Kitty Clavin’s shot cracked the wooden backstop of the goal and Garden City had an early 1-0 lead.
The Garden City offense continued to press Carle Place and was awarded the first penalty corner of the game. Carle Place struggled, and Garden City was awarded consecutive penalty corners until Team Captain Archi Haffner slammed a direct shot to give Garden City a 2-0 lead in the first quarter. A skilled Carle Place team successfully defended multiple penalty corners and shots throughout the second quarter. The consistent Garden City goalkeeper Madeline Mitchell made back to back saves giving a hard driving Team Captain Tara Hollis an opportunity to slice a shot past the skilled Carle Place goalkeeper giving Garden City a 3-0 lead at halftime.
Perennial Class C Champion Carle Place continued to deny Garden City from scoring in the second half, but likewise the skilled play of Maureen Arendt, Lauren Marino, Averie Smith, Jennifer Roller, Anastasia Follender, and Emily Racich prevented Carle Place from getting on the scoreboard. At 6-1 Garden City is in midseason form, and Head Coach Lavelle, Coach Deluca, and Coach Camberdella continue to fine tune this uniquely talented and tight-knit squad.