MONROE — Despite falling behind in the opening portion of their contest Monday afternoon, the East Brunswick High School field hockey team stayed the course and found their offensive touch, doubling their season output in goals scored en route to a 3-2 victory over Monroe Monday afternoon.
Meagan Costello scored a goal and added two assists to lead the East Brunswick High School field hockey team past South Brunswick 3-1 on Wednesday.Lauren Cram and Rachel Huang each added goals for East Brunswick 3-1, which scored all three goals in the first half. Eileen Rolwood scored the lone goal for the Vikings 3-1, and Emily Ryan assisted the score.
East Brunswick improved to 2-1 with a 4-0 shutout against Monroe. Rachel Huang had two goals and an assist while Meagan Costello had a goal and two assists. Lauren Cram had a goal and one assist. Emily Polinski and Tori Zaccaria combined for the shutout.
After leading her team to a 13-6 record and a Greater Middlesex Conference championship, East Brunswick High School field hockey coach Cindy Todoroff is the 2011 Home News Tribune Field Hockey Coach of the Year.
Taylor McNammara connected once and freshman Emily Polinski turned in a strong effort in goal, including a big save on a penalty stroke in the final minute, when second-seeded East Brunswick downed top seed and defending champion South Plainfield, 3-1, last night in the Greater Middlesex Conference Tournament final in East Brunswick.
Cram had three goals and two assists in a 5-2 win over Sayreville on Sept. 23. Analise Friere scored the other two goals in the win.
On Monday, Cram had two assists in a 4-0 win over Old Bridge. Friere had two goals. Rachel Huang and Sarah Kelner also scored. Danielle De Milio added an assist.
A battle unfolded once again as Greater Middlesex Conference field hockey rivals South Plainfield and East Brunswick faced off in their first matchup of the season Monday.
In a rematch of last year’s GMC Tournament final, South Plainfield prevailed 2-1.
Sophomore Rachel Huang scored her second goal on a feed from Analise Friere with 1:04 left in the first overtime and Victoria Zacarria made two saves for East Brunswick (1-0) in East Brunswick. Rachel Gulotta scored and Stephanie Callas made 11 saves for Metuchen (0-1).