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G-Force: Cassidy nets four

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Georgia Cassidy: The new Olivia Hompe, and before she’s done, maybe more so. (Photo courtesy Darien Athletic Foundation)

GIRLS HOCKEY

Sophomore high scorer Georgia Cassidy is as quick to credit her teammates as she is to put the puck in the net.

“At least three of my four goals today were set up by Marissa (Baker) on beautiful passes,” said Cassidy who leads undefeated DHS girls’ Wave Hockey with 15 goals, 19 points. “One was on a breakout from the defense and one to me on the boards. My line is connecting really well.”

First place Darien (6-0 FCIAC, 8-1 overall) put away the team closest to it in the FCIAC standings, Wilton/Norwalk co-op 8-0 at the Sono Ice House on Wednesday night.

(A video from the game shining a spotlight on the league’s runaway frontrunner will be featured on Friday)

This program has gone from a stumble to a gallop, on ice, in about one short decade.

“It’s a testament to our youth hockey that we’ve put together with the Conn. Ice Cats,” said Darien coach Jamie Tropsa of the girls elite teams. “Darien Youth Hockey and the New Canaan Winter Club combined about five years ago, and it’s really giving us a lot of players with experience, which has made our job easy as coaches.”

Scoring

First Period

Cassidy scores in the second minute, and again in the fourth minute of the game, assisted by Amanda Sload on her second goal

Freshman Cassidy Schiff notches her second career goal, assisted by Hannah McLane

Chandler Kirby scores alone, followed by Christy Conley with help from Allegra Molkenthin

There are two shots on goalie Shannon Hall, while Darien had 14 shots on goalie Brooke Jonsson

Second Period

Ellie Bennett scores with an assist by Sammy Nielsen

Cassidy scores her hat trick all alone

Hall makes one save

Third Period

Cassidy adds another goal assisted by Baker and Sload

Freshman goalie Emily Gianunzio is in net, but sees no shots

Hall makes three saves in all, Jonsson 29

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