Darien’s scoring machine revved up even more on Monday, beating Danbury 8-0 at home.
Wave field hockey climbs to 5-1 overall and 4-1 FCIAC with the win.
Lexi Perticone scored twice and had two assists, Hollis Perticone scored another pair, Allie Parsley scored her first varsity goal, rookie Erica Osherow scored, vet Kat Huber had a goal and an assist, Claire Culliton had a helper, Cammie Lattimer and assist, Paxton Voigt added a goal and an assist.
In goal, Danika Hornick made one save for her second straight shutout.
So, is it, time to start calling this team a scoring machine?
“We connected, which was great,” Wave coach Mo Minicus said. “We didn’t connect so well on Saturday against Mamaroneck.”
Darien’s sole goal stood up for the win there.
Then, the watchword for the Wave about one lap into a season with several more laps still to go? It’s a bunch of words, really.
“We just keep chipping away one game at a time,” Minicus said. “At this point we are just working on connecting offensively; moving the ball more fluidly through the defense. And just trying to come together as a team.”
And now there’s no pressure. No undefeated season to be had. And to be honest, it feels great.
— Mo Minicus
Darien’s only loss this season so far was 1-0 to Wilton.
“It was such a battle back and forth,” said Minicus. “It was a good game.”
The more Darien becomes accustomed to putting the ball away, often, and early, the better, come the next time they might meet the Warriors.
“We had a golden opportunity within the first three minutes of the game, which we just didn’t capitalize on,” Minicus said. “And that could have changed the whole tone of the game.”
Still, this loss was money in the memory bank for DHS.
“You learn more from losing than from winning,” Minicus added. “And it was a great little wake-up call. And now there’s no pressure. No undefeated season to be had.
“And to be honest, it feels great.”