Girls hockey: Tigers rally to nip Warriors 5-4
Visiting Ridgefield outscored the Wilton-Norwalk girls hockey team 5-1 over the final 23 minutes of the game for a come-from-behind 5-4 win on Saturday at SoNo Icehouse in Norwalk.
Julia Zengre’s goal with 9:10 left in the third period, off a Kate McNicholas assist, proved to be the game winner for the Tigers, who improved their record to 1-4-1. The Warriors fell to 1-3.
Wilton jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the first period on goals by Caitlyn Hocker and Meghan Lane in the first seven minutes. Lane had an assist on the first goal, while Hocker and Molly Thomas assisted on the second.
Lane’s second goal of the game, off a Hocker assist, upped the lead to 3-0 less than three minutes into the second period.
Ridgefield answered with two goals in a span of less than a minute, by Rebecca Gartner and Emily Steffanelli, to make it 3-2 with 8:31 left in the period.
Anna Bean’s goal, off assists by Alyssa Laychak and Alison Danvers, put the Warriors up 4-2 with five minutes left, and Ridgefield’s Zella Ertl made it 4-3 after two periods with a goal with 2:12 left, off assists by Aubrey White and Chiara Signorelli.
The Tigers tied the game three minutes into the third period on a goal by Gartner, off Kate Zangre’s assist.
Lane finished the game with two goals and one assist, while Hocker had a goal and two assists. Bean had a goal and Thomas, Laychak and Danvers each had an assist.