Field hockey Bears knock off state's largest school
DANBURY – Spurred on by two second half goals from sophomore Alexa Milius, Thomaston outplayed Danbury, 4-2, Saturday morning in brisk conditions on the Hatters’ home artificial turf.
The Berkshire League leading Bears upped their record to 11-1-0 with the win while the struggling Danbury lost its sixth straight game and fell to 5-9.
Thomaston’s only loss this season is a 4-3 decision at Brookfield and the importance of defeating the state’s largest school was not lost on the state’s third smallest public school.
“It is important for our confidence to get out of the league and win a game especially on turf,’ said Thomaston coach Brooke Holway.
“Today I think we showed a lot of character, we played together well against a tough physical team,” added Thomaston senior Morgan Sanson. “We all stepped up as group and showed we can play against teams out of our league.”
Sanson also scored for the Bears and added two assists. Sophomore Alexa Sanson (sister) added a goal and an assist. Thomaston scored three goals in the final 20 minutes, two from Milius to break a 1-1 tie.
Danbury has an enrollment of 2,870 with 1,406 girls. Thomaston’s enrollment is 240 with 106 girls.