New Haven fights off late comeback, beats Pace 4-3


Photo courtesy of Charlotte Bassett

Members of the field hockey team celebrate after a goal in their win over Pace, West Haven, Oct. 27, 2022.

The New Haven field hockey team (2-4, 2-0 NE10) has earned their place in the win column yet again on Tuesday night at Ralph F. Dellacamera Stadium, holding off the Pace Setters (3-4, 0-2 NE10) late comeback to take the game 4-3. After finding themselves down in the second period, the Chargers were able to score four goals in a row, taking the lead back and not giving up. New Haven now finds itself at 2-4 (2-0 NE10).

After a scoreless first period of play, Pace’s Tavia Flecksteiner struck their first goal, beating New Haven goalkeeper Keira Integlia. The Chargers were finally able to get on the board in the second period after generating seven scoring chances. Just four minutes later New Haven tied the game at one with a goal by defender Kelli Jacobson to send it to halftime.

The Chargers got off to a hot start in the second half when forward Kat Trammel fired a successful shot to take the Chargers up to a 2-1 lead. Just two minutes later, New Haven extended their lead to two when forward Abby Nixon beat Integlia in the left corner of the net. The lead stayed at two until the fourth period, when midfielder Zharria John extended the lead to three with a heavily contested goal.

Pace did not go down without a fight, however, and scored two goals in the final five minutes, cutting their deficit down to one. They came up just short in the end, and New Haven gained their second consecutive win and second win of the year.

The Chargers will stay at Ralph F. Dellacamera Stadium on Saturday afternoon at 1 p.m., hosting Franklin Pierce for another NE10 matchup. They are hoping to keep up their win streak as well as regain .500 status. More information can be found at