The South Brunswick High School field hockey team won four of its first five games to get off to a great start this season.
South Brunswick defeated Metuchen, 2-1, in the season opener on Sept. 10.
"We had a great team effort against Metuchen," South Brunswick Coach Danielle Matlack said. "It was a good win to start the season."
Nina Ceremino and Eileen Rolwood scored goals in the win. Alyssa Talarick assisted on both goals. Elizabeth Ruedemann had seven saves in goal.
South Brunswick defeated Piscataway, 2-1, on Sept. 12.
Kristen Cavorley and Alyssa Talarick scored goals. Cara Bagley had an assist.
"We won the Piscataway game, but did not play as well," Matlack said.
South Brunswick's lone loss of the season was to Sayreville on Sept. 14.
"We didn't play poorly against Sayreville," Matlack said. "They are a much improved team."
South Brunswick was able to pick up a 1-0 win over Old Bridge on Sept. 16.
Eileen Rolwood scored the lone goal of the match.
This was a game that was dominated by the defenses. Ruedemann had to make only three saves to pick up the shutout in goal. Old Bridge's Vicki Corbett had five saves. Fortunately, South Brunswick fought through for the needed score and was able to protect that goal.
"We bounced back against Old Bridge, once again playing well as a team," Matlack said.
South Brunswick continued to move in the right direction with a 4-3 win over East Brunswick in overtime on Sept. 19.
Emily Ryan scored with 7:34 left in regulation to tie the match. Alyssa Talarick scored the game winner in overtime. Ryan also had a goal earlier in the game. Meghan Reilly also scored.
Ruedemann had a great game in goal for South Brunswick, making 16 saves.
South Brunswick is scheduled to be back in action with a game against Monroe on Sept. 21.