A year ago, the Ridgefield High field hockey team didn't score its 10th goal of the season until its ninth game. Just two games into this season, the Tigers have already hit double figures. After opening with a 5-0 road win over Stamford last Friday, Ridgefield tacked on five more goals to beat Newtown, 5-1, in a non-conference game at Tiger Hollow on Monday. \u201cThis week is all about staying focused,\u201d said Ridgefield head coach Madelaine Hutchings. \u201cI wanted us to remain consistent the whole time through, and for them to maintain an aggressive attitude for both the entirety of tonight\u2019s game, and for the rest of the week.\u201d Five minutes into the first half, Ridgefield's diamond offensive set produced an early goal. Off an assist from Julia Wilson, Sammi Petruzzelli scored on a tap-in to put the hosts ahead, 1-0. This quick strike\u00a0set the tone, as the Tigers embarked on a barrage of advances against the Newtown goal. The pressure resulted in several corners, as seniors Katie Pieterse and Natalie Silver maneuvered the ball into the circle, either through skillful dodges or precise passes down the line to sophomores Bella Carrozza and Cate Irving. Ten minutes after the first goal, Pieterse navigated her way through a series of defenders and finished the\u00a0impressive display\u00a0with a forceful slap shot into the goal, giving\u00a0Ridgefield a 2-0 advantage. Pieterse's second goal came five minutes later. A foul on senior Lexi Pass led to a corner, which\u00a0Irving inserted to Pieterse, who scored on another slap shot. The Tigers ended their dominant first half with a fourth goal. Off another corner,\u00a0Natalie Silver's precise feed found Caroline Bunt, and Bunt drilled a shot past the Newtown goalie to push Ridgefield's lead to 4-0 at the break. "We were able to\u00a0enter the offensive zone from both angles and down the sideline, as well as invade the circle in a headstrong manner," said Hutchings about her team's first-half goal rush. Ridgefield's second-half defense\u00a0benefited from the play of\u00a0Maddie Peters and Julia McSpedon. The two were able to clear the ball away from their goal and start the Tigers' transition play. While senior goalie Ellie Kaiser had little action in the first half, Newtown broke through with a goal off a corner 10 minutes into the\u00a0second half. Ridgefield\u00a0responded by keeping Newtown off-balance, with passes across field and down the line by Pass and Carrozza. Finally, with just two minutes left on the clock, the Tigers ended the game the way they started \u2014 with another well-executed goal. A pass into the circle left junior Lily Carnicelli in position for a shot\u00a0that she converted, sealing the 5-1 triumph. \u201cNewtown was on us all the time, and I think the girls had assumed that this would be a much closer game,\u201d said Hutchings. \u201cOur offense held up\u00a0very well, and that\u00a0was apparent as they (Newtown) weren\u2019t able to adjust to it ..."