Archbishop Spalding’s field hockey team jumped out to a quick lead and held off IAAM A Conference rival St. Paul’s SfG, 3-1 on Tuesday afternoon.

Goals by Summer Liberto and Kelsey Bonner, assisted by Andrea Scardina and Kendall Garden respectively, helped the Cavaliers (2-0 overall, 1-0 IAAM A) gain a 2-0 advantage in the first half.

Catherine Keniston added another score later while goalie Melissa Rize made five saves and Julia Webb stopped two shots for Spalding.

Lee Burch scored on a goal assisted by Katie Fischer for the Gators (0-1, 0-1).  Goal keeper Carrera Lucas had 13 saves in St. Paul’s opening game of the season.

No. 19 Archbishop Spalding 3, St Paul’s SfG 1

Goals: Spalding-Liberto, Bonner, Keniston; St. Paul’s-Burch.

Assists: Spalding-Scardina, Garden; St. Paul’s-Fischer.

Saves: Spalding-Rize 5, Webb 2; St. Paul’s-Lucas 13.