HIGH SCHOOL ROUNDUP GA volleyball, soccer field hockey victorious
Greenwich Academy ran its record to 4-0 by sweeping visting Masters School, 3-0, in an FAA volleyball match on Tuesday.
The Gators won the match, 25-16, 25-17, 25-12.
“Our team played wonderful,” GA coach Christy Girard said. “We got off to a quick start, which is what we set out to do each game. Our serving really led us today.”
Evie Kay Girard served the first eight points for GA in its opening game. Grace Ryan helped spark the Gators’ solid defensive play and also provide strong serving.
Alexandra Trofort, Valeska Lasky, Madlin Decker and Kate Miele also spearheaded the Gators’ winning performance.
“The No.1-goal we have is to get off to a quick start with our fast-moving offense,” Girard said. “We have so much diversity and versatility on our team.”
The Gators will host FAA rival King School in a Friday afternoon showdown.
GREENWICH ACADEMY SOCCER
Sophomore Margaret Maruszewski scored twice for Greenwich Academy, which raised its record to 4-2 with a 6-0 victory against visiting Hamden Hall Country Day School in an FAA soccer game held on Monday.
Junior Tessa Brooks started the scoring for the Gators, giving the team a 1-0 lead by tallying in the 15th minute. Junior Christina Maldonado followed with a goal, making it 2-0. The Gators scored all six goals in the first half.
“The first half we played very well,” GA coach Alistair Lonsdale said. “Our players did what they had to do and took care of business. I was pleased with our style of play — we played with great confidence.”
Sophomore Paige Lipman and junior Katie Goldsmith added first-half goals, while Maruszewski tallied twice for the victors. Greenwich Academy is in action again on Wednesday when it visits FAA rival Sacred Heart Greenwich at 4 p.m.
“We feel like we are in good position as we get set to play big games against Sacred Heart, Loomis Chaffee and Greens Farms Academy,” Lonsdale said.
GREENWICH ACADEMY FIELD HOCKEY
Showing its offensive depth, Greenwich Academy received goals from six different players in its 6-0 win road win over St. Luke’s School Monday in an FAA matchup.
The 3-0 Gators held a 3-0 halftime lead. Julia Freedman scored the game’s first goal with 28:54 remaining in the first half. Lila Murray set Freedman up for the tally.
Murray gave GA a 2-0 lead, scoring off a pass from Alessia Packard at the 24:54 mark of the first half. Ada Shaffer made it 3-0 with a goal 1:10 later. Katharine Glassmeyer and Maya Walker each assisted on the goal.
Georgia Gallagher started the scoring for the Gators in the second half. Assisting on the goal were Murray and Cameron Brower at the 21:55 mark. Brower and Olivia Jonokuchi each notched second-half goals for the Gators, which generated six penalty corners. Goalie Hamilton Doster got the shutout win.
SACRED HEART VOLLEYBALL
The Tigers (1-6) dropped a 3-0 decision to King School on the road in an FAA match played on Tuesday.
King won the match by set scores of 25-10, 25-20, 25-16. Kellie Ulmer registered four kills, eight digs and one ace, while Natalia Pazos had five kills, 11 digs and one ace for Sacred Heart.
Morgan Wilkens had 10 assists and one dig and Olivia Lockwood had five kills for the Tigers, who visit Taft School on Saturday.