High school roundup: GA field hockey, GHS water polo victorious
The Greenwich Academy field hockey team posted another shutout win Wednesday, defeating host Hopkins School in an FAA game. The Gators, who have yet to yield a goal this season, ran their record to 4-0 with the victory.
Lila Murray gave the Gators a 1-0 lead with a goal at the 27:53 mark of the first half. Grace Schulze and Maya Walker each assisted on the goal. Schulze tallied with 26:20 left in the opening half, with Katharine Glassmeyer getting the assist.
Glassmeyer knocked in a rebound off a penalty corner that was initiated by Schulze with 5:14 to go in the first half, making it 3-0.
Walker scored off Schulze’s insert off a penalty corner with 27:40 left in the second half and Cameron Brower tallied off a pass from Evie Barringer early in the second half.
GA generated 19 shots on goal and drew 12 penalty corners. The Gators will host NEPSAC rival Hotchkiss School on Saturday at 3 p.m.
GREENWICH HIGH BOYS WATER POLO
Behind a strong second half, Greenwich registered a decisive 13-5 win over Greenwich Aquatics Wednesday night at the YMCA of Greenwich.
The Cardinals held a 5-4 halftime lead, before outscoring Greenwich Aquatics, 8-1, in the second half.
We played Greenwich Aquatics tonight at the YMCA. It was a tale of two halves as we held a 5-4 lead going into the third. We outscored them 8-1 in the final two quarters en route to a 13-5 victory.
Junior Thomas Hoffmeister led the way for the Cardinals with three goals. Senior co-captain Kyle Laufenberg made 15 saves for the victors.
Juniors Charlie Clark and John Caruso and senior co-captain Niki de la Sierra each had two goals for Greenwich. Senior co-captain Tegan D’Agostino drew four exclusions giving, the Cards extra-man opportunities.
“Our bench played really well during a pivotal stretch in the second half and that turned out to be the difference,” GHS coach James Ramaley said. I was happy with our to ability to get out on the counter attack and utilize our depth.”
Greenwich travels to Reading, Pa., for the Beast of the East tournament this weekend — the biggest high school tournament on the east coast.
BRUNSWICK CROSS COUNTRY
The Bruins went 5-1 on the day in Wednesday’s FAA meet held at Sherwood Island Park. Brunswick beat Masters School, 22-33, and had victories against King School (22-34), Greens Farms Academy, (19-36), Rye Country Day School (19-36) and St. Luke’s (15-43). Brunswick’s loss came against Hopkins School (18-38).
“It was a tough, but not unexpected defeat,” Brunswick coach Steve Polikoff said. “We lost to a strong team and it’s clear we need to get faster and more importantly, healthier.”
Charlie Ciporin placed 25th for Brunswick (21:05) and teammate Nick Wolanske was 39th (22:02)
GREENWICH ACADEMY CROSS COUNTRY
Cora Creighton finished second for Greenwich Academy in its FAA race, which took place on Wednesday at Sherwood Island Park. Creighton registered a time of 20:09 for the Gators.
Elena Tan had Greenwich Academy’s next best finish, placing eighth in 22:37. Kate Anderson was 12th in 23:22, while teammate Julia Howe finished 24th )24:40) for GA.
Sydney Pittignano posted a time of 26:48 and Clea Ramos clocked in at 27:23 for the Gators. Nicole Surgent (29:05), Emily Fernandez (32:52) and Gabby Mullen (36:21) rounded out GA’s finishers.
In the team results at the meet, Greenwich Academy defeated Rye Country Day School, 23-33 and also beat Greens Farms Academy (25-30) and Holy Child (28-29). Sacred Heart Greenwich beat Greenwich Academy, 27-31.
Scoring with nine seconds remaining, Avon Old Farms defeated visiting Brunswick, 2-1, in a game held on Wednesday.
The Winged Beavers’ game-winning goal came off a header following a corner kick. Trailing 1-0, the Bruins tied the score in the 48th minute. Harry Barringer sent the ball into the Avon penalty area and teammate Arryan Chinai gathered it at the back post and put it past Avon’s goalie.
Avon Old Farms scored the game’s first goal one minute into the second half. Eric Meindl made a personal-best 14 saves for the Bruins, who host The Gunnery on Saturday.