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High School Roundup Sacred Heart volleyball sweeps Hamden Hall

September 18, 2018

Sacred Heart Greenwich’s volleyball team swept Hamden Hall Country Day School, 3-0, in an FAA match played in New Haven on Monday.

The Tigers won the match by set scores of 25-22, 25-8, 25-8.

Solame Alfaro recorded 25 assists, four digs and two aces to help pace Sacred Heart. Natalia Pazos added 14 kills, 17 digs and five aces, whle Kellie Ulmer registered eight kills, one block and nine digs for the victors.

SACRED HEART FIELD HOCKEY

A three-goal peformance from Ellie Manriquez powered the Tigers past Canterbury, 4-0. With the win, Sacred Heart improved its record to 3-0.

Manriquez tallied with 12:31 remaining in the first half and added a goal at the 2:08 mark. She opened the scoring in the second half and MaryGrace Farrell added a goal for Sacred Heart. Ryan Smith and Beth Yeager each had assists.

“The team had a slow start on the road,” Tigers coach Alex Gheorghe said. “In both halves we scored on counterattacks and capitalized on some penalty corners.”

GREENWICH ACADEMY FIELD HOCKEY

The Gators cruised to a 5-0 triumph against Choate Rosemary Hall, upping their record to 2-0.

Elektra Rodger had a first-half goal for Greenwich Academy, which tallied four times in the second half.

Julia Freedman notched a pair of second-half goals, while Grace Schulze rattled the cage with a shot. Georgia Gallagher also scored in the second half for Greenwich Academy, which has posted shutouts in both of its games to start the season.

Lila Murray, Maya Walker, Alessia Packard and Katharine Glassmeyer each registered assists in the winning effort.

BRUNSWICK WATER POLO

Brunswick topped Williston-Northampton and Deerfield Academy on Saturday in convincing fashion.

The host Bruins recorded a 17-5 win over Williston-Northampton and upended Deerfield, 19-3, before their home crowd. Against Williston-Northampton, Brunswick received scoring from 10 different players and went into halftime with a 10-4 lead.

Dillon Robinson paced the Bruins with four goals, while Ned Camel had a hat trick. Will Prout tallied twice, as did Tate Robinson for the victors. Luke Apostolides, Will Martin, Vilas Srikrishnan, Ivey Gehring, Robert Jacobson and Michael O’Malley each had one goal in the win.

Hayden Collins made four saves in the winning effort.

In the Bruins’ victory over Deerfield, Apostolides and Drew Keegan each lit the scoreboard five times, while JP OHL each tallied twice. Brunswick received one goal each from Timmy Saunders, Kyle Yelensky, Danny Taylor, Gavin Molloy, Jack Moore, Camel and Tate Robinson. Goalie Christian Hartch made six saves for the Bruins (4-0).

Up next for the Bruins is a trip to California, where they will compete in the Coronado High School Invitational.

SACRED HEART CROSS COUNTRY

Sacred Heart made a strong showing at the 2018 Wilton Invitational on Saturday, placing fourth out of 10 teams in the meet’s small school division.

The Tigers finished behind Guilford, New Fairfield and Hopkins in the team standings and placed ahead of Weston, Byram Hills (N.Y.), Wolcott, Joel Barlow, Seymour and Capital Prep.

Sophomore Grace Lillis was Sacred Heart’s top runner at the meet, posting a time of 15:49.5. Lillis placed eighth overall out of 166 competitors in the race. Ursula Vollmer, a sophomore, clocked in at 18:17.5 for the Tigers, while teammate Gabby Davitch, a senior, registered a time of 18:41.4.

Cecilia Duncan, a sophomore, finished the 4,000-meter race in 18:45.4, while Mary Anne Gallagher registered a time of 19:27.2 for Sacred Heart. Ella Holl (senior) crossed the finish line in 19:30.5, while Anissa Arakel (senior) posted a time of 19:31.5.

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