High school roundup Lillis stands out for Sacred Heart Greenwich

September 23, 2018

Sacred Heart Greenwich sophomore Grace Lillis finished third overall in the 5,000-meter race at the Canterbury Cross Country Invitational Saturday in New Milford.

Lillis, a sophomore, registered a third-place time of 19 minutes, 15 seconds in the race for the Tigers, who competed in the girls Division I competition at the meet.

Lillis’ time in the race was a Sacred Heart record in a 5,000-meter event. Ursula Vollmer, a sophomore, was 36th in 22:35, while Cecilia Duncan, also a sophomore, clocked in at 23:09. Senior Gabby Davitch ran a 23:34, while junior Elisa Howard posted a time of 23:36 for the Tigers, who placed eighth out of 12 teams in the girls’ Division I standings.

Greenwich Academy also competed in the Canterbury Invitational. Elena Tan was the Gators’ top runner in the 5,000, posting a time of 22:00 (25th overall). Kate Anderson finished the race in 22:26 and Julia Howe had a time of 22:57.


Greenwich Academy was edged by host Miss Porter’s School, 2-0, in a non-conference game on the road.

Miss Porter’s scored both goals in the first half, tallying in the 20th and 36th minutes.

“They are a very strong team, but I thought we played the best that we had so far this season,” GA coach Alistair Lonsdale said. “The first half was about 60-40 in our favor as far as possession goes. They had two good goals, putting two shots in the top corner, but I’m really pleased with how we played.”

Tessa Brooks helped lead GA, which saw Paige Lipman return to action after missing the first several games of the season with an injury. GA hosts Hamden Hall Country Day School on Monday, before visiting rival Sacred Heart on Wednesday at 4 p.m.


The Bruins dueled visiting Deerfield Academy to a 2-2 draw at Caputo Field on Saturday.

Brunswick battled back from 1-0 and 2-1 deficits to forge the draw. Trailing 1-0 in the second half, the Bruins (0-2-2) tied the score at 1-1 on a goal from Will Maynard. James Widdowson moved the ball to Harry Barringer, who then connected with Maynard for the goal.

With Brunswick behind, 2-1, Arryan Chinai of Brunswick made it 2-2, converting a penalty kick. Barringer drew the penalty kick in the 82nd minute. Erick Meindl made six saves for the Bruins, who outshot Deerfield, 11-7, for the game.

The Bruins visit Avon Old Farms School on Wednesday.


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