Following a loss against Salisbury School in Friday night’s showdown, the Brunswick School lacrosse team got right back on the winning track Monday, topping Trinity-Pawling School, 14-10.
The host Bruins, who celebrated their Senior Day, improved their record to 14-2 overall and 9-1 in Western New England Division I play.
Brunswick bolted out to a 3-1 first-quarter lead and held a 7-3 halftime advantage.
“We played well, we showed more urgency than the past 10 days,” Bruins coach David Bruce said. “Our guys put pressure on their defense and moved the ball well throughout the game.”
With sophomores Coulter Mackesy and Jeffrey Matthews distributing the ball and making plays at attack and junior Lucas Delgado pacing the midfield play, the Bruins played from in front the whole game.
“We moved the ball well in transition and our defense played extremely well the entire game,” Bruce said. “They had a few more goals than we hoped, but Trinity is a good team. They lost to Salisbury by only one goal.”
Brunswick paid tribute to its seniors, which include Christian Barnard (captain), Ian Murray (captain), Christian Ronda (captain), Michael Gottlieb, Charles Shaffer, Cooper Moore, Charles Packard, AJ Delgado, Edward Glassmeyer, Will Prout, Whit Knight, Tim Saunders and David MacGillivray.
“Our seniors have done a good job of carrying the torch and providing great leadership throughout the year,” Bruce said. “Our alumni would be proud of them.”
Up next for nationally-ranked Brunswick is an intriguing matchup against visiting national power Darien on Wednesday at 7 p.m. The game marks the first meeting between the Bruins and Blue Wave.
“Our guys are really looking forward to it, they’ve been waiting for this game for a long time,” Bruce said. “It should come right down-to-the-wire in a game between two really good teams.”
SACRED HEART GREENWICH WATER POLO
The Tigers qualified for the five-team NEPSAC Championships by registering a 4-1 victory over host Hopkins School on Monday. The New England tournament takes place Saturday and Sunday at Phillips Exeter Academy.
Greenwich Academy is seeded first, Williston-Northampton is the No. 2 seed and Phillips Exeter Academy is the third seed. Choate Rosemary Hall is seeded fourth, followed by Sacred Heart.
Sacred Heart put itself in position to qualify on Monday by defeating Loomis Chaffee on Saturday, 10-4. Sophomore Isabella Lippolis recorded five goals and three assists in the win. Bella Adams tallied one goal and two assists, while Rory Keller, Christine Plaster and Laura Moore each had one goal for Sacred Heart.
Ella Holl made nine saves for the victors (7-4). In its 11-7 loss agains Williston-Northampton Saturday, Lippolis tallied twice, while Moore, Alex Marshall, Plaster, Bella Adams and Keller had one goal apiece. Holl stopped nine shots in goal.
GREENWICH BOYS VOLLEYBALL
The Cardinals were edged by Danbury, 3-2, in a match held on Danbury on Monday. Greenwich needed to win the match to keep its hopes of making the state tournament alive.
Jack Doss registered 20 kills and three blocks, while Whit Courage added 13 kills, five service points, one ace and 13 digs for the Cardinals (5-11). Manuel Ortiz posted 43 assists, 15 service points, one kill, six digs and two aces for GHS. Also leading the Cardinals were Chris Mark (five kills, two blocks), Nick Bueti (15 service points, four aces, 10 digs) and Marlo Garcia (10 service points, five kills).
SACRED HEART GREENWICH LACROSSE
Sacred Heart Greenwich concluded its regular season in top form, topping Taft School, 21-5, Saturday in Watertown.
The Tigers were led by junior Katie Keller, who tallied six goals and three assists. Senior Ryan Smith registered four goals and two assists, while junior Morgan Smith had three goals and one assist for Sacred Heart.
Junior Amelia Sheehan added two goals and two assists and Hannah Dempsey had two goals and two assists in the win for SHG (15-1).
Sacred Heart, which sports a sparkling 15-1 record, also received two goals from Fiona Lewis and one goal apiece from Caroline Paul and Mia Cesare.
GREENWICH ACADEMY TRACK AND FIELD
Greenwich Academy defeated Canterbury and lost to Berkshire School and Wilbraham and Monson in a meet held on Saturday at Berkshire.
The Gators’ record stands at 10-7 after the four-team meet. GA’s top highlight from the meet was produced by its 4 x 400-meter relay team of Evelyn Barringer, Emily Hock, Cora Creighton and Grace von Oiste. The foursome finished first in the event for GA.
Creighton also crossed the finish line first in the 800-meter run and was second in the 1,500-meter event. Von Oiste was the runner-up in the 400-meter run, while teammate Kate Anderson took third in the 800 for GA.
Haylee Ressa (300-meter hurdles) and Julia Howe (3,000-meter run) each posted third-place finishes, while Jessie Ong was fourth in the long jump to also pace Greenwich Academy. Erin Jaquiery finished fourth in the triple jump and took fifth in hte 400-meter competition. Elena Tan (1,500 run), Paige Keating (200-meter run, personal-best) and Ali Jaquiery (triple jump, personal-record) each placed fifth in their respective events for Greenwich Academy.
BRUNSWICK SCHOOL SAILING
The Bruins earned a fourth-place finish at the 18-team Phebe Corckran King Memorial, which was co-hosted by Annapolis Yacht Club and Severn Sailing Association in Annapolis, Md., on Saturday.
During the two-day event, Brunswick registered eight first-place finishes over 36 races — the most in the regatta. Competing against teams from New England, along with the Mid-Atlantic and Great Lakes regions, Brunswick finished with 236 team points, nine points behind third-place finisher Toms River (N.J.). St. Mary’s from Maryland won the event with 163 points.
In the A Division, Brunswick’s William Michels served as the skipper with teammate Carlos Flores in crew for the first 10 races. Angus Manion was the crewman in the last eight races, with Michels at the helm. Over 18 races in the A Division, Brunswick registered five victories and five more top-five finishes on its way to totaling 109 points.
In the B Division, Leyton Borcherding served as the skipper in all 18 races. Ryan Heinzerling was crew in the first 14 races and Flores sailed as crew in the last four. Brunswick’s B division boat raced to three wins, three more top-five results and notched 127 points.