Highlighted by Grace Fahey’s 100th career goal, the Greenwich High School girls lacrosse team registered a convincing 16-6 home win over Trumbull on Thursday.
Fahey, a senior, scored a game-high five goals, while reaching her milestone 100th career tally.
“Grace has been really great,” GHS coach Rachel Vallarelli said. “She’s done a great job of leading the offense and not only pushing it and taking it herself. She has a lot of assists and is great at finding the open players.”
That was evident in the fact that Fahey also recorded four assists to go along with her impressive five-goal game. Junior Leah Caputo recorded a hat trick, while Delaney Roth and Paige Finneran each tallied twice for Greenwich. Olivia Caan, Kate Loughran and Katie Large each had one goal for the victors.
“We got to try some new things and we did really well on the draw,” Vallarelli said. “Our defense locked down on them and our offense looked for the best opportunities to score. We also did well on the fastbreak.”
Fahey was also solid on the draw control, winning the draw three times, while causing a turnover. Alyx Carifa had three draw controles for the Cardinals (4-5).
“The team is working hard and we are getting better no matter what the score is,” Vallarelli said. “We are showing a lot of progress.”
Finneran, a senior, is on the cusp of reaching the same milestone Fahey achieved. She has 99 career goals.
GREENWICH HIGH GIRLS TENNIS
Greenwich dropped a 4-3 decision to visiting Westhill in an FCIAC matchup held on Thursday. Greenwich’s record stands at 7-3 following its second straight loss.
Tamar Bellete was victorious at first singles for the Vikings, defeating Martine Fierro, 6-4, 6-4. At second singles, Martina Kaba beat Greenwich’s Christina Gianesello, 6-1, 6-0.
Third singles saw Sanjana Nayak post a 6-2, 6-4 win against Kendall Schrohe of Greenwich. Sophomore Jacqueline Kaba of Westhill notched a 6-3, 6-1 victory over Courtney Sheets at fourth singles.
“Their team has a very strong singles lineup and we were missing our No. 2 singles player, so I had to move everyone up a slot,” GHS coach Betsy Underhill said.
In doubles action, Greenwich’s Amy Bickham/Yui Inagawa won their match at No. 1 against Caitlyn Tyrrell/Niki Economidis, 6-4, 6-2. At second doubles, Abby Shropshire/Hannah Viney were victorious, 6-0, 6-0 for GHS. Catherine Daye/Rachael Karetsky won in straight sets No. 3 doubles for the Cards, 6-2, 6-0.
GREENWICH ACADEMY TRACK AND FIELD
Greenwich Academy swept its way to victory in its meet against Cheshire Academy, Greens Farms Academy, Canterbury and Watkinson on Wednesday.
The Gators finished with 131 team points, followed by Cheshire Academy (129), Greens Farms Academy (45), Canterbury (29) and Watkinson (1).
Nicole Surgent placed first in the javelin event (79-3), while Maya Walker finished second in the discus (72-7) and shot put (27-3) for GA. Edvardine Joseph was third in the high jump (4-4) and fifth in the discus (56-11.5), while Emily Hock took third in the shot put (22-3) and fourth in the long jump (13-4.5).
Paige Keating had a third-place finish in the discus (63-6.5)) and Aiyanna Ojukwu placed third in the triple jump (29-3.25) for GA. Also in the field events for GA, Erin Jaquiery was fifth in the triple jump (27-5).
Cora Creighton gave Greenwich Academy a winning effort in the 1,500-meter run (5:06), then placed first in the 800-meter event (2:34) and was part of the winning 4 x 400 relay squad.
Elena Tan took first in the 3K event (12:51) and was second in the 800 (2:38). Sarah Packer was the winner in the 100 hurdles in 18.7 seconds and was third in the 300 hurdles, while Hock was part of the winning 4 x 400 relay squad. Grace vonOist had a victory in the 400-meter run (1:05.4) and was on the winning 4 x 400 relay.
Evelyn Barringer ran on the 4 x 400 relay.
Also pacing Greenwich Academy were: Sophie Freedman (fifth in 200 run, 30.17), Clea Ramos (fourth in 200, 29.87), Kate Anderson (third in 1,500, 5:26, third in 800, 2:39) and Haylee Ressa (second in 300 high hurdles, 55.6).
GREENWICH HIGH GIRLS GOLF
Greenwich raised its record to 4-1 with a 183-211 victory against St. Joseph in an FCIAC match held at Tashua Knolls Golf Club.
Junior Sydney Nethercott shot a 3-over-par 39 to earn medalist honors for the Cardinals. Sofia Ghorbel carded a 43, while Lily D’Oliveira had a round of 49 for Greenwich. Jackie Intriere shot a 50 in the winning effort.
Jamie Andrade paced St. Joseph (1-4) with a round of 45.
The Cardinals downed Fairfield Ludlowe in a match on Wednesday in Fairfield.
Whit Courage recorded seven service points, 12 kills and five digs to lead Greenwich. Nick Bueti registered five service points, eight kills, two digs and two aces for the Cardinals.
Also leading Greenwich was Manuel Ortiz (27 assists).
SACRED HEART LACROSSE
Sacred Heart Greenwich added another resounding win to its ledger, blanking visiting Hopkins School, 18-0, in a game held on Wednesday.
Junior Katie Keller scored a game-high five goals, while senior Ryan Smith recorded a hat trick to lead the 9-0 Tigers.
Morgan Smith, a junior, tallied twice and had one assist, while Teaken Haggerty added two goals in the winning effort. Franny O’Brien, Fiona Lewis, Hilary Hoover, Amelia Sheehan, Athena Corroon and Hannah Dempsey added one goal apiece in the win.
Jacey Heffernan assisted on two goals and Laura O’Connor had the shutout in goal for Sacred Heart, which hosts Greenwich Academy on Saturday at 2 p.m.
After suffering its first loss of the season recently against Cheshire Academy, the Brunswick School tennis team got back on the winning track, defeating host Greens Farms Academy, 5-2, in an FAA match held on Wednesday.
Ryan Glanville won his match at first singles for Brunswick, 6-2, 6-3. Evan Lee was victorious at second singles, 6-1, 6-3, while Aidan Reilly (No. 3) notched a 6-1, 6-2 win at No. 3.
At the No. 4 singles spot, Lorenzo Gunningham posted a 6-1, 6-1 win for the Bruins. In doubles action, Christian Hartch/Edward Nagler registered a 6-3, 6-2 victory at the top spot.