After winning the FAA Tournament title on Friday, the Greenwich Academy soccer team kept itself in contention to win another title on Saturday.
The Gators posted a 2-1 victory over visiting Westminster School — a win that clinched them a berth in the NEPSAC Tournament, which begins next week.
Greenwich Academy, which came back to beat Hopkins School, 2-1, in overtime in Friday’s FAA Tournament final, is seeded seventh in the NEPSAC Tournament. GA will visit second-seeded Loomis Chaffee School in Wednesday’s quarterfinal-round.
Sophomore Katie Goldsmith scored in the first half of Saturday’s game for the Gators. Her goal came off a penalty kick. In the second half, sophomore Christina Maldonado tallied off a free kick for the Gators. The free kick was drawn by sophomore Lily Bloom.
The Cardinals moved another step closer toward winning a state title on Friday.
Behind second-half goals from Taylor Stamos and Zoe Metalios, the Cardinals came back to beat Glastonbury, 2-1, in the quarterfinal-round of the CIAC Class L Tournament at Cardinal Stadium.
Third-seeded Greenwich will play seventh-seeded Staples in the semifinal-round on either Tuesday or Wednesday at a site and time yet to be determined.
The Bruins finished 13th at the New England Division I Cross Country Championships at Choate Rosemary Hall in Wallingford. Phillips Andover Academy won the New England title with a team score of 71 points. Matt Farrell of Loomis Chaffee was the race’s overall winner with a time of 15:55.
For Brunswick, Wesley Peisch, a senior co-captain, finished 51st with a time of 17:56. Chris Ramos crossed the finish line in 19:04 for the Bruins, while Charlie Garland posted a time of 19:22.
Senior co-captain Jack Driscoll registered a time of 19:35 for the Bruins.
“Today was a little tough all the way around,” Brunswick coach Steve Polikoff said. “We had an incomplete lineup, which made it tough in a very competitive meet like this.”
The Bruins ran without Andres Jasson and Kyle Raker.
“We had some guys who performed really well,” Polikoff said. “Wesley Peisch ran a nice time to cap his career, it was a significant run. And Matty Goodman ran a personal-record time for us.
“Our guys showed great spirit, which is how they ran all season.”
GREENWICH ACADEMY CROSS COUNTRY
The Gators placed 12th in the team standings at the New England Division I championships held at Choate Rosemary Hall.
Deerfield Academy won the team title with a score of 34. Greenwich Academy was paced by senior Sarah Callahan, who finished the race in a time of 20:56.
Julia Howe clocked in at 22:21, while Anji Van Biesen registered a time of 22:37 for GA. Megan Demott (24:07), Elena Tan (24:14), Sydney Pittignano (26:44) and Lily Schaeffer (27:52) also competed in the championship meet for the Gators.