Sacred Heart Greenwich tied the bow around its memorable lacrosse season by posting a 9-5 road win over Loomis Chaffee School on Saturday in its season finale.
The Tigers finished their season with a record of 18-1, including a 13-1 victory against Greens Farms Academy in Friday’s FAA Tournament final — a win that gave them their third straight conference title.
On Saturday, the Tigers were challenged by a tough Loomis Chaffee squad.
“It was a close, competitive game with Loomis,” Sacred Heart coach Tara Clough said. “Morgan Smith, Amelia Sheehan and Katie Keller did a great job on the draw. Loomis has a very athletic team with a strong defensive unit. We took the lead in the first half and they had a run in the second. There was a lot of emotion out there on the field, with the conclusion of our season.”
Keller, a junior, registered four goals, four ground balls and two interceptions, while senior tri-captain Ryan Smith scored four times. Smith ended her Sacred Heart career with 204 career goals.
Hannah Dempsey, a sophomore, had one goal, while sophomore goalie Rachel Keefe made five saves for the Tigers.
“Players stepped up for each other and finished with hustle and heart,” Clough said. “Overall, it was an amazing season. Our seniors are exceptional leaders and will be missed. We have a great group of juniors, who are impact players and supported the team this season. I have total confidence they will carry on this great leadership.”
GREENWICH ACADEMY TRACK AND FIELD
Greenwich Academy placed 11th in the team standings at the NEPSTA Division I Track & Field Championships at Loomis Chaffee School on Saturday.
Phillips Andover Academy finished first in the team standings, followed by Phillips Exeter Academy, St. Paul’s School and Taft School. Loomis Chaffee was fifth, Northfield Mount Hermon finished sixth and Hotchkiss School took seventh.
GA’s best finish came from Cora Creighton in the 1,500-meter run. Creighton placed fifth in the 1,500 event with a time of 5:01.02. Teammate Elena Tan finished 13th in the event in 5:25.60.
In the 400-meter run, junior Grace von Oiste of Greenwich Academy finished eighth (1:04.41), while teammate Evelyn Barringer, a junior, was 12th (1:06.62). Tan was 15th in the 800-meter run (2:39.29) and sophomore Haylee Ressa finished 15th for GA in the 300-meter hurdles (56.40). Senior Nicole Surgent took 15th in the javelin (66-08).
BRUNSWICK SCHOOL CREW
Brunswick was represented by three boats at the historic Stotesbury Cup Regatta in Philadelphia on Sunday and its freshman eight recorded a program-best, second-place finish.
Racing on a 1,500-meter course on the Schuylkill River, the Bruins’ freshman eight boat got through the 42-boat time trial and won its semifinal heat. Rowing in the finals, the Bruins finished second behind winner St. Joseph’s Prep (Pa.). St. Alban’s (Washington, D.C.) was third.
The Bruins’ freshman boat included Andrew Hock (bow), Robert Jacobson, Ford Brown, John Dunn, Theo Evans, Sam Swigart, Will Baxter, Peter Kapp and coxswain Max Konzerowsky.
Racing in the Boys Senior Eight category, Brunswick’s varsity eight boat placed 11th in the Petite Final. Brunswick missed qualifying for the Grand Final — the fastest event at the largest scholastic regatta in the world — by less than one second.
The Bruins’ varsity eight boat was comprised of Ryan Connolly (bow), Nick Dow, TJ Lewis, Daniel Augustine, Hank Michalik, Scott Gibbons, Christopher Bass, Tommy Kimberlin and Matthew Pillari (coxswain).
Brunswick also brought a Junior Four boat to the regatta. The foursome finished 10th out of 62 boats in the time trial to qualify for the semifinals. In the six-boat semifinal heat, the Bruins finished fourth, missing a spot in the final by two places.
Peter Sheldon (coxswain), Harrison Azrak, Nikhil Jaiswal, Christian van den Born and David Swigart raced in the Bruins’ Junior Four boat.