The Greenwich High School boys golf team remained unbeaten in FCIAC play, defeating conference foe Brien McMahon on Thursday, 152-229, at Griffith E. Harris Golf Course in Greenwich.
Senior Ben Ropiak and freshman Tyler Donnellan shared medalist honors for Greenwich, as they each shot a 37 over nine holes. Christopher Dunn, a senior, shot a 38, while junior Tyler Sudell carded a 40 to also pace the Cardinals.
The Cardinals improved their record to 8-0 in the FCIAC. Greenwich is in action again Monday against FCIAC rival New Canaan at Country Club of New Canaan.
GREENWICH BOYS RUGBY
In a rematch of last season’s state championship, Greenwich posted a 38-26 win over rival Staples in a match held in Westport on Thursday.
Greenwich defeated Staples in the 2018 state final. Francisco Liguori scored the game’s first try, then made the conversion kick, giving GHS a 7-0 lead on Staples.
After Staples tied the score at 7-7, Liguori’s try gave the Cardinals a 12-7 lead. The Wreckers began the second half with a try and converted the ensuing kick to go ahead, 14-12. The Cardinals went ahead for good on a try from Evan Weigold, making it 19-14.
Weigold reached the try zone again, extending Greenwich’s advantage to 26-14. Later in the second half, Johnny Alexandre’s try gave GHS a 31-26 edge. Lorenzo Villani sealed the win for the defending state champion Cardinals, pulling the ball from the ruck and racing to the try zone. The ensuing kick was good and Greenwich prevailed, 38-26.
Brunswick School built a seven-goal first half lead, then hung on to register a 9-8 win over host Avon Old Farms School Wednesday in a Western New England Division I game.
Ranked seventh nationally, the Bruins raised their record to 12-0 overall and 8-0 in the division. Avon is 10-2 overall and 7-1 in division play.
Cooper Moore scored four goals, while Michael Gottlieb and Christian Ronda added one goal and one assist apiece for the Bruins. Brunswick held an 8-1 halftime advantage. AJ Delgado, Lucas Delgado and Liam Fairback each had one goal in the win.
The Winged Beavers outscored the Bruins 4-0 in the third quarter and 3-1 in the final stanza to close to within 9-8. Christian Barnard made eight saves in goal for Brunswick, which hosts rival Salisbury School on Friday at 7 p.m.
Salisbury (11-0) is ranked second in the nation.
GREENWICH BOYS LACROSSE
The Cardinals celebrated Senior Day in style on Wednesday, upending Brien McMahon, 16-9. With the win, Greenwich evened its record to 7-7.
Jack Feda, a senior attack, tallied seven goals and three assists to power the Cardinals. Senior Charlie Graves registered three goals and three assists, while senior Owen Gwozdz added one goal and five assists in the winning effort.
Also pacing the Cardinals were: seniors Matt Davey (two goals), Lance Large (one goal), Nick Veronis (one goal, one assist) and Tyler Dietrich (one goal). Senior Teddy Bacon made seven saves for the Cardinals, who were 14 of 28 on faceoffs.
SACRED HEART GREENWICH LACROSSE
The Sacred Heart Greenwich lacrosse team remained on a roll on its Senior Day, downing visiting Berkshire School, 21-4.
The 14-1 Tigers received two goals and two assists from senior Ryan Smith and two goals and one assist from senior Caroline Paul. Senior Hilary Hoover tallied twice, while seniors Athena Corroon, Molly Haggerty and Teaken Haggerty each had one goal to also pace the victors.
Junior Morgan Smith recorded a hat trick, while junior Katie Keller scored twice for Sacred Heart. Lily DeConcini (one goal, one assist), Dylan Drury (one goal, one assist), Hannah Dempsey (one goal), Mia Cesare (two goals, three ground balls) and Peyton Lauricella (three ground balls) also led the Tigers.
Rachel Keefe made four saves for Sacred Heart, which visits Taft School on Saturday.
The Bruins overcame a two-run deficit to defeat visiting Greens Farms Academy, 7-2, in an FAA game held on Wednesday. Brunswick, which celebrated its Senior Day, improved its record to 11-5 overall and 9-3 in the FAA.
Trailing 2-0 after Greens Farms scored a pair of third-inning runs, Brunswick tied the score when Luke Fisher delivered a two-run single inthe bottom half of the inning.
In the fourth inning, Aidan Redahan hit a sacrifice fly, giving the home team the lead for good at 3-2. Holding a 5-2 lead in the sixth inning, Brunswick added two more runs.
A throwing error on a ball hit by Danny Lauter sent two Bruins runners home, making it 7-2. Leo Socci and Redahan each went 2 for 3, while Lauter and Fisher each knocked in two runs. Joe Henry allowed two runs in three innings and Josh Feldman went 2 2/3 innings of relief to earn the win. Reed Mascolo retiried four batters in relief to close out the game for Brunswick.
GREENWICH HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS GOLF
The Cardinals were defeated by Fairfield Ludlowe, 183-192, in an FCIAC match held at Griffith E. Harris Golf Course in Greenwich on Wednesday.
Junior Sydney Nethercott carded a 39 to lead Greenwich. Senior Grace Sunoo shot a 49, while Jackie Intriere finished with a 50 for the Cardinals (6-4, 4-3 FCIAC).
Pacing Ludlowe was Catherine Wallace, who shot a 43. Juliet Bucher shot a 44, while Phoebe Burtt and Steph Barry each posted rounds of 49 for the Falcons (5-1 FCIAC).