A four-goal second period sparked the Greenwich Academy hockey team to a 6-1 victory over Rye Country Day School Monday in Rye, N.Y.
The win was the second straight for GA (7-6-1). Following a scoreless first period that saw the Gators register 15 shots on goal, the visitors solved Wildcats goalie MK Braun in the second period.
Eliza Bowman started the scoring for GA, tallying with 7:57 remaining in the second period. Grace Curran and Kaya Ketchabaw each assisted on the goal.
Paige Keating, a defender, scored the first of her two goals at the 6:52 mark of the second period. Her slap shot from the point gave the Gators a 2-0 advantage. Roca set up Keating’s goal. A little more than two minutes later, Keating converted another slap shot, making it 3-0. Roca and Curran were each credited with assists on Keating’s second tally.
“It was a total team effort,” GA coach Erin Brawley said. “We (were) able to get a lot of players on the ice and everyone did their part. There was a lot of good offensive and defensive play and their goalie was outstanding, making about 35 saves.”
Hamilton Doster, who Brawley credited for igniting the team, capped the second-period scoring with a goal at the 1:21 mark. Ada Shaffer, who assisted on Doster’s tally, scored with GA on a power play with 3:13 to go in the third period. Mia Garvey notched her first career goal with 1:21 left to play. Bowman and Shaffer were each credited with assists.
Emily Greenhaw made 12 saves for Greenwich Academy, which visits Taft School Wednesday at 2:45 p.m.
GREENWICH HIGH GIRLS HOCKEY
The Cardinals extended their winning streak to five games, skating past host Simsbury, 5-1, on Monday.
Delaney Roth gave Greenwich a 1-0 lead with 10:23 to go in the first period. Jennifer Kelly and Paige Finneran assisted Roth’s tally.
In the second period, Emma Wingrove scored, putting GHS on top, 2-0. Katie Piotrzkowski and Sydney Orszulak each assisted on the goal. Simsbury cut the Cards’ lead to 2-1 on Grace Melanson’s goal with 29 seconds left in the second period. Greenwich broke the game open in the third period, tallying three times.
Kelly struck at the 12:53 mark with the assist going to Orszulak. Emiri Fukuchi tallied 33 seconds later and Paige Finneran scored with 6:02 to go in the third period, making it 5-1. Wingrove, Kelly and Orszulak each had assists in the third period.
Morgan Dall made 17 saves in the winning effort.
GREENWICH ACADEMY BASKETBALL
Receiving a game-high 31 points from senior forward Olivia Davis, Greenwich Academy topped Hopkins School, 54-47, in a game held on Saturday in New Haven.
The Gators held a 31-19 halftime lead, behind 16 points from Davis. She shot 13 of 20 from the foul line for the Gators.
Junior guard Francesca Sileo scored 10 points and made two 3-pointers for Greenwich Academy. Josephine Genereux had six of her seven points in the second half for the victors.
Edvardine Joseph contributed four points in the win. Hopkins was paced by Emma Maldon’s 13 points.