The Brunswick School soccer team experienced a happy Homecoming, using two first half goals to register a 3-1 triumph against Hopkins School at Cosby Field on Friday night.
The win upped Brunswick’s mark to 8-5-1. The Bruins opened the game’s scoring in the 22nd minute. Kyle Raker made a strong run from the left side and converted a tough-angle shot, giving the home team a 1-0 lead.
The Hilltoppers knotted the score at 1-1, with a tally one minute later, as a shot just eluded Bruins goalie Eric Meindl. Brunswick regained its advantage with 11:34 to go in the first half. Henry Foster was true on a penalty kick, making it 2-1. Foster has converted penalty kicks in the Bruins’ last four games.
“There was a lot of emotion in this game, with it being Homecoming and our big crowd here and bonfire,” Bruins coach Danny Simpson said. “We were a little lethargic during our last game on Wednesday, so I wanted them fired up today and I think they were, it was a great night for football. Kyle played very well and we really made their defense work hard. I’m very proud of our team and happy with our effort.”
Brunswick gained a bit of breathing room in the 61st minute. Freddy Gazal moved the ball to Steve Lopez, who was positioned 15 yard away from the goal. Lopez gathered the ball and bent a shot with his right foot into the top left corner, putting the Bruins on top, 3-1.
Meindl made four saves in goal for the Bruins.
GREENWICH HIGH GIRLS VOLLEYBALL
The Cardinals edged visiting Trumbull in a well-played FCIAC match held on Friday night.
Greenwich won the match 25-18, 22-25, 25-19, 21-25, 15-12.
Lilly Saleeby recorded 29 kills and 26 digs, while Adele Sotgiu had 12 kills and 28 digs for the victors. Liana Sarkissian had nine kills in the winning effort.
Ali Castro had 30 assists, 11 digs and four blocks, while Lindsay Gibbs added 14 kills and four blocks for the Eagles.
Greenwich raised its record to 16-1, while Trumbull is 12-3.
GREENWICH ACADEMY SOCCER
Greenwich Academy and St. Luke’s School played to a 2-2 tie in an FCIAC game held in New Canaan on Friday.
Senior Taylor Lane scored off a cross from senior Tessa Brooks in the 12th minute, giving the Gators a 1-0 lead. The Storm countered by scoring off a corner kick, evening the score at 1-1.
St. Luke’s then converted a penalty kick to take a 2-1 first-half lead. In the second half, junior Paige Lipman got tackled in the box, drawing a penalty kick. Lipman then converted her penalty kick to tie the score at 2-2.
Junior goalie Ella Fugelsang made five saves in goal for Greenwich Academy (9-3-4), which was sparked throughout by Lipman and senior Chloe Burraway.