Two games, two shutouts, two convincing wins.
That’s what the Greenwich Academy field hockey team has accomplished this week — its first of the season.
Receiving goals from six different players, Greenwich Academy raised its record to 2-0, defeating visiting King School, 6-0, in an FAA game on Friday.
The Gators, who also beat Hackley 6-0 in their season-opener on Wednesday, entered halftime against the Vikings Friday with a 3-0 lead.
“After our game on Wednesday, we walked away from that with a couple of things we wanted to work on — mainly our passing,” GA coach Jamie Brower said. “Support off the ball we want to work on, as well and as far as those two goals go, we did them very well. Our passing and movement was great.”
Elektra Rodger scored the game’s first goal off a rebound with 19:49 remaining in the first half. Katharine Glassmeyer assisted on the tally. Greenwich Academy dominated possession in both halves.
“Two-touch passing and keeping our eyes moving helped our offense,” Rodger said. “We have a really strong squad and we want to keep on starting the games strong.”
Grace Schulze continued GA’s solid start, tapping in a rebound off a shot from Julia Freedman at the 16:18 mark of the first half. Lila Murray added a first-half goal, converting off a penalty corner with 15:23 left to play. Antonia Packard had the initial shot on goal against King goalie Charlotte Alexander.
“We worked a lot on our transfers in practice and we were able to transfer the ball really efficiently today,” Packard said. “A lot of us are returning from last year, so we’re building on our relationship from last year.”
Georgia Gallagher, Cameron Brower and Packard each registered second-half goals for the victors. Maya Walker, Jordan Pittignano and Evelyn Barriner had one assist apiece in the second half in the win.
GA visits Noble and Greenough on Saturday.
“Our execution on our corners, overall was great,” Brower said. “I’m happy with how we focused on the things we wanted to work on.”
GREENWICH HIGH GIRLS SWIMMING
Making her Cardinals debut, Victoria Liu won two individual events in the team’s 101-80 win over host Norwalk/McMahon on Thursday.
Liu won the 200-yard individual medley (2:14.81) and placed first in the 500-yard freestyle (5:19.22). She also led off the 400 freestyle relay event, which saw GHS place first in 3:52.03. Greenwich’s 200 medley relay team (Sammy Ennis, Catarina Li, Liu, Lexi de la Sierra) took first in 1:53.15.
Lauren Daignault was the 200 freestyle winner for Norwalk/McMahon (2:00.92) and teammate Ashley Calderon touched the wall first in the 50 freestyle (25.80).
Regina Frias earned top honors in the diving event for GHS (255.20), followed by teammate Saylor Kirsch (221.50). Calderon took first in the 100 butterfly and de la Sierra won the 100 freestyle in 57.93. Ennis (1:01.76) and Li (1:10.25) won the 100 backstroke and 100 breaststroke, respectively, for Greenwich.