Elektra Rodger recorded two goals and one assist to lead the Greenwich Academy field hockey team to another convicing win Wednesday, a 5-0 triumph over visiting Taft School.
Lila Murray gave the Gators a 1-0 lead when she scored off an assist from Grace Schulze at the 11:53 mark of the first half. Rodger scored off a pass from Maya Walker with 6:19 remaining in the opening half, giving GA a 2-0 edge.
Schulze tallied with 2:22 still left in the first half, finishing a pass from Rodger. Cameron Brower drove baseline and converted a shot, making it 4-0 and Rodger scored off a cross ball from Murray in the second half, putting Taft in a 5-0 hole.
“We played a good first half, getting on the board with three goals,” Greenwich Academy coach Jamie Brower said.
Up next for GA is a home game on Saturday at 4 p.m. against Kent School.
SACRED HEART SOCCER
A four-goal first half propelled host Sacred Heart past FAA foe Holy Child, 6-0, on Wednesday.
Alana Frederick started the scoring for the Tigers, tallying in the ninth minute off an assist from Lara Patricio. One minute later, Frederick finished a feed from Amelia Sheehan, giving Sacred Heart a 2-0 lead. Madison Hart scored her first varsity goal in the 16th minute, finishing a Frederick pass. In the 24th minute, Isabel DeVita scored, giving the home team a 4-0 advantage heading into halftime.
In the second half, Sheehan scored in the 42nd minute and Olivia Gasvoda tallied in the 49th minute. Megan Mahoney made eight saves in goal and Daphne Hartch stopped two shots for the victors.
“I was really pleased with how we managed the game,” Tigers coach Stuart Smith said. “I was glad to see the team maintain their focus and concentration.”
GREENWICH ACADEMY CROSS COUNTRY
Going 7-0 against its FAA opponents in league meet at Purchase College in Purchase, N.Y., on Wednesday, Greenwich Academy raised its record to 13-1.
Maddy Lee, an eighth-grader, won the race for the Gators, crossing the finish line in 21:09. Sophomore Emily Greenhaw of GA was fourth in 21:53, while teammate Elena Tan, a junior, was sixth in 22:21. Freshman Emily Goodman finished 20th for the Gators in 24:31.
“Maddy looked in control right out of the game,” GA coach Jane Finch said. “She was very poised and smooth.”
SACRED HEART FIELD HOCKEY
Sacred Heart Greenwich scored all of its goals in the first half of its 6-0 victory against visiting FAA foe King School on Wednesday.
Beth Yeager, the Tigers’ leading scorer, gave her team a 1-0 lead with 26:45 remaining in the opening half. Hanke Govaert made it 2-0 at the 24:15 mark and Yeager added another goal with 21:23 left in the first half.
Vivi Caruso tallied back-to-back goals and Yeager capped the first-half scoring with 16:03 to still go in the opening half. Fiona Lewis, Katie Keller, Yeager and Caroline Nemec each had assists in the first half.
“It was a good feeling to be playing on our home field,” Sacred Heart coach Alex Gheorghe said. “The team performed well. We accomplished our goal of maintaining possession and scoring from set pieces.”
Sacred Heart plays Milton Academy at Trinity College on Saturday.
GREENWICH ACADEMY SOCCER
Greenwich Academy turned back Taft, 4-2, in a key NEPSAC matchup held on Wednesday in Greenwich.
Taft took a 1-0 lead, but GA tied the score when Elizabeth Burdick scored off a corner kick from Tessa Brooks in the 35th minute. Brooks tallied off a pass from Katie Goldsmith, giving the Gators the lead for good at 2-1.
Goldsmith converted a free kick from approximately 25 yards out, putting GA on top, 3-1. After Taft tallied off a corner kick, Taylor Lane scored on a corner for Greenwich Academy, making it 4-2.
“Our team played really hard against a good Taft team,” GA coach said Alistair Lonsdale, who credited Taylor Glanville, Brooks, Goldsmith and Schuyler Sargent for their inspired play.“It was a good, all-around team performance.”
Greenwich is in action again on Saturday against host Hotchkiss School.
BRUNSWICK CROSS COUNTRY
The Bruins went 5-1 at an FAA meet held Wednesday at Purchase College in Purchase, N.Y., their lone loss coming against Hopkins. Sophomore Lucas Pombo of Brunswick was the runner-up in the race, posting a time of 18:05.
Charlie Garland, a junior, finished fifth in 18:38. Matty Goodman (senior, 19:09), Ryan Heinzerling (senior, 19:27) and Chris Ramos (senior, 19:29) finished 11th-13th, respectively for Brunswick.
Junior Jonny Citron was 17th in 20:06 for the Bruins.
Nicolas Burtson, a Hopkins senior, won the race in 17:35.
“We had a good run, we’re closing the gap on Hopkins and had a good performance,” Bruins coach Steve Polikoff said. “As the calendar has turned to October, we are healthier and stronger and closing the gap on the leaders.”
SACRED HEART CROSS COUNTRY
Eighth-grader Ava Lillis finished fifth for the Tigers in their FAA meet held at Purchase College on Wednesday.
Lillis clocked in at 21:55. Junior Cecilia Duncan placed 11th in 23:08 and Jackie Monahan, an eighth-grader, was 18th in 24:10. Olivia Berkery placed 21st with a time of 24:39.
SACRED HEART VOLLEYBALL
The Tigers were defeated by Hopkins School, 3-0, in an FAA match held on Wednesday.
Hopkins won the match, 25-13, 25-14, 25-8. Olivia Lockwood registered five kills, while Lucy Catalano had three kills for Sacred Heart. Annabelle Hartch had two blocks and Catalano posted nine digs for the Tigers.
Morgan Wilkens tallied 10 assists and two aces for Sacred Heart, which plays Canterbury School on Friday and Millbrook School on Monday.