Greenwich Academy field hockey team is following an impressive pattern so far this season.
The unbeaten Gators’ 5-0 victory over visiting Hopkins School on Wednesday marked its sixth shutout of the season.
Senior Katharine Glassmeyer tallied twice, while senior Grace Schulze had one goal and one assist to lead 6-0 GA, which has yet to yield in goal this fall.
Schulze scored the game’s first goal with 23:50 remaining in the first half, perfectly executing a reverse chip shot. At the 17:44 mark, senior Maya Walker drove in a shot after receiving an insert pass off a penalty corner, making it 2-0. Georgia Gallagher tallied off a tip-in off a shot on a penalty corner by Jordan Pittignano, putting Hopkins in a 3-0 hole late in the first half.
Glassmeyer notched two second-half goals for Greenwich Academy, the first of which was the result of another penalty corner.
“The fly on the corner was running to me, so I really had to go after the ball,” Glassmeyer said. “Grace got it to me and I took a shot on goal. Today, we did a lot of great passing and moving — we’ve been trying to keep up our two-touch passing.”
This past weekend, Greenwich Academy played at a competitive tournament against some of the top teams in the country in Pennsylvania.
“Playing some of the premier teams in the country pushed us to our limits and gave us a confidence boost, knowing we can keep up with those type of teams,” Freedman said.
Said GA coach Jamie Brower: “One of the good things today, was that our defense got tested, as did our goalie. Overall, we got the job done.”
GREENWICH HIGH FIELD HOCKEY
Receiving goals from four different players, Greenwich registered a 4-0 win over Westhill in an FCIAC game played at Cardinal Stadium on Wednesday.
Forward Maggie Bulis scored off an assist from Ashley Zolin for the Cardinals’ first goal. Violet Mikalopas, a forward, scored, off a pass from midfielder Zita Cohen, giving the Cardinals a 2-0 lead. Forwards Demi Janis and Kathryn O’Connell tallied off scramble situations, putting GHS on top, 4-0.
“We controlled the ball almost the entire game and we were able to utilize our entire roster and saw great things, as we shared the ball and had four different scorers,” Greenwich coach Megan Wax said.
Greenwich hosts Trumbull Friday at 4:30 p.m.
Brunswick dropped a 4-2 decision to visiting Avon Old Farms on Wednesday. The Bruins are 1-3-1 on the season.
The visitors netted a pair of goals in the first half to build a 2-0 lead. The Bruins countered with a tally with a minute before the half. On the Brunswick scoring play, a long throw-in by Omeed Pooya sent the ball into the Winged Beavers’ zone. After the ball bounced off an Avon player, Ryan Chinai collected the ball just outside of the 18. Chinai created some space and booted a bending shot inside the left post for the goal.
Leading 2-1 in the second half, the Winged Beavers (3-2-1) scored an insurance goal at the 60th minute.
The Bruins countered with a goal in the 72nd minute, closing to within 3-2. Nico Montoni took the ball off the foot of the Avon goalie and tallied.
Ten minutes later, Avon scored the game’s final goal. Brunswick goalie Eric Meindl played the first 70 minutes, making five stops, and Andrew Breckenridge took over for the final 20 minutes, making one save. The Bruins were outshot 8-4.
Brunswick visits Gunnery on Saturday.