After tallying twice in Greenwich Academy’s victory against ice hockey foe New Canaan on Wednesday, Eliza Bowman continued her scoring surge on Friday.
Bowman, a senior forward/captain, recorded her first career hat trick, sparking Greenwich Academy to a 6-2 win over Rye Country Day School in a non-conference game at Chelsea Piers Connecticut.
She registered two second-period goals and completed her hat trick in the third period.
“Eliza Bowman put the team on her back and shoulders,” GA coach Erin Brawley said. “As a senior captain, she carried us and had a great game.”
Sophomore Lindsay Hasapis scored her first career goal for the Gators, a tally that gave the team a 1-0 lead with 3:20 left in the opening period. Freshman Ellie Volpe and sophomore Ava Butz each assisted on Hasapis’ goal.
Bowman’s unassisted goal at the 9:17 mark of the second period gave the Gators a 2-0 advantage, before Rye Country Day countered by tallying 17 seconds later.
With 7:24 remaining in the second period, Bowman notched her second goal and Butz followed with a tally off an assist from senior Grace Schulze at the 6:52 mark.
Volpe’s first career goal occurred with 6:49 left in the third, off a Hasapis pass. Butz set Bowman up for her third goal with 4:30 to go in the final period, sealing a stellar game for the Gators, who received 15 saves from Emily Greenhaw.
Greenwich Academy plays Taft Wednesday at Chelsea Piers, Connecticut.
Points were tough to come by for Brunswick School during the first half of its game against visiting King School on Friday.
The Bruins managed 14 points in the first half and trailed by five at halftime, before the Vikings extended their advantage to 11 points with 6:31 remaining in the second half.
Brunswick made its move though, rallying to tie the game late in the second half, before losing their momentum at the end.
King recorded its first FAA win of the season on Friday, defeating Brunswick School, 47-43, at Dann Gymnasium in Greenwich.
Eighth-grader Nasir Pettigrew paced the Vikings’ balanced scoring attack with 12 points. He converted six of his eight foul-shot attempts for King, which held a 19-14 halftime lead.
Freshman Paul Ippolito, a guard, added 12 points, 10 of which came during the second half for King (5-10, 1-7 FAA). The Vikings led 40-29 after sophomore Danny Acosta made a foul shot with 6:31 left in the second half, but went nearly five minutes without scoring their next point.
During that drought, Brunswick outscored the Vikings, 11-0, to tie the score at 40-40. Junior guard Tristan Joseph scored a game-high 15 points and junior Colin Mulshine added 10 points for the Bruins (7-11, 3-6).
“We were in this position before, we knew we were going to come back,” Bruins guard Tristan Joseph said. “There were a lot of fouls, things didn’t go our way, but we kept our heads up. Our defensive intensity picked up and we kept fighting.”
Junior forward James Sealy added eight points and sophomore forward Henry Caponiti had four points for Brunswick, which shot 10 of 23 from the foul line.
“This is going to be a good game for us to bounce back from,” Joseph said. “It shows us what we need to work on and where we’re at in the season.”
Brunswick visits FAA foe Hopkins on Wednesday.
Brunswick’s six-game winning streak was snapped with a 4-3 loss to Albany Academy on Friday. The Bruins rallied from two goals down to tie the game late in the third period, however the hosts countered with the game-winner in the final minutes of play.
The Cadets (6-18-1) netted the lone goal of the first period and extended their lead to 2-0 just over three minutes into the second period.
Trailing by two goals late in the game, Brunswick netted two straight goals to tie the score at 3-3. Henry Dale made it 3-2 with 3:14 remaining and 1:01 later, Jude Brower finished off a power play.
Following the face-off with 2:13 remaining in the tie game, the Cadets scored the game-winner 21 seconds later.