Greenwich Academy continued its unbeaten field hockey season, posting a 5-2 road win over FAA foe Rye Country Day School on Monday.
Senior Grace Schulze tallied twice to power the Gators, who have a record of 9-0-1. She scored the game’s first goal at the 16:52 mark of the first half off an assist from Elektra Rodger. With 2:08 to go in the first half, Lila Murray tallied off a cross ball from Schulze.
Schulze scored off a scramble in front of the cage with 1:18 still remaining in the first half. In the second half, Evelyn Barringer tallied off a Julia Freedman pass and Schulze converted a rebound.
On Saturday, GA shut out Kent, 6-0. Katharine Glassmeyer had a goal, while Antonia Packard tallied twice for the victors. Schulze and Murray also converted shots.
Rye Country Day took a 1-0 lead on a goal by Olivia Freidburg at the 25:11 mark of the opening half Sabrina Reznik made 16 saves in goal for the Wildcats. Up next for Greenwich Academy is an FAA game at Greens Farms Academy on Thursday at 4 p.m.
SACRED HEART FIELD HOCKEY
The Tigers used a five-goal second half to register a tough 6-2 win over host Loomis Chaffee School on Monday.
Beth Yeager ignited Sacred Heart, scoring five goals. Her goal at the 28:27 mark of the second half gave the Tigers a 2-1 lead. Yeager scored four times in the second half, while Caroline Nemec added a goal. Capitalizing on fast breaks in the second half, the Tigers received assists from Caroline Nemec, Katie Keller and Yeager.
Olivia Caponiti made one save in goal for the Tigers, who outshot Loomis, 18-2, for the game.
Yeager had the Tigers’ first-half tally, scoring with 13:40 remaining. Loomis took a 1-0 edge on a goal from Elinor Keegan with 27:46 remaining in the first half.
“Today, we under estimated Loomis from the start,” Sacred Heart coach Alex Gheorghe said. “They took the early lead and really gave us a good fight. After a 1-1 first half, we knew we needed to calm down and regroup to win the game. The second half, we made some adjustments as a team and restructured the style of play. We definitely learned and gained a lot from this game.”
Another match, another win for the Cardinals.
Greenwich moved its record to 11-0 by defeating host Fairfield Warde, 3-0, on Monday. The Cardinals won the match by set scores of 25-14, 25-16, 25-11. Junior Thalia Doundoulakis recorded 18 service points and nine aces, while junior Celeste Walstrom-Vangor had nine service points for the Cardinals.
Sophomore Heather Zitzmann added two kills, two aces, 14 digs, 22 assists and 10 service points in the winning effort. Lilly Saleeby, a junior, posted eight kills to go along with three aces for Greenwich, which visits Danbury on Friday.