Sparking by stellar performances in the sprint freestyle and diving events, Greenwich raised its record to 8-0, defeating visiting Ridgefield, 115-68, in a key late-season boys swimming meet on Wednesday.
“The final score does not reflect the competitive nature of the meet, as event after event featured battles to the finish,” Cardinals coach Terry Lowe said.
The Cardinals won the 200-yard medley relay in 1:37.70 (Justin Jacob, Thomas Lewis, James Pascale, Nick Malchow) and received a first-place finish from Ryan Jee in the 200 individual medley (1:58.35). Jee won the race in a tenth of a second. Connor Hunt took first for Ridgefield in the 200 freestyle, clocking in at 1:45.89.
In the 50 freestyle, Nick Malchow posted an impressive time of 21.60 seconds for Greenwich, giving the squad six more points. Mark Merson and Charlie Clark were second and third, respectively, for the Cardinals.
Whitaker Grover amassed a first-place score of 289.55 on the 1-meter diving board for the home team and Malchow earned his second individual win in the 100 freestyle, clocking in at 48.25. Joel Satir and Aidan Kriskey also dove to 200-plus point totals for the Cards.
Hunt touched the wall first in the butterfly for the Tigers (51.14). Matthew Johnston was the 500 freestyle winner for Ridgefield (4:51.98), while teammate Andrew Yu notched a winning effort in the 100 backstroke in 53.82.
Greenwich’s Thomas Lewis won the meet’s final individual event, taking first in the 100 backstroke (1:00.06). Ridgefield (Gavin Egerton, Linney O’Malley, Johnston, Hunt) won the 400 freestyle relay in 3:16.46 — seven tenths of a second ahead of runner-up Greenwich.
SACRED HEART BASKETBALL
The Tigers saw their five-game winning streak come to an end with a 61-54 home loss against FAA foe Greens Farms Academy on Wednesday.
Allie Palmieri propelled GFA, pouring in 28 points. Georgia Grabowski added 17 points, including five 3-pointers for Greens Farms Academy.
Senior guard Leah Atkins scored a season-high 26 points to lead Sacred Heart. Eighth-grader Payton Sfreddo chipped in 14 points, while center Sarah Augustine had five points and 11 rebounds for the Tigers (8-10).
Morgan Smith, a senior added six rebounds and eighth-grader Madison Hart had three points and three steals for the Tigers, who host Taft on Senior Day on Saturday.
SACRED HEART SQUASH
Sacred Heart Greenwich swept visiting Hotchkiss School, 7-0, in a matchup held on Wednesday in Greenwich.
Freshman Caroline Fouts was a 3-0 winner at the No. 1 spot for the Tigers, defeating Ellie Burke, 11-8, 11-7, 11-4. Senior Katie Keller won her match for Sacred Heart at No. 2, 11-6, 11-5, 11-4.
Sabrina Schwarz gave Sacred Heart a 3-1 victory at the No. 3 spot, 11-2, 11-8, 11-13, 11-4, while Madeline Schwarz posted a 3-0 win at No. 4, 11-7, 11-3, 13-11. Claudia El-Masry (No. 5) defeated Hotchkiss’ Mary Wood 3-1 (11-6, 10-12, 11-4, 11-3), while Annie O’Connor (No. 6) swept to an 11-3, 11-8, 11-7 triumph for the Tigers.
At the seventh position, Cameron Calcano came back to register a 3-1 victory for SHG (7-11, 11-6, 11-9, 11-5.
“The girls were tired from our back-to-back matches with Choate and GA (Greenwich Academy), so I’m glad they did the job.
GREENWICH ACADEMY HOCKEY
Greenwich Academy dropped a 4-1 decision to Lawrenceville (N.J). on Wednesday in a game held at Chelsea Piers Connecticut in Stamford.
GA (3-6) received a goal from sophomore Hamilton Doster in the first period. Assisting on the goal was sophomore Ava Butz.
“Hamilton caught the pass on a rush, went in and had a great shot on net,” Greenwich Academy coach Erin Brawley said. “Our girls are battling hard. We are looking forward to our next game on Friday against Loomis.”
Lawrenceville held a 2-1 lead after the first period and was ahead, 3-1, following the second. Goalie Liana Seely made 25 saves for Greenwich Academy, which plays New Canaan on Wednesday at Chelsea Piers Connecticut at 3:30 p.m.
GREENWICH ACADEMY BASKETBALL
Greenwich Academy lost to Hamden Hall Country Day School at home on Wednesday in an FAA game, 66-29.
Guard Francesca Sileo paced GA with 16 points. Sileo shot 8 for 8 from the foul line and has converted 36 of her 37 free throw attempts for the seaso. Sofia Gianuzzi added seven points, while Tyler Gray had six points for the Gators.
Greenwich Academy hosts Cheshire Academy on Friday at 3:30 p.m.