Using a three-goal first half, the Greenwich High School girls soccer team registered a 3-0 victory over host Westhill in an FCIAC West Region game on Thursday.
With the win, Greenwich improved its record to 3-2-1.
The Cardinals, who are 2-0 against the Vikings this season, took a 1-0 lead on a goal by Sophia Bastek. The senior forward/co-captain converted a left-footed shot from approximately 22 yards out, giving the Cardinals a 1-0 lead midway through the first half.
Junior forward Kelly Martyanov increased the Cardinals’ advantage. Martyanov scored off a pass from junior Scarlett Brooks, making it 2-0 late in the first half.
Shortly before halftime, freshman forward Julia Acosta tallied the Cards’ third goal, putting the team in front, 3-0.
“That was one of our best team goals of the season,” Greenwich coach Simon Rumbold said. “The ball started in back, came through and Julia was able to finish with a shot with her right foot in the top right corner.”
Sophomore goalie Isabella Gega and freshman Lara Olmstead combined on the shutout for Greenwich.
“Westhill was much-improved from when we last played them,” Rumbold said. “It was a good result. We mixed up the lineup and were able to get in all 24 players in.”
Up next for Greenwich is a home game against Stamford on Tuesday at 4 p.m.
GREENWICH HIGH FIELD HOCKEY
After four intense quarters and one overtime session, the FCIAC field hockey foes Greenwich and New Canaan dueled to a 2-2 draw in a midseason matchup held on Wednesday in New Canaan.
“Both teams showed amazing hustle and heart,” Cardinals coach Megan Wax said. “Greenwich’s defense was amazing.”
Greenwich’s goals came from sophomore Klara Mueffelmann and junior Isabella Lattuada. Mueffelmann’s tally came off a pass from junior Justine Liguori. Junior Zita Cohen set up Lattuada’s goal.
Sophomore Polly Parsons tallied for the Rams in the opening half. Senior Anna Lindeis scored off a penalty stroke in the second half for New Canaan, which posted a 4-0 win over the Cardinals on Oct. 3 in Greenwich.
Senior Jorja Pastore produced a strong performance in goal for Greenwich (2-2-1), which travels to Westhill for a 4 p.m. game on Friday.
New Canaan (4-1-1) visits Westhill Wednesday at 4 p.m.
“Greenwich is showing exponential growth each game and playing their hearts out and I couldn’t ask for anything else from them,” Wax said.