Putting its depth on full display, the Greenwich boys swimming team won 11 out of 12 events and defeated FCIAC rival Darien, 134-52, on Thursday.
Greenwich ran its record to 11-0, while sending Darien to its second loss. Junior Nick Malchow won the 50 freestyle (21.41) and 100 backstroke (53.64) for the Cardinals. Sophomore Ryan Jee took first in the 200 individual medley (1:58.57) and 100 breaststroke (1:01.39), while junior James Pascale won the 200 freestyle (1:48.33). Charlie Clark, the runner-up in the 200 freestyle for GHS, came back to win the 100 freestyle in 48.79.
Leading from the start, Jack Jee took first in the 100 butterfly. In diving, Joel Satir took first for GHS, while his brother Jayden placed second. Alex Plavoukos took second in the 500 freestyle in 4:54.83 for the Cardinals. Ryan Roberts of Darien was the 500 freestyle winner, clocking in at 4:54.77.
The Cardinals touched the wall first in all three relay races. Jack Jee, Malchow, Tommy Lewis and Mark Merson finished first in the 200 medley relay (1:40.18). Alex Hanna, Jack Jee, Merson and Clark combined to win the 200 freestyle relay race in 1:30.54. The meet concluded with Merson, Nick Todorovic Thomas Hoffmeister and Clark combining for an impressive time in the 400 freestyle relay (3:22.53).
Registering five pins, Greenwich posted a 45-25 victory over host Ridgefield in an FCIAC wrestling matchup held on Wednesday.
Carlos DeWinter of Greenwich was victorious in his 120-pound match against Spencer Carlson. Emanuel Lai pinned Ridgefield’s Lucas Ferreira in 2:53 in the 132-pound match.
Garrett O’Dell of Greenwich won by pinfall in his 138-pound match in 3:39 against Andrey Kosygin. Louis Ceci (152) of the Cardinals pinned his Ridgefield foe in 4:48 and teammate Glen Rivas (285) won by pinfall in 2:57.
Anthony Febles (160) won by a 10-8 decision against Stephen Chen of Ridgefield. In one of the most competitive matches of the day, Liam Kepper from Ridgefield edged Cristobal Isaacs (170), 14-13.
Trailing by as many as 15 points in the second half, Brunswick School rallied, but fell short against Greens Farms Academy, 74-71, in an FAA game held on Wednesday in Westport.
The Bruins (7-10, 3-5 FAA) host King School on Friday at 5 p.m. Greens Farms held a 40-30 halftime lead on Brunswick and increased its advantage to 15 points, before the Bruins cut into their deficit.
Guard Tristan Joseph scored a career-high 27 points to pace Brunswick. Guards Dan Arnold and Logan Galletta added 14 points apiece, while James Sealy contributed four points for the Bruins.
GREENWICH ACADEMY HOCKEY
Two goals from Eliza Bowman sparked the Greenwich Academy ice hockey team to a 2-1 victory over New Canaan in a non-conference game held at Chelsea Piers Connecticut in Stamford.
“It was definitely a back-and-forth game and we kept battling as we always do,” GA coach Erin Brawley said. “For Eliza (Bowman) to get two goals was great to see from a senior captain.”
Bowman’s unassisted goal with 3:31 remaining in the first period gave the Gators a 1-0 lead. The Rams tied the score at 1-1 when Kaleigh Harden tallied with 1:20 left in the opening period. Maddie Kloud and Grace Crowell each assisted on Harden’s tally.
Following a scoreless second period, Bowman registered the game-winner at the 2:56 mark of the third period, with GA on a power-play. Kayla Ketchabaw of GA won the faceoff in New Canaan’s zone and teammate Hamilton Doster took a shot on goal. Bowman finished in front, scoring off a rebound to give the Gators a 2-1 lead.
Emily Greenhaw made 15 saves in goal for Greenwich Academy. Blythe Novick stopped 26 shots for New Canaan.
“It was a full team effort and an awesome game by everyone, we needed this win,” Brawley said.
Up next for Greenwich Academy is a matchup against Rye Country Day School on Friday at 4:30 p.m. at Chelsea Piers in Stamford.
An overtime goal from Will Forrest lifted Brunswick School to a 4-3 road win over Lawrenceville School in New Jersey on Wednesday.
The Bruins, who outshot Lawrenceville, 41-19, saw tallied the game-winner, with Forrest converting a shot, with the team on a power-play.
Brunswick held a 3-1 lead, but Lawrenceville tied the score, captializing on penalties. On the game-winner, Michael Salandra drove into the zone and pulled up behind the net. He moved the puck to Forrest, for a one-timer from the slot.
Brunswick, which improved its record to 17-4-2, visits Albany Academy on Friday.