Sacred Heart Greenwich continued its impressive start to its field hockey season, upending visiting Taft School, 7-0, in a non-conference field hockey matchup on Wednesday.
Beth Yeager powered the Tigers, scoring a team-high four goals. Delfina Gonzalez Lopez, MaryGrace Farrell and Sydney Gallop each added one goal for Sacred Heart Greenwich.
Yeager began the scoring 22 seconds into the opening half. Gonzalez Lopez tallied at the 27:53 mark and Yeager capped the half with three consecutive goals, making it 5-0 at halftime.
Farrell and Gallop added second-half goals. Olivia Caponiti made three saves for the shutout and Jenna Guglielmi had 23 saves for Taft. Sacred Heart drew 12 penalty corners for the game.
“We were excited for our first home match of the season,” Tigers coach Alex Gheorghe said. “We played with lots of energy and discipline, that gave us five early goals.”
SACRED HEART VOLLEYBALL
Sacred Heart recorded a 3-2 comeback win over visiting Choate Rosemary Hall on Wednesday. The Tigers won the match, 15-24, 25-10, 25-21, 18-25, 15-11.
Olivia Lockwood tallied 16 kills, 12 dig and one block, while Lucy Catalano had 12 kills and one dig for the victors. Kellie Ulmer produced 10 kills, 19 digs and seven aces and Morgan Wilkens contributed 34 assists, four digs and three aces in the winning effort.
Eva Cannellakis finished with 15 digs and two aces, while Fran Iraola notched four kills and two aces to also pace Sacred Heart Greenwich.
GREENWICH ACADEMY VOLLEYBALL
Greenwich Academy is 2-0 after defeating visiting FAA foe Holy Child, 3-0. Alexandra Trofort talled nine aces and 23 service points for GA, which won the match, 25-15, 25-17, 25-22.
Whitney Wise posted five aces and five kills, while Evie Kay Girard had seven kills and three aces. Valeska Lasky notched 16 assists, four kills and four aces for the victors. Megan Belcastro contributed four aces and four kills. Greenwich Academy hosts Hopkins School on Saturday at 1 p.m.
GREENWICH HIGH VOLLEYBALL
The Cardinals upped their record to 4-0 with a 3-0 sweep of visiting New Cannan in an FCIAC match held on Wednesday. Greenwich won the match by game scores of 25-15, 25-23, 25-12.
Cornelia Roach registered eight kills and two blocks to help pace the Cardinals. Lilly Saleeby had 11 digs and six kills, while Caroline Mrdelja added three kills. Thalia Doundalakis had three aces for Greenwich, which visits FCIAC rival Darien on Friday at 4 p.m.
BRUNSWICK CROSS COUNTRY
The Bruins went 4-1 in their first FAA meet of the season on Wednesday at Sherwood Island State Park’s three-mile course.
Brunswick defeated Greens Farms Academy, 19-42, and beat King (16-44), St. Luke’s (21-40) and Rye Country Day School. Their loss came against Hopkins, which posted a 32-24 win.
Lucas Pombo led the Bruins with a third-place finish (16:41.3). Charlie Garland finished eighth with a time of 17:30.6, while Brunswick teammate Matty Goodman was ninth (17:50.3). Chris Ramos was 11th in 17:57.2, Ryan Heinzerling was 16th (18:11.9) and Jonny Citrin placed 20th (18:46.8) for Brunswick.
GREENWICH ACADEMY CROSS COUNTRY
Greenwich Academy placed second in the team standings out of in an FAA meet held at Sherwood Island Park on Wednesday.
For GA, Maddy Lee was the race’s overall winner, crossing the finish line in 19:28. Emily Greenhaw was fourth in 20:03, while GA teammate Elena Tan was 12th in 20:57.
Grace Crookenden was 17th (21:50) and Emily Goodman was 30th (22:50) for Greenwich Academy.
GREENWICH ACADEMY FIELD HOCKEY
Six different players scored for Greenwich Academy in its decisive 6-0 win over host Choate Rosemary Hall in a non-conference game on Wednesday.
Elektra Rodger put GA in front 2:28 into the first half, tallying off a pass from Grace Schulze, following an interception by Schulze. Julia Freedman converted a penalty stroke, giving Greenwich Academy a two-goal lead at the 22:27 mark of the opening half. Schulze tipped in a shot from Katharine Glassmeyer, making it 3-0 with 16:28 remaining in the first half and Evelyn Barringer tallied less than five minutes later.
In the second half, Sophie Freedman and Georgia Gallagher each tallied for GA, which will compete in the Max Field Hockey Tournament in Conshahocken, Pa., this weekend.
SACRED HEART CROSS COUNTRY
Sacred Heart placed third out of eight teams in the standings at its FAA-opener on Wednesday at Sherwood Island State Park. The Gators went 6-1 at the meet, defeating Sacred Heart Greenwich, Greens Farms Academy, Rye Country Day, Holy Child, St. Luke’s and King.
Eighth grader Ava Lillis placed third overall in the race, registering a time of 19:46. Lillis’ older sister, Grace, the 2017, 2018 FAA individual champion, is sidelined with a leg injury she sustained during the spring lacrosse season and is currently rehabbing from the injury.
Ceci Duncan placed fifth overall for the Tigers, clocking in at 20:12.
“While we have a younger, smaller team this year from last year, this group of girls has a wonderful nucleus, who dig in and proved to the league that they are still contenders,” Sacred Heart coach Suzanne Myette.
A big second half lifted visiting Loomis Chaffee School past Brunswick, 5-1, in a NEPSAC matchup on Wednesday.
The Pelicans scored their first goal in the 18th minute. Brunswick tied the score at 1-1 three minutes later on Andres Jasson’s goal. Receiving a pass from Ryan Chinai, Jasson converted a shot from 25 yards out, evening the score.
Loomis scored the go-ahead goal in the 32nd minute off a penalty kick. They opened their lead with three second-half goals. Brunswick is back in action on Saturday against Deerfield Academy at the Farmington Sports Arena.