The Sacred Heart Greenwich soccer team achieved a first on Saturday, defeating visiting Loomis Chaffee School, 2-1.
The win marked the first time the Tigers topped Loomis Chaffee in program history. Loomis Chaffee took a 1-0 lead on Sacred Heart when Christina Stone scored in the 48th minute. In the second half, Sacred Heart tied the score at 1-1 on Alana Frederick’s tally in the 60th minute. Lara Patricio assisted on Frederick’s goal.
Frederick scored the game-winner in the 63rd minute. Taylor O’Meara was credited with the assist on the goal. Goalie Daphne Hartch had a strong game for the Tigers, making 10 saves. Loomis goalie Lauren Morrissey made eight saves.
Sacred Heart hosts Hamden Hall Country Day School on Saturday in an FAA game.
SACRED HEART FIELD HOCKEY
Three goals and three assists from Beth Yeager powered Sacred Heart Greenwich to an 8-0 road win over Kent School on Saturday. Yeager assisted on the Tigers’s first goal, which was scored by Vivi Caruso 1:04 into the first half.
Just 57 seconds later, Delfi Gonzalez Lobo tallied, making it 2-0. Yeager who also assisted on the second goal, scored her first goal at the 25:25 mark. Less than a minute later, she tallied again, putting Sacred Heart in front, 4-0.
Katie Keller and Sydney Gallop added first-half goals for the Tigers, who seized a 6-0 halftime lead. In the second half, Keller added her second goal and Yeager completed her hat trick.
“We decided to press them very high and that generated lots of scoring opportunities,” Tigers coach Alex Gheorghe said.
GREENWICH HIGH VOLLEYBALL
The Cardinals raised their record to 2-0, downing visiting Woodstock Academy, 3-0, on Saturday. Greenwich won the match by game scores of 25-20, 25-15, 25-23.
Heather Zitzman recorded 14 service points, three aces, seven digs and 31 assists to pace the Cardinals. Lilly Saleeby had 19 kills, nine digs and four aces, while Cornelia Roach tallied 10 kills in the winning effort.
Chelsea Cleary had 11 digs, while Celeste Walstrom-Vangor contributed 11 service points for GHS, which was also sparked by Alina Fingold.
Paula Hernandez had 10 kills and eight digs for Woodstock Academy.
GREENWICH ACADEMY FIELD HOCKEY
Greenwich Academy finished its first week of the season with its third straight victory, blanking host Noble and Greenough School, 4-0, Saturday.
The Gators scored three first-half goals, the first coming from Lila Murray at the 26:37 mark. Grace Schulze and Katharine Glassmeyer each assisted on the goal. Schulze tallied with 12:45 to go in the opening half, while Maya Walker and Evelyn Barringer setting her up for the goal.
Elektra Rodger, who was the recipient of impressive passes from Schulze and Julia Freedman, notched a goal with 4:19 to go in the first half, making it 4-0.
Rodger scored her second goal of the game at the 27:18 mark of the second half. GA generated 16 shots and 10 penalty corners. The Gators visit Choate Rosemary Hall on Wednesday.
GREENWICH ACADEMY SOCCER
Greenwich Academy and Rye Country Day dueled to a 0-0 draw in an FAA game held in Rye, N.Y. The Gators are 1-0-1 on the young season.
“We had five 1-on-1 attempts with the Rye goalkeeper in the second half,” GA coach Alistair Lonsdale said. “We also missed a penalty kick.
Greenwich Academy, which was sparked by seniors Tessa Brooks, Taylor Lane and Katie Goldsmith up front throughout the game, outshot Rye Country Day, 10-1 for the game.
Christina Maldonado and Schuyler Sargent led the defensive effort for Greenwich Academy, which was also paced by Margaret Maruszewski and Taylor Glanville. Ella Fugelsang got the shutout in goal for the Gators.
GREENWICH HIGH GIRLS SOCCER
Greenwich opened its season with a 5-0 loss to host Ridgefield in an FCIAC matchup.
The Tigers are the defending Class LL champions.
“Ridgefield is a very good team, but there are positives to take from this game,” GHS coach Simon Rumbold said.
The Cardinals are back in action on Tuesday against FCIAC foe New Canaan on the road.
SACRED HEART VOLLEYBALL
The Tigers dropped a 3-0 decision at home against Loomis Chaffee School in their season-opener on Saturday.
Loomis won the match, 25-13, 25-14, 25-14. Olivia Lockwood had nine kills and three aces, while Eva Cannelakis recorded 15 digs for Sacred Heart. Kellie Ulmer contributed five kills and six digs, while Lucy Catalano added one block for the Tigers in the non-conference match.