The Greenwich High School boys rugby team’s first game at the Gonzaga Tournament was a resounding success on Saturday.
The Cardinals rolled to a 64-7 victory over Vienna Rugby Club in the opening round of the competitive Gonzaga Tournament.
Evan Weigold began the scoring for the Cardinals, reaching the try zone early in the game. Francisco Liguori made the conversion kick and Greenwich took a 7-0 lead.
Ian Foster tallied Greenwich’s second try of the match and Liguori again was good on the conversion kick, making it 14-0. Foster made it to the try zone again and Liguori was true on another kick, giving GHS a comfortable 21-0 advantage.
Lorenzo Villani had Greenwich’s fourth try of the game, which saw Nick Addison reach the try zone twice for the victor. Emmanuel Lai and Eddie Doyle also scored tries for Greenwich, which had a game against Good Counsel in the second round of the tournament on Saturday evening.
GREENWICH ACADEMY TRACK AND FIELD
Greenwich Academy traveled to Loomis Chaffee School for a tri-meet Saturday, which also included Miss Porter’s School. The Gators defeated Miss Porter’s School and lost to Loomis Chaffee, putting its record at 3-3 for the season.
Maya Walker gave GA a first-place finish in the discus event and a third-place finish in the shot put. Nicole Surgent won the javelin event, while Paige Keating placed second in the discus and was third in the 400-meter run.
Ali Jaquiery was third in the javelin event and Sarah Packer placed first in the 100 hurdles and fourth in the 300 hurdles for Greenwich Academy. Haylee Ressa posted a third-place finish in the 300 hurdles.
Also pacing GA were: Kate Anderson (first in 3,000, second in 800-meter run), Elena Tan (third in 1,500, fourth in 800-meter event), Sage Haroche (fourth in 1,500, fourth in high jump), Grace von Oiste (fourth in 200-meter run). Keating, Jaquiery, Evelyn Barringer and von Oiste combined for a second-place finish in the 4 x 400-meter relay.
GREENWICH HIGH BOYS TENNIS
Greenwich upped its record to 4-2 with a 5-2 road victory against Ridgefield in an FCIAC match held on Thursday.
In singles competition, Caleb Focken posted a 6-1, 6-3 win at the No. 3 spot against Ridgefield’s Ramiro Davila. At the No. 1 spot, Brian Song of the Tigers edged Greenwich’s Justin Speaker, 3-6, 6-4, 10-6 in a match involving two of premier singles players in the conference.
Matthew Luzzi continued his strong season at third single for the Cardinals, defeating James Hovrinan 6-2, 6-2. Four singles saw Ridgefield’s Seth Prusko pull out a 6-4, 4-6, 6-1 victory against Matthew Tamis.
The Cardinals swept the three doubles matches. Hayden Witmer/Nick Liu gave Greenwich a 4-6, 6-4, 6-2 win at the No. 1 spot against Tadd Long/Noah Butler. At second doubles, Stefan Brovig/James Cosby from Greenwich came back to beat Joe Campos/Emmett O’Malley, 6-7 (6), 6-1, 6-3. Kian Jian and Jimmy Papas teamed up at the third double position for the Cardinals, where they won in straight sets, 6-1, 6-1.
Greenwich hosts rival Staples on Monday at 4:30 p.m.