Brunswick School seized an 11-goal halftime lead over visiting Taft School on its way to posting a 16-5 Western New England Division I win on Cosby Field on Wednesday. Brunswick, ranked ninth in the nation, improved to 6-0 overall and 4-0 in division play.
Six different Bruins scored in the first quarter, with Ian Murray scoring the first goal just 13 seconds after the opening faceoff. Christian Ronda set-up three goals in the first frame, while Coulter Mackesy scored once and assisted on another.
Leading 6-1 in the second quarter, Ronda added three more assists during another 6-0 run as Brunswick took a 12-1 lead into halftime. For the game, Ronda passed out a season-high eight assists.
Taft opened the third quarter with a man-down goal, then Luke Waters responded with a tally at the 7:10 mark for Brunswick. After the Rhinos followed with a man-up goal at 5:40, Coulter Mackesy netted his third goal for the Bruins to close out the frame.
Leading 14-3, Liam Fairback completed a hat-trick with a fourth quarter tally. Bernard Zoungrana’s first goal of the season capped the scoring for the Bruins.
Brunswick staring goalie Christian Barnard made seven saves in three quarters, while Will Prout made a season-best eight saves in the final frame. Edward Glassmeyer led the Bruins with five groundballs.
In a battle of 3-0 teams, Brunswick prevailed over Avon Old Farms by a 3-1 margin on Wednesday. The non-league, home win boosted the Bruins’ record to 4-0.
After each team plated a run in the first inning, neither team scored until Brunswick’s Jake Hyde drove in a pair of runs in the fifth with a two-out, bases-loaded single.
Hyde, the Bruins’ starting pitcher, worked out of his own bases-loaded jam with no outs in the third inning. Hyde posted a pair of strikeouts before enticing an infield ground-out to end the threat.
In the deciding fifth inning, the Bruins loaded the bases on singles by Jack Griffin and Leo Socci and Aidan Redahan reached base earlier on a fielder’s choice. Hyde laced a 0-2 pitch to right field for a single, driving in Griffin and Socci for the 3-1 lead.
The Winged Beavers threatened in the top of the sixth with a pair of two-out singles, but a fly-ball halted the comeback bid.
Reed Mascolo relieved Hyde in the seventh and pitched a 1-2-3 inning to seal the win.
Hyde (1-0) went six innings, striking out three and allowed one earned run, while Mascolo earned the save with an inning of scoreless relief.
SACRED HEART TENNIS
Receiving two singles wins and a pair of doubles victories, the Sacred Heart Greenwich tennis team edged King School, 4-3, in an FAA match held on Wednesday.
Stephanie Beshoory won her match at third singles for Sacred Heart, 6-1, 6-0. At fourth singles, Molly Cadman of Sacred Heart defeated Cat King, 6-2, 6-1. Sam Falcon of King won her match at first singles against Grace Coale and Olivia Boeckman of King defeated the Tigers’ Claire Pittaro at No. 2.
In doubles action, Isabella/Megan Farrell were 6-1, 6-0 winners at the No. 1 spot, while Ursula Vollmer/Olivia Teklits won their match at No. 2, 6-2, 6-0 for the Tigers.
SACRED HEART GOLF
The Tigers earned a pair of victories, topping Taft and Rye Country Day School on Wednesday. Sacred Heart defeated Taft, 4.5-0.5 and beat Rye Country Day, 4-1.
Against Taft, Lianna Amoruso was a 3 and 1 winner at No. 2 and MaryGrace Farrell took a 5 and 3 decision at No. 3. Kate Hong also won her match at the fourth spot, 5 and 3 and Malika Amoruso (No. 5) edged her foe, 1-up.
Carly Haines tied her match at the top spot. In the Tigers’ match against Rye Country Day, Haines was victorious 1-up, while Amoruso won, 4 and 3. Farrell notched a 4 and 3 win and Malika Amoruso was a 1-up winner.
GREENWICH HIGH SOFTBALL
The Cardinals turned back visiting New Canaan, 12-2, in an FCIAC game on Wednesday.
Sophomore catcher Olivia McClammy continued to excel at the plate, going 3 for 5 with a home run and an RBI for Greenwich. Seniors Michelle Morganti and Julie Gambino were 2 for 4 with two RBI and senior Sophia Prieto was 3 for 4 with three RBI in the winning effort.
Prieto struck out seven batters for Greenwich (5-1).
On Tuesday, GHS rolled to a 17-2 win over host Wilton.
The Cardinals scored four runs in the first inning, added one run in the third inning, then scored four more runs in the fourth, fifth and sixth.
McClammy went 3 for 5 with two home runs and three RBI. She has three homers in her last two games. Gambino was 3 for 4, while seniors Kelly Brogan, Emma Beinstein and Katie Walko each had two hits in the winning effort.
Prieto struck out six and allowed five hits in six innings to earn the win. She also went 2 for 4 at the plate.