Published 3:15 pm, Monday, October 28, 2013
GFA (11-3-1) topped Canterbury 2-0 Oct. 23, thanks to a goal and an assist from Charlie Mounts. The Dragons then defeated Harvey 5-2 Oct. 24.
Against Harvey, the Dragons were locked in a 1-1 score before exploding for four goals in the second half. Brendan Bieder scored two goals and added an assist while Dugald Shannon and Wyatt Cook each registered a goal and an assist.
The Dragons then fell to King 5-3 Oct. 26, snapping a five-game unbeaten run. GFA fell behind 3-0 early in the second half and closed the gap to two goals three separate times. Bieder, Shannon and Henry Soule scored the goals for GFA.
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The Dragons (6-7-2) defeated Canterbury 4-1Oct. 23. GFA jumped out to a 3-0 halftime lead behind goals from Lexi Kimball (two) and Erin Reilly. Olivia Lennon wrapped up the scoring in the second half after Canterbury pulled a goal back.
GFA then fell to King 2-1Oct. 26. Ellie Wong gave the Dragons the lead early on, but King rallied with a goal in each half to claim the victory.
GFA found itself down early against Canterbury, but Maggie Kelly tied the game with three minutes left in the half and Paliotta gave GFA the lead with 41 seconds left in the half. Kelly and Paliotta each added another goal in the second half to cement the victory.
The Dragons then rallied Hamden Hall 3-1. After a scoreless first half, Hamden Hall took the lead with 17 minutes remaining. Paliotta scored the game-tying goal 10 seconds after her team fell behind and Kelly notched the winner with 3:32 left. Claire Jansen netted an insurance goal with 4.3 seconds on the clock.
Girls Cross Country
GFA competed in its last FAA meet at Tod's Point Oct. 23. All girls who ran Tod's Point at the start of the season dropped their time on the course. Senior captain Priya Gupta dropped 3:34 with a time of 25:31. The team will compete in the FAA Championships on Monday, Nov. 4 at Tod's Point.
Boys Cross Country
In its last FAA meet at Tod's Point, all GFA runners dropped their time from the last race on this course. Junior Rui Aguiar ran his season best of 22:44. On Oct. 26 at King's Homecoming, freshman William Costello also ran his personal best of 27:29.
GFA (5-10) pulled out a hard-fought 3-2 (23-25, 25-10, 25-18, 18-25, 15-8) win over Hamden Hall Oct. 23. Claire Comey had 20 assists, five kills and five aces for the Dragons while Laura Reul added 15 kills.
The Dragons fell to King 3-0 (25-12, 25-20, 25-23) Oct. 26. Allie Carey Ridgefield had10 blocks while Rory Shinnick added seven digs.