GFA roundup: Boys lacrosse succeeds during busy week
Updated 10:31 am, Thursday, April 23, 2015
The GFA boys lacrosse team had one of the busiest weeks of its season, playing three games in five days. They went 2-1 during the stretch, defeating The Williams School and Chase Collegiate School, while dropping a close decision to Hamden Hall.
The Dragons then defeated Chase 13-1.
GFA fell 8-7 to Hamden Hall in a tight FAA encounter. Grade finished with 14 saves as Manton scored three times.
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GFA faced off against Greenwich Academy and Brunswick School last Wednesday at Indian Harbor Yacht Club. The Dragons defeated Greenwich Academy 2-1, but fell short to Brunswick 4-0. Charlie Courtemanche, Griffin Segalla, Josh Gleason, Eliza Nixon, Hayes Marcus and Weldon Marcus competed for the Dragons. GFA sailing is now 3-1, and will race this week against Greenwich High School.
GFA's first victory of the season was a 5-4 win over Masters at the Ardsley Club. Dustin Cook (Westport) led the way with Medalist honors and a one-shot victory over his opponent to earn two points. Fellow sophomores Curtis Tauck (Westport) and Charlie Thompson won their matches as did junior Lauren Telesz. GFA's team total was 233.
Two days later the team played FAA powerhouse Brunswick at the Round Hill Club and lost 9-0. GFA, now 1-2 on the season, hosts Masters on Tuesday.
The boys varsity tennis earned a 7-0 victory over Hamden Hall on the road last Wednesday. The singles core led by seniors No. 1 Gabe Tishman, No. 2 Scott Brown, No. 3 Reilly Carter and No. 4 Dan Ross all excelled.
The No. 1 doubles team of Matt Smith and Griffin Garner (Westport) squeaked out a 7-5, 6-4 win, followed the by No. 2 team of Sean Minson and Sam Orazem (Westport), which struggled early but fought back for a 3-6, 7-6 (4), 10-5 victory. At No. 3, the team of Firouz Saghri (Weston) and Charles Li won 6-4, 6-0.
The Dragons are now 3-0.
GFA traveled to Amity Regional High School in Woodbridge to participate in The Monica Hargrove Freshman/Sophomore Invite.
Olivia Sullivan took first place in the high jump with a jump of 5'6" and first in the long jump 16'6". The 200 meters hosted a large field of 39 girls. Eva Scianna finished fourth overall with her best time to date (29:54). Scianna also posted a fourth place finish in the 400 with a time of 1:08.84. GFA will travel to Cheshire Academy on Wednesday for its first league meet.
The Dragons rebounded to win 6-1 against Hamden Hall.