GFA roundup: Dragons boys lacrosse falls to Brunswick
Published 8:04 am, Wednesday, April 29, 2015
GFA fell to Masters School 5-4 last Tuesday.
Sophomore Dustin Cook (Westport) led all scorers while defeating his opponent by eight strokes to earn two team points. Juniors Samyukt Kumar and Lauren Telesz followed Cook in the scoring with sophomores Curtis Tauck (Westport) and Charlie Thompson along with junior Patrick Seegers rounding out the order of finish for GFA. The team total was 252 on the day.
The Dragons (1-4) then fell 8.5-0.5 to St. Luke's.
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Last Saturday GFA traveled to Essex for the O'Day qualifier and finished 10th.
The Dragons fell 16-8 to Rye Country Day last Friday. GFA tied the game at 6-6 with 19 minutes left, but Rye ran away with the game down the stretch. Junior Ingrid Backe led the team in scoring with three goals.
Last Thursday the Dragons were swept by Brunswick 7-0. GFA then defeated Canterbury 6-1 on Saturday. The match started with the Dragons taking three very close doubles matches followed by winning five out six singles matches. The highlight of the match was the doubles, where each match was on serve until the GFA teams came up with big shots to finish their matches on top.
GFA pushed its record to 3-2 with a win last Friday over Westover School. The Dragons singles players battled through cold and windy conditions, with a strong showing at all four positions. Winning again at No. 1 singles was freshman Devon Wolfe, who dominated her opponent with strong baseline play, winning easily 8-0. Older sister Avery Wolfe controlled the match from the beginning and won 8-2.
GFA up against its toughest competition yet during a meet last week.
Junior Olivia Sullivan won the high jump, triple jump and long jump and Maggie Bourdreu was the first to cross the line for the 3,000 meter run. The 4x400 team of Maddy Abrahamson, Rachel Garofoli, Kaija Powell and Eva Scianna placed second and eighth grader Madi McCreesh (Southport) placed second in the 3,000.
The boy's squad was also impressive. Senior Ben Holcomb placed first overall in the pole vault. Thomas McGrade came in second in his first discus competition of the year. GFA will compete Friday in the Yellow Jacket Midnight meet at Newtown High School.
GFA lost 16-6 to FAA rival King last week. The Dragons gave up nine runs in the first inning, but settled down and played even baseball the rest of the way. Senior Alex Berman continued with his red hot bat, raising his average to .379, while freshman Sam Stuart made his varsity debut and reached base three times.