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Greens Farms Academy sports roundup

Updated 2:15 pm, Monday, October 1, 2012
  • Greens Farms Academy senior Phebe Wong, left, pushes the ball up the pitch alongside junior teammate Tia Carson, right, in the Dragons' 3-3 draw with Hopkins in the Pink v. Pink match on Sept. 24. Photo: Contributed Photo / Norwalk Citizen

    Greens Farms Academy senior Phebe Wong, left, pushes the ball up the pitch alongside junior teammate Tia Carson, right, in the Dragons' 3-3 draw with Hopkins in the Pink v. Pink match on Sept. 24.

    Photo: Contributed Photo

 

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Field hockey -- Greens Farms Academy lost to Rye Country Day 4-2 on Sept. 27 and then responded with a 3-0 shutout of Miss Porters on Saturday.

Against Rye, GFA trailed 1-0 early before junior Caitlin Rummelsburg got the equalizer on a penalty corner five minutes later. Rye capitalized on opportunities in the second half, scoring two quick goals.

Leonard scored to bring the Dragons to within 3-2, but Rye put the match away on a breakaway goal.

In the win over Miss Porters, sophomore Tade Waters scored twice and junior Olivia Taylor added a goal.

Girls soccer -- The Dragons settled for a 3-3 draw with Hopkins in the Pink v. Pink match on Sept. 24 to benefit breast cancer awareness.

The Dragons scored first as senior Blair Pelley sent a ball from the back and over the heads of the Hopkins defenders to Phebe Wong. The senior forward then took a touch of the ball, flicked it past a defender and blasted a left-handed shot past the Hopkins goalkeeper.

Hopkins scored the next three goals but GFA responded with 15 minutes remaining. Pelley, who moved to midfield, took the ball up the left side of the pitch and fired a shot inside the far post to cut the deficit to 3-2. With some extra momentum, the Dragons continued to press up until the final minutes. With 2:01 left, Pelley directed a ball toward the net and junior Tia Carson knocked home the equalizer.

Junior Caroline Kruk played strong in goal with 14 saves.

Both teams raised money and donated it to the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Fund.

Boys soccer -- The Dragons defeated the Wooster School 9-2 on Sept. 25.

Wooster took a 1-0 lead but GFA answered with three quick goals. The Dragons scored twice more in the first half and went into halftime with a 5-2 lead.

The victory was a total team effort as senior Munir Qaddourah had four goals and three assists and senior Spencer Hartig notched four goals and one assist. Senior Clay Garner also scored a goal. Sophomore Griffin Carner had two assists and freshman Seth Henriquez also had a helper.

Volleyball -- The Dragons fell 3-0 (25-27, 21-25, 24-26) to Ethel Walker on Saturday.

The Dragons were led by junior Jenny Ball, who had her finest match of the season with five kills and three blocks. Sophomore Claire Comey was strong at the service line with 17 service points and six aces. Junior Laura Reul added seven kills.

Defensively, seniors Brooke Cirillo and Rachel Schwimmer combined for 17 digs. Senior Lael O'Shaughnessy added six service points.

Cross Country -- GFA's boys and girls teams had strong meets on Oct. 27 against Hopkins School.

On the girls side, seniors Kate Mohr and Haley McCalpin finished in the top ten with times of 22:35 and 23:04, respectively. Freshman Deborah Krauchi had her best race of the season with a time of 29:58.

For the boys team, juniors Andrew McCarthy and Luiz Machado recorded times of 18:43 and 19:03, respectively. Sophomore Danny Ross had his best race of the season at 19:33.

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