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Greens Farms Academy sports roundup

Updated 12:46 pm, Monday, October 8, 2012
  • Junior Wyatt Cook, right, pushes the ball up the pitch in Green Farms Academy's 8-2 win over Chase Collegiate on Oct. 6. Photo: Contributed Photo

    Junior Wyatt Cook, right, pushes the ball up the pitch in Green Farms Academy's 8-2 win over Chase Collegiate on Oct. 6.

    Photo: Contributed Photo

 

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Boys soccer -- Greens Farms Academy improved to 6-1 on the season with wins over FAA rival Hamden Hall, 3-1, on Oct. 3 and Chase Collegiate, 8-2, three days later.

Against Hamden Hall, senior Spencer Hartig scored on a breakaway off a feed from Munir Qaddourah 31 minutes in to make it 1-0. The next minute, Hartig assisted freshman Charlie Mounts on another breakaway to double the Dragons' lead heading into halftime. Qaddourah and Hartig combined again for GFA's third goal 20 minutes into the second half.

Senior goalkeeper Ryan Friend stopped several tough shots en route to the victory.

In the win over Chase Collegiate, the Dragons jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the 13th minute on Hartig's goal off a pass from Qaddourah. Hartig assisted Griffin Garner on the team's first goal.

Chase Collegiate fired back with a goal to make it 2-1 before GFA took over with four unanswered tallies. Hartig scored twice more off assists from Qaddourah and Garner, while Mounts added two goals with assists from Hartig and Conor Eckert to take a 6-1 lead.

The second half was much of the same offensively as Brendan Bieder and Dugald Shannon both scored.

Friend and Seth Krantzler combined to make five saves in net.

Girls soccer -- In a tight match against The Westover School on Oct. 3, the Dragons pulled out a 3-1 victory.

After falling behind 1-0 early and having a goal disallowed, the Dragons fought back behind a pair of seniors. Phebe Wong scored the equalizer off an assist from Meighan Grady.

In the second half, 8th-grader Alexa Kimball gave Wong a short pass inside the box and Wong, in turn, crossed the ball to Grady. The Dragons' senior netted a one-touch goal to make it 2-1. Wong scored with 20 minutes left off an assist from Grady to extend the lead to 3-1.

Junior Caroline Kruk earned the win in goal.

Field hockey -- The Dragons went 1-1 with a 4-1 win over The Hopkins School on Oct. 3 and a 5-0 loss to The Gunnery School three days later.

Against Hopkins, junior Maggie Sherin scored three goals--two of which came off penalty strokes.

Freshman Olivia Reynolds tallied her first varsity goal.

Girls volleyball -- The Dragons put together a complete effort on the road and defeated Westover 3-1 (25-20, 15-25, 25-15, 25-15) on Oct. 3.

Senior captain Sarah Young led the way with 16 kills, junior Laura Reul added nine kills and senior Victoria Engh had five kills, eight digs and 16 service points. Sophomore setter Claire Comey picked up 18 assists and three kills and senior Rachel Schwimmer had 12 digs.

The Dragons had a season-high 37 kills and 36 digs.

Boys and girls cross country -- The Dragons faced a competitive field at the Wickham Invitational in Manchester on Saturday and placed 31 out of 34 teams.

On the boys side, a pair of freshmen ran in their first varsity race as Alex McCall completed the 3.1-mile course in 19:53 and Austin Rooney finished in 21:59.

The girls team finished 13th out of 24 teams. Senior Kate Mohr came in 30th with a time of 22:51 and Haley McCalpin was 59th in 23:50. Both received awards for finishing among the top 60 runners.

Sophomore Georgia Grellier finished in 26:32.

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