Greens Farms Academy sports roundup
Updated 12:33 pm, Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Boys soccer -- Greens Farms Academy moved to 13-1 and wrapped up the Fairchester Athletic Association regular season title with a pair of wins against Canterbury, 3-2, and Rye Country Day School, 1-0.
In the win over Canterbury on Oct. 24, the Dragons jumped out to a 2-0 lead with a goal by Clay Garner, assisted by Munir Qaddourah, and one by Griffin Garner. Canterbury answered back with a goal before the half, but Spencer Hartig tallied the Dragons' third goal off another assist by Qaddourah.
Ryan Friend recorded the win in net for the Dragons.
Against Rye Country Day on Oct. 26, the Dragons locked up the top seed in the conference tournament with a strong defensive effort. Hartig netted the lone goal of the match with an assist from Charlie Mounts 30 minutes into the first half.
Boys and girls cross country -- The Dragons' girls team finished the regular season by finishing third out of four teams in a meet at Brunswick Academy on Oct. 24. Three Dragons runners broke 23 minutes for only the second time this season, led by senior Kate Mohr, who finished the 3.1-mile course in 21 minutes and 19 seconds. Senior Haley McCalpin clocked in at 22:23 and sophomore Georgia Grellier finished with her best time this fall in 22:58.
The Dragons' boys team ended the FAA regular season in third place behind Hopkins School and Brunswick Academy. That order held true in the Dragons' final regular season meet on Oct. 24 at Brunswick.
The Dragons fell to both Hopkins and Brunswick but defeated Masters School, as senior Kenner Clark finished second overall with a season-best time of 17:00. Freshman Alex McCall set a personal record, finishing in 18:23. The other runners with season-best times were junior Mark Whittaker in 19:46, senior Brian Bremer in 20:49, junior Dan Paliotta in 20:46, sophomore Kevin Wong in 21:53, freshman Vasco Sousa in 27:07 and freshman Matt Lichtenberg in 27:20.
Girls soccer -- The Dragons drew even with Canterbury 1-1 on Oct. 24 and defeated Masters 2-0 on Oct. 27.
Against Canterbury, the Dragons found the back of the net first as Phebe Wong took a throw-in and drilled a shot inside the far corner of the goal. The lead, however, was short-lived. Just minutes later, Canterbury broke through the Dragons' defense and scored the equalizer.
The rest of the first half and most of the final 40 minutes was played evenly between the two squads. Just 12 minutes remained on the clock when the Dragons took a 2-0 lead on a goal by Tia Carson.
Field hockey -- The Dragons picked up a pair of wins over Canterbury, 3-2, on Oct. 24 and the Masters School, 4-1, on Oct. 26.
Against Canterbury, the Dragons took the lead early in the first half, but Canterbury tied it up with 16 minutes left in the half. Motivated to not play overtime for the second straight day, the Dragons closed it out late when Margot Bruder knocked in the game-winner off a penalty corner.
The Dragons finished the FAA regular season in fifth place with the win over Masters.
Against Greenwich Academy, the Dragons put forth a strong effort but saw their opponent take advantage of every mistake. The Dragons' back line was busy as Rachel Schwimmer and Brooke Cirillo combined for 22 digs, while Sarah Young had 11 kills.
Against Holy Child, the Dragons began to click on both offense and defense after a slow start. Young had nine kills and four aces. Claire Comey contributed 12 assists and four kills, while Schwimmer led the team with 14 digs.