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Greens Farms Academy sports roundup

Updated 11:06 am, Wednesday, February 6, 2013
  • Greens Farms Academy freshman George Garland, right, wrestles at 145 pounds in a match against Hamden Hall on Feb. 2 at home. The Dragons won the meet 39-30. Photo: Contributed Photo / Norwalk Citizen
    Greens Farms Academy freshman George Garland, right, wrestles at 145 pounds in a match against Hamden Hall on Feb. 2 at home. The Dragons won the meet 39-30. Photo: Contributed Photo

 

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Wrestling: Greens Farms Academy returned to the mats on Feb. 2 in a tri-meet against FAA rivals Hamden Hall and Chase Collegiate at home. After defeating Hamden Hall for the second time in two weeks, 39-30, the Dragons fell behind 33-0 to Chase.

The Dragons eventually tied it 33-33, but because of scoring criteria, Chase walked away with the victory. Turner and freshman Cristian Rivera went undefeated on the night for the Dragons.

GFA traveled to the Canterbury School in New Milford on Jan. 30 and defeated the Saints for the first time in school history, 42-24.

The Dragons got pins from freshmen Alex McCall at 113 pounds and George Garland at 145, from senior Brandon Velez at 152, and from sophomores Jad Qadourah at 160, Nick Puljic at 170, Sean Kozdeba at 182 and Trent Turner at 220.

Girls basketball: GFA got off to a strong start in a NEPSAC matchup with Christian Heritage on Feb. 2, but hit a slump on offense midway through the first half.

Although the Dragons were able to hold their opponent to just two points for eight minutes in the second half, they were unable to pull away and lost to Christian Heritage 36-31.

Eighth grader Lexi Kimball led the Dragons with 12 points and recorded eight steals and three assists. Sophomore Claire Comey finished the game strong for the Dragons, notching eight points.

On Monday, GFA lost at Greenwich Academy 49-33.

Boys squash: The Dragons completed a big week.

In a rematch with Brunswick on Jan. 29, the Dragons pulled away for a 5-2 win.

Playing at No. 1, freshman Jack Mackle had a marathon match. The rallies went back and forth with Mackle and his opponent retrieving well. After the first game, Mackle put on the pressure and was able to pull out a victory. Seniors Rashad Nimr and Spencer Hartig, as well as sophomores Scott Brown and Harry Berman, all helped the Dragons record the win.

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