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Greens Farms Academy sports roundup

Updated 4:12 pm, Tuesday, April 16, 2013

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  • Greens Farms Academy freshman Jack Mackle, left, scored three goals and added two assists in the Dragons boys lacrosse team's 10-7 loss to Hopkins on April 10. Photo: Contributed Photo / Norwalk Citizen
    Greens Farms Academy freshman Jack Mackle, left, scored three goals and added two assists in the Dragons boys lacrosse team's 10-7 loss to Hopkins on April 10. Photo: Contributed Photo

 

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Boys lacrosse -- Greens Farms Academy lost to Hopkins 10-7 on April 10 at home.

Freshman Jack Mackle led the Dragons in scoring with three goals and two assists. The team's leading scorer entering the game, junior Max Tarika, added two goals and an assist. Senior Justin Arzi and junior Conor Eckert each added a goal.

On defense, junior Sam Hodge played well in front of sophomore goalie Riley Grady, who made 15 saves.

Girls tennis -- The Dragons defeated Hopkins 4-3 on April 10 and lost to Hotchkiss School 4-5 on April 13.

In the loss to Hotchkiss -- playing a 6-3 format -- the Dragons took three singles matches and one doubles match. In the longest match of the day, GFA senior Caitlin Rummelsburg masterfully handled her opponent at No. 3 singles. She won her first set 7-6 (4), before taking the second set, 6-3. At No. 5 singles, Olivia Kjorlien had a quick first set victory (6-1), then closed out the second set, 6-4. Junior Emily Cahill put in a strong performance at No. 6 singles with a 6-1, 6-3 victory.

The Dragons' doubles win came at the hands of seniors Jessica Liu and Suzy McGrath. The No. 3 team won 8-2.

Over the years, GFA and Hotchkiss have shared a building rivalry. In 2011, the Dragons tied for second place with Hotchkiss in the New England Prep School Tournament. And last year, the Dragons finished second in New Englands, losing to Hotchkiss in the final.

In the win over Hopkins, the Dragons won two matches at singles: Rummelsburg won 6-3, 6-4 at No. 3, while Cahill was victorious 6-3, 6-0 at No. 4.

Kjorlien and sophomore Avery Wolfe won 6-2, 6-2 at No. 1 doubles, while Liu and McGrath won 6-1, 6-1 at No. 2.

Boys tennis -- The Dragons captured their second win of the season by defeating Wooster School 7-0 on April 10.

Playing at No. 1 singles for GFA, junior Kyle Wolfe led the way with a win in straight sets. He also earned an 8-2 win at No. 1 doubles with sophomore Reilly Carter.

All players won in straight sets, including Brian Niguidula at No. 2 singles, Cole Rummelsburg at No. 3, Danny Ross at No. 4, Scott Brown at No. 5 and Clay Garner at No. 6. The Dragons' No. 2 doubles team (Firouz Saghri and Kouroush Saghri) and No. 3 team (Nick Puljic and Matt Fisher) also won in straight sets.

Golf -- The Dragons fell to 0-2 on the season with an 8-1 loss to King on April 10 at Birchwood Country Club.

Eighth grader Dustin Cook defeated his opponent to earn the Dragons' first point of the season. Cook also carded the team's low score of the day with a 45.

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