Greens Farms Academy sports roundup
Updated 1:34 pm, Monday, May 20, 2013
Competing in the tournament's C (small school division) bracket at Westminster School in Simsbury, the Dragons rolled through the quarterfinals, semifinals and finals without losing a set. The Dragons defeated Canterbury School (New Milford) in the quarterfinals and Winsor School (Boston) in the semifinals.
This was the first year that the NEPSAC sanctioned a New England tournament for girls tennis. The field was divided into three divisions -- A, B and C based on school size. Forty schools applied and 24 were accepted into the tournament based on strength of schedule and season record.
Boys tennis: The Dragons ended the year on May 16 with a 4-3 win over rival Hopkins to improve to 8-2.
The match started with Hopkins winning at No. 1 doubles, but the Dragons responded to take No. 1 singles with Gabe Tishman grinding out a 6-4, 6-4 win. Eighth grader Brian Niguidula followed with a 6-2, 6-3 win at No. 3 singles for the Dragons.
Hopkins then went on to win at both No. 2 and No. 3 doubles. Trailing 3-2 with two singles matches remaining, the Dragons got wins from freshman Cole Rummelsburg at No. 4, 6-4 in the third set, and junior Kyle Wolfe at No. 2. Wolfe won 7-5 in the third set.
Baseball: The Dragons ended their season 7-10 overall (5-9 in the Fairchester Athletic Association) with a 6-0 loss to Hopkins on May 13.
Senior Jonah Singer led the Dragons with two hits.
Softball: The Dragons bounced back from a 14-2 loss to Holy Child on May 14 to defeat Convent of Sacred Heart 8-4 two days later.
Senior Sarah Young took the mound for only the third time this season, pitching in place of senior Brooke Cirillo, who suffered a concussion against Holy Child. Young's previous two outings were one-inning stints, but the senior tossed a complete game.
Boys lacrosse: The Dragons ended their season with a 13-3 win over the Hoosac School of Hoosick, N.Y. on May 18.
Girls lacrosse: The Dragons defeated Wooster 14-3 on May 15, then lost to Miss Porters 12-11 the next day.
Against Wooster, six different players recorded goals for the Dragons, with sophomore Charlotte Kreitler leading the way with a career-high six tallies.
In the loss to Miss Porters, the Dragons nearly fought back from a 9-5 deficit at half. They got within one goal with nine minutes left.
Eight different players contributed on the scoring end for GFA.