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Greens Farms Academy sports roundup

Updated 5:43 pm, Monday, September 23, 2013

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  • Greens Farms Academy junior Griffin Garner, left, scored to give the Dragons a 1-0 win over Marianapolis Prep on Sept. 21. Photo: Contributed Photo / Norwalk Citizen
    Greens Farms Academy junior Griffin Garner, left, scored to give the Dragons a 1-0 win over Marianapolis Prep on Sept. 21. Photo: Contributed Photo

 

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Boys soccer: Greens Farms Academy improved to 2-1 on the season with a 1-0 shutout of Marianapolis Prep on Sept. 21.

Both teams had chances in a scoreless first half, but the Dragons struck late in the match. Junior Griffin Garner tallied the lone goal off an assist from freshman Mike Medvedev in the 76th minute.

The Dragons' defense was strong in front of freshmen goalkeepers Gabe Dumoulin and Will Harned.

Girls soccer: The Dragons lost to Rye Country Day 2-1 on Sept. 19.

Rye Country Day controlled the first 10 minutes of the match, taking a 1-0 lead into halftime. With 15 minutes remaining, the Dragons earned a corner kick on which freshman Clare Mengel placed a ball right in front of the net. Senior Tia Carson evened the match with a goal on the play.

With just three minutes left, it looked as though the game was going to end in a draw. However, Rye earned one more corner that proved to be the difference, as they knocked in the winning goal.

Senior goalie Caroline Kruk recorded 14 saves for GFA.

Field hockey: The Dragons recorded their second straight shutout, defeating Masters School 8-0 on Sept. 19.

The Dragons had 53 shots in their last two games -- a 4-0 victory over Cheshire Academy, included -- and limited their opponents to just three. All three shots were stopped by junior goalie Jenny Ross, who has allowed just one goal this season.

Senior Olivia Taylor and freshman Maggie Kelly both scored goals against Cheshire, while freshman Kate Paliotta scored two. The goals were assisted by JJ Rattray, Chloe Perlen and Nicole Litt.

Against Masters, Taylor and Maggie Sherin each scored once, while Perlen and Paliotta both netted three goals. Litt and Paliotta each had two assists in the game.

Paliotta has scored nine goals in the first three games of the season. GFA has outscored its opponents 18-1 over the three games.

Girls volleyball: The Dragons defeated St. Luke's 3-0 (25-6, 25-19, 25-13) on Sept. 21 for their first victory of the season.

GFA started the match in control, taking a 9-0 lead off the strong serving of junior Claire Comey and the hard hitting of senior Laura Reul.

Reul followed up Comey with nine straight serves of her own. Comey contributed 10 assists, 19 service points, and five aces. Reul added 18 service points, five aces and five kills.

Sophomore Allie Carey was dominant at the net with four blocks and three kills. Sophomore Nina Rodgers added three blocks. Defensively, Jenny Ball and Susannah Johnson led the team with five digs each.

Girls cross country: The Dragons were strong at a pair of meets: an FAA meet at Sherwood Island on Sept. 18 and the Canterbury Invitational on Sept. 21.

In the FAA meet, sophomore Maggie Boudreau ran the 5k home course in 23 minutes and one second. Sophomore Carmen Martin followed in 24:53.

At Canterbury, GFA placed fourth out of 13 teams.

Boys cross country: In an FAA meet at Sherwood Island on Sept. 18, senior captain Andrew McCarthy ran the fastest time for the team in 18:20. GFA placed fourth out of nine teams.

The Dragons also placed fourth at the Canterbury Invitational on Sept. 21 as McCarthy clocked in at 18:18.

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