Greenwich Academy golf team beats Sacred Heart, Riverdale, improves to 14-0
Updated 12:42 am, Thursday, May 2, 2013
Two more matches, two more wins for the Greenwich Academy golf team.
With the victories, GA raised its record to a perfect 14-0.
"We came into the year with a really deep team, which we never really had before," said GA senior Camilla Vik, who has been a fixture at the No. 1 position for the Gators for several seasons. "Because we have such a deep team the confidence we have going into every match is high."
Sacred Heart, which defeated Riverdale Country Day 4-1, is 9-6 on the season. Vik, who will play golf at Columbia University, continued her standout season, beating Sacred Heart's Christie Huchro 4 and 3 and Riverdale's Gabby Herzig 4 and 3.
Like many players, the Gators' No. 1 golfer enjoys the match play format.
"Match play is hole by hole, so if there's one hole that I have a tough time with I don't have to dwell on it," Vik said. "Each hole is a match within itself. Overall, I was happy with how I played today."
Huchro has held her own at the No. 1 spot for the Tigers this season.
"It's been a nice progression for me in my junior season," Huchro said. "We have a really young team that's been molding into a strong team."
"We have a really good team, which is going to be strong for a while because we have a lot of young players," Oates said.
Oates, who parred the first two holes, said she's learned a lot from watching Vik.
"I have such a good time when we play together, she helps me out a lot," Oates said. "Camilla is amazing, I'm really proud of her."
"We always get excited to play Sacred Heart," said Matthews, a junior. "They are right next door to us and a rival of ours. Playing here at Round Hill is always a challenge, we're lucky to have access here. There's always something to learn out here."
"It's definitely a challenge every time we play a team like GA," Alessandrini said. "It's great for us to play them -- it edges up our game a little bit."
Jessica Yacobucci was a 4 and 2 winner at No. 4 for GA against CSH and won her match against Riverdale, 5 and 4. Caroline Zhao gave the Gators a pair of 4 and 3 victories from the fifth position.
"Everybody is playing some good golf right now," GA coach Patrick Dwyer said. "Every day someone different plays better than the day before. This is as deep a team as we've had. Like pro sports, we hope to peak at the right time -- in the playoffs. That's when hopefully, our depth will help."
GREENWICH ACADEMY 5, SACRED HEART 0
Camilla Vik (GA) def. Christie Huchro 4 and 3; Rachel Oates (GA) def. Mimi Dunn 4 and 2; Hope Matthews (GA) def. Alexa de Alessandrini 4 and 2; Jessica Yacobucci (GA) def. Mary Grace Henry 4 and 2; Caroline Zhao (GA) def. Kelly McLaughlin 4 and 3.
Records: Greenwich Academy 14-0; Sacred Heart 9-6.
GREENWICH ACADEMY 5, RIVERDALE 0
Camilla Vik (GA) def. Gabby Herzig 4 and 3; Rachel Oates (GA) def. Lauren Volpert 5 and 4; Hope Matthews (GA) def. Kyla Somar 4 and 3; Jessica Yacobucci (GA) def. Emilie Kern 5 and 4; Caroline Zhao (GA) def. Tasha Berkowitz 4 and 3.