At Greenwich Country Club, Greenwich Academy claimed two FAA victories on the first of a busy, three-day stretch of competition, beating Holy Child 5-0, and King 4 1/2 to 1/2.
The Gators' Rachel Oates had a big day and was 2 over par for six holes, winning 5 and 4 and 5 and 3. Oates and teammate Caroline Zhao nearly reached the 482-yard, par 5 fourth hole in two shots, and both made easy pars on the hole. Zhao won 5 and 4 and 3 and 1.
Susana Vik beat her Holy Child opponent 3 and 2 and halved with her King opponent. Jessica Yacobucci won by identical 5 and 4 scores against her opponents, and Ellie Garland won 3 and 1 and 3-up.
The Gators, who improved to 11-0, travel Wednesday to Watertown for a four-team match with rivals Taft, Choate and Ethel Walker. On Thursday, the team faces Sacred Heart at Fairview Country Club.
Greenwich shut out Brien McMahon in tennis, 7-0, bringing the Cards to 10-1 on the season.
At No. 1 singles, Ari Cepelewicz had his second big win in as many days taking out Zach Ely, an All-FCIAC second-team selection last year, by a score of 7-6 (4), 7-5. Chris Salisbury won his matches at second singles, 6-1, 6-1, Alex Hebrand, at No. 3 singles and Trent Newman at No. 5 singles both blanked their opponents 6-0, 6-0 and Jacob Cohen at No. 4 singles had a solid win at 6-0, 6-1.
In No. 1 doubles, Shaw Speer and Louis McKenzie whitewashed their opponents, 6-0, 6-0 and the duo of Tyler Dagnino and Max Minichetti were dominant in winning 6-1, 6-1. Speer and McKenzie, who were an All-FCIAC first-team selection last year, moved to 7-0 on the year. Greenwich travels to Bridgeport on Thursday.
In girls tennis, Greenwich swept Brien McMahon, 7-0.
At No. 1 singles, Anna Daccache beat her opponent in three sets, 2-6, 6-1, 6-3. At second singles, Maddie Arnold defeated her opponent 6-1, 6-0; Maggie Glynn, won 6-1, 6-0 at No. 3 singles and Hannah Kratky defeated her opponent at No. 4, 6-1, 6-0.
In doubles action, the No. 1 pair of Julia Akerman and Lizzie Griffin blanked their opponents 6-0, 6-0. At No. 2 Lena Shipper and Reilly Sheets took their match 6-0, 6-1; and Isabelle Janssen and Maitlyn Murphy won at third doubles, 6-2, 6-1. The team improved to 10-1 on the season.
BOYS TRACK AND FIELD
The Greenwich High School track team ran away from the field yesterday -- both literally and figuratively -- winning their meet against both St. Joseph's and Bassick. Leading the Cardinals to victory was Chandler LaSorsa, who competed in and won four events: high jump, long jump, the 200-meter run and the 110 hurdles. He had a personal best of 19-feet, 1-inch in the long jump. Andy Kates also had a big day for GHS, winning both the 1600- and 3200-meter run, with a personal best of 4:38.1 Meanwhile, Ryan Pasquali won the 400 meter-run for Greenwich with a time of 54.6., and Justin Fagella, a first-year athlete, qualified for States when he won the triple jump with a 39-6.
Also chipping in for the Cardinals were Taylor Moore, who won the javelin with a season best 135' and Ian Fulton, who was first to the finish line in the 300 intermediate hurdles and second in the 110 hurdles.
GIRLS TRACK AND FIELD
Displaying its depth, Greenwich posted victories against St. Joseph and Bassick in a three-team meet on Tuesday.
Greenwich beat St. Joseph 95-50 and Bassick 144-1. The Cardinals scored well in each event, receiving first-place finishes from Caroline Frey (400-meter run, 1:01.60), Daryl Kennedy (800-meter run, 2:24.10), Eloise Petersen (1600-meter run, 6:15.70), Sarah Rodriguez (3200-meter run, 13:20.40) and Jenna Kahn (high jump, 4-6). Natalie Hartwell gave the Cardinals a victory in the pole vault (7-0) and Sarah Cicchetti was a double-winner, taking first in the shot put (33-2) and the discus (107-10). Lindsay Alfano was the long jump winner for the Cards.
Anna Giannuzzi and Callie Doyle placed second and third, respectively, in the 100-meter dash, while Frey and Giannuzzi were second and third, respectively, in the 200-meter dash for the Cardinals. Jennifer Goggin took second in the 400, while Caroline Markowitz was third and Mia Bonnano placed second in the 800, followed by Victoria McMahon.
Emma Heerdt finished second for GHS in the 1600-meter run, while Julia Marache took second in the 3200-meter event. Emily Wu (100 hurdles), Pauline van Tulder (high jump), Erika Hvolbeck (pole vault), Kyla Johnson (long jump) and Alfano (triple jump) each had second-place finishes for Greenwich.
GIRLS WATER POLO
Greenwich High School went a perfect 4-0 over the weekend at Princeton, defeating rival Greenwich Aquatics twice, Princeton Aquatics and Chelsea Piers.
The Cardinals breezed past Princeton, 21-6, topped Greenwich Aquatics, 10-4 and 8-4, and defeated Chelsea Piers, 11-1.
Against Princeton on Saturday, Paige Neary powered the Cardinals, scoring a game-high seven goals. Sarah Bellamy scored five goals, while Claire Baxter and Rachel Sodokoff each tallied twice for GHS.
Ella Jomo, Valerie Shaw, Porter Carlson and Madison Ellsworth each had single goals for Greenwich, which received four saves from Nicole Cutler. Sodokoff and Neary each recorded hat tricks for the Cards in their 10-4 win against Greenwich Aquatics. Bellamy, Jomo, Baxter and Carlson each had one goal in the win.
In the Cardinals' 8-4 victory over Greenwich Aquatics, Neary tallied three times and Porter Carlson scored twice. Ellsworth, Sodokoff and Meg Robinson had one goal each and Cutler made seven saves for GHS, which entered the second half tied at 3-3. Missing some starters, Greenwich saw Ellsworth and Robinson Ellworth scored four goals for the Cardinals against Chelsea Piers. Also pacing the Cards' attack were Shaw (three goals), Sodokoff (two goals), Sarah Commaroto (one goal) and Meg Robinson (one goal).
Greenwich will host its own tournament Saturday, beginning at 10:30 with a game against Greenwich Aquatics. The Cardinals will also play Navy and North Penn on Saturday.
WEDNESDAY, MAY 7
Brunswick baseball at Hopkins School, 3:30 p.m.
Brunswick lacrosse vs. Avon Old Farms School, 3:30 p.m.
Brunswick tennis at Taft, 4 p.m.
Brunswick golf at St. Luke's, Avon Old Farms, 2:30 p.m.
Brunswick track and field at Masters School, TBA
Greenwich Academy lacrosse at Hopkins, 3:15 p.m.
CSH golf vs. Loomis, Hotchkiss, 3 p.m.
CSH lacrosse vs. Milbrook, 4 p.m.
Greenwich baseball at Fairfield Ludlowe, 4 p.m.
Greenwich softball vs. Fairfield Ludlowe, 4 p.m.
Greenwich boys volleyball vs. Darien, 4 p.m.
Greenwich boys golf vs. Trumbull at Tashua Knolls Golf Course, 3:15 p.m.
Greenwich Academy golf vs. Taft, Choate, Ethel Walker @ Choate, 3 p.m.
Greenwich Academy tennis at Hopkins, 3:15 p.m.
Greenwich rugby vs. Stamford, 4:30 p.m.
THURSDAY, MAY 8
Brunswick golf at Taft, 3 p.m.
Greenwich Academy softball at St. Luke's, 4:15
CSH softball vs. GFA, 4:30 p.m.
Greenwich High girls lacrosse vs. Ridgefield, 4
Greenwich boys lacrosse vs. Bronxville, 6
Greenwich boys tennis at Bridgeport Central, 4 p.m.
Greenwich girls tennis vs. Bridgeport Central, 4 p.m.
Greenwich boys volleyball vs. Bridgeport Central, 4 p.m.
Greenwich girls golf vs. Trumbull at Griffith E. Harris Golf Course, 3:30 p.m.
Greenwich boys golf vs. Ridgefield at Ridgefield Public GC, 3 p.m.
FRIDAY, MAY 9
Brunswick baseball vs. Greens Farms Academy, 4:15 p.m.
Brunswick tennis at Hamden Hall, 4 p.m.
Greenwich baseball vs. Harding, 4 p.m.
Greenwich softball at Harding, 4 p.m.
Brunswick lacrosse at Salisbury, 7 p.m.
SATURDAY, MAY 10
Greenwich Academy lacrosse at Hotchkiss School, 3 p.m.
Greenwich High girls lacrosse vs. Brien McMahon, 12 p.m.
Greenwich Academy softball vs. Taft at Teufel Field, 2:30 p.m.
CSH tennis @ Miss Porter's, 12 p.m.
CSH softball @ Millbrook, 1:30 p.m.
CSH lacrosse @ Taft, 2 p.m.
CSH golf vs. Choate, Hotchkiss @, 4 p.m.
Greenwich boys lacrosse at Darien, 1 p.m.
Greenwich Academy tennis at Kent, 9 a.m.
Greenwich rugby at Fairfield, 4 p.m.
Greenwich girls water polo hosting Greenwich Invitational (all day)