Angie Loynaz recorded six goals and one assist, while Emilia Tapsall had two goals and five assists for the 5-0 Gators. After Berkshire tied the score at 2-2, GA went on a 9-3 run to seize an 11-5 halftime lead.
"It was quite a battle in the first half, then we wore them down," Greenwich Academy coach Angela Tammaro said. "Our defense was very stingy and the big difference was that we controlled the draw. We had 20 draw controls."
Lexi Henkel and Izzy Nixon each had hat tricks, while Annie DeFrino had two goals and two assists for the victors. Berkshire was held to just one goal in the second half thanks to the solid defensive play of Izzy Nixon, Mary Taussig, Maggie Schmidt, Izzy Viola and Caroline Neumann.
"We forced them into making a lot of mistakes," Tammaro said.
The Gators will be in action again Saturday against host Choate Rosemary Hall at 2:30 p.m.
Staab went 5 for 6 with two doubles and struck out five in five innings of work to earn the win. The Gators (4-2) built their lead by scoring three runs in the third inning and five more in the fourth.
"We did a good job of capitalizing on their mistakes," GA coach Nicole DeRosa said.
"We really hustled and pushed for that extra base."
Jordan Smith pitched two innings of scoreless relief to seal the win.
"Our pitchers pitched really well," DeRosa said. "We put Jordan in the later innings to give them a different look and mix it up a little bit."
GA will host FAA foe Holy Child Thursday at Teufel Field at 4:15 p.m.
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Greenwich High School did all of its damage in the first quarter of its convincing 8-1 victory on the road against Choate Rosemary Hall.
The Cardinals surged to a 7-0 first-quarter lead.
"After the first quarter we worked on our passing and focused on playing defense," GHS coach Bill Harris said. "Our defensive play has been outstanding. It's a very encouraging sign."
Greenwich will put its perfect record on the line Thursday against host Loomis Chaffee.
Brunswick had no trouble turning away Cheshire Academy, cruising to a 7-0 triumph at home.
Jack Turchetta of Brunswick beat Matthew Pilote at No. 1 singles, 6-1, 6-2, and teamed up with Monty Yort for an 8-0 win at first doubles.
"Turchetta beating this guy (No. 1 singles) was significant because he lost to him handily last year," Brunswick coach George Boynton said. "But he went out there and crushed him today. It shows how much he has improved."
Yort was a 6-1, 6-3 winner at No. 2 singles, while Alex Baldock took his match at third singles, 6-3, 6-2. Paul Dornier coasted to a 6-1, 6-2 at No. 4, while Boden Polikoff won his match at No. 5, 7-5, 6-1. Dornier teamed with Matt Wysocki for an 8-1 win at third doubles.
"Dornier continues to be a force," Boynton said.
"It was a great match, we could have very easily won," Brunswick coach Jim Stephens said. "We played well, they were just a little bit better today."
Taft's No. 1 player Matt Schimenti sunk a 25-foot downhill putt on the 18th hole for a half a point, which sealed the win for his squad.
The match was played in match play format, where the players earned a point for winning the front nine, a point for winning the back nine and a point for winning the match.
Brunswick's Andre Masse won his match at the No. 1 spot, beating Schimenti, 2.5-0.5.
Greenwich High routed Stamford Tuesday, 17-1.
Alex Moeser added one goal and two assists for Greenwich, which has won five straight. The Cardinals will visit Norwalk Thursday at 1 p.m.
Greenwich Academy 18, Berkshire 6
GREENWICH ACADEMY.................11 7 -- 18
BERKSHIRE...................................5 1 -- 6
Scoring: GA -- Sasha Fritts (1 g, 1 a); Annie DeFrino (2 g, 2 a); Angie Loynaz (6 g, 1 a); Emilia Tapsall (2 g, 5 a); Lexi Henkel (3 g); Izzy Nixon (3 g); Charlotte Dahl (1 a); B -- Sydney Beldock (2 g); Sandra Stephan (1 g); Emily Barclay (2 g); Molly Crabtree (1 g); Goalies: GA -- Nanny Burke (2 saves), Lexie Seidel (1 save) B -- Brittany Brown (6 saves).
Records: Greenwich Academy 5-0; Berkshire 2-3.
Greenwich 15, Canterbury 9
GREENWICH ACADEMY.... 220 350 3 -- 15 9 7
CANTERBURY..................101 070 0 -- 9 6 6
Batteries: GA -- Hannah Staab (WP, 2-2, 5 IP), Jordan Smith (2 IP) and Kate Davis, Phoebe Morris. C -- Devon Embelton (LP, 5 IP), Williams (2IP) and Jendras. Doubles: GA -- Staab 2. Triples: C -- Bitzonis.
Records: Greenwich Academy 4-2.
Brunswick 7, Cheshire Academy 0
Doubles: Jack Turchetta/Monty Yort (B) def. Matthew Pilote/Edwardo Koshima 8-0; Austin Milunovich/Christian Tanner (B) def. Dalad Sconstantinoff/Dylan Levy 6-2; Paul Dornier/Matt Wysocki (B) def. Leo Compas/Guillermo Garcia 8-1.
Singles: Turchetta (B) def. Pilote 6-1, 6-2; Yort (B) def. Sc 6-1, 6-3; Milunovich (B) def. Levy 6-4, 6-3; Alex Baldock (B) def. Koshima 6-3, 6-2; Dornier (B) def. Garcia 6-1, 6-2; Boden Polikoff (B) def. Campos 7-5, 6-1.
Record: Brunswick 5-2.
Taft 11, Brunswick 10
Andre Masse (B) def. Matt Schimenti 2.5-0.5; Chris Troy (B) halved Henry Wesson 1.5-1.5; Armando Olivieri (B) def. J.P. Rafferty 2-1; Julian Papadopoulo (T) def. Daniel Weld 3-0; Jack Porcelli (T) def. Michael Savitt 2-1; Vikram Bodas (B) def. Jack Dayton 3-0; Owen McGowan (T) def. Tom Dunleavy 3-0.
Records: Brunswick 10-2.