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Roundup: Sacred Heart volleyball beats Taft for the first time

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Updated 10:54 pm, Saturday, September 28, 2013
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The Convent of the Sacred Heart volleyball team improved to 6-1 Saturday by defeating visiting Taft School for the first time ever, 3-1.

"This was a great win for us," Sacred Heart coach Beth Wilson-Jordan said. "It was important for us emotionally because Taft is a tough Class A school. This gives us a lot of confidence."

Margaret Ellison recorded 14 kills, 28 digs and three aces for the Tigers, who won the match by game scores of 25-23, 25-12, 14-25, 25-13. Jane Gerstner added six kills, nine digs and one ace, while Bianca Chiappelloni had nine kills, 14 digs, six aces and one block for CSH. Also pacing the Tigers were Grace McKenney (31 assists, 12 digs, seven aces) and Emily Davenport (22 digs).

"Our serve receive was strong in three of the four sets, allowing us to run our offense," Wilson-Jordan said.

Sacred Heart will visit Holy Child on Monday.

GREENWICH ACADEMY 3, HOTCHKISS 2: Tyla Taylor registered three aces, 18 kills and five digs for the Gators, who beat Hotchkiss for the first time in school history. Kayla Johnson had 15 kills and two blocks, while Phoebe Morris had eight kills, three digs and two assists for GA.

"Hotchkiss is a very competitive team, but we played amazing volleyball," GA coach Christy Girard said.

Zoe Morris notched 42 assists, Ellen Clark had five kills, four digs and one assist and Paloma Corrigan had six digs for the Gators, who ran their record to 5-0.

BOYS SOCCER

Sal Lopez's hat trick propelled Brunswick School past The Gunnery School, 5-1, on Saturday.

Sebbi Foster added two goals for the Bruins, who had their highest scoring output of the season. Aidan Schubert, Trevor Hanson and Hayes Murphy each had assists for the Bruins.

"We needed this one today and we're glad with the outcome," Brunswick assistant coach Tucker Hastings said. "Sebbi has scored four goals in the last three games, often as the lone striker. For Sal to shoot the ball the way today the way he did was key."

FIELD HOCKEY

Convent of the Sacred Heart snapped its scoring slump Saturday, registering a 6-1 win over visiting Westover School.

"Our team really responded today," said CSH coach Sarah Hill, whose squad struggled to score in recent games. "We had better shot placement in the circle and took advantage of our opportunities."

Katie Miller scored twice for the Tigers, who led 3-0 at the half. Phoebe Walker, Mo Leitner and Alice Millerchip each added single goals in the win. Kate Larkin and Lizzie Kupersmith combined to make five saves for Sacred Heart, which will visit King School on Monday.

GIRLS CROSS COUNTRY

Convent of the Sacred Heart made a strong showing at the O'Connell Invitational Saturday, placing fourth out of 14 teams.

Mackenzie Jordan placed 11th overall in 22:57 for the Tigers. Abby Wilson finished 22nd (24:20) and Gabby Giacomo posted a time of 24:51 for Sacred Heart.

GIRLS SOCCER

Despite outshooting host St. Luke's School by a large margin Greenwich Academy was edged, 2-1, on Saturday.

"We completely dominated possession from start to finish," GA coach Alistair Lonsdale said. "Today, we had about 30 shots, but we just couldn't convert."

Both of St. Luke's goals came from Salma Anastasi off breakaways. Maggie Basta scored for GA off a pass from Ellie Dempsey. The Gators (2-2-2) will host Taft School on Wednesday.

SCOREBOARD

FIELD HOCKEY

SACRED HEART 6, WESTOVER 0

WESTOVER 0 0 -- 0

SACRED HEART 3 3 -- 6

Record: Sacred Heart 2-5.

Goals: CSH -- Kate Miller 2, Phoebe Walker, Mo Leitner, Alice Millerchip. Goalies: CSH -- Kate Larkin (2 saves), Lizzie Kupersmith (2 saves).

GIRLS SOCCER

ST. LUKE'S 2, GREENWICH ACADEMY 1

GREENWICH ACADEMY 1 0 -- 1

ST. LUKE'S 0 2 -- 2

Record: Greenwich Academy 2-2-2.

Goals: GA -- Maggie Basta; SL -- Salma Anastasia 2. Goalies: Cat Tubridy (4 saves).

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