Dragons boys soccer remains unbeaten this year
The Greens Farms Academy boys soccer team ran its scoreless streak to 486 minutes and its unbeaten streak to eight games with two wins and a tie last week.
The game that ended the run of scoreless soccer came on Saturday when the Dragons trekked to Trinity Pawling and came home with a 2-2 tie.
Sophomore Liam Murphy (Westport) tied the game late in the first half when he converted senior Jake Sinnott's (Westport) pass. Sinnott then scored unassisted in the second half to bring GFA back from a 2-1 deficit.
Goalkeeper Henry Holzinger saw his shutout streak end at five games, but still made six saves to notch a point.
Seniors Ian Lee (Greenwich), Steffen Refvik (Westport), Jackson Bolbool (Greenwich), Jack Soper (Southport), and juniors Miles Mcdonald (Westport), Zach Liston (Weston), Ethan Phan (Bridgeport), sophomores Charlie Benson (Darien), Ethan Lior (Fairfield), Kyle Merzon (Greenwich), Connor Zaminski (Greenwich), and freshmen Aidan Murphy (Darien), and Max Yates (Fairfield) all played well in the hard-fought tie.
GFA, now 11-3-3 overall will host Canterbury on Wednesday in their next match.
On Thursday, the Dragons hosted Wooster and delivered a 4-0 victory.
Sinnott opened the scoring off an assist from Benson. Liston followed that by scoring on an assist from Sinnott to give the Dragons a 2-0 lead at the half. Liam Murphy notched the first tally of his varsity career by converting from senior Nick Attai (Bridgeport). Soper finished the scoring by driving home an assist from Holzinger.
On Tuesday, GFA hosted St. Luke’s and walked away with a 2-0 win.
Sinnott scored two goals off of Mcdonald assists to lead the Dragons while Holzinger made seven saves.
Ella Murphy (Darien) set up goals by Annika White (Southport) and Elyse Kimball (Westport) as the Dragons defeated host King by a 2-0 score in Stamford on Saturday.
Kendra Offerman (Bedford, NY) made two saves for the GFA.
Earlier in the week, the Dragons had a handful of good opportunities to score, but couldn't find the net in a 4-0 road defeat to Greenwich Academy.The team hit the post once and had two beautiful crosses barely not connect as the Dragons were shutout.
Offerman and MaryGrace Dellisanti (Wilton) combined to make 18 saves.
The Dragons hit the road to Westover on Wednesday and returned home with a 4-2 win in their only game of the week.
Playing on a grass field, GFA jumped out to a 2-0 lead and led 3-1 at the half.
Lucy Holzinger (Westport) was a force in the midfield launching numerous aerials to get the girls down the field quickly. Bryn Morrison (Weston) helped hold that middle by winning tackle after tackle and also sending the ball to our forward line.
Laila Pina (Weston) got on the board first with 20:40 left in the first half finishing on a scramble off a run into the circle. Five minutes later she fired a shot on cage during a broken corner, grabbing her own rebound and shooting again which Ryan Morris (Stamford) re-directed into the cage off the left post at the 15:57 mark.
After Westover scored, GFA quickly answered 20 seconds later as Holzinger got the ball past the Westover defense again. Morrison got the ball off inside the circle to Gracyn Sollmann (Wilton) who broke away drawing the goalkeeper out and firing a shot past her left side with 1:11 left in the half.
GFA continued to be set-up with aerials and runs down the field to our offensive line. Keely O'Shea (Darien), Francesca DeVita (Darien), Lucy Nelson (Westport) and Pina had many opportunities, scrambling in front of the cage and trying to redirect shots from Holzinger and Morrison but just couldn't convert.
Zoe Koskinas (Fairfield) sent a beautiful ball down the field which met a wide-open O'Shea who ran the ball right to the right post drawing the goalkeeper and passing to a wide open DeVita to put the game out of reach at 5:19 left in the game.
The GFA volleyball continued its up and down season with two losses and a win last week.
At Holy Child early in the week, the Dragons fell by a 25-10, 26-24, 25-15 score.
Midweek, though, a non-league matchup featured Canterbury coming to campus and GFA pulled out a 3-0 win by the scores of 25-14, 25-21, 25-16.
GFA’s serve-return teamed played well with Celeste Matte (Stratford), Alex Nason (Darien), Tess McCormick (Westport), Ililta Pina (Weston) and Hannah Kozdeba (Shelton), who got the ball to the setters hands and who also played great defense.
The frontline was led by Westport’s Kirwan Carey (13 kills, nine blocks), Darien’s Elana Mota (six kills, three blocks), and Greenwich’s Jesse Boobol (four kills, three blocks). Setter Meg Nesi (Fairfield) had 15 assists and seven aces.
GFA dropped a tough 3-0 decision on Saturday at St. Luke's by the scores of 10-25, 19-25, 22-25.
After the first set the Dragons were trading leads with St. Luke's throughout sets two and three, but unfortunately were unable to overtake a very consistent and determined St. Luke's squad.
The GFA cross country team hit the road for a meet at Brunswick and came back with a handful of personal best efforts.
Sophomore Owen Minson (Darien) had a career race, finishing first for the Dragons with a time of 19:38.
Freshmen Larson Palmgren (Fairfield, 21:18), Andrew Audemard (Waccabuc, NY; 21:42), and Grant Goodrick (Darien, 23:20) also notched PRs as did sophomore David Hu (Greenwich, 26:02).
On the girls side, freshman Caroline McCall (Westport, 22:57) and sophomore Kaitlin Reed (Southport, 25:36) also ran career bests.