GFA roundup: Dragons golf goes 2-0
Published 2:53 pm, Tuesday, May 3, 2016
Last Monday, GFA golf defeated King 7-2 at Birchwood Country Club. Junior captain Dustin Cook (Westport) shot 39 to earn Medalist honors in a close match. Juniors Curtis Tauck (Westport), Charlie Thompson, freshmen Giani and Piero Panariello (Westport), along with seventh grader Will Lodge all contributed to the victory.
Last Wednesday the team traveled to the Masters School, winning 8.5-.5. Cook earned Medalist honors with a 42.
Last Wednesday the Dragons lost 14-5 to St. Luke’s Freshman Zach Liston had two goals.
The boys varsity tennis team fell to Cheshire Academy 5-2 last Monday. GFA was led by junior Matt Smith (and eighth grader Aidan Helfant who won their doubles match 8-1, and then went on to win their respective singles matches: Smith 6-1, 7-5 and Helfant 6-0, 6-4.
Last Wednesday the Dragons were swept 7-0 by Brunswick. Senior Cole Rummelsburg at No. 1 singles lost 3-6, 3-6. At No. 2 singles, junior Will Wappler lost 5-7, 3-6.
Last SaturdayGFA won 6-1 over Canterbury. In singles, all six players won in straight sets.
GFA had a busy week to move to 9-1 this season. Against Cheshire Academy on last Wednesday, GFA won 15-3. Leading the offense for the Dragons was senior captain Ingrid Backe with three goals, junior captain Kate Paliotta (Westport) with four goals, eighth graders Ashley Humphrey and CC Poli with three and two goals, respectively.
Last Friday the Dragons defeated Rye Country Day School 13-11. Leading the offense for the Dragons was Backe, two goals; Paliotta, three goals; Nicole Humphrey four goals; Ashley Humphrey, two goals; Poli, one goal.
Last Saturday GFA defeated Storm King 16-3. Paliotta had three goals while freshmen defenders Eva Ebbesen (Westport) and Isabelle Jackson and their teammates were the strength below the restraining line.
GFA softball faced the Masters School last Thursday and lost 24-4. Freshman pitcher Maddy Canning and junior Kallie Fellows singled. The Dragons scored four runs, including two by sophomore Celeste Matte.
The Dragons had a perfect week, going 3-0 with wins over King, Holy Child and Westover to move to 6-2 this season.
Against King, sophomore co-captain Devon Wolfe played at No. 1 singles, eighth grader Sarah Wagner (Westport) at No. 2, eighth grader Ryan Boyle at No. 3 and sophomore Kate Flicker at No. 4, all winning in straight sets. At No. 1 doubles, senior co-captain Lydia Picoli and junior Blair Marine won in straight sets. At No. 3 doubles, junior Lauren Ritchey and sophomore Avery York also grabbed a straight set win.
Wolfe was out against Holy Child, moving Wagner and Boyle up to No. 1 and No. 2. They dropped only a handful of games on their way to straight set victories. Ritchey stepped in to No. 4 singles and also won in straights. At No. 1 doubles, Picoli and Marine grabbed the first doubles win.
The third win of the week was a 6-1 decision over Westover. Wolfe lost just one game in her win. Wagner dropped just two games and Boyle finished 3-0 for the week. Flicker rounded out the singles wins for the Dragons at No. 4 with her second win of the week in straight sets.
GFA baseball traveled to Hamden Hall last Wednesday and lost 6-1. The score tied at 1-1 through the first four innings. Senior Jules Becker (Westport) started the game on the mound allowing only three hits in the first three innings, while striking out three. Hamden Hall broke the tie in the fourth with a run and adding two more in the fifth inning. Offensively GFA had three hits in seven innings.
Last Saturday the Dragons lost 12-3 to King. Freshman Sean Hogan (Westport) started on the mound, striking out four. Offensively the Dragons had solid games from senior Cristian Rivera, who went 2-for-3 with an RBI and junior Tim Mira also had two hits and a RBI. A
GFA traveled to Cheshire Academy last Wednesday compete in its first league meet. The boys finished third with a total of 73 points.
In the 200-meter dash, GFA took four of the top six spots: freshman Will McCall (Westport) in fifth (25.31), freshman Ethan Phan in fourth (25.03), junior Aaron Miller in third (24.78), and junior MJ Freeman in second (23.71).
Junior Scott Barnett ran two strong races and scored in both: fourth in the 1500 and fifth in the 400.
McCall took first in the 400 (55.55) with Miller grabbing third (57.36).
In the field events, junior Thomas McGrade (Weston) scored fourth place in the javelin (110"2'), third place in shotput (31’1.5”) and third place in discus (95’3”).
The girls team won its first meet in the two-year history of the program. Nineteen of the 21 girls on the roster competed in every running event and two jumping events and finished with 131 points, 27 points more than second place Hopkins.
The 1,500-meter run saw a neck and neck finish between first place freshman Madi McCreesh (5:54.27) and second place sophomore Maddy Abrahamson (5:54.52). Senior Maggie Boudreau won two events: 800-meters (2:42.33) and the 3,000 (11:26.08). Freshman Kristiana Modzelewski (Westport) took home first place in the 300 hurdles with her personal best of (56.18). The girls 4x400 team of senior Carmen Martin (Weston), McCreesh, freshman Lilah McCormick (Westport) and junior Eva Scianna finished first with a time of (5:05.83).
Last Wednesday Greenwich Academy hosted Stamford, Greenwich and GFA at Indian Harbor Yacht Club. GFA was represented by freshman Griffin Segalla, senior Caroline Booth (Westport) sophomore Charlie Courtemanche and juniors Weldon Marcus, Hobi Lew, Jack Sontag and Tyler Green (Westport).
Greenwich High won the first match with GFA. Against GA, GFA lost the first race 3, 5, 6, but winning the next race 2, 3, 4. In the third and deciding race, GFA won 1, 2, 4. The next match was against Stamford and GFA won the first race with a 1, 2, 4, and finished the day with a perfect 1, 2, 3.