GFA roundup: Fencing teams duel with Greenwich schools
The Greens Farms Academy girls varsity fencing team competed against Greenwich Academy last Wednesday and lost 17-10.
The epee squad won 7-2. Senior captain Taiylor Nunn (Westport) went undefeated, winning all three of her bouts. Senior Lauren Telesz went 1-1, senior Caroline Booth (Westport) went 2-0, and freshman Amy Petschek went 0-1, scoring 3 points against her opponent.
The foil squad went 3-6 against GA, including three wins by default, as GA only had two of the three required fencers to form a full squad. Senior Kate Allan, senior Kate Koster (Westport) and freshman Alida Deutsch (Westport) all went 1-2, including one win by default each.
The Dragons competed against Brunswick last Wednesday and lost 12-15.
The saber squad lost 8-1 to Brunswick. Senior Matthew Lichtenberg won his bout 5-1.
The epee squad won 7-2. Juniors Phil Nicopoulos and Luke Duffy won all three of their bouts and senior Ryan Petschek went 1-2.
The Dragons went 2-0 last week, beating King 53-47 and Harvey School 65-53 to improve to 4-2.
In the first game of the week, the Dragons won over rival, King. The game was close from the start with the two teams exchanging baskets early and remained close for most of the contest.
Lexi Kimball converted a three-point play and gave the Dragons a 42-39 lead. This was the last lead change of the game with GFA eventually winning out by six. Kimball finished with a game-high 26 points, five rebounds, three assists and three steals, while Olivia Sullivan had her first double-double of the season with 12 points and 10 rebounds.
GFA will break until after the holiday and meet up with St. Luke's at home Jan. 7.
GFA competed at the Shelton Invitational last Saturday. Five wrestlers participated, with two placing in the top four. Senior captain Simon Stone went 3-2 on the day. Junior Hans Forland placed first with four pins en route to his title.
GFA participated in the Kingswood Oxford Holiday Tournament last Friday and Saturday, Dec. 18-19. The Dragons faced Canterbury on Friday, losing 82-67. Senior captain Pat Seegers missed the game with a concussion, and senior Chile Larraguibel twisted a knee in the game. Junior Evan Roteman and senior Dom Cristiano led the scoring with 14. Junior Elvin Rodriguez had 12. Roteman had seven assists. Cristiano had seven rebounds.
Saturday in the consolation bracket, GFA was paired up with St Luke's and lost 74-57. Cristiano, had 15 points and 11 rebounds, and Rodriguez had 14 points and 10 rebounds. Holzinger had 13 points, and Roteman led in assists.
GFA men's squash put up their first win this season in a 6-1 victory over King. Duda Voldman won 3-0 (11-3, 11-5, 11-2), as did John Selkowitz (11-6, 11-9, 11-7), Jack Soper (11-2, 11-7, 11-2) and Alex Necakov (11-3, 11-4, 11-2). Senior Anders Bottger played a more challenging match, but took his opponent in four games (11-3, 11-7, 2-11, 12-10).
Last Wednesday the Dragons took on Hopkins School and lost 7-1. Senior captain Jack Mackle took on the No. 1 player (who is also the current No. 1 player in the U.S.), and fell in straight sets. Voldman won the lone GFA match in straight sets.
GFA girls squash fell to Greenwich Academy 6-1. Playing in the five spot, senior Julia McGonagle win a five-set match (3-11, 11-6, 4-11, 11-7, 7-11). The team's No. 1, sophomore Katie Mackle, also faced a well-matched opponent but lost in four games (9-11, 11-5, 8-11, 7-11).