GFA roundup: Girls soccer team now 9-1-1
Published 9:30 am, Tuesday, October 27, 2015
Last Thursday Greens Farms Academy girls soccer team defeated FAA rival Greenwich Academy 2-1. GFA scored both of their goals in the first period from eighth grader Elyse Kimball and freshman Ella Murphy. The first goal was assisted by freshman Sophie Staeger and eighth grader Reese Sutter (Westport).
Last Saturday, the Dragons defeated King 5-1. Freshman Kelly Van Hoesen started off the scoring at the 11 minute mark, followed by a goal from Kimball. King struck back with a goal, and the game was 2-1 going into halftime. Second half goals came from junior Claire Mengel, Van and Kimball. The Dragons are now 9-1-1.
The Dragons earned a 2-1 victory over FAA rival Masters Monday at home. GFA struck first when junior Hobi Lew scored in the 23d minute assisted by senior captain Charlie Mounts (Westport). The Dragons held that advantage to halftime. Mounts scored early in the second half from Ben Strait's assist to give GFA a 2-0 advantage. Masters struck back 14 minutes later for a 2-1 final. Sophomore goalkeeper Henry Holzinger made 10 saves.
GFA is now 6-3-1.
GFA defeated Canterbury 3-0 (25-22, 25-19, 25-19.)last week. The Dragons won a close first set with blocks from senior Allie Carey and serving from freshman Nicole Humphrey. In set two, Carey had eight service points and finished 14 kills, seven blocks and eight aces.
Last Saturday the team traveled to King and was swept 3-0 (25-5, 25-18, 25-16). The Dragons are now 6-6.
The GFA cross country team headed to Convent of the Sacred Heart last Wednesday, for a meet with Masters and Hopkins. The girls team had three runners finish in the top 10 out of 47: Madi McCreesh finished in second with a time of 21:14. Maddy Abrahamson and Carmen Martin finished fourth and sixth with times of 21:52 and 22:10, respectively. For the boys, two GFA runners finished in the top 10 out of 61 runners. Senior captain Alex McCall (Westport), took sixth place, finishing in 18:32, and Sean Minson took ninth with a time of 18:45.
Last Saturday, the team traveled to King for a tri-meet with The Harvey School. The Dragons came in first, and nine out of 13 runners saw personal best times. McCall finished first in 18:04 and Barnet finished in 18:32.
GFA dropped a pair of overtime games; 1-0 to Westover and 2-1 to King. GFA scored first against King when senior Olivia Reynolds sent a powerful drive in to the circle.
GFA's record is now 2-8-1.