GFA roundup: Volleyball team spikes Westover
Updated 2:33 pm, Tuesday, October 13, 2015
The GFA girls volleyball team picked up a win at home with a 3-1 victory over Westover by the scores of 25-14, 14-25, 25-20, and 25-18 last week. Middle histters Allie Carey (15 kills, seven blocks) and junior Olivia Sullivan (eight kills, six blocks) put pressure on Westover. The setters, sophomore Ililta Pina (Westport, nine assists) and eighth grader Meg Nesi (Westport, nine assists), controlled the offense and got the balls to the hitters. In the back row senior Rory Shinnick (11 digs) took control of the service returns.
The Dragons are now 5-2.
The Dragons are now 1-4-1 after a 4-0 loss to Hopkins School last Wednesday. The Dragons' defense battled throughout the game, but the team was unable to mount the needed offense to change the momentum of the game.
GFA played its fourth FAA match of the season last Monday, walking away with a 0-0 draw with School of the Holy Child. The Dragons had a total of 25 shots on the afternoon, but were unable to find the back of the net. Freshman goalkeeper Allie Agnew (Westport) grabbed 10 saves.
Last Wednesday the Dragons beat Westover School 7-0.
GFA defeated Hamden Hall 6-1 last week. Senior Stephen Gallagher scored a hat trick, combining with sophomore Jake Sinnott's goal in the opening half to boost GFA to a 4-0 halftime lead. Senior captain Charlie Mounts (Westport) had two assists while Gallagher and junior Hobi Leweach had one assist in the first half. Senior Elliot Beckert (Westport) and sophomore Nick Attai each notched their first goals of the season in the second half with the assists going to senior Will Logan and freshman Zach Liston.
GFA is now 4-2-1.
Last Saturday the boys and girls cross country teams were among several hundred headed to Manchester to participate in the Wickham Invitational.
The boys competed in the unseeded division, which saw 486 runners go out at the start. Alex McCall (Westport) finished in 18:23 and earned the 56th spot overall. Second to cross the line for the Dragons was Charlie Courtemanche at 18:58. The GFA boys placed 23rd overall.
The girls were up against more than 30 teams at the start of the varsity-seeded division. Maggie Bourdeau lead the way for GFA and she secured 16th place overall (20:23). From a field of 197 runners, Maddy Abrahamson and Madi McCreesh were in the top 60 coming in at 21:14 and 22:02. Caroline Booth was the fourth runner for the team to cross the line at 27:48.