GFA sports roundup
Published 4:50 pm, Thursday, October 6, 2011
The Greens Farms Academy boys soccer team (3-4) defeated Masters 7-4 and lost 4-0 to South Kent 4-0 last week.
Spencer Hartig scored three goals, Brendan Bieder tallied two and Sean Obi and Munir Qaddourah each had one against Masters.
Dragons goalkeeper Ryan Friend made 10 saves against South Kent.
GFA's boys cross country team Defeated St. Luke's, 15-50, Sept. 27. Wills Rooney (17:08), Peter Maturo (18:44), Chris Tarika (20:18), Andrew McCarthy (20:18), Kenner Clark (20:19) and Charlie Ross (20:26) competed for the Dragons.
The GFA girls team lost 25-31 to St. Luke's. Junior Olivia Kjorlien (24:40) finished first for GFA and 10th overall. Kate Mohr (24:50) was next for the Dragons.
The GFA girls soccer team (3-2-2) lost 5-0 to Hopkins and tied Hamden Hall, 2-2.
Phebe Wong, Caroline Vanacore and Nora Flaherty played strong minutes against Hopkins. Sam Brown, Kate Tomlinson and Blair Pelley played strong defense in front of goalies Caroline Kruk (two saves) and Westport's Meghan Donovan (4 saves).
Vanacore had a goal and an assist against Hamden Hall. Wong scored the other Dragon goal and Meghan Grady set up Vanacore's goal. Just minutes later, Vanacore set up Wong for the 2-1 lead. Hamden Hall continued to pressure Brown, Tomlinson, Pelley and sophomore Cole Vanacore played tough defense, holding Hamden Hall to just seven shots on net. Kruk had three saves.
The GFA volleyball team (3-3) defeated Holy Child 3-2 and lost 3-0 to Ethel Walker last week.
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Setter Sarah MacDonell (Westport) kept GFA's offense moving against HC with 17 assists and three kills. Kiera Wood (16 kills, four digs, four aces) stepped it up on offense.
Defensively, the Dragons compiled 26 digs with Sarah Young (seven digs) and Brooke Cirillo (six digs) leading the way.
MacDonell (10 assists, four kills) and Young (eight kills, two digs) led GFA against EW.
The GFA field hockey team (2-4) lost 4-1 to Taft, 5-0 to Rye and 1-0 Miss Porters last week.
Freshman Nicole Litt scored GFA's only goal against on a penalty corner as sophomores Maggie Sherin (Weston) and Hayley Holzinger set her up in front of the cage. Dragons freshman goalie Jenny Ross made 18 saves. Isabelle Canaan, Ashley Hutchison (Westport), JJ Rattray, Hope Tierney and Juliet Fontana played tough defense for GFA.
Caitlin Rummelsburg and Madison Leonard were energy sparks in the midfield against Rye and Canaan and Sherin played tough on defense. Ross had 15 saves.
Against Miss Porters, Ross came up with a huge save on a stroke to keep the game close but it was not enough for GFA. Leonard was strong in the midfield and was supported by Rummelsburg and Sherin.