GFA roundup: Cross country teams finish regular season
Boys cross country
GFA concluded its regular season last Wednesday at Brunswick in Greenwich. Eight of the 18 runners from GFA finished the 3.1-mile course with a personal best time for the season.
Freshmen Charlie Courtemanche (18:47), Sean Minson (19:09) and Tyler Aguia (20:41) led the Dragons, who finished the season with a 9-9 record as they head to the postseason. The FAA Championship race will take place on Monday, Nov. 3 at 1:40 p.m. in Waveny Park, New Canaan.
Girls cross country
The Dragons finished first in the final meet of the season at Brunswick. Junior Maggie Boudreau and freshman Maddy Abrahamson led the way. The girls will run in the FAA Championships on Monday, Nov. 3, at Waveny Park in New Canaan at 2:20 p.m.
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Last Monday the Dragons lost a close one at home to Convent of the Sacred Heart. GFA scored the first goal of the game after just 3:30, with freshman Bella Litt handling a cross from sophomore Barbara Duncan. Then CSH scored one of their own just 2:30 later, making the game 1-1 at half-time. In the second half, CSH was able to put in two more goals in the last 12 minutes, for a final score of 3-1. .
Last Wednesday GFA took down The Canterbury School in tough 2-1 battle. Canterbury put in the first goal of the game off a free kick, then senior Elettra Baldi answered with a GFA goal just a few minutes later off a pass from a corner kick.
Early in the second half, a Canterbury handball in the box resulted in a GFA penalty kick. Senior captain Olivia Lennon took the penalty shot and hit the bottom corner of the net, giving GFA the lead and putting the game at its final 2-1 tally.
Then on Friday, Oct. 24, the Dragons put up a strong fight as they traveled to take on FAA opponent, Hamden Hall. Hamden Hall was able to put in a goal in both the first and second halves for the 2-0 win.
GFA has two games this week, taking on both King School and The Gunnery at home.
The Dragons traveled to Canterbury last Wednesday and came home with a 2-0 win.
The first half saw both teams battle the wet, windy conditions to a 0-0 halftime score. GFA finally broke through in the 78th minute when senior captain Griffin Garner (Greens Farms) finished off a pass from junior Charlie Mounts (Westport). Senior captain Dugald Shannon then found Mounts, who converted in the 80th minute to give GFA a 2-0 victory.
GFA, now 10-2-1, will travel to Forman on Wednesday.
GFA Field Hockey dropped three straight games to Holy Child, Canterbury and Hackley. With several injuries and illnesses, GFA played all three games without a full squad. GFA looks forward to playing Hamden Hall and Choate this week.
The Dragons went 2-1 last week. First, GFA fell 3-1 (25-14, 25-19, 23-25, 25-15) to Greenwich Academy last Monday. All GFA's highlights came in the third set, which they won when the team was able to sustain an offense and control the net. Junior Allie Carey (nine kills, eight blocks) led GFA's offense along with senior Claire Comey (Westport, eight assists, seven digs). The defense was led by junior Rory Shinnick (Darien, 12 digs), and freshman Abbie Comey (Westport, seven digs).
Last Wednesday GFA defeated Hamden Hall 3-1 (25-20, 15-25, 25-17, and 25-21). Carey had 23 kills and eight blocks, and Claire Comey had 27 assists and 17 service points to lead the offense.
On Saturday the Dragons swept Marianapolis Prep 3-0 (25-15, 25-14, and 25-13). They started the first set with a commanding 7-0 run with the help of the outstanding serving and leadership of senior Claire Comey (28 assists, four aces). Carey (20 kills, five blocks) and sophomore Olivia Sullivan (10 kills, three blocks) dominated the net. This win brings the Dragons to an even 7-7 on the season.
On Wednesday, Oct. 29 GFA will take on Christian Heritage at home at 5 p.m.