GFA roundup: Girls soccer edges King
Published 2:25 pm, Monday, November 3, 2014
Last Wednesday was the last regular season home game for the seniors, who defeated Gunnery 5-0.
Ingrid Backe started the Dragons' scoring off a pass from Lennon. From there, the Dragons earned a free kick a few yards outside the box. Lennon took this shot with ease and watched the ball sail over the opposing goalkeeper's head for the 2-0 half-time score.
Daly Naughton earned her second straight shutout of the season. The FAA tournament will begin on Friday.
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Last Wednesday, Oct. 29, GFA traveled to the Forman School and came home with a 5-1 victory.
Senior Captain Griffin Garner (Greens Farms) got GFA on the board three minutes into the game. Junior Ben Strait followed with GFA's second of the match just a few minutes later, before Forman tallied in the 20th minute to make the half time score 2-1.
Garner got GFA going again in the second half by assisting junior Charlie Mounts (Westport) for a goal, and the Dragons added two more to seal the win.
Then on Saturday, Nov. 1, two-time defending New England champions Millbrook took home a 3-2 win on a cold, rainy, windy afternoon on the Dragons turf. Neither team scored in the first half although both teams had chances. Millbrook got on the board twice in the second half before GFA came back with a goal by Strait (Stamford) assisted by Mounts. Millbrook scored once more before GFA closed the gap on a goal by Garner off another Mounts assist.
GFA finished the regular season with an 11-3-1 record heading into the FAA Tournament, where they will host the King School on Wednesday afternoon.
The Dragons defeated a Christian Heritage 3-0 (25-9, 25-4, 25-13) at home last Wednesday. The Dragons have won four of their last five games, led by senior setter Claire Comey (Westport).
In Wednesday's game Comey added 17 assists, 17 service points and seven aces. The Dragons power middle hitter Allie Carey (dgefield) supplied 11 kills and four blocks, while junior Nina Rodgers had four kills.
Last Saturday, GFA traveled to Watkinson, winning 3-0 (25-4, 26-24, 25-16).
GFA received a clutch performance from freshman Abbie Comey (Westport) who served eight straight points, including four aces, to close out the set. Comey had 19 assists and 6 aces. Offensively Carey, Olivia Sullivan, Rodgers and Abbie Comey combined for 30 kills.
The game was the final regular season match for GFA leaving their record at 9-7. The Dragons played Monday against fourth-seeded St. Luke's in the first round of the FAA play-offs. On Sunday, Claire Comey and Allie Carey will be representing GFA in New England Prep School All-Star game in Windsor.
GFA field hockey went 1-1 last week defeating Hamden Hall 1-0, but falling 3-0 to Choate.