Greens Farms Academy sports roundup
Field hockey -- Greens Farms Academy defeated St. Luke's 2-1 in thrilling fashion on Oct. 10.
The Dragons opened the game with a 1-0 lead in the first half on a goal by senior Caitlin Rummelsburg off an assist from senior Madison Leonard. But with only a one-goal lead, the Dragons left the door open for St. Luke's to tie it with only 1:26 remaining in the second half.
Although it looked like the game was heading to overtime, Leonard won a fast break with under a minute left and scored the game-winner with just seven seconds remaining.
Boys and girls cross country -- The Dragons' boys team defeated four of the six schools it faced in a Fairchester Athletic Association meet at Tod's Point in Greenwich on Oct. 10. Senior Kenner Clark competed in his first race since the middle of September and finished the 3.1-mile course in 17:34. Sophomore Kourosh Saghri clocked in with his best time of the season at 19:41, as did junior Andrew Holiday in 19:54.
The Dragons raised their league record to 10-5.
On the girls side, senior Olivia Kjorlien finished with her best time in 21:58. Junior Liza Rebold clocked with a season-best time of 24:04, as did senior Delaney Sondag in 24:05. The girls defeated five of the nine teams they faced to raise their record to 12-7.
Boys soccer -- The Dragons improved to 7-1 on the season with a 5-3 win over The Masters School on Oct. 13.
Junior Brendan Bieder and senior Spencer Hartig both scored goals early to make it 2-0. Masters cut the Dragons' lead in half with a goal but senior Munir Qaddourah netted his first goal of the day off an assist from sophomore Griffin Garner. Qaddourah scored his second of the match later off an assist from senior Anders Forfang to give the Dragons a 4-2 lead at the half.
Hartig sealed the win with his second goal of the match off an assist from Bieder.
Senior goalkeeper Ryan Friend recorded the win in net.
Girls soccer -- The Dragons remained undefeated on the season at 7-0-1 with a 5-0 shutout of the Wooster School on Oct. 12.
While the first half proved to be a bumpy 40 minutes for both teams, the Dragons scored the lone goal of the half in the fifth minute. Junior Tia Carson crossed the ball to senior Phebe Wong, who put it past a diving Wooster goalkeeper.
In the second half, the Dragons found the back of the net on four separate occasions. Carson scored to make it 2-0 and a few minutes later, senior Kiki Kauffman crossed a ball to 8th-grader Alexa Kimball, who headed in the team's third goal. Wong and senior Jessica Liu scored the final two goals.
Junior goalkeeper Caroline Kruk earned her fifth shutout with three saves.
Volleyball -- The Dragons improved to 4-4 on the season with a 3-0 win over St. Luke's (25-18, 25-18, 25-21) on Oct. 9. Sophomore setter Claire Comey had 14 assists and six aces. Senior hitters Sarah Young had eight kills, seven digs and six aces and Victoria Engh had five kills, six digs and six aces. Junior middle hitter Laura Reul had five kills and five blocks. Defensively, the Dragons' back row was aggressive, led by senior Rachel Schwimmer, who recorded eight digs.