Greeens Farms Academy update

The Greens Farms Academy field hockey hockey team kicked off its season by defeating St. Luke’s, 3-1.
The Dragons scored on their first shot of the day when senior Madison Leonard crossed the ball to sophomore Tade Waters deep in the circle.
Tade dished the ball to sophomore Nicole Litt on the far post of the goal, and Litt put it to take the lead.
The Dragons followed that goal four minutes later with a goal by senior Margot Bruder from Fairfield, who took advantage of GFA’s pressure in the circle.
In the second half, St Luke’s scored an early goal, but GFA took control and spend the majority of the second half in the offensive end.
GFA scored a final goal to seal the game when Leonard inserted the ball to junior Maggie Sherin on a penalty corner and Sherin blasted the ball into the back corner of the cage for the 3-1 lead.
In goal, sophomore Jenny Ross had 10 saves.
Boys soccer
GFA went 1-1 to open its season, defeating Cheshire Academy 4-0 and losing a close 3-2 game to Trinity Pawling.
Against Cheshire, senior Spencer Hartig gave GFA a 1-0 halftime lead off an assist from classmate Munir Qaddourah from Trumbull.
In the second half, senior J.T. Becker and sophomore Griffin Garner both scored while Hartig added his second of the game.
Qaddourah, junior Brendan Bieder from Southport, and senior captain Clay Garner helped control the midfield.
The defensive effort was led by senior goalkeeper Ryan Friend.
Seniors Van Barnet, Anders Forfang, and Jonah Singer, along with juniors Connor Eckert and Leo Filgueiras all worked hard to keep Cheshire off the scoreboard.
Girls soccer
GFA opened its season with a convincing 6-0 victory over Ethel Walker.
The Dragons got their first goal at the 10-minute mark, as senior captain Kiki Kauffman placed the ball in the back of the net.
Senior Phebe Wong placed another in the net five minutes later. GFA was then awarded a corner kick, where classmate Blair Pelley took the corner, placed the ball in the air, and Kauffman headed the ball into the goal for her second goal.
With only 10 minutes left in the first half, senior captain Caroline Vanacore made a beautiful pass to Wong for her second of the game.
In the second half, GFA continued to put on the offensive pressure, as Wong crossed the ball on the outside only to find Kauffman running up the left, for her third goal.
With eight minutes to go, Wong scored her third goal of the game on a breakaway.
Junior Caroline Kruk earned the shutout in goal. Defensively, GFA was led by freshmen Ingrid Backe and Erin Reilly from Fairfield, sophomore Campbell Goldsmith, junior Georgie Garner and Pelley, who was named player of the game.
Cross country
The GFA boys and girls cross country teams began their seasons last weekend at Allen’s Meadows in Wilton at the 24th annual Wilton Invitational.
The boys team placed fifth in the small school division of eight teams.
The course was a flat 3.15 miles and senior co-captain Kenner Clark placed 31st overall finishing in 17:56.
Junior co-captain Andrew McCarthy from Southport clocked in at 18:37 and sophomore Danny Ross was not far behind at 18:44.
The girls team placed eighth in the small school division of nine teams with senior co-captain Kate Mohr from Fairfield placing 40th out of 170 runners with a strong time of 17:13 over a flat 2.8 mile course.
Senior co-captain Olivia Kjorlien finished close behind Mohr at 18:03 In the first cross country race of her career, senior Haley McCalpin clocked in at 18:49.
GFA went 1-1 this week losing 3-0 to Convent of the Sacred Heart and defeating Marianapolis Prep 3-1.
Against Convent, junior middle hitter Laura Reul was strong with seven kills and four blocks.
Seniors Rachel Schwimmer and Brooke Cirillo from Fairfield had 12 and six digs, respectively.
Against Marianapolis, GFA lost the first game 26-24, but came back to win the next three (25-17, 26-24, 25-21).
The Dragons were paced by senior Sarah Young with 12 kills and Reul with eight kills and four blocks.
Sophomore setter Claire Comey contributed 22 service points, including seven aces, with eight assists.
Cicillo and senior Victoria Engh combined for seven aces.

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