Dragons win thriller

The Greens Farms Academy field hockey team defeated St. Luke’s 2-1 in thrilling fashion last week.
The Dragons opened the game with a 1-0 lead during the first half off a powerful goal by senior Fairfield’s Caitlin Rummelsburg with an assist from classmate Madison Leonard.
St Luke’s tied the game with only 1:26 remaining.
While it looked like the game was heading to overtime, Leonard broke free and scored a beautiful goal with only seven seconds remaining for the win.
Cross country
Both the GFA boys and girls cross country teams ran well last week at Tod’s Point(Greenwich against six other Fairchester Athletic Association teams on a fast three-mile course.
Senior Kenner Clark competed in his first race since mid-September and finished with an impressive time of 17:34.
Sophomore Kourosh Saghri clocked in with his best time of the season at 19:41.
Junior Andrew Holiday also eclipsed his previous best time by almost a minute crossing the line at 19:54.
The boys defeated four of the six teams they faced to raise their league record to 10-5.
On the girls side, senior Olivia Kjorlien finished with her best time to date, 21:58.
Senior Delaney Sondag clocked in with a season best, 24:05.
Junior Liza Rebold just beat Sondag by one second, also logging her best finish of the season.
The girls defeated five of the nine teams they faced to raise their league record to 12-7.
Boys soccer
GFA (7-1) defeated The Masters School (N.Y.) 5-3 last week.
Junior Brendan Bieder from Southport and senior Spencer Hartig Greenwich each scored goals early.
Hartig assisted Bieder, and senior Munir Qaddourah assisted Hartig.
Masters then scored to make it 2-1 before Qaddourah scored his first of the day assisted by sophomore Griffen Garner.
Masters again fought back to make it 3-2 before Qaddourah scored his second from senior Anders Forfang for a 4-2 GFA lead at the half.
The second half saw Masters score its third before Hartig sealed the win with his second goal assisted by Bieder.
Senior goalkeeper Ryan Friend led the defense with senior Van Barnet, and juniors Connor Eckert, John Lawrance from Southport, and Leo Filgueiras adding support.
Also making major contributions to the win were senior captain Clay Garner, senior Charlie Salmans, junior Wyatt Cook and freshman Charlie Mounts.
Volleyball
GFA (4-4) defeated St. Luke’s 3-0 last week (25-18, 25-18, 25-21).
Sophomore setter Claire Comey had an excellent day with 14 assists and six aces.
Senior hitters Sarah Young 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 also played exceptional at the net with five kills and five blocks.
Defensively the back-row was aggressive and consistent let by senior Rachel Schwimmer from Fairfield with eight digs.
Girls soccer
The undefeated Dragons (7-0-1) defeated the Wooster School 5-0.
While the first half proved to be a bumpy 40 minutes for both teams, GFA put in the lone goal of the half at the five-minute mark.
Junior Tia Carson crossed the ball to senior Phebe Wong, who put it past a diving Wooster goalie.
Over the final 40 minutes, the Dragons found the back of the net on another four occasions.
The first of these was when Carson dribbled through multiple defenders and into the box. With composure, she placed the ball in the back of the net and took the game to 2-0.
A few minutes later, senior captain Kiki Kauffman crossed a ball across the net to find the head of eighth grader Alexa Kimball to give GFA a 3-0 lead.
The Dragons’ last two goals came from Wong and senior Jessica Liu.
Sophomores Olivia Lennon from Southport and Campbell Goldsmith played incredibly tough in the center-midfield and center-defensive positions.
Junior Caroline Kruk earned her fifth shutout with three saves.

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