High school roundup: Sacred Heart field hockey remains unbeaten
Published 10:38 pm, Friday, October 6, 2017
The Sacred Heart Greenwich field hockey team registered another shutout victory, blanking King School, 5-0, in Stamford.
With the win, the Tigers improved to a perfect 9-0 on the season.
“Today’s match was a bit of a challenge playing on grass, but our team quickly adjusted to their style of play,” Tigers coach Alex Gheorghe said.
Five different players scored for Sacred Heart, which shut out its third straight opponent. Ryan Smith, Katie Keller, Olivia Monahan, Marygrace Farrell and Sydney Gallop each scored for the Tigers. Sacred Heart outshot King, 17-0, and held an 18-0 shots-on-goal advantage.
“We’re pleased that we capitalized on penalty corners, as we practiced them all week.”
SACRED HEART SOCCER
Three second-half goals propell ed the Tigers to a 3-1 win over visiting St. Luke’s School in an FAA game.
The triumph was the fifth for Sacred Heart in its last six games. Their record stands at 5-5. Forward Amelia Sheehan opened the scoring in the 46th minute. In the 75th minute she gave the Tigers a 2-0 lead, converting a penalty kick.
Midfielder Rachel Keefe widened the Tigers’ edge with a goal in the 77th minute. Midfielder Fernanda Serna set up the goal. Julia Spiegel made one save in the win.
“At halftime, we talked about putting our opportunities away and Amelia stepped up in the second half,” Sacred Heart coach Stuart Smith said. “She had a really nice goal and from there we looked comfortable. We played with a lot of confidence.”
GREENWICH HIGH GIRLS SWIMMING
The visiting Cardinals added another convincing win to their record, topping Norwalk, 106-69, in an FCIAC meet. The foursome of Sammy Ennis, Meghan Lynch, Emily Warner and Julia Merrill began the meet for Greenwich by winning the 200-yard medley relay in 1:55.40.
In the 200 freestyle, Kelly Montesi touched the wall first in 1:56.40 for the Cardinals. Teammate Allison Brea was second (2:04.96), followed by Nicole Ragone (2:08.32).
Lilly Clisham won the 200 individual medley for Greenwich in a time of 2:21.49 and teammate Kate Ennis was third (2:22.20). Lynch was the 50 freestyle winner (24.86), while Louisa Bjerke took second in 26.18. Casey Kirsch posted a first-place finish on the 1-meter diving board for GHS with a score of 241.12. Reggie Frias placed second (233.03) and Catie McCarthy finished third (218.32).
Lilly Clisham was the 100 butterfly winner for the Cards (1:02.65) and Julia Merrill took second (57.08). Lynch registered a first-place time of 5:05.00 in the 500 freestyle, while Warner finished second in 5:25.50. Montesi, Merrill, Bjerke and Lynch won the 200 freestyle relay (1:43.41) Ennis posted a winning time of 1:02.88 in the 100 backstroke, while Brea had the top time in the 100 breaststroke (1:13.66). Clisham, Bjerke, Warner and Montesi won the 400 freestyle relay in 3:49.13.
BRUNSWICK, GHS WATER POLO
The Bruins edged crosstown rival Greenwich High School at GHS in a matchup played on Tuesday, 7-5.
Goals by Thacher Scannell, Keegan Drew and Kyle Yelensky gave Brunswick a 3-0 first-quarter lead. Brunswick led 4-1 at halftime and took a 5-3 advantage into the fourth quarter behind a Yelensky goal. Both teams tallied twice during the third quarter.
Drew scored three times, while Yelensky and Scannell tallied twice for Brunswick. Christian Hartch made seven saves in goals for the victors.
SACRED HEART VOLLEYBALL
The Tigers made quick work of FAA foe Masters School, notching a 3-0 victory. Sacred Heart won the match by game scores of 25-7, 25-14, 25-9.
Ellie McKenney recorded nine kills, 20 digs, 16 service points and seven aces for the victors. Laura Holland added six kills, nine service points and two aces, while Natalia Pazos contributed nine kills, 12 digs 17 service points and six aces.
Also pacing Sacred Heart were Sofia Piriz (15 assists, two kills, six digs, nine service points) and Eva Canellakis (four digs , seven service points).
GREENWICH ACADEMY VOLLEYBALL
The Gators suffered a 3-0 loss to St. Luke’s School in an FAA matchup. Grace Ryan had four kills and one loss for Greenwich Academy.
Casey Gottlieb had three kills and Madlin Decker posted two kills and three aces. The Gators host rival Sacred Heart on Thursday.