Greenwich, Brunswick water polo teams off to successful starts
Greenwich and Brunswick School have certainly begun their respective water polo seasons in impressive fashion.
The Cardinals started their 2019 season with four wins at the Battle of the Beltways tournament in Annapolis, Md., over the weekend. Greenwich defeated Navy Aquatic Club, 15-8, Gilman School of Baltimore, Md., 17-4, the Hill School (Pottstown, Pa., 17-5) and Mount St. Joseph High School (Baltimore, Md., 22-8).
Senior captain Charlie Clark paced Greenwich with 10 goals over the four games. Juniors Filip Norell and Manuel Pemberthy added eight goalies apiece during the four games for the 4-0 Cardinals.
Norell registered a team-high eight assists, while senior captain Spencer Plavoukos had eight steals to lead the Cardinals in each game. Senior goalkeeper Eric Ducret made 24 saves during the weekend, while tallying six assists and five steals.
Greenwich is in action again on Wednesday against visiting Greenwich Aquatics at 7 p.m.
Brunswick raised its record to 4-0 by upending Deerfield Academy and Williston Northampton on Saturday at Deerfield. The Bruins topped Williston Northampton, 14-4, then beat Deerfield, 16-2.
In the opener against Williston Northampton, Brunswick built a commanding 12-1 halftime lead. Kyle Yelensky recorded a hat trick, while Luke Apostolides, JP Ohl and Dillon Robinson scored two goals apiece for the victors.
Ivey Gehring, Gavin West, Danny Taylor, Vilas Sogaard-Srikishnan and Filipe Leao each added one goal in the win. Goalies Ryan Miele, Angus Manion and Hayden Collins combined for six saves in the winning effort.
Sogaard-Srikrishan and Will Morton scored three goals apiece and Ohl tallied twice in Brunswick’s victory against Deerfield.
Gehring, West, Yelensky, Gavin Molloy, Robinson and Jackson Walker each had one goal. Collins made one save.
Up next for the Bruins is a road trip to California, where they will compete in the America’s Finest Cup, which begins on Friday.