Greenwich Academy’s lacrosse team traveled to Pennsylvania this past weekend and played well, while splitting its two games against Episcopal Academy and Agnes Irwin School.
GA posted an 11-9 win against Episcopal Academy and was defeated by Agnes Irwin School, 11-7, on Saturday. In their first game on Saturday, a victory against Episcopal, the Gators were paced by Ellie Burdick’s three goals.
Ava Butz tallied twice, with both goals coming off free position attempts, for GA. Taylor Glanville registered two goals, while Dylan Casazza, Maddie Holden, Sienna Tejpaul and Brecon Welch each added one goal apiece for the victors. Rebecca Arpano made four saves in goal to help secure the win.
“We were a little flat getting off the bus for the first game at Episcopal, but our defensive unit – led by seniors Lila Murray and Alessia Packard – held strong until we were able to convert a few times offensively,” GA co-coach Katie Johnson said. “Draw control continued to be a highlight for us on Saturday with Ellie Burdick and Paige Lipman combining for seven draws in the first game. We were really proud of the way the team closed out the final 10 minutes of the first game, dominating possession and showing great composure and attention to the game plan to win 11-9.”
Against Agnes Irwin, Margaret Maruszewski scored a team-high four goals and Butz scored twice for the Gators. Taylor Glanville had one goal and Arpano made seven saves.
“We knew Agnes Irwin would be tough competition, even with fresh legs,” Johnson said. “They have a talented goalie and several really fast midfielders and are very well coached. Margaret Maruszewski had some great dodges and drives for us on offense and converted two regular goals as well as two free positions, which put us in great shape, tied at halftime. Her leadership in the second game was exemplary with hustle all over the field, four draw controls and several key rides which forced turnovers. Rebecca Arpano came up with some nice saves from close range in the second half of the game as well. Taylor Glanville provided a much-needed spark for us at key moments as well as Georgia Gallagher, who filled in really well on the defensive end and has a great voice.”
Up next for Greenwich Academy is a game on the road against Pingry School on Wednesday. GA then hosts Darien on April 28, before playing host to rival Sacred Heart Greenwich on May 1.