Greenwich Academy’s field hockey team registered two recent wins, one of which came Sunday against formidable foe Hotchkiss School.
Scoring two first-quarter goals, the Gators defeated visiting Hotchkiss, 4-1, in a NEPSAC matchup. The victory raised the Gators’ record to 5-2 overall.
“Both teams played a physical game,” GA coach Jamie Brower said. “It’s always a good game vs. Hotchkiss.”
Senior tri-captain/defender Ellie Johnson gave Greenwich Academy a 1-0 lead, scoring off a shot by junior forward/midfielder Caroline Busler with 12:38 remaining in the first quarter. At the 5:22 mark of the opening quarter, senior midfielder/tri-captain Laetitia Cartellieri tallied off a pass from freshman midfielder Georgia Schmits, giving the host Gators a 2-0 advantage.
In the second quarter, another captain recorded a goal for the victors. This time, senior forward/tri-captain Sienna Tejpaul found the back of the next with a shot, making it 4-0 with 6:24 to go in the second quarter. Following a scoreless third quarter, each team tallied in the fourth quarter.
Busler scored off a pass from Tejpaul with 14:19 remaining in the final quarter, putting GA on top, 4-0. Hotchkiss’ goal came with 8:27 left to play, with Willa Merton notching a goal.
On Monday, Greenwich Academy traveled to St. Luke’s School in New Canaan and returned home with a 5-0 triumph.
“Our whole team played well, connecting passes and finishing in front of the goal,” Brower said. “St. Luke’s goalie and defenders played a scrappy game.”
Greenwich Academy has games on Friday and Saturday this week. GA travels to Taft School on Friday for a 4:15 p.m. game. They will host Kent School Saturday at 3 p.m.