Fall sports

Greenwich Academy field hockey team posts home victory over Hotchkiss School

Greenwich Academy has won two straight games, topping Hotchkiss School and St. Luke’s School.

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.

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