Greenwich High

Greenwich High School girls lacrosse team cruises past Simsbury to remain unbeaten

Another game, another outstanding performance on offense by the Greenwich High School girls lacrosse team.

The Cardinals improved their record to 4-0 by rolling to a 12-4 win over visiting Simsbury in a non-conference game on Thursday afternoon. The victory marked the fourth time in four games that Greenwich reached double digits in scoring.

Through four games, Greenwich has scored 64 goals for an average of 16 goals per matchup. Greenwich held a slim 4-3 halftime lead on Simsbury, before adding to their advantage in the second half.

The game was dedicated to Morgan’s Message, an organization dedicated around eliminating the stigma of mental health for student-athletes. Many teams around the nation played games to honor Morgan’s Message, making it Morgan’s Message Day.

Junior midfielder Emma Abbazia scored a game-high six goals to power the Cardinals’ offense. Cece Tauber, a senior attack, recorded two goals and three assists, while sophomore attack Aubrey Roth and freshman midfielder Giselle DiPietro each tallied twice to also pace the winning effort.

Roth gave the Cardinals a 4-3 halftime lead by scoring a goal and goalie Daryl Furno made several key saves in the first half, enabling Greenwich to remain in the lead.

“We cleaned it up after two yellows that half and gained composure in the second half,” Greenwich coach Tara Clough said. “We improved our decision-making. Kaitlin Kelly came up with key possessions between the 30s and started our offensive transition.”

“I’m very proud of our senior leadership, who communicated well, dug deep in the heat and worked hard,” Clough continued. “Some of our younger players hustled and came up with possessions and conversions. Overall, it was a great game. The Cards left it all out on the field.”

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