Greenwich water polo dominates Exeter, Deerfield, Lawrenceville

The Greenwich High School boys water polo team hosted Deerfield Academy, the Lawrenceville School and Phillips Exeter Academy this weekend and came away with three victories to up its record for the season to a perfect 17-0.

Relying primarily on its bench strength, the Cardinals opened with a 16-7 win over Lawrenceville.

Junior Jack Kerwin led the way with five goals, followed by four from Ryan Olesen. Jack Capossela finished with the hat trick and Nick Hyden added two goals. All three players who scored two goals each are sophomores.

Seniors Darius Asgari and Tyler Swift had single tallies. In goal, senior Alex Jahns had six first-half saves, while sophomore Matt Ambrose came in during the second half and also made six saves.

Big Red followed that with an easy 20-2 win over Deerfield. In total, 11 players made it into the scoring column, led by Julian Fraser netting four goals, Tyler Triscari finishing with three goals and Michaud, in a rare appearance out of the goal, also scored three goals.

Ed Moss, Ben Wurst and Brad Paradise each scored twice, with single goals coming off the hands of Hyden,Kerwin, Mack Neary and Jack Robinson. Under little pressure in the first half, Michaud made only two saves.  In the second half Jahns collected four saves against Deerfield’s two goals.

In the finale, Greenwich opened an 8-1 half time lead against Phillips Exeter and finished the game just as strong, winning 16-4.  Fraser and Hyden each led the way in scoring with hat tricks, followed by two goals each from Robinson, Triscari and Asgari.

Sam Bass, Alex Zim and Wurst each scored once. In goal, Michaud played all the way, pulling in seven saves.

The team will travel to Mechanicsburg next weekend, where it will square off against three of the top teams in Pennsylvania.

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