Greenwich athletes in GFA sports round-up

Girls varsity fencing

GFA lost this week to Rye Country Day School 13-14. The epee squad won 8-1 against the Rye Country Day School squad. Senior captain Taiylor Nunn (Westport) went 3-0, as did senior Caroline Booth (Westport). Senior Lauren Telesz (Fairfield) went 2-1. Girls foil won 5-4. Senior Captain Erica Im (Trumbull) finished the match 2-1. Senior Kate Koster (Westport) also went 2-1. Senior Kate Allen (Fairfield) finished 1-2. The girls saber squad finished the match 0-9. Sophomore Caroline Telesz (Fairfield), freshman Hannah Calzone (Norwalk) and senior Daria Locher (Darien) went 0-3 against a strong RCDS saber squad. Calzone started for the first time in her fencing career, scoring her first 3 points in a fencing match.

Boys varsity fencing

GFA lost to Rye Country Day School 11-16. The GFA foil squad won 5-4. Sophomore Teddy Gartland (Darien) went undefeated, finishing 3-0. Senior Philip Nicopoulos (Wilton) finished 2-1. Freshman Matt Jackmauh, (Old Greenwich) starting for the first time, went 0-2. Freshman Willem Schuddeboom (Darien) competed for the first time, finishing 0-1. Epee also had a narrow win, 5-4. Senior captain Ryan Petschek, (Norwalk) finished 2-1. Senior Alex McKenna (Stamford) went 2-1. Junior Luke Duffy (Wilton) went 1-2. Boys saber struggled against a strong RCDS saber team. Junior Will Whitman (Stamford) and freshman Alex Galik (Darien) both went 0-3. Galik started for the first time in his fencing career, scoring his first point in a fencing match. Senior Matthew Litchtenberg (Stamford) won 5-3.

Girls varsity basketball

The Greens Farms Academy girls’ varsity basketball team went 1-1 on their opening weekend of play, losing their first game to Miss Porters 49-58, but bouncing back against Westover School with a 66-60 victory.
Against Miss Porters, junior captain Lexi Kimball (Fairfield) finished with a game-high 28 points, along with 6 rebounds, 3 steals and 1 block. GFA battled back from a 9-point halftime deficit to within just 3 points with 3 minutes left to play. Freshman guard Katherine Marcus (New Canaan) scored a lay-up and a much-need three ball. Marcus, along with eighth grader Ashley Humphrey (Darien) combined for 5 steals. Marcus finished the game with 13 points and 3 assists, while Humphrey chipped in 2 points and 8 assists. Miss Porters was able to capitalize on foul calls and closed the game out on the free throw line for the win.

The next day against The Westover School, GFA jumped out to an early lead behind a quick shot from Marcus and two free throws by junior Olivia Sullivan (Norwalk). From there, the teams went back and forth. Despite a 1-point deficit going in to halftime, GFA rallied for the win. Marcus finished the game with 14 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists, while Kimball walked out with a game-high 34 points, 7 steals, 5 rebounds and 5 assists. Freshman Kelly Van Hoesen (Greenwich) had 7 steals.

Girls varsity squash

The Dragons opened at Rye Country Day School, losing a tough match 7-0. The team’s No. 1, sophomore Katie Mackle (New Canaan), played a competitive match but lost in three. Senior Bella Kallassy (New Canaan) competed in two matches, one at the four spot and a second exhibition match at the eighth spot.

Boys varsity basketball

The Dragons opened their 2015-16 season with a win over Chase Collegiate School of Waterbury, 67 – 52. Junior Elvin Rodriguez (New York, N.Y.) led scoring with 21 points and 6 assists. Senior Dom Cristiano (Valhalla, N.Y.) scored 15, including two deep three-pointers. He also had 7 rebounds. Senior Isaac Manton (Greenwich) scored 17 and led all rebounders with 8 and matched Rodriguez’s game high 6 assists. Sophomore Henry Holzinger (Norwalk) had 14 points and 7 rebounds. Sophomore Bennett Close (Norwalk) had 7 rebounds and 2 blocked shots. Junior Mack Muller (Westport) had 5 rebounds, 3 steals, 3 assists and a blocked shot. Team captain senior Pat Seegers (Stamford) led the defense, pulled down 6 rebounds, made 2 steals and 2 assists. Junior Jacob Manton (Greenwich) and junior Matt Smith (Purchase, N.Y.) also contributed on defense.

On Saturday, Dec. 5, the Dragons lost to FAA rival Hamden Hall 68-80. GFA started well leading into the second quarter, but foul trouble proved to be their undoing. Rodriguez scored 23, rebounded 5 and assisted on 3. Cristiano scored 14 and rebounded 8. Isaac Manton scored 12 and stole 4. Junior Evan Roteman came back from a hand injury to score 8 points, 5 rebounds and 3 assists. Senior Chile Larraguibel (Greenwich) scored 7 and rebounded 5; Holzinger had 6 rebounds; and Mack had 4 rebounds, 2 assists.

Varsity wrestling

The wrestling team opened up its season with the Canterbury Invitational. GFA had only three wrestlers competing due to injury and illness: sophomore JC Foster (Darien), sophomore Sam Stuart (Westport) and junior Hans Forland (Wilton). Stuart’s only loss came in the semi-finals, 2-1, earning him a third place finish. Forland won all three matches in the 120-lb. weight class, he pinned his way through the tournament never reaching the start of a third period.

Greens Farms Academy senior Isaac Manton drives to the basket against a defender from Chase Collegiate School. ​Manton had 17 points in his team's 67-52 win.

Greens Farms Academy senior Isaac Manton drives to the basket against a defender from Chase Collegiate School. ​Manton had 17 points in his team’s 67-52 win.

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