High School Roundup Greenwich lax edged by Wilton in OT
It’s always an extremely tight game when the Greenwich and Wilton High School girls lacrosse teams square off and Friday was no different.
The Cardinals fought back from a four-goal halftime deficit and forced overtime, yet the Warriors tallied with just under two minutes remaining in the extra period and posted an exciting 12-11 win over host Greenwich.
The loss snapped Greenwich’s 7-game winning streak. Trailing 11-7, senior Maggie O’Gorman tallied for Greenwich to pull the team to within, 11-8 with 8:39 remaining in the second half. Senior Genevieve DeWinter converted a free position attempt at the 7:16 mark, making it 11-9.
Later in the second half, junior Paige Finneran scored from close in, tying the score at 11-11 with 2:12 to play in regulation. DeWinter and junior Grace Fahey each recorded hat tricks, while O’Gorman and Finneran each tallied twice for the Cardinals (7-2). Senior Jordan Stefanowicz added one goal for Greenwich.
It was a back-and-forth battle throughout, with Wilton holding a 7-6 halftime lead. DeWinter scored two first-half goals, while Fahey and O’Gorman each tallied for the Cardinals. Stefanowicz also had a first-half goal.
Wilton was powered by senior Eva Greco, who scored seven goals, including the game-winner. Sophia Sudano and Paisley Eagan scored two goals apiece for the victors.
DeWinter had five draw controls, while O’Gorman had four in the FCIAC matchup for the Cardinals.
On Thursday night, Greenwich registered a 21-10 win against host Trumbull. DeWinter recorded five goals and two assists, while junior Jennifer Kelly and sophomore Leah Caputo each tallied four times for Greenwich in its 21-10 road win over Trumbull.
Fahey recorded a hat trick, while O’Gorman and Stefanowicz each had one goal and one assist for GHS.
Finneran, a junior, senior Sailor Jiranek and junior Katie Large each added single goals for the Cards. Caputo scored the game’s first goal with 20:42 remaining in the first half, but Trumbull responded with four straight goals to take a 4-1 lead at the 15:11 mark.
DeWinter converted a free position shot, Fahey scored off the ensuing draw and DeWinter tallied off a dodge, evening the score at 4-4 with 10:18 to go in the opening half. Fahey tallied 13 seconds later and DeWinter made a shot from close in, giving GHS a 6-4 advantage with 9:19 to go in the second half.
After a Trumbull goal, Greenwich scored six unanswered goals, two of which were by Kelly, who scored three times in the first half. DeWinter notched all five of her team-high five goals during the first 25 minutes of action. O’Gorman, Large and Caputo were among the second-half scorers.
Caputo assisted on two goals and had three draw controls and DeWinter had two assists and seven draw controls. Sloane Loveless made seven saves in goal for the Cardinals, who host Wilton Friday at 4:30 p.m.
The Bruins dropped a 4-1 decision to Poly Prep Country Day School in a non-league game in Brooklyn, N.Y., on Thursday. Poly Prep took a 1-0 first-inning lead, scoring an unearned run off Brunswick starting pitcher Reed Mascolo.
Brunswick tied the score at 1-1 in the fourth inning on Jake Hyde’s two-out infield single. The hit drove in Aaron Sabato, who tripled earlier in the inning.
Poly Prep scored two runs in the bottom of the fourth inning and added one run in the fifth to take a 4-1 advantage. Sabato had two hits and one run scored, while Hyde and J.D. Sparks each singled for the Bruins (6-3).
Mascolo pitched three innings, before being relieved by Joseph Henry, who allowed three runs in four innings.