Greens Farms Academy is a PreK-12, coed school in Westport, CT

GFA SPORTS: The Week In Review

John Nash

 

The first official week of the Greens Farms Academy fall sports regular season was sandwiched around the memories of our 2022 Class Trips, but on the fields and in the gyms plenty of more memories were generated, as well.

Here is a look back at how our Dragons did over the course of a fractious week one.

BOYS VARSITY SOCCER

Coach Chris Mira’s squad opened the season by racing out to a four-goal lead in the first 16 minutes of play during a 7-3 win over the Harvey School last Monday.

Mark Freeman ’24 struck first, scoring off an assist from Max Laferriere ’23 less than four minutes into the game. One minute later, Mat Timashev ’23 scored on a penalty kick to double the lead to 2-0.

Jackson McBean ’25 scored back to-back goals to push the advantage to 4-0, in favor of the Dragons with 29 minutes still left in the first half.

Bento Silva ’24 added two goals while Andrew Paiserb ’23 also scored for GFA. Luke Laferriere ’23 also had two assists while Manny Bishay ’25 and Andrew Bellisimo ’23 also had assists.

Matt Maged ’23 and Oscar Nelson ’26 combined to make seven saves in the game.

On Saturday, the Dragons trekked to Rhode Island to face St. Andrew’s and fell by a 3-2 score.

Harry Harmston ’24 (from Manny Bishay ’25) and Andrew Roth ’23 (from Timashev) scored the goals for the Dragons, who battled back from 1-0 and 2-1 deficits to tie the game twice.

Maged had seven saves for the Dragons.

GIRLS VARSITY SOCCER

Twelve goals in two games helped the balanced Dragons open the season with two wins.

Lauren DeLaurentiis ’26 scored two of her three goals in the second half, turning a one-goal halftime lead into a 6-0 win over Rye Country Day for the GFA girls soccer team.

Lauren Lior ’23 added two goals and Shannon Martin ’24 also found the back of the net for the Dragons, who improved to 1-0 to open the season.

Martin and Lior also notched assists.

Zoe Monschein stopped two shots to record the shutout.

A balanced scoring attack—six goals by six different players—carried the Dragons to a 6-2 win over Ethel Walker on Saturday.

Goals were scored by Lior, DeLaurentiis, Janelle Mascis ’25, Shannon Martin ’24, Beatrice Schlein ’25 and Emma Orenstein ’23 all tallied goals for the Dragons. Monschein made four saves.

Assists were recorded by DeLaurentiis, Ava McCormick ’23, Schlein and Lior.

FIELD HOCKEY

A hat trick by Lilly Hogan ’24 led the Dragons to a 7-4 season-opening win over the Pomfret School on Saturday.

The game was tied 3-3 at halftime before GFA exploded for four second-half goals in the win.

Francesca Sullivan ‘24, Analise Trani ‘23, Carolina Almeida ’28 and Grace Almeida ‘25 added single goals for GFA. Izzy Kittredge ’25 made five saves.

GFA outshot Pomfret 28-9 and had an 8-1 advantage in corners.

GIRLS VARSITY VOLLEYBALL

The Dragons fell by a 3-0 score to Kingswood Oxford, despite battling tough in a 25-21, 25-21, 25-23 defeat.

Devin McCormack ’24 had 10 kills for GFA while Annie Dizon ’23 had 19 assists. Clara Guettel ’24 and Alex Roszkowski ’25 led the defense in digs, notching five each.

CROSS COUNTRY

The Greens Farms Academy cross country team competed in the Wilton Invitational on Saturday, opening the season in the process.

Grace Horton ’24 had a 57th-place finish in the Girls Varsity race led the charge for GFA. Horton finished the 2.5-mile run in 17:16.5. Hadley Rosow ’26 was 68th in 17:32.8. and Jordan Moss ’25 (18:52.70), Fiona Reynolds ’23 (20:28.00), and Claire Woodbury ’26 (20:43.3) rounded out the varsity field.

For the boys, Brandon Howard ‘23 (19:05.9), Sam MacDonald ’23 (19:15.0), Quinn Reynolds ‘24 (20:08.7), Matt Olins ’23 (23:37.8), Ben Lublinsky ’26 (24:00.5) all competed in the varsity race.

In the girls freshmen race, Diane Ferragu ’26 was 22nd in 11:01.8.

JV VOLLEYBALL

Ella Bross ’24 had nine kills, four aces and three assists as the GFA JV volleyball team opened the season with a 3-1 win over St. Luke’s on the road.

The Dragons won the match 25-19, 27-25, 21-25, 25-8.

Olivia Smith ’24 had 10 assists while Delilah Johnson ’26 had four kills, an ace and a block.

JV GIRLS SOCCER

The Dragons fell to Greenwich Country Day School by a 1-0 score in its first game of the regular season.

JV BOYS SOCCER

The Dragons got more than 30 minutes of action in before lightning postponed their season opening game last week.