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NEPSAC TOURNEY ROUNDUP: Boys, Girls Soccer Headed to Semifinals

John Nash

The last time the Greens Farms Academy boys soccer team made it to the NEPSAC Class C semifinals, it was Beaver Country Day School that prevented the Dragons from advancing to the New England championship game.

On Wednesday, seven years after that 2014 game, the Dragons got even.

Cecil Reid’s goal with eight-plus minutes to play gave GFA a 3-2 win over Beaver Country Day in Chestnut Hill, Mass., during a NEPSAC Class C quarterfinal game.

The sixth-seeded Dragons will next face No. 2 Vermont Academy, a 1-0 winner over Concord Academy, on Saturday.

While the boys were putting up three goals in their quarterfinal game, the fourth-seeded GFA Girls Soccer team also put a trio of tallies during a 3-0 victory over fifth-seeded Canterbury.

That victory put the Dragons into the NEPSAC Class C semifinals for the first time since 2012. Coincidentally, the Dragons played Brewster Academy in that game, falling by a 2-0 score. Brewster will be GFA’s opponent on Saturday, as well.

Meanwhile, two other GFA squads were in action in New England tournament play. Field Hockey hosted The Winsor School at home and fell by a 7-3 score, while Volleyball hit the road against familiar league foe St. Luke’s and fell by a 3-0 score.

Here’s a rundown of all the games:


GFA 3-Beaver Country Day 2

In an evenly matched contest, the Dragons eked out a 3-2 road win at Beaver Country Day to avenge their 2014 loss.

With the game tied at 1-1 midway through the second half, Harry Harmston sent a cross to Max Laferriere for his second goal of the game, a tally that put the Dragons up by 2-1.

While Beaver Country Day would get the equalizer, it was the Dragons who pulled out the win late when Reid tallied the go-ahead goal.

The Dragons are now 10-4-4 on the season.


GFA 3-Canterbury 0

The defense was the story of the day for the GFA girls soccer team, which beat Canterbury by a 3-0 score in Wednesday’s NEPSAC Class C quarterfinal at home.

Goalie Lane Murphy made 10 saves on the day as the GFA defense blanked Canterbury and put up its third straight shutout in regulation play.

Offensively, the Dragons were balanced as Lydia San Jose (from Lauren Lior), Sofia Atehortua (unassisted), and Hadley McDonald (penalty kick) all scored.

The Dragons are now 17-3-2 on the season.


Winsor 7-GFA 3

The Dragons fell behind early, but it was still a one-goal game heading into the fourth quarter before The Winsor School pulled away.

Laci Raveis, Charlotte Raveis, and Autumn Bartush all scored for the Dragons, while goalie Izzy Kittredge made a pair of saves.

GFA had a 5-2 advantage in corners, but Winsor had a 9-4 edge in shots.

The Dragons finished the season 14-5.


St. Luke’s 3-GFA 0

Host St. Luke’s posted a 25-14, 25-15, 25-22 win over the Dragons on Wednesday.

Devin McCormack had nine kills and three aces for GFA, while Lily Lind had nine digs and four kills.

Annie Dizon led the defense with 15 digs and Avery Woodworth added eight more. Liza Dowling had 12 assists.

GFA finished the season 10-8.