If Saturday’s New England Regional championship victory, courtesy of the Greens Farms Academy cross country team, wasn’t enough, now all of the other varsity sports get to chase NEPSAC crowns, as well.
The Dragons went a perfect 4-for-4 in New England regional qualifying berths this weekend (one of just two other New England schools who can make the same claim), drawing games in both boys and girls soccer, field hockey and volleyball.
The latter two sports in fact, even will get home games on Wednesday.
“It’s a very exciting time for GFA and for the athletic program,” athletic director Tauni Butterfield said.
Here is the rundown of GFA’s New England Class C tournament quarterfinal games.
Boys Soccer will actually kick off the day with the road trip to Millbrook, N.Y. Game time is 1:30 p.m.
A year ago, Millbrook had to make the trip to Westport for a New England quarterfinal and was able to make the return trip with a 1-0 win.
This season, the Mustangs (12-4) are the top-seeded team with GFA (8-5-3) earning a No. 8 seed.
Millbrook features senior Ousseni Bouda, who was the 2017 Gatorade National Soccer Player of the Year last year as a junior.
The volleyball team earned a No. 3 seed and will host Miss Hall’s School of Pittsfield, Mass, at 4 p.m.
The Dragons will take a 14-5 record into that game.
Senior captain Kirwan Carey is coming off a 20-kill game in the FAA semifinals.
Also at home, on the turf, will be the Dragons field hockey program, which tied Ethel Walker 1-1 on Saturday to move to 12-4-1 on the season.
Ethel Walker was given the No. 3 seed with GFA earning the fourth slot and getting to host Winsor School of Boston.
Winsor, the EIL tournament champions, will bring a 12-3 record into the game.
The game will get under way at 2 p.m.
Making the long trip to Granby, Mass., will be the GFA girls soccer game.
After playing four games in six days, including the FAA championship game, at least the Dragons (13-3-4) will get 72 hours of rest and practice before taking on MacDuffie in a 2 p.m. game.
MacDuffie was 10-2 heading into its final regular season game on Saturday.
THE WINNING TEAMS
All the winning teams from Wednesday’s New England quarterfinals will advance to Saturday’s semifinals.
The NEPSAC Class C championship games will then be played on Sunday.