Greens Farms Academy Sports Dispatches: Oct 8

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Greens Farms Academy girls and boys soccer, field hockey and volleyball teams all left the field unbeaten this past week, with Darien athletes helping with the wins.

Here’s a look at last week’s results, with Darien players mentioned in dispatches in boldface:


Lauren Lior (Fairfield) scored twice to lead Greens Farms Academy to a 4-1 win over Westover on Wednesday.

Margot Goldsmith (Darien) and Elyse Kimball (Westport) also scored goals for the Dragons. Lane Murphy (Darien) and Marygrace Dellisanti (Wilton) combined efforts in goal, making seven saves for the Dragons.

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Greens Farms Academy girls soccer goalie Lane Murphy, right, deflects a ball during last week’s game against Holy Child in Westport.

Kimball scored twice, once of an assist from Annika White (Southport), as the Dragons wound up tying Holy Child by a 2-2 score later in the week.

Murphy had five saves for GFA, which outshot Holy Child by a 27-8 count.


Zoe Koskinas (Fairfield) and Keely O’Shea (Darien) each scored one goal and assisted on the other as Greens Farms Academy edged Hopkins 2-1 in an FAA thriller at home on Wednesday.

Koskinas set up O’Shea for the first goal of the game before scoring off an O’Shea set up later in the first half.

Nikki Farber (Westport) made five saves for GFA, who had 18 penalty corners and peppered the Hopkins goalie with 24 shots.

Koskinas’ overtime goal from an O’Shea assist sparked the Dragons to a 1-0 win over Suffield Academy on the road on Saturday.

Farber notched her fifth shutout of the season in the win.


GFA competed in the second FAA dual meet of the season and the Dragons run away with three boys wins and four girls victories at SUNY-Purchase.

Haley Nilsson (Fairfield) and Caroline McCall (Westport) finished second and third, respectively, for the GFA girls, who beat Rye (27-29), King (19-38), Holy Child (24-33) and St. Luke’s.

Nilsson was clocked in 21:47.5 with McCall coming in right on her heels in 21:48. Grace Horton (Fairfield) was 15th overall (23:39.4) with Paige Parisi (Darien) in 33rd (26:19.2) and Katie Gabriele (Westport) notching the final scoring slot.

For the boys, Larson Palmgren (Fairfield, 7th, 18:54.2) and Thomas Prendergast (Westport, 8th, 19:02.6) came in neck-and-neck. Owen Minson (Darien, 20:24.3) was 20th with Sam MacDonald (Stamford; 27th, 20:51.6) and Ben O’Brien (Stamford, 32nd, 21:03) coming in as the final two scorers.

GFA topped King (26-29), Rye (27-29) and St. Luke’s (21-39) to get their three wins.


The Dragons raced out to a 7-2 halftime lead and never looked back in defeating Forman by a 9-5 count at home on Wednesday.

Josh Kitt (Norwalk) netted two more goals for GFA while Will Whelan (Fairfield) had two assists for the Dragons, who improved to 3-4 with their third straight win.

Tyler Bierman (Bridgeport), Henry Mcdonald (Westport), Scott Yenor (Riverside), Ethan Lior (Fairfield), Liam Murphy (Westport), Oscar Edelman (Westport), and J.P. Atehortua (Bridgeport) also scored single goals for GFA.

Max Yates Fairfield), Bierman, Yenor, Charles Kolin (Old Greenwich) and Atehortua all had assists.

In goal, Yates and Ryan Buzzee (Norwalk) each had a single save while Spencer Henske (Westport) had three saves while splitting duties.


Sammy Freeman (Shelton) had 12 kills and two blocks to lead Greens Farms Academy to a 3-0 win over Westover on Wednesday.

The Dragons bested the Wildcats 25-20, 25-16, 28-26.

Lily Lind (Fairfield) added seven kills while Cayla Bernstein (Norwalk) had six for GFA. Meg Nesi (Fairfield) had 21 assists while Madison Gordon (Stratford) had three blocks. Tess McCormick (Westport) and Kelley Mooney (Southport) had three aces each.

GFA is now 3-3 on the season.

The Dragon made the trip to Forman and improved to 4-3 on the season with a 25-7, 25-7-25-15 win.

Bernstein had seven kills while Freeman added four and Lind had three for the Dragons. Mooney had six assists with Nesi adding four more.

Nesi also had six aces while McCormick and Mooney had four aces each.

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