Greenwich Academy Water Polo Captures Third Straight New England Championship
Greenwich Academy's water polo team captured their third straight New England Championship with a 12-6 win over Phillips Exeter. The win capped off an undefeated season against NEPSAC opponents with the only blemish on the team's record being a close-fought 17-19 loss to local rival Greenwich High School.
GA entered the Liquid Four as the number one seed and faced Deerfield in the semi-final. While the opening minutes were tight, the Gators won their first contest 15-5 with strong goal keeping from Casey G. and solid offensive output from Borden W. - 8 goals, Kayla Y. - 3 goals, and 2 from Sydney H.
Greenwich Academy New England Champions in Water Polo For Second Straight Year
GA capped off a spectacular season in spectacular fashion winning their second straight New England Championship. The "Liquid Four" held at Deerfield, was deja vu all over again as GA faced Hopkins in the final once again. Earlier in the season, GA defeated Hopkins on the road 15-12. This year's title game was close throughout as the Gators took a narrow two-goal lead into the fourth quarter. Between more accurate shooting and strong goal tending, GA was able to outscore the Hilltoppers for an eventual 24-13 win. Newcomer Kayla Yalensky was named tournament MVP while Borden Wahl, last year's tournament MVP, and Quinn Scannell were named to the all tournament team along with Yalensky. For more details, please see this Greenwich Time article...More Information
Greenwich Academy 2016 New England Champions in Water Polo
In their first season as a varsity squad, the Gators ran the table in the NEPSAC and captured the New England Liquid Four Championship! Undefeated in the regular season against all prep schools, with only one blip on their radar against Greenwich High School, GA went into the the weekend as the number one seed. GA opened the day vs. Andover at Brunswick's natatorium with a convincing 17-8 win. GA faced Hopkins in the final who they had previously beaten 13-9. The first period in the championship was close but then the Gators rattled off 3 unanswered goals to start the second and never looked back with an eventual 12-4 victory.