Girls Varsity Soccer Wins FAA Tournament

The St. Luke’s Girls Soccer team was able to add to its recent success by winning the FAA tournament this past weekend.  The win came against a Greenwich Academy team that held an 11-3-4 record prior to last Friday’s game. With the victory, the Storm won not only the FAA regular season title, but the league tournament title as well.

A collection of photos from the girls win on Friday.

St. Luke’s held home field advantage for the entire tournament due to their #1 seeding. Prior to their game against GA, the girls rolled past Rye Country Day by a score of 5-1. The team carried their success against RCDS into Friday, when they wasted no time securing the win against GA. Caroline Parsons tallied the first goal of the game, and would rack up two more to end the day with 3 goals and 2 assists.  Another key player who led the St. Luke’s offense was standout sophomore Salma Anastasio, who finished with a goal and two assists. On the defensive end, St. Luke’s held a tough line the entire game thanks to stellar performances from seniors Kelly Seaver and Hannah Butman. Sophomore goal keeper Melanie Bow ended the game with 11 saves, preventing numerous scoring opportunities from GA. The final score was 6-1, a dominating performance. St. Luke’s Coach Dan Clarke was very proud of his team after the game, saying, “We’ve been playing well. Especially the last eight games at both ends of the field…We fell a little short last season. And the girls put the extra work in this year. To win this title against a program the caliber of Greenwich Academy makes it more special.”

With the win, the girls are now seeded #1 in the NESPSAC Tournament’s bracket, and will host Hamden Hall for the semifinal round of the tournament this Wednesday. Due to their #1 ranking, the Storm will have home field advantage for the entire tournament.

-Mack Dowling, Sports Editor


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