Greenwich Time: Top-seeded Sacred Heart upends second-seeded Greens Farms for third straight FAA lacrosse title
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The FAA Girls Lacrosse Tournament final has become an annual day of celebration for Sacred Heart Greenwich, which once again, had their way in the FAA.
Scoring early and often during Friday’s FAA Tournament championship game, top-seeded Sacred Heart left no doubt it was going to add another league trophy it the school’s display case.
Senior midfielder Ryan Smith scored a game-high four goals, including the 200th of her esteemed career for the Tigers, who toppled second-seeded Greens Farms Academy, 13-1, in the title game. The triumph gave the Tigers a sweet three-peat, as they also claimed the championship in 2017 and 2018.
One of the best teams in the nation, Sacred Heart Greenwich stormed to a 12-1 halftime lead, behind four goals from Smith and two apiece from junior attack Katie Keller, junior attack Lillian DeConcini and junior midfielder Ameila Sheehan.
Smith’s 200th career goal came with 17:05 left in the first half, giving the home team a commanding 10-0 advantage.
“I remember my first goal here very vividly and I could only have reached it with this team not any other team,” said Smith, who will take her lacrosse skills to Boston College. “They are always supporting me and I could have never done it without them.”