Greenwich High boys win second straight

Greenwich High used a stringent defensive effort and some timely scoring on Tuesday to improve to 2-1.

The Cardinals jumped out to an early three-goal lead and topped rival Staples 8-3 at Cardinal Stadium.

Junior attack Jamie Paradise led the Cardinals with three goals, while Sam Saleeby and Alec Oropall each scored twice.

Paradise, who was back after missing two games with a fractured rib, spoke afterward about how important it was for the Cardinals to come out fast. He pointed to his team’s lone loss this season — 10-5 to Ridgefield — in which the Cardinals trailed 3-0 after one quarter, and 6-1 at halftime.

“We were down quickly,” he said. “We were really angry about that game.”

The opening loss to Ridgefield — a runner-up in both the FCIAC and L states in 2012 — also seemed to serve as a wake-up call for Greenwich

“After the Ridgefield game, everybody was (upset),” Paradise said. “We came out terribly. Everybody’s going a lot harder now, paying a lot more attention, putting a lot more effort into it.

“We’re trying to keep this winning streak going.”