HIGH SCHOOL ROUNDUP Brunswick cruises past Hotchkiss
Playing a match since it won the Division I title at the U.S. High School Team Squash Championships nearly two weeks ago, Brunswick School coasted to a 6-1 win over visiting Hotchkiss School in a match held on Wednesday.
With the victory, the Bruins concluded a regular season in which they registered a record of 11-0.
Wednesday’s matchup was a rematch of the quarterfinal-round match at the U.S. High School Championships, which was won by Brunswick, 7-0.
Dana Santry got the start at the No. 1 spot for the Bruins Wednesday and posted a 12-10, 12-10, 12-10 win over his Hotchkiss opponent.
Pierce Henderson was a 3-1 winner for Brunswick at the No. 2 spot (11-5, 7-11, 11-9, 11-8), while Coulter Mackesy took his No. 3 match, 3-0 (11-7, 11-5, 11-8). At the fourth position, Mac Aube won in three games, 11-9, 11-6, 11-7. Will Jones was victorious, 3-0, at No. 6 (11-2, 11-4, 11-7) and PK Keller (No. 7) swept his Hotchkiss foe (11-7, 11-9, 11-8).
Hotchkiss’ win came at the No. 5 spot, as Brunswick’s Charles Heath was edged 3-2. Brunswick, which has won the national championship two straight seasons, now turns its focus toward the three day NEPSAC Championships, which begins on Feb. 22. The Bruins have won the NEPSAC title 16 times.
GREENWICH HIGH SCHOOL BOYS HOCKEY
Two goals from Matt Davey and Wesley Zolin helped Greenwich skate to its third straight victory — a 6-2 triumph against host St. Joseph in an FCIAC game held on Wednesday night.
With the win, the Cardinals raised their record to 9-8-2. Senior Charlie Graves started the scoring for Greenwich, tallying at the 5:51 mark of the first period. Zolin and senior Nic Pelletier-Martinelli each assisted on the goal.
With 2:05 remaining in the first period, Michael Connerty scored, giving GHS a 2-0 advantage.
Davey, a senior tallied 40 seconds into the second period off a Connerty assist, making it 3-0. Zolin had a second-period and third-period goal in the win. Davey added a goal in the third period.
Up next for Greenwich, is a game against Darien in its regular-season finale on Monday at 4:30 p.m.
SACRED HEART SWIMMING
Senior Erin Quigley of Sacred Heart won two individual events in the team’s 53-35 loss to a strong Hotchkiss School team in a meet held on Wednesday.
The Tigers, who celebrated their Senior Day, began the meet by winning the 200-yard medley relay. Senior Emma O’Connor, Quigley, senior Catherine Hamilton and senior Laura Moore combined for a winning time of 1:56.56.
O’Connor was the 50 freestyle winner in 25.95 seconds, then touched the wall first in the 100 backstroke (1:01.44) for the Tigers. In the 100 breaststroke, Quigley posted a winning time of 1:09.44. Quigley’s time in the 100 breaststroke established a Sacred Heart pool record.
Jillian Cudney led Hotchkiss School. Cudney won the 200 freestyle (1:56.99) and had a first-place finish in the 100 butterfly (59.56). Abby Powell gave the Bearcats a winning effort in the 100 freestyle (59.56).
Sared Heart is currently on a training trip in Florida, before competing in the FAA Championships and New England Championships the final two weeks of the season.
GREENWICH HIGH GIRLS BASKETBALL
The Cardinals dropped a 58-42 decision to host Danbury in an FCIAC game held on Wednesday night.
Greenwich stayed close with a strong Hatters team in the first half, as they trailed 29-24 after two quarters of play.
Senior guard Michelle Morganti scored a team-high 14 points, including two 3-pointers for the Cardinals. Taylor Stamos, a senior forward, scored eight points and pulled down 11 rebounds for Greenwich, which was tied, 12-12 following the first quarter.
Junior forward Julia Conforti and junior guard Jordan Moses each added seven points for GHS. Conforti also grabbed five rebounds. Junior guard Kristin Riggs made a 3-pointer for the Cardinals.
Danbury was powered by 22 points from Tianna Rogers. She scored 16 second-half points for the Hatters. Susana Almeida added 13 points for Danbury, which led 42-32 after the third quarter.
The matchup marked the final game of the season for Greenwich, which finished with a record of 6-14. Ciara Munnelly chipped in two points for the Cards.