Athletics News, February 15

John O’Neill, Director of Athletics
February 15, 2019

Volleyball Caps Inaugural Season on a High Note

The volleyball team finished off its inaugural season with an exciting intramural match Thursday afternoon. The blue squad ended up on top, taking both games in the season finale. Highlights from the match included Michelle Mejia-Levy serving her team back from a seven-point deficit in the second game, Sonia Kim’s tenacious defensive play, and Elena Dainora Cohen’s strong net game. Overall, coaches Ellie Brennan and Anderson Santos, along with Nathalie Pellenq, created a positive and supportive environment for a group of first-time players to learn the game and have some fun. Needless to say, volleyball is here to stay.

Athletics News

  • The boys’ JV basketball team dropped a heartbreaker to ISB in their season finale, 25-23, in overtime. Jack Abruzzi and Alexander Colangelo led the way with six points apiece. Cole Sparks chipped in with four.

  • Girls’ JV basketball fell to ISB at home 26-18 in their final game. Kiki Friedbauer and Lynn Lewis were terrific on the offensive end, while Ellie Kadnar and Alice Morton provided strong D.

  • The fencing team split their final two matches this week, finishing with a 6-2 record overall. Brooks Largay and Rosie Schrag had big wins against Beaver. Ashley Luo was excellent against ISB.

  • Wrestling finished their season by taking nine of ten matches versus Beaver and five of fifteen from Fessenden. In the back-to-back matches, Dylan Skenderian had two impressive wins on Wednesday and Evan Seymour stole the show on Thursday.

  • After an impressive win over Meadowbrook at Friday Night Hoops (73-59), the boys’ varsity basketball team fell to Carroll this week. Jacob Gregor led all scorers for the tenth straight game.

  • The girls’ varsity basketball team toppled Carroll by twenty points this week. Piper Morris was a threat all game on offense, and co-captain Sophie Dornstein had a terrific all-around game.

  • Badminton capped off its 2018-19 campaign with a fun-filled afternoon of friendly matches in the Downing Gym. Team captains Colton Largay and Sophie Myers set great examples for their teammates all season.

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