Athletics News, January 11

John O’Neill, Director of Athletics
January 11, 2019

Wrestling Takes Down Park

Thursday marked yet another first for the Belmont Day athletics program, as the wrestling team hosted its first interscholastic meet. Only four weeks into their inaugural season, the Blue & Gold impressed the home crowd by winning six of seven matches and recording five pins against Park. Belmont Day received strong performances up and down their roster including a gutsy 3-2 decision by sixth grader Christopher McEvoy and a first-period takedown and half nelson pin by eighth grader Philippe Pitts. It was seventh-grader Theo von Gottberg, however, who stole the show. Theo wrestled twice and won both his matches with first-period takedowns and pins, and was even able to impress his coaches with a well-executed cross face cradle in his second match. Collectively, the team represented Belmont Day with pride and successfully began a new chapter for Belmont Day athletics. Next week the squad will travel to Fenn.

Athletics News

  • Team captains, Jacob Gregor and Henry Burnham combined for 50 points during boys’ varsity’s nine-point win over Rashi this week.
  • The girls’ JV hoops team came up two points short against DCD despite stellar play from team captain Ellie Kadnar.
  • Paul Lyons won all three of his bouts as the fencing team avenged an early season loss with a dramatic 14-13 win over Beaver.
  • Alexander Colangelo (10 points) and Jake Walsh (eight points, six rebounds) led the way during boys’ JV’s lopsided win over DCD.
  • The girls’ varsity team lost by 11 to Rashi. Emi Biotti was tremendous defensively and Izzy Kim did a great job on the boards.
  • Volleyball split a pair of intramural matches this week. Mina Cho’s aces sealed the win for the Gold, while Michelle Mejia-Levy served the Blue back from a 10-point deficit for their win.
  • Classmates Ellora Roy and Clio Burger have been standout performers on the badminton team. Roy for her fierce backhand and competitive spirit, and Burger for solid footwork and overhead slam.
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