High school roundup: GA swim team defeats Suffield Academy
The Greenwich Academy swimming team continued its perfect season, defeating formidable Suffield Academy on the road on Saturday, 110-76.
The Gators’ victory was highlighted by four pool records. GA’s 200-yard medley relay team of Paula Scanlan, Sophia Moore, Quinn Scannell and Kate Hazlett set a Suffield pool record by winning the event in 1:46.58.
Hazlett won the 50 freestyle for the Gators in a pool-record time of 23.80. Hazlett also posted a pool-record time of 55.93 in winning the 100 backstroke. In the 400-yard freestyle relay, Scannell, Moore, Scanlan and Hazlett set a pool record with a winning time of 3:34.05.
“This was really the first time we have been tested this season and everyone swam very well,” GA coach Craig Vitale said. “Everyone contributed to this victory.”
In diving, Ashlyn Wahl placed second for GA, while teammate Emma Cannon posted a third-place finish.
“Our divers played a big role for us,” Vitale said. “They did very well and really helped us out a lot.”
Greenwich Academy, which is 5-0 on the season, will go up against Sacred Heart on Wednesday.
SACRED HEART SWIMMING
Behind a number of impressive performances and nine first-place finishes, the Tigers topped Ethel Walker School, 110-60. Sophomores Emma O’Connor and Katelin Ulmer won two individual events for Sacred Heart Greenwich.
O’Connor won the 200 freestyle in 2:10.13 and finished first in the 100 freestyle (59.14). Ulmer finished first in the 500 freestyle (5:45.14) and touched the wall first in the 100 backstroke (1:07.20) for Sacred Heart.
Junior Kalyna Carroll posted a first-place finish in the 100 butterfly (1:07.50) and senior Maeve Hogan did so in the 50 freestyle (27.90). The Tigers registered first-place finishes in the 200 medley relay (Ursula Wise, Ulmer, Hogan, Laura Moore, 2:06.56), the 200 freestyle relay (Alexandra Grusky, Moore, Ellarie Talgo, O’Connor, 1:52.36) and the 400 freestyle relay (4:14.21, Ulmer, Grusky, Hogan, Talgo).
Two-time defending national champion Brunswick wrapped up an undefeated regular season with a 6-1 triumph against rival Taft School on the road.
The Bruins head into the U.S. High School Team Championships (nationals) with a record of 9-0. Tyler Carney won at the No. 1 spot for the Bruins, beating his foe, 11-6, 16-14, 11-3. Max Finkelsetein was victorious at No. 2, 11-7, 11-4, 11-5 at No. 2. Patrick Feeley lost his match at the third spot, 3-0, and Will Holey took a 3-0 decision from his Taft opponent at No. 4.
Tate Huffman was a 3-0 winner at No. 5 (11-3, 11-9, 11-2), while Nick Spizzirri posted a 3-0 victory at the sixth spot (11-6, 11-3, 11-3). Brian Leonard rounded out the Bruins’ lineup with a 3-1 win at No. 7 (9-11, 11-6, 11-7, 11-3).
Brunswick School was edged by Williston Northampton, 1-0, at Lossone Arena. The victors broke a scoreless tie with a power-play goal — its third power play of the third period.
With the loss, Brunswick’s record stands at 10-6-3. Strauss Mann made 34 saves in goal for the Bruins. The game marked the first time in 21 games the Bruins were held scoreless. They were last shutout on Feb. 21, 2016, against The Gunnery.