It was a perfect fall weekend, kicked off Friday night with varsity girls’ soccer who lost 1-4 against Westminster in a well-fought match, followed by a rousing 3-0 victory from varsity boys’ soccer versus Marianapolis Prep. While it was a chilly evening, hot chocolate and pizza from local food trucks warmed up fans packed onto the bleachers.
Saturday dialed in perfect weather as well for games all day long. Middle School field hockey started the morning with a 4-1 victory against Renbrook. Despite a very strong start to the game, varsity field hockey fell 0-6 against Westminster. Football took on Dexter Southfield and it was a back and forth battle full of big plays between two good teams. In the fourth quarter, the game was locked at 21-21. On the next series, Dexter made an incredible interception to reclaim possession and drove to the KO tend yard line. On fourth and seven the DS kicker split the uprights with 8 seconds to go to give Dexter the win 24-21.
JV boys’ soccer held onto the shutout and won 1-0 against Marianapolis Prep and Middle School boys’ soccer did the same, winning 1-0 against Renbrook. Boys’ thirds had a good showing but fell 2-3 against Hopkins. On the girls’ soccer side, JV lost 0-2 against Westminster and middle school seized the day with a 10-0 win over Renbrook. The Middle School co-ed soccer team had a great showing, posting a 1-0 victory over Renbrook.
Later in the day, in front of a packed gym, varsity volleyball had an incredible match, beating Kent in three sets with contributions from every player on the team. JV was close behind with a 3-2 win against Kent as well.
All of the cross country teams competed at the West Hartford Reservoir. The middle school team had a fantastic meet against Renbrook School and Saint Timothy Middle School while varsity girls’ and boys’ cross country competed against Suffield Academy and Wilbraham & Monson and both logged competitive times.
Ethan Pinkes ‘20 set a personal record-breaking the 18-minute barrier to finish with a time of 17:51. In what coach Fritz Goodman calls “possibly the most heroic performance I have witnessed in many years,” Kevin Graziosi ‘22 almost achieved second place overall. Toward the close of the race, he ran after their number one runner, caught him, passed him, and then got just edged out at the finish line. It was Grazioski’s best time by far this season, as well as his career-best time.
Located in West Hartford, CT just steps from Blue Back Square, Kingswood Oxford is a private school inspiring co-ed day students in grades 6-12 with a college preparatory curriculum. Empowered students become clear confident communicators, resourceful problem-solvers, and ethical leaders. KO: where unlimited potential meets endless opportunities.