February 03, 2022
Wyvern Nation Sports Wraps – February 3, 2022
The Varsity Boys’ Basketball team defeated a tough physical Choate side 55-51 on January 28. The Wyverns were led in scoring by Rhandyn Bair ‘24 (16 points) and Esco Greene ‘23 (15 points) and in rebounding by Gavin Griffiths ‘23. It was great defense by the entire team that made the difference in the end.
The JV Girls Basketball team lost 7-46 to Loomis Chaffee on January 31. From the start of the game, the Wyverns were challenged by the Pelicans’ tough man-to-man defense. The team worked hard to adjust to this and had some successes doing so. KO played a tough 2-3 zone defense at times although not quite consistently enough.
The Middle School A Girls Basketball team came home with a 32-12 win against Miss Porters on February 2. The game was close in the first 16 minutes with KO leading only by three at the half. The second half saw the wyverns come out and play strong man-to-man defense which led to fast break points. Eight players scored a basket for KO. All scorers were led by Brooklynn Knowles ‘27 with 8 points, followed by Madison Brillant ‘28 with 7 and Caroline Gauvin ‘27 with 6.
The Varsity Ice Hockey team lost 2-5 against King School on January 26. The team traveled to Stamford to play the King school in a Fairchester League contest. The King Vikings would score first in the game and then again with 1:46 remaining in the period to take a 2-0 lead into the locker room. KO would get on the scoreboard late in the 2nd period on an even-strength goal by Bodie Swanson ’25 to bring the game to 2-1. Sean Gilland ’22 and Austin Perkins ’26 would be credited with the assists on the goal. KO Would answer again in the 3rd period on a power-play opportunity. Good puck movement would open up a shooting lane for Gilland at the top of the point to hammer a slap shot past the Vikings goalie to bring the score to 3-2. Nico Bromley ’25 and Cody Brew ‘23 would be credited with the assists. The Vikings would later benefit from their own powerplay
opportunities and eventually won the game 5-2. Matt Cote ‘23 played well in net for KO posting 51 saves.
The Varsity Girls’ Swimming and Diving team lost 28-40 against Rectory on February 2. The Wyverns traveled over an hour and a half to get to the Hale YMCA. The swimmers only had about 5 minutes to warm up for the meet but they showed their flexibility and gave it their all. There were many fast swims and a lot of improvement from the first meet. Many of the swimmers swam in their first KO relay or tried a new event. The relay of Abbie Wildstein ’26, Norah Pond ’26, Samit Virmani ’26, and Jackson Poulin ’26 swam a great race coming in second. Abbie Wildstein ’26 came in first in the 50 free. Samit Virmani ’26 swam a great 100 IM with the season’s best in a time of 1:05.8. Jackson and Ava Bonsignore ’26 both improved their IM times from the first meet and Molly Palmer ’27 swam the 100 IM at KO for the first time. Norah came in 3rd in the 50 breaststroke and Lila Wedeles ’26 and Aaron Anstead ’28 improved their times in the 50 breast from the last meet. Finn Richter ’26 and Ella Cipriano ’28 swam the 50 breast for KO for the first time. In the 100 free, Bonsignore and Poulin came in 2nd and 3rd respectively. Sam Lewis ’26 swam the 100 free for the first time. Wildstein swam a great 50 back coming in 1st. The swimmers that improved their 50 back times from last meet included Jane Morris ’26, Anya Dausey ’28, Logan Michalak ’27, Annie O’Connor ’27, Maddy Patten ’28, Aliza Rashid ’27, and Aayan Anwar ’27. In the 50 butterfly, Virmani and Brigette Russell ’26 came in 2nd and 3rd respectively. Shoutout to Isa Rashid ’27 for swimming in his first relay!
The Varsity Girls’ Swimming & Diving team had some tough competition on January 22, narrowly losing to Canterbury 81-85. The Wyverns lost in a very close meet. There was a lot of energy and support on the pool deck throughout the meet. Allie Wildstein ‘22, Miya Scranton ‘25, Charlotte Eberle ‘23, and Aubrey Wolfradt ‘24 won the 200 medley relay. Makenzie Gallagher ’25 swam a strong 200 free to come in second place. Shoutout to Sasha Dausey ’25 for diving unofficially in her first meet. Stella Risenger ’22 won the 100 fly with a very strong swim. Wildstein also won the 500 free and 100 back. Miya Scranton ’25 swam an unbelievable 100 breast to win in a very close race. The team now knows what they need to work on before their next meet.
The Varsity Boys’ Swimming & Diving team won 103-72 against Canterbury on January 22. The Wyverns came out to win on a cold Saturday afternoon. Damian Czartoryjski ’24 won the 200 IM and the 100 back. Marrich Somridhivej ’22 swam a strong 50 free and 100 free coming in first in both events. Eli Brandt ’23 won the 1-meter diving. The team of Mason Zimmer ’23, Eudel Ma ’25, Czartoryjski, and Somridhivej won the 200 free relay. Martin Ma ’24 won the 100 breaststroke. The team had a strong finish in the 400 free relay. The team of Ma, Brandt, Ma, and Somridhivej won the relay by 30 seconds. Congratulations to the boys team for a great meet!
The Varsity Girls’ Squash team lost 1-6 against Suffield on January 26. The Wyverns had a hard-fought match with several close individual matches. In the no. 1 and 2 spots, Sophia Lazor ‘27 and Ava Marseglia ‘26 held their own and successfully managed effective, strategic points against their opponents, especially with the variety of their deep and shallow shots. In the no. 3 spot, co-captain Amrita Natarajan ‘22 showed fantastic perseverance in a close battle to control the “T,” trading off games with her opponent until she took the fifth game decisively with a shift of focus to the back of the court. Co-captain Mackenzie Caruso ‘22 was in a true nail-biter (2-3), during which she made impressive strides to defend the serve, to the point where 3 out of the 5 games of the match went into extra points! Ilianna Brett ‘24 made some key adjustments to her return of serve to even the score after an initial 1-0 deficit (1-3), and she showed her hustle as she chased down each shot from her opponent. In the no. 6 position, Macy Isenberg ‘22 demonstrated the hard work she’s put into varying the pace of her swing, producing soundly struck shots to the back and softer shots to the front, as well (0-3). Annabelle Jacobs ‘23 showcased her great footwork and straight drives in a close 1-3 match in the no. 7 spot. Playing twice, in both the no. 8 and 9 spots, Katharine Doar ‘22 took two 3-1 wins for the team, focusing on her accurate serving and her attacking cross courts.
The JV Girls’ Squash team lost 3-4 against Suffield on January 26. The team had an incredibly close match against Suffield Academy, which pushed both teams to bring out their best squash and took multiple individual matches to 5 games. In the no. 1 spot, Sophie Glazier ‘23 traded games back and forth with her opponent (2-3), and she demonstrated her ability to pair powerful serving and straight drives with careful shots to the front of the court. In the no. 2 spot, Regina Miller ‘22 used soaring shots to the back of the court to take control of the point, and showed her improvement in her serve return along the way, even taking her first game into extra points (0-3). Hannah Malkin ‘24 took on the no. 3 spot for the first time, showing off her effective court coverage and strong technique on her forehand and backhand drives (0-3). Trinity LaFountain ‘22 stormed into her no. 4 match with high serves and ungettable drives to the back of the court, taking her match 3-0 with a particularly impressive comeback from being down 10-7 in the third game. The no. 5 spot saw Avery Hersh ‘24 change her strategy and adapt to her opponent’s playing style, which allowed her to win three games in a row at 0-2 and take the match 3-2! Margaret Miller ‘25’s relentlessly accurate serving and follow-up straight drives allowed her to efficiently take the no. 6 match 3-0. There was another hard-fought, 2-3 match for KO in the no. 7 spot as well, where Alyssa Tousignant ‘25 held her own in a battle of the serves and only narrowly lost a 12-10 extra point fifth game. In the no. 8 spot, Ella Chen ‘25 remained consistent in her serving and swinging technique to take her match 3-0. It was truly a neck and neck match with many spectacular individual performances from both teams!
The Middle School Squash team won 7-0 against Miss Porter’s School on Feb. 2. The Wyverns achieved their first win of the season! They traveled to Miss Porter’s School for a lively and fun set of games. All fourteen players who competed today won their match! The team thanked Miss Porter’s for hosting them and are looking forward to the final two matches of the season.
News Main News