May 12, 2022
Wyvern Nation Sports Wraps – May 12, 2022
JV Boys vs AOF Loss 1-8. The Boys JV Tennis team traveled to Avon Old Farms School on Saturday, April 30, The match was more closely contested than the score indicates, especially in singles. Ted Simons ‘24 played very well and lost after a closely contested tie-breaker 7:8, and Amogh Peddapothla ‘24 was seven five points away from winning, but could not close the match losing 6:8. Samir Patel ‘24 registered the only win for the team. The team’s overall record is 2-2.
MS Tennis 4/30 Renbrook Loss 3-4 Beckett Dodd and Norah Pond won their singles matches at number one and two respectively and played very smart tennis. Playing together for the first time, Zach Delcampe and Tate Dyreson won at number three doubles. In a heartbreak of a match, Logan Barash and Max Daigle lost in a tiebreaker 5-7 at number two doubles. We hope to avenge this loss at our Spring Sports Day!
Girls Varsity 5/4 Porters Win 9-0 KO swept the three doubles matches as well as the six singles matches. A great overall team effort.
Girls JV 5/4 Porters Loss 1-6 JV Girls Tennis faced a talented Miss Porter’s squad on Wednesday, featuring some of the best tennis JV has played this year. Although the final tally was 1-6, Alyssa Tousignant ‘25, Audrey Karasik ‘24, and Margaret Miller ‘25 played very well against opponents with whom they were very evenly matched. In fact, Audrey Karasik ‘24 played the longest single game of our season so far, finally winning 9-8. Diya Mistri ‘24 held her own against a very skilled Porter’s player, while Jada Asapokhai ‘23 had her first game in a KO uniform, so kudos to her for stepping up! On the doubles side, Francesca Lamattina ‘25 and Nihdi Bhat ‘25 played well together, while Kaitlyn Finnerty ‘23 and Saanve Bathula ‘24 enjoyed their first game together as partners.
Girls Varsity 5/7 Westminster Win 5-4 A great win in a very even matchup. Amrita Natarajan and Abby Baier led the team with wins in both singles and doubles. Hallie Braunstein won a close match at #4 singles while Alex Doering and Victoria Concepcion won a tight match at #3 doubles.
Boys JV 5/7 Eaglebrook Loss 0-9 The Boys JV Tennis team hosted Eaglebrook School on Saturday, May 7, and lost 0:9. The boys were overpowered in both singles and doubles by their varsity-level opponents. Ted Simons ‘24 and Ian Russell ’24 had the team’s best starts in their singles matches both being tied 2:2 before losing the next six games. The team hopes to finish strong in their last two matches of the season at home.
Girls JV Tennis 5/7 Westminster 0-8 JV Girls Tennis had a match against a formidable Westminster squad on and while JV lost (0-8), each player learned from the experience. Clara Drag ‘25 and Margaret Miller ‘25 both held their own in their singles matches, as well together in their doubles match. Anna Ollenschleger ‘25 competed as best as possible in both her singles showing and in her doubles match, with her partner Ally La Croix’ 24. Keysy Lopez-Diaz ‘24 also did her best against a skilled opponent in both singles and doubles, gelling well while playing with Francesa Lamattina ‘25.
Boys Varsity 5/7 Hotchkiss Loss 5-7 We played well against the top team in our league. Max-William Kanz and Teddy Keegan won a fantastic match at #1 doubles, 9-8 (8-6 in the tiebreaker), and then Kanz won at #1 singles and Form 2 student Pratt Blair won at #5 singles 7-6, 6-3 in his best match of the year.
Boys JV 5/9 Choate Loss 0-7 The Boys JV Tennis team hosted Choate Rosemary Hall and lost 0:7. The team was missing two of our regular starters and was overpowered by a more experienced team. Number 1 singles player Jack Krieble ‘25 had the closest match for KO, frustrating his opponent in the first half of the match with a nice variety of sliced groundstrokes, but could not convert some of the key game points losing 4:8. Our last match of the season is a home match against Westminster School this Wednesday 5/11 at 2:30.
Girls Varsity 5/11 Loomis Win 6-3 It was a great team win with every player contributing to the effort. Abby Baier won at #2 doubles (partnered with Amrita Natarajan) and at #2 singles. Victoria Conception and Alex Doering partnered together to win at #3 doubles and at #6 singles and #5 singles respectively. Hallie Braunstein had a great comeback win at #4 singles while Stella Dodd played strong matches at #1 singles and doubles.
Boys JV 5/11 Westminster Loss 0-9 The Boys JV Tennis played their last match of the season at home against Westminster School. Despite the loss, there were some bright takeaways from the match. Jack Krieble ‘25 and Ian Russell ‘24 were winners in their doubles match 8:4 frustrating their opponents with their consistent play from the baseline combined with well-executed play at the net. Roman Moray ‘24 stayed even with his opponent in the first part of his match before losing 4:8. Kiran Sekeran ‘25 won his singles exhibition match 8:6.
Girls Middle School 4/30 Renbrook Win 11-10 The middle school girls lacrosse team would like to thank Renbrook for hosting a fun and competitive game this Saturday! Many of our players scored goals and our strong goalie Sarah Balog ’27 had several impressive saves! We look forward to building our skills for the final two games.
Boys Varsity 4/30 King Loss 3-11 The KO boys lacrosse team played a tough King opponent. After getting out to a strong lead, King was able to secure and hold on to the win.
Girls Varsity Berkshire Loss 17-1
Boys Varsity 5/2 Hamden Hall Win 14-6 The KO Boys lacrosse Team got their first win of the season. Teddy Crowther led the offensive end with 3 goals and 2 assists, while Cole Smith was tenacious on defense winning many ground balls and shutting down some of their top players. It was a great team effort all around.
Boys Varsity 5/4 Gunn Loss 4-14 This was a very close game up until the 4th quarter. KO lacrosse faced a very talented team at Gunn, and keep the game within reach. It was 0-0 after the first quarter, and 7-3 going into the 4th quarter. Goalie Alex Levin made a ton of great saves, keeping the KO team in the game. The team played very hard and expected a game plan set very well. While the game became out of reach, the team deserves a lot of credit for their grit in this game.
Girls Varsity 5/5 Walkers Win 14-9 The girls’ varsity lacrosse team played a strong game against Ethel Walker school coming home with a 14-9 win. The Wyverns struck first and never looked back taking a commanding 11-4 lead into the half after taking advantage of a couple of player-up opportunities. Our girls moved the ball extremely well upfield in the transition leading to multiple assisted goals. Alle Kotowitz ’23 played a strong game with 3 goals and 3 assists. Kaiya Deurloo ’22 and Caroline Dawson ‘ 22 also scored 3 goals and added 1 assist each. Abby McLaughlin ’22 added 2 goals and 2 assists. Alyssa Pavano ’22 had 2 beautiful assists and Kami Tarantino ’24, Lindsay Bailey ’22 and Ella Wilson ’25 rounded out the scoring with 1 goal each. Chayse Shamleffer ’23 had a solid game in goal with 8 saves.
Girls Varsity 5/7 Marianapolis Win 15-5 The girls varsity lacrosse team earned their second consecutive win on the road with a solid game against Marianapolis. The final score was 15-5. On the 15 goals scored 8 were assisted and the Wyverns controlled 15 of the 20 draws. Alle Kotowitz ’23 led all scorers with 3 goals and 4 assists. Kami Tarantino ’24 and Abby McLaughlin ’22 also found the net 3 times. Kaiya Deurloo ’22 and Alyssa Pavano ’22 added 2 goals while Caroline Dawson ’22 and Addisen Nicholson ’25 each had 1 goal. Our defense played a solid game-turning back our opponents from getting to the cage but when they did Chayse Shamleffer ’23 was there to make the saves as she had 8 on the game.
Boys Varsity 5/7 Greenwich Country Day Loss 9-13 It was a cold and rainy day in Greenwich CT, but the Wyverns never gave up and fought until the very end. It was a back and forth battle, with both teams gaining the lead at different points in the game. GCDS went on a stretch that made it hard to overcome, but the KO player played hard until the final seconds.
Boys Varsity 5/9 Wooster Win 12-7 The KO boys lacrosse team bounced back for another win. The game we lead by Goalie Will Keegan making a lot of big saves. It was a team effort on the offensive end, with 7 different players getting points. Great win for the team.
JV 4/30 Taft Win 11-5 This was a more closely contested game than the score suggests. Heading into the fifth inning, the score was 4-2, but a blast over the right fielder’s head by Jaedan Curcio energized the team as the KO bats swung into action en route to an 11-5 victory. Tommy Caporaso and Matt DeFilippo made several spectacular infield plays to support Owen Bernier who was superb on the mound over 5 innings of play. Rajan Patel’s relief pitching slammed the door shut on Taft’s attempt at a comeback. Heading into a rival game against Avon Old Farms at home, KO is riding a four-game win streak.
JV 5/3 AOF Win 16-0 Every player on the roster entered this game and contributed to yet another resounding victory for this very talented JV squad. On the mound, Matt DeFilippo proved unhittable over three innings of play, and Luke Polley finished the job to help secure the win. Several KO batters – Tommy Caporaso, Elijiah Wells, and Owen Bernier – nearly hit home runs as the ball sailed deep over the left-fielder’s head.
JV 5/7 Loomis Loss 5-4 Heading into this game, the undefeated Wyverns were riding a 5-game win streak, outscoring their opponents 74 – 26; however, success can breed complacency, and so it was that on an unseasonably cold day, Loomis upset KO at home, 5-4. Elijiah Wells was excellent behind the plate at catcher, and his big bat and aggressive base running are what kept the Wyverns in the game.
JV 5/11 Canterbury Loss 10-8 In the fifth inning with Canterbury nursing a one-run lead, a series of KO errors within just a few minutes resulted in 5 runs for Canterbury. Heading into the final inning, down by five runs, KO exploded for three runs but came up short. Final score 10 – 8.
JV 5/4 Wilbraham Win 238-300 The rain held off providing a beautiful spring day for our first home match of the season. KO came away with the victory. Led by Ryan Sadowsky and Jackson Drapeau both with a 44, they remained steady with multiple pars and demonstrated excellent leadership throughout the match. Arie Lang found herself consistent with a strong round of bogey golf along with Lucas Kollen with some excellent pars on a tough par 4. Aiden Aube and Stryckland Whittley -Ligon also helped propel the team to victory. We are proud of our play today and hoping to build upon this momentum with our match on Friday against Westminster!!
Varsity 4/30 Williston 433, KO 424, Wilbraham and Munson 507 KO took the journey out to the beautiful Berkshires to face the hilly, picturesque Wyantenuck Country Club. The mountain views and impeccable conditions made for an exciting day of golf. We played 18 holes and finished runner up out of 4 schools by 2 strokes. Our team was led by Austin Perkins ’26 with a score of 78, which also earned him Medalist for the 2nd time this season, followed by team Captain Cody Brew ’23 with a score of 80 and Alex Braunstein ’25 with his consistent 42’s for a score of 84. Next up at our home course, Gillette Ridge, we face the Pomfret School and then the next day the first round of the Coppola Cup.
Varsity 5/4 Pomfret Win KO 197-234 KO had their best performance to date with a season-low 197 vs Pomfret School. They took to the challenging Back Nine. Good tee balls and placement approach shots make all the difference to going low. The course was in great shape and our Wyverns were up to the challenge. For the 3rd time this season and in back-to-back matches Austin Perkins ’26, medaled again with a great score of even-par 36 followed by Cody Brew ’23 firing a 1 over 37. In order to shoot a sub-200 round you need the support from other scores as well, Alex Braunstein ’25 with a 40, Max Sams ’23 with a 42, and Cloud Que ’24 with a 42. Ty Russo’s 49 wasn’t in the top 5 for scoring, but he is making great strides and continues to be an asset to our varsity team.
JV 5/6 Westminster Loss 217-253 The rain managed to hold off for us as we had our home match against Westminster. KO played their hearts out with many excellent holes from all six of our golfers. Ryan Sadowsky and Jackson Drapeau pulled out another tied finish both with a 45 through 9 holes in our #1 and #2 spot. Lucas Kollen came through with an excellent round earning a 49 with some pars and bogeys. Ilianna Brett had another JV debut with some excellent drivers. Arie Lang and Aiden Aube finished strong with some excellent approach shots.
JV 5/7 Williston, Choate Loss 4-1 Williston, Loss 5-0 Choate GIRLS MATCH! In our second girls’ golf match of the year, the KO girls team made their way to Southampton CC to play against Williston Northampton and Choate Rosemary Hall. Lily Liu came away victorious in her match scoring a 45 with an exciting birdie on the seventh hole. Arie Lang followed in the #2 spot losing her match by a very close 4-3 hole margin. Ilianna Brett shined through with an incredible par on a tough par three. Avery Hersh followed with some spectacular drives losing her match 3-2. KO girls held on strong and I am so proud of their performance. We are looking forward to seeing the girls’ team at KO continue to grow!!
JV 5/9 Suffield Loss 242-256 A beautiful spring day out on the course, KO traveled to Suffield Country Club for an even match against Suffield Academy. Ryan Sadowsky had a standout round as a tri-medalist with two other members from Suffield with a 47, he played a consistent game of par and bogey could with excellent course management leading the team. Aiden Aube rose to the challenge today earning himself a 51 with many excellent holes. Arie Lang and Ilianna Brett both shined even from some tough tee box locations. The greens were rolling fast but KO stayed in it, ultimately failing to Suffield.
JV 5/11 Deerfield, Northfield Mt. Hermon Win KO 237, Deerfield 253, NMH no show It was a spectacular day for golf. The sun was shining the course was in beautiful condition and KO came to play. Led by Lucas Kollen and Jackson Drapeau both with a 42 only a few shots off of medalist, KO came away with the victory. Lucas has risen to the top of the lineup playing consistent golf with pars on 5 holes, Jackson also earned himself four pars this round. Aidan Aube was a standout today as well with a 47 through 9 holes playing an excellent round with much success on some challenging holes. Arie Lang followed with a 49 and some great pars on both par 5’s. Stryckland Whittley- Ligon also shined with a birdie on the 1st hole. Cole Ellis made his debut in his first match of the year finding himself only 1 stroke off his opponent. This was a well-deserved all-around team win. I am so proud of our team. KO came together with great rounds from all 6 of our golfers. Go Wyverns!
Varsity 5/5 AOF, Loomis, Suffield Loss KO 214 loss to AOF 192, Won against Loomis 224 and won against Suffield 230 Avon Old Farms welcomed KO to their Annual Coppola Cup tournament taking place at Farmington Woods CC. In attendance were also Loomis Chaffee and Suffield Academy. Avon started off Round 1 strong with a team score of 192. So far the lowest team score to date, led by their team captain Ben Masterson who shot a medalist round of 35, 1 under. KO started off the tournament in 2nd place with a 38 by Austin Perkins ’26 and 39 by Cody Brew ’24. The second round will occur on the back 9 on Tuesday 5/10.
Varsity 5/7 Williston, Loomis, NMH, KO 215 loss to Williston in a tie-breaker 215, Win against Loomis 231, loss to Choate 208 Another trip to the beautiful mountains of Connecticut to take on Williston, at their home course The Ledges Golf Club, where other schools in attendance were Loomis and Choate. Choate was the overall low score beating everyone with a 208, but Cody Brew ’24 was the rounds Medalist with a score of 37. KO fired a 215 which was enough to beat Loomis but not Choate. In a tie-breaker we lost to Williston who also shot a 215. The course was in good shape, the design was challenging and the atmosphere was beautiful.
Varsity 5/11 AOF, Loomis, Suffield KO 431, AOF 397, Loomis 459, Suffield 474 Back out to Farmington Woods for the 2nd round of the Coppola Cup. KO entered round two trailing AOF but leading Loomis and Suffield. The back 9 certainly offered the golfers much of a challenge as all participants shot higher than round 1. Cody Brew ’24 lead the day with the low round 38. That wasn’t enough to beat AOF but it was to beat both Loomis and Suffield finishing 2nd in the Coppola Cup.
Varsity 5/11 Hotchkiss Loss KO 203, Hotchkiss 197 KO traveled out to the picturesque Hotchkiss School to play their home course on campus. What a beautiful course it was, being able to play through a piece of their campus and be fully engulfed in their world. KO had an excellent showing, but so did Hotchkiss. Cody Brew ’24 goes low for KO with a score of 38, followed by a bunch of low 40s. Next closes Alex Braunstein ’25 with a score of 40. Number 3 man for Hotchkiss Medals the round with a 1 over 36. Next up KO travels to Bernardston MA to Crumpin Fox to take on Wilbraham Munson and NMH. Go Wyverns!!
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