February 24, 2022
Wyverns Sports Wraps – February 24, 2022
The Varsity Girls’ Squash team had a strong effort against Greens Farms Academy on Feb. 16 with everyone shifted up a spot in the ladder, ultimately coming home with a 0-7 loss. In the no. 1 position, Ava Marseglia ‘26 went toe to toe with her opponent on the straight drives to put together some impressive strategic points. In the no. 2 spot, co-captain Amrita Natarajan ‘22 fought back from a 1-0 deficit to tie up the match 11, testing her opponent’s retrieval each step of the way with her deep shots to the back. In the no. 3 position, co-captain Mackenzie Caruso ‘22 kept up her consistent volleying and usage of the front of the court, especially in the second game of her match, when she took her opponent into extra points. Macy Isenberg ‘22 showed steady improvement in her strategy over the course of her no. 4 match, making use of the open areas of the court with well-timed, precise volleys. Ilianna Brett ‘24 had a strong showing of her footwork and endurance in long and trying points against her opponent in the no. 5 spot, starting them off with her trademark cleanly struck serve. In the no. 6 spot, Annabelle Jacobs ‘23 turned the tide while down 2-0 to bring the match to a fourth game, matching her opponent’s speed with her own clever usage of the length of the court. In the no. 7 spot, Katharine Doar ‘22 was consistent with her serving and intentional placement of the ball, which allowed her to make each game a competitive and engaging affair.
The Middle School Squash team lost 0-7 against Hopkins School on Feb. 23. The team traveled to New Haven for the penultimate match of the season. Although they did not achieve the win we wanted, the players worked hard! The coaches want to give a special shout-out to Gordon Beck ‘26 who won his match after a challenging five games! Thank you to the twelve other players who competed and who persevered through the losses. Often it is the hardest matches that teach the most!
The Middle School Swimming team won 108-71 against Hamden Hall and lost 56-124 against Hopkins in their final meet of the season on Feb. 23. The team has been working hard on their starts, turns, and strokes in preparation for this final meet. The students’ hard work paid off! At the meet, there were 34 season-best times! Some of the highlights from the meet included Abbie Wildstein ’26 came in second in the 50 free while Jackson Poulin ’26 got a season-best and came in fifth place. Isa Rashid ’27, Sam Lewis ’26, Anya Dausey ’28, Aliza Rashid ’27, and Aayan Anwar ’27 all swam best times in the 50 free. In the 100 IM, Samit Virmani ’26 swam an awesome race coming in first and Aaron Anstead ’28 swam a smooth race coming in fifth both swimmers swam season bests! The relay of Wildstein, Anstead, Poulin’ and Samit Virmani ’26 came in thirrd while the relay of Norah Pond ’26, Lila Wedeles ’26, Molly Palmer ’27, and Ava Bonsignore ’26 came in 5th place. In the 50 breast, Brigette Russell ’26 swam a season-best coming in fourth place. Norah Pond ’26 followed close behind coming in fifth place. Congratulations to Ella Cipriano ’28, Finn Richter ’26, and Lila Wedeles ’26 for all getting best times in the 50 breast. In the 100 free, Wedeles swam an amazing race touching out her opponents to come in third place. Palmer and Anstead also swam well in the 100 free and received best times. In the 50 back, Wildstein touched out her opponent to come in first in a season-best time. Congrats to Logan Michalak ’27, Isa Rashid ’27, Aayan Anwar ’27, Anya Dausey ’28, and Finn Richter ’26 for getting best times in the 50 back. Virmani swam a great 50 fly coming in second with a season-best time. Special shoutout to our Form 2 students Ava Bonsignore, Miles Gruber, Sam Lewis, Jane Morris, Norah Pond, Jackson Poulin, Finn Richter, Brigette Russell, Samit Virmani, Lila Wedeles, and Abbie Wildstein for their contribution to the Middle School Swim Program! Go Wyverns!
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