Weekly Sports Update - November 13-17, 2017

Weekly Sports Update - November 13-17, 2017

Girls Volleyball Team Wins Third Consecutive Long Island Volleyball Championship
Connetquot High School girls volleyball coach Justin Hertz and his team are headed for their third consecutive trip to the Glens Falls Civic Center for the Nov. 18-19 State Championship Tournament! 

Prior to this accomplishment, the T-Birds won the Suffolk County championship on Nov. 9 against Commack High School, and defeated Nassau champion Long Beach High School on Nov. 11 to secure the Long Island championship.  

In front of a sold-out crowd at Suffolk Community College, Brentwood campus, Connetquot defeated Long Beach High School in straight sets, by final scores of 25-14, 25-16, 25-20.  Nicole Migliozzi had 27 assists and 12 digs, while Under Armour All-American Athlete Mackenzie Cole had 10 kills. Student-athlete Cassandra Patsos added seven kills of her own, while Mackenzie Taylor contributed five. Additionally, Taylor had 21 digs while Patsos added seven blocks. Multitalented student-athlete Daniella Balsano started the festivities by singing the National Anthem for the crowd, and also contributed 17 digs of her own during the match. The team maintains its undefeated record at 18-0.

On the morning of Friday, Nov. 17, students, staff and administration lined the halls of the entrance to Connetquot High School to wish the volleyball team success as they prepared to board the bus headed for Glens Falls, New York.

Three Connetquot High School Gymnasts Selected for NYS Competition
Three Connetquot High School gymnasts competed well enough during the Suffolk County Individual championship competition on Nov. 9 to be selected for the New York State team, which will compete at the New York State Public High Schools Athletic Association championships scheduled for March 3 at Cold Spring Harbor High School.

Alexis Smith made the New York State team by scoring 9.3 on the vault, while Amanda Pisano secured her own spot with a score of 9.25. Sarah Moussa, who scored 35.3 in the All-Around competition, also received an 8.8 from the judges in the balance beam competition, securing her spot in on the New York State team. 

“We had six Connetquot student-athletes compete for individual honors, and three were selected for the New York State team,” said Coach Renee Guerrieri. “I am so happy for the girls, the team and our community.”

Connetquot finished the regular season undefeated at 11-0 and was one of only six schools to compete for the Suffolk County championships. The T-Birds finished a more than respectable third in the County championships. The Connetquot community has praised the talented members of the district’s gymnastics team and their coaches for the poise, grace and execution they exhibited throughout the season.

Congratulations, and thank you, to the gymnasts, coaches and family members that supported the 2017 Connetquot gymnastics program.

Connetquot Football Season Comes to an End After a Fantastic Run
During the semifinal game against #1 seeded Lindenhurst High School on Saturday, Nov. 11, the Connetquot High School football team showed great promise, but ultimately lost the game, as the Bulldogs took an early lead and coasted to a 35-14 win on their home field. 

George Wichelns scored on a 10-yard run for the T-Birds, while tight end Taylor Stepanek scored on a 6-yard pass from Dylan McDermott. Cole Bunicci scored both point after tries. Connetquot finished the season at 5-5 while the Bulldogs remain undefeated at 10-0.

The T-Birds had shown great spirit and cohesiveness in long stretches this season, especially in their first-round win at Ward Melville High School, where they took home a 36-20 win. Congratulations to Coach Mike Hansen, his staff and his dedicated football team!  Thank you all for your effort, energy, excitement and enthusiasm this season. Best wishes for continued success to our graduating seniors!