Weekly Sports Update - April 15-19, 2018

Weekly Sports Update - April 16-20, 2018

Connetquot High School Boys Varsity Track Team Splits Home Opener

On Friday, April 13, the Connetquot High School boys track and field team continued its effort to make up for meets rescheduled as a result of this year’s surprising spring snow, competing against both Commack and Northport High Schools. While the T-Birds beat Northport by a score of 72.5–68.5, they were not able to overcome Commack, falling short by a final score of 73-68. 

Highlights for Connetquot’s home opener included Tom Domozych taking first in the 100-meter dash with a time of 11.00 seconds flat, Haris Ali winning the 110-meter high hurdles in 16.3 seconds and Matt Lopez taking first against Commack in the 800-meter with a time of 2:03.

“Three of our triple jumpers went over an amazing 41 feet,” said Assistant Coach Shelby White. “Anthony Tricario jumped 41 feet, 9 inches, Jeremy Bertolet jumped 41 feet, 8 inches and Haris Ali cleared 41 feet.” 

The victory against Northport was determined by the outcome of the very last race of the meet.  Connetquot’s 4x100-meter relay team of Mike Domozych, Tom Domozych, Emmanuel Kwansah and Anthony Tricario won the race, and ultimately, the meet, with a time of 45.76 seconds.

Varsity Softball Team Defeats Lindenhurst in Extra Innings

The Connetquot High School varsity softball team defeated Lindenhurst High School by a final score of 11-10 in extra innings on April 18.

Although the team fell behind early, they were able to come back swinging with a four-run sixth inning to tie the score at 10-10.

Julianna Prescia went 4 for 5 with three RBIs and had a two-run double in the sixth inning to tie the score at 10. Anna Grottola hit a walk-off RBI double in the bottom of the eighth inning to send Alexis Smith home, giving Connetquot the nonleague win in the extra inning. Additionally, Jaclyn Kateridge struck out six opponents in a complete game to earn the win.  

Boys Lacrosse Team Loses Close Matchup Against Smithtown West

The Connetquot High School varsity lacrosse team hosted the undefeated Smithtown West High School team on April 18, with Smithtown ultimately coming out on top by a final score of 11-9.  

Connetquot’s George Wichelns scored three goals and assisted on three more, while Justin Crow scored twice for the home team. Tyler Cordes, GQ Grippo, Dylan McDermott and Steven Pinto scored additional points for the T-Birds.

Smithtown West remains undefeated in League I with a record of 8-0, while Connetquot ranks fourth in the 22-school league at 5-2.