Weekly Sports Update - September 24-28, 2018

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Field Hockey Team Celebrates Big Win

The Connetquot High School varsity field hockey team improved on its 1-0 half-time lead to defeat Lindenhurst High School by a final score of 3-1, at home, on Sept. 26.
Gina Barbera, Rebecca DiGianni and Emma Jasinski scored for the T-Birds while Emma McKean played outstanding defense on goal with 10 saves.

Connetquot’s 2-4 league record puts it in the middle of the 24-school League I standings. Coach Jen Piscitelli hopes to build on this win as the team moves into the heart of the 2018 schedule.

Girls Varsity Soccer Team Claims Victory

In a stunning display of athleticism, the Connetquot High School girls varsity soccer team defeated conference rival William Floyd High School by a final score of 1-0 on Saturday, Sept. 22.  
Coach Ryan Cavanagh was pleased with the overall effort, especially the team’s defense, which held the visitors scoreless.

T-Bird Hayley Weltner scored the only goal of the game, and goalie Nicolette Pasquarella had six saves to preserve the shutout.

Connetquot ranks No. 9 out of a total of 27 schools in the conference and improved its season record to 3-3-1 with this win.

CHS Football Team Falls to Ward Melville High School

The Connetquot High School varsity football team dropped its season record to 2-1 when it came up short against Ward Melville High School by a final score of 36-6 on Sept. 21. Despite the loss, coach Mike Hansen and his staff recognized the positive efforts on the part of these talented T-Birds and will build upon them.  

The district will host its annual homecoming parade and football game this Saturday, Sept. 29, beginning with the parade at 12 p.m.

Gymnastics Team Comes Up Close 

The Connetquot High School varsity gymnastics team got off to a strong start, winning its first match on Sept. 20, but ultimately fell to East Islip High School by a close final score of 163.425-161.475, bringing its current record to 1-1.  
T-Bird Sarah Moussa placed first on the balance beam (9.15) and scored an impressive 34.175 overall.

“While this is our first loss in two seasons, sometimes that outcome can wake a team up’” said coach Renee Guerrieri. “I think the girls did a great job tonight. We have some work to do, but this is a group of great hardworking kids.”

The Connetquot High School varsity gymnastics team finished last season with an undefeated league record of 11-0 and third place in the Suffolk County championships.