Weekly Sports Update - November 5-9, 2018

Weekly Sports Update - November 5-9, 2018

Girls Volleyball Team Finishes In Second Place at County Finals

The Connetquot High School girls volleyball team exceeded expectations and finished the regular season with a record of 13-2-0, earning an invitation to the Suffolk County championships. Unfortunately, despite a valiant effort by the Lady T-Birds, the members of Commack High School’s team defeated them in three straight sets at Suffolk Community College, Brentwood campus, on Nov. 8.

Congratulations to Coach Justin Hertz and his overachieving Lady T-Birds on a season to be proud of. Special thanks to Connetquot’s only two seniors, Kendall Lillie and Alex Parillo, who were leaders both on and off the court.

Although the season ended short of their overall goal, Connetquot has much to be proud of, and much more to look forward to.  

Connetquot High School Gymnastics Team Finishes Successful Season

Due to its incredible teamwork and stunning display of athleticism, the 2018 Connetquot High School gymnastics team finished the season as runners-up in the Section XI Suffolk County championships on Nov. 6.

While the combined Bay Shore/Islip High School team won the championship with an overall score of 170.20, the T-Birds followed with a very close score of 167.550.  

“We finished in fourth place two years ago and came up with an impressive second-place finish this season,” said coach Renee Guerrieri. “Coach Tantone and I are so very proud of this very special group of young ladies for what they’ve overcome this year and what they have accomplished.”  
Sarah Moussa had an outstanding competition as she finished second in the All-Around with a score of 36.225. She also tied for second place on the beam (9.2), third in the vault (9.025), tied for fourth on the floor (9.4) and fourth on the bars (8.6).

Connetquot’s Alex Melchiona earned fourth place in the vault with a 9.0, as Arianna Platti finished fourth on the beam (9.175) and Amanda Pisano earned fifth place in the vault (8.9)

Congratulations to the Lady T-Birds for an outstanding season and for making the Connetquot community so very proud of their accomplishments!

Connetquot High School Football Team Closes Out the Season

Despite outscoring the visiting Sachem East High School team, 12-7, in the second half, the Connetquot High School football team dropped its Nov. 2 championship quarter-final by a score of 14-12.  

Connetquot quarterback Drew Guttieri scored in the third quarter and Lucas Quinlan scored the T-Birds’ last touchdown as the game was winding down. Although Connetquot won’t advance in this year’s Suffolk County championship series, their loyal fans thank them for an exciting season, with special thanks to the graduating seniors and their leadership all season long.    
Connetquot ends the season with an impressive overall record of 6-3.

Connetquot/Sayville Ice Hockey Team Displays Stunning Athleticism

The Connetquot/Sayville High School ice hockey team took on Smithtown High School Nov. 7 and impressed the home crowd with its impressive play on offense. Playing on its home ice at the Rinx in Hauppauge, the T-Birds kept the score close early on, but eventually fell to the visitors by a score of 6-1.

Brian Paris scored Connetquot’s only goal, assisted by Jack McAteer and Ricky Frosch. The T-Birds dropped to 4-5 overall, but hold seventh place in the 12-team league.