Weekly Sports Update - October 21-25, 2019

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Football Team Defeats North Babylon on Homecoming Weekend

Homecoming weekend for the Connetquot community brings together students, parents, friends, athletes, teachers and administrators as everyone enjoys a parade, upbeat music and an exciting football game, and the 2019 edition of homecoming did not disappoint.

The parade made its way through the community with colorful floats, talented musicians, cheerleaders and the king, queen and their court. Following the parade, the Connetquot High School T-Bird football team put on an impressive display of offense and tenacious defense to bring home the win against North Babylon High School 48-21. Connetquot’s record now stands at 3-3, while the visitors dropped to 4-2.
The T-Birds got off to a quick start, leading 20-0 at the quarter and 41-7 at the half. QB Drew Guttieri completed 12 of 14 passes for 201 yards and four touchdowns and rushed for two more touchdowns to pick up the League II win on Oct. 18. Additionally, James Mastro got the T-Birds on the scoreboard first with a 41-yard touchdown pass and again on an interception.
Cole Bunicci had six receptions for 106 yards and two touchdowns. Cole also scored on six of seven PATs and led the team with 14 tackles. Sal Prestigiacomo and Kyle Pattilio each recovered a fumble as Sean Schaller and Devin Shapiro added one sack each for the home team.
While the homecoming committee arranged for the exciting fireworks display at the end of the game, most fans believed those fireworks started on the football field, as the T-Birds showcased their excellent athleticism for all to see. 

Boys Volleyball Team Celebrates Exciting Win on Senior Night

The Connetquot community gathered to congratulate and thank the graduating seniors from the Connetquot High School boys volleyball program on the evening of Oct. 22, as the team showcased one of the most exciting contests of the season.  

Prior to the game against Bay Shore High School, the seniors were recognized and gifts were presented to each of them. When the matches began, Bay Shore took its measure of the home team and won the first two matches 25-20 and 25-18. However, the T-Birds would go on to win the next three (25-16, 25-15, 25-13) and improve its record to 10-2 in Suffolk County League I for the season. 
Trey Cole had 15 kills, while Stan Maring and Mike Domozych added 12 and 10 kills, respectively, to lead the T-Birds.
Following the match with Bay Shore, family, friends, coaches and players celebrated the win and their graduating seniors – Trey Cole, Tim Darress, Mike Domozych, Stan Maring, Kiernan Ruais, Eddie Sollazzo and Ryan Watters.
Congratulations to the graduating seniors, and thank you for your leadership and dedication to the Connetquot boys volleyball program!

Boys Cross-Country Team Outruns Copiague High School

Connetquot High School boys’ cross-country coach Shelby White was pleased with his team’s impressive win over Copiague High School at Sunken Meadow State Park. The overall score was 16-39, with several outstanding individual results as well. 

Graduating senior Kelby Bishop finished first with a time of 15:50.20 and sophomore Ryan Iocca was hot on his trail, finishing second with a time of 15:50.90. Both student-athletes set personal bests this season. The T-Birds finished the regular season with a record of 5-1, good enough for an impressive second-place finish in League III. Congratulations to coach White and his team!

Gymnastics Team Celebrates Senior Night
Connetquot High School gymnastics coach Renee Loduca and her team recently defeated East Islip High School by a final score of 170.325-140.05. With this win secured, the team boasts an impressive 8-1 record in Suffolk County League I. Prior to the contest, graduating seniors Meagan Herritt, Emily Pfeuffer, Jamie Stegner and Liam Summers were presented with flowers and gifts, and praised for their dedication to the program. 
Connetquot High School will host the Suffolk County team championships on Nov. 5. 

Swim/Dive Team Celebrates Senior Night

Despite falling short to the visitors from Smithtown High School by a score of 95-91, the evening of Oct. 21 was still a very special night for the Connetquot High School swimming and diving program. The district’s swimming facility was filled with excited and supportive fans who came to thank the graduating seniors for their dedication to the program and leadership towards their younger teammates.
Fourteen young ladies who have been an important part of the very successful program will graduate in June and move on to the next level of competition. Following the diving competition, coach Alex Scichilone thanked the seniors as a group and then shared his fond memories from the past. 
A reception filled with gifts, tasty treats and memories was held at the conclusion of the Smithtown meet.  

Congratulations and a sincere thank-you to the following graduating seniors: Alanah Amarando, Hanna Causin, Shannon Dodenhoff, Julia Laboni, Emma Lettieri, Kylie McGee, Gianna Messina, Kate Priola, Jackie Randazzo, Rachel Rommeney, Rachel Schlesinger, Madison Tafe, Caitlin Weiss and Ece Yildiz.