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Weekly Sports Update – May 6-10, 2019

Weekly Sports Update – May 6-10, 2019  thumbnail118894

Baseball Team Celebrates Senior Night With 8-0 Win

The Connetquot High School baseball team improved its record to 12-2 with an impressive win over Sachem North High School.  

Pitcher Joe Savino threw a complete game, allowing only three hits and striking out nine batters. Matt Brown-Eiring went 2-4 with an RBI and run scored, while Josh McGee went 2-3 with an RBI.  

First-year head coach Rob Burger looks forward to this year’s Suffolk County championship tournament and a high seed as the regular season winds down. The T-Birds are sitting comfortably in second place in League II, just behind Commack High School.

Upon returning home from their 8-0 win, Coach Burger and the team parents honored their seniors, thanking them for their leadership this season. Coach Burger would like to recognize the following graduating seniors: Trevor Adamo, Jonathan Dale, Matthew Goodis, Josh McGee, Peter Montana, John O’Connell, Lucas Quinlan, Anthony Raimondi, Joey Savino, Mike Streng, Derek and Jared Yalon, and Joe Zimmerman.

Boys Lacrosse Team Celebrates Victory on Senior Night

On May 3, the Connetquot High School boys lacrosse team took on Patchogue-Medford High School under the lights, as the community recognized the program’s graduating seniors.    

Senior Night began with an introduction of the seniors, the presentation of gifts for the players and a fresh rose for the moms that attended the game. Coach Brett Jeffares spoke to the supportive crowd about his team, and especially the seniors who have worked and sacrificed for their teammates and the community. He thanked each of the players and their families for their dedication and continued support, wished those seniors continued success, and assured them that he will be following each of them as they move on to the next level.

The T-Birds took an early lead against a determined Pat-Med team, and Connetquot’s continued defense and poise on offense resulted in an impressive 11-7 win for the team. With this win, the T-Birds improve to 7-6 and move to ninth place of 23 teams in Suffolk County’s first division.

Leading scorers for Connetquot were Derek Walter (3), Tyler Cordes (3) and Tyler McCarthy (2). Additionally, Michael Ballinger, Kyle Strayer and Zach Pizzimenti each scored once against Patchogue-Medford. Connetquot goalie Jack McAteer was credited with eight saves toward Connetquot’s win. 

Congratulations to the entire Connetquot High School boys varsity lacrosse team, and a special thank-you for the leadership of its graduating seniors. Best wishes for continued success as the playoff season approaches. A sincere thank-you also goes out to the seniors and their families for the outstanding growth and success of the lacrosse program!

Boys Track Team Completes Undefeated Season

Connetquot High School boys track coach Shelby White celebrated the team’s most recent win against Walt Whitman High School, which capped an undefeated season, and honored the graduating seniors. The T-Birds finished the season with a record of 5-0 in Suffolk League II, defeating Whitman with an impressive 103-28 score.

Highlights for the Connetquot-Whitman dual meet included senior Thomas Domozych winning the pole vault with a new school record of 14’3”;  senior Matthew Lopez winning the 800-meter run with a time of 2:00.03; senior Emmanuel Kwansah winning the long jump with a distance of 19’2.75” and junior Jeremy Bertolet winning the triple jump with a distance of 43’3”.

Coach White thanked every member of the team and their parents for their outstanding effort this season. He also gave a special shout out to this year’s graduating seniors for their leadership throughout this season: Andre Argueta, Christopher Battista, Stephen Coffman, Thomas Domozych, Addison Ginsberg, Adam Graziose, Emmanuel Kwansah, Matthew Lopez, Daniel Marinelli, Tyler Nolan, Italo Riva and Anthony Tricario.

Girls Lacrosse Team Drops 8-3 Decision to Smithtown East

With the regular season winding down, and the Suffolk County championship tournament on the horizon, the Connetquot girls lacrosse team needs a few more wins to qualify.  

On May 8, Coach Piscatelli and the team celebrated their Senior Night, and hoped to score an important win over neighboring Smithtown East High School. The pregame festivities were memorable for our players and even the visiting seniors. Connetquot introduced the Smithtown seniors and presented each with a beautiful rose. The girls youth lacrosse players were also on hand to present roses to the seniors on both teams as a means of showing respect. 

Unfortunately, Smithtown got off to a quick start, leading 5-1 at the half, and ultimately earned an 8-3 win over our Thunderbirds. Smithtown’s record now stands at 10-3 while Connetquot is 7-7, with an outside chance at qualifying for the tournament.

Gabriella Carere, Emma McLoughlin and Jolie Urraro scored one goal each, and Nicole Serravillo was credited with seven saves against Smithtown East. 

Coach Piscatelli and his staff expressed their gratitude to the graduating seniors for their leadership this season. Congratulations, and thank you, to seniors Gina Barbera, Emma McLoughlin, Julia Napolitano, Kelsi Richardson and Jolie Urraro!