The Brunswick School squash team is heading into the U.S. High School Squash Team Championships in top form.
The Bruins continued their undefeated season Saturday, topping Taft School, 7-0, in Watertown. Brunswick (6-0) will compete in the U.S. High School Team Championships Friday-Sunday at Trinity College. The Bruins have won the national title the last three seasons.
“We pretty much clinched the top seed for the national tournament,” Bruins coach Jim Stephens said. “We’re in good position for the nationals and we are focused on next week.”
Nick Spizzirri of Brunswick registered a 12-10, 9-11, 6-11, 11-9, 11-9 win over Marwan ElBorolossy at the No. 1 spot on Saturday.
“Nick was down 5-0 in the fifth game, but he turned it around and won it with a lot of effort,” Stephens said.
Brian Leonard gave the Bruins a 3-0 win against Sanjeev Jeyabalan at the No. 2 spot (11-8, 11-4, 11-3, while Dana Santry (No. 3) came back to beat Taft’s Raunak Advani, 8-11, 10-12, 11-9, 11-1, 11-9.
Pierce Henderson swept his Taft foe at the fourth spot, 11-5, 11-6, 11-2, while teammate Coulter Mackesy was an 11-4, 11-4, 11-4 winner against Peter Keigher at No. 5.
Mac Aube, Tyler Carney and Will Jones each posted 3-0 victories at the 5-8 spots for the Bruins.
“There were some really competitive, grueling matches,” Stephens said.
Taft’s record is 6-2 on the season.
GREENWICH HIGH SCHOOL GYMNASTICS
Sparked by impressive performances from numerous gymnasts, the Cardinals edged Trumbull, 137.8-134.85, in an FCIAC meet held Saturday at Next Dimension Gymnastics.
Merritt Stevenson of Trumbull won the vault event, earning a score of 9.5. Greenwich’s Gianna Cardini placed second (9.35), followed by teammates Kelsey Fedorko (9.3) and Ellie Marino (9.15).
On the uneven bars, Stevenson gave the Eagles a first-place finish (9.15). Fedorko placed second (8.75), while Cardini (8.3) and Marino (8.1) were third and fouth, respectively.
Fedorko was the winner on the balance beam (9.25), with Stevenson finishing second (9.2) and Marino placing third (8.8). In the floor exercise, Fedorko finished first with a score of 9.55 and Stevenson took second with a 9.35. Marino was third (9.3).
Stevenson had an all-around score of 37.2, followed by Fedorko (36.85) and Marino (35.35). Fedorko had her season-best score on the floor exercise and Cardini had her season-best on the floor and vault, as did Marino.
Williston-Northampton seized a three-goal, first period lead on its way to notching a 6-2 win against visiting Brunswick on Saturday. The loss snapped the Bruins’ five-game unbeaten streak.
Brunswick plays Portledge School on Wednesday at Hartong Rink.
Trailing 3-0 after one period, Brunswick’s Andy McBurney scored his first goal of the season to bring the Bruins to within 3-1 in the second period.
The Bruins couldn’t get closer, as the Wildcats tallied twice open the third period for a commanding 5-1 lead.
Brunswick’s Ryan St. Louis (12th goal of the season) made it a 5-2 with a power play goal with 6:39 left to play. Williston added an empty net goal late in the third period. The victors received goals from six different players, with Tim Rego, Jake Sacratini and Cam Mariani each scoring in the first period.
Paul Davey had two assists and Dan Dachille made 24 saves for the Bruins.
GREENWICH ACADEMY HOCKEY
Behind a hat trick from senior forward Jessica Schryver and two goals by Georgia Kraus, Loomis Chaffee School posted a 9-1 win over visiting Greenwich Academy in a game held on Friday night.
Loomis Chaffee, one of the top NEPSAC Division I schools, ran its record to 10-2-4 with the victory. GA’s record stands at 5-6-1 following the defeat.
“They are probably the best team that we are going to play this year,” Greenwich Academy coach Erin Brawley said. “They were physical in the corners, fast and great all over the ice. That was one of the top five Division I teams.”
Greenwich Academy received a goal from Else Esmond. Senior Bobbi Roca and freshman Hamilton Doster helped pace the Gators’ effort.
“Bobbi Roca was awesome she played defense in the back is always willing to do everything she Hamilton Doster was a work horse all over the ice as well.”
Doster assisted on Esmond’s goal.
“Our team played hard all the way to the final buzzer,” said Brawley, whose squad plays The Hill School Wednesday at Pomfret.