Winning 12 of 14 matches, 10 of which came by pinfall, the Brunswick School wrestling team topped visiting Avon Old Farms School, 67-12, on Wednesday
The dual meet was the first of the season for the defending WNEISWA champion Bruins. In the 113-pound match, Brunswick’s William MacGillivray pinned Youngtaek Lee in 1:28. Jackson Wolfram (120) pinned Avon Old Farms’ George Brannan in 1:41. At 126, Jojo McCurdy of Brunswick won by pinfall against James Mullen in 1:28.
Chris Perry (132) pinned his Avon foe in 28 seconds, while Brunswick teammate Luca Errico (138) won by pinfall in just 13 seconds. Nadjingar Ngbokoli (152) of Brunswick was an 11-5 winner against Dylan Kasperzyk and Harry Fett (160) gave the Bruins a major decision win against Dohan Kim (12-2).
At 170, Warren Hill from Avon pinned Dylan Reynolds in 1:59. The 182-pound match saw Clayton Ostrover of Brunswick get Lucas Schmidt’s shoulders to the mat in 3:11. Tim Saunders won his 195-pound match for the Bruins by pinning Paden Conroy in 1:02
Senior Nick Villis won his debut match for the Bruins with a pinfall win in 40 seconds in the 220-pound matchup.
In the 285-pound match, Cliff Belknap of Brunswick pinned Clay Davis in 2:03.
The season is only four games old, yet the Brunswick School hockey team has gone to overtime with its opponents three times.
The Bruins’ latest overtime matchup Wednesday resulted in a 3-2 loss to Kent School at Hartong Rink.
With the defeat, Brunswick, which tied Loomis Chaffee School and New Hampton School, dropped to 0-2-2 on the young season.
On the game-winning goal, a failed Brunswick breakout ended up on the stick of an attacking Kent player, who was positioned behind the net. He sent the puck in front to Alex Laferriere, who tallied, sending the Lions to victory. Laferriere had a hat trick for the Lions.
The teams traded goals in the first period, with sophomore Matthew McGroarty getting the Bruins on the board first after a forecheck by senior Aaron Aboodi and a steal from sophomore Michael Salandra. That led to a tic-tac-toe passing sequence for the tally.
Kent answered a few minutes later, capitalizing on a 4-on-3 advantage with a wrister from Laferriere from the left face-off circle, making it 1-1.
In the second period, Kent took a 2-1 lead, with Laferriere scoring with just under two minutes remaining.
Brunswick tied the score in the third period on Cooper Moore’s goal. His goal from the top of the right circle was his NEPSAC leading eighth goal of the season.
The Bruins had a 5-on-3 power play opportunity in the final period, but were unable to tally the go-ahead goal.
Greenwich Academy’s B team edged Sacred Heart Greenwich, 4-3, in a match held on Tuesday at Sacred Heart.
Erin O’Connor of Sacred Heart was a 3-1 winner against Penny Oh at the No. 1 spot. O’Connor won the match, 6-11 11-6, 11-7 13-11. At No. 2, Katie Keller of Sacred Heart defeated Megan Meyerson, 13-11 13-11 11-2. Mary Duffy of Greenwich Academy posted a 3-1 win against Annie O’Connor at No. 3 (12-10, 11-13, 11-3, 11-7), while Charlotte Gillis of GA beat Sophia Georgas, 11-1, 11-8, 11-7. at the fourth spot.
Bella Trauber of Greenwich Academy won her match at No. 5 against Mary O’Connor, 3-0 (11-6, 11-3, 11-3) and Andrea Jemiolo was a 3-0 winner (11-7, 11-4, 11-7) winner against Sacred Heart’s Cameron Calcano.
At No. 7, Sacred Heart’s Grace Nemec won her match against Charlotte Foshner 11-9, 11-7, 6-11, 2-11, 13-11.