The Brunswick School swimming team set a new national record in the 400-meter freestyle relay on their way to defeating host Loomis Chaffee School on Wednesday.
The Bruins’ 400-meter freestyle relay squad of Marcus Hodgson, Lucas Hodgson, Michael O’Malley and Alex Hazlett combined for a time of 3:26.41. Their winning time broke the previous national record of 3:26.88 set by Baylor School (Tenn.) in November of 2008.
Their time was an All-American automatic time and they also broke a New England mark. O’Malley won the 200-meter freestyle in 1:58.16 and Gavin West was right behind in (1:58.66).
Marcus Hodgson was the 50 freestyle winner for Brunswick and Hazlett touched the wall first in the 100 butterfly (56.31). Luke Apostolides was the 400-meter freestyle winner (4:33.54) and Max Meissner took first for the Bruins in the 200 individual medley (2:11.19). Brunswick won each event on Wednesday.
Meissner, Hazlett, Marcus Hodgson and Lucas Hodgson combined for an all-american time of 1:43.35 in winning the 200 medley relay. Meissner also won the 100 breaststroke (1:07.47 and Lucas Hodgson had the best time in the 100 backstroke (1:01.21). In the 200 freestyle relay, Brunswick posted a time of 1:34.15, an all-American automatic time.
Brunswick jumped out to a quick four-goal lead en route to recording a resounding 9-2 win over Portledge School at Hartong Rink on Wednesday. The Bruins extended their unbeaten streak to five games, going 4-0-1 during that span. They are 4-2-1 overall .
Eight different players scored goals for Brunswick, which received two tallies from Matthew McGroarty. Beanie Richter registered one goal and two assists for the Bruins, who received 14 saves from freshman goalie Brendan Holahan in his debut between the pipes.
Brunswick led 4-0 after the first period and 6-2 following the second period. Jude Brower scored at the 9:45 mark of the first period, then Henry Foster tallied 11:30 into the period. Gary Claps and McGroarty also scored in the first period for Brunswick. James Shannon and Richter added second-period goals in the win, while Will Forrest and Harry Tavlarios scored in the third.
GREENWICH ACADEMY HOCKEY
Greenwich Academy skated to a 2-2 tie against The Gunnery in an NEPSAC matchup held at Chelsea Piers Connecticut in Stamford on Wednesday.
Sophomore Hamilton Doster’s goal with 6:19 left in the first period gave the Gators a 1-0 lead. After Gunnery tied the score at 1-1 with 2:24 to go in the opening period, Doster tallied with 1:46 remaining in the first period, putting GA on top, 2-1.
In the third period, Gunnery knotted the score at 2-2 with 10:47 left.
“Hamilton’s first goal of the game was the best goal I’ve seen anyone score on our team in a while,” GA coach Erin Brawley said.
Liana Seeley, a freshman, starred in goal for GA, making 42 saves, five of which came during overtime.
She made save after save and really stepped up for us,” Brawley said. “We came out strong and fast and then they came storming back. I was really excited to see us keep finding a way to battle.”
GREENWICH BOYS HOCKEY
Greenwich was edged by Xavier, 2-1, in overtime in a non-conference game on the road Wednesday night. The Cardinals (0-2) have lost their first two games in overtime.
After a scoreless first period, Aden Hotchkiss gave Xavier a 1-0 lead 11:25 into the second period. The Cardinals tied the score at 1-1 when Ivan Kovalev tallied at the 12:22 mark of the second period. Chris Cataldo assisted on the goal.
In overtime, Casey Lavoie sent Xavier to victory, tallying 3:01 into the extra period. Up next for Greenwich is the outdoor Winter Classic at Greenwich Skating Club on Dec. 28 at 4 p.m.