In a tight, back-and-forth match, the Greenwich wrestling team won just enough matches to hold off Westhill and register a 36-34 victory in a matchup held Wednesday evening at Greenwich High.
The 106-pound match saw Dhruv Khanna edge Greenwich’s Archer Manning by a 7-6 decision. Javier Serra (113) of the Cardinals pinned RJ Moavero in 5:24.
Carlos DeWinter continued his successful season for the Cardinals, pinning John Leydon in 2:23 in a 120-pound match. In another close match, Bryson Thomas (126) from Westhill was an 8-7 winner against Will Grimes. Emanuel Lai gave the Cardinals a victory at 132 pounds, pinning Kaden Camano in 2:34.
Garrett O’Dell won his 138-pound match for Greenwich by pinfall in 1:50 and Westhill’s Mike Edwards (145) defeated Justin Mejia, 11-9. Alex Edwards of the Vikings won by major decision against Louis Ceci, 24-11, in the 152-pound match. At 160, Armando Mueses posted a 10-6 win against Greenwich’s Anthony Febles, while Tommy Mazur of the Vikings won his 170-pound bout by pinfall in 3:32.
Charles Beney (195) of the Cards pinned his foe in 1:59, while Carlos Escobar (Westhill, 220) and Junsheng Huang (285, Westhill) each pinned their opponents in 1:56 and 1:00, respectively.
For Greenwich, Vinny Ceci (182) won by forfeit. Up next for the Cardinals is the Greater Hartford Open on Saturday.
GREENWICH BOYS SWIMMING
In its home-opener against Danbury on Wednesday, the Cardinals won 10 out of 12 events on their way to defeating the Hatters, 98-40.
Junior Tom Cass was a double-winner for Greenwich, finishing first in the 50-yard freestyle in 23.21 seconds and the 100 freestyle (49.86).
Freshman diver Whitaker Grover continued to thrive, placing first on the 1-meter board with 296.40 points. Greenwich won all three relay events. Freshman Aiden Bucaria, sophomore Mic DiLascia, junior Ben Schinto and Cass combined to win the 200-yard medley relay (1:46.66).
Cass swam the lead-off leg of the 200 freestyle relay, followed by sophomore Marko Todorovic, freshman Charles Kosinski and Schinto. They combined for a winning time of 1:37.97.
Schinto, sophomore Hunter Daur, junior Ryan Lewis and Todorovic closed the meet by swimming to victory in the 400 freestyle relay (3:40.60).
Todorovic won the 200 freestyle in 1:54.49 and Shayne Simmons of Danbury finished first in the 200 individual medley (2:00.36).
Schinto was the 100 butterfly winner (57.86) and Daur took first in the 500 freestyle (5:21.78). In the 100 backstroke, Zachary Chalnick gave the Cardinals a first-place finish in 1:03.49. Simmons took first for the Hatters in the 100 breaststroke (1:01.10).
The Brunswick School squash team improved its record to 2-0, sweeping host Hotchkiss School, 7-0, on Wednesday.
Nick Spizzirri was victorious at the No. 1 spot for the Bruins, beating Taylor Clayton, 11-4, 13-11, 11-3. Spizzirri recently placed 14th out of 128 players at the British Open.
Dana Santry gave the Bruins a 3-0 victory at the No. 2 spot, defeating Chris Venkcatesan 11-8, 11-6, 12-10. Mac Aube posted an 11-1, 11-4, 11-6 win against Hotchkiss’ Sam Charlton at the No. 3 spot, while Pierce Henderson was a 3-1 winner (11-9, 11-2, 9-11, 11-3) for Brunswick at No. 4.
Colter Mackesy (No. 5, 11-5, 11-4, 11-7), Tad Carney (No. 6, 11-8, 11-8, 11-6) and David Beeson (No. 7, 11-3, 11-3, 11-2) each posted 3-0 victories for Brunswick. In an exhibition match at the No. 8 spot, Brunswick’s Charlie Jones was edged by Thomas Baley, 3-2 (11-5, 3-11, 8-11, 11-8, 5-11).
Winning all 12 events, Brunswick raised its record to 4-0 with a 102-70 road triumph against Hamden Hall in a meet held on Wednesday.
Max Meissner won the 200-yard freestyle (1:48.38) and the 100 breaststroke (1:02.46) for the Bruins. Lucas Hodgson took first in the 200 individual medley (2:01.88) and the 500 freestyle for Brunswick, which hosts NEPSAC Division I rival Phillips Exeter Academy on Saturday.
Brunswick’s Gavin Molloy touched the wall first in the 50 freestyle (22.73) and had a second-place finish in the 100 freestyle, which was won by teammate Gavin West.
Alex Hazlett was a double-winner for the Bruins, posting winning times in the 100 butterfly (51.76) and 100 backstroke (53.96). In diving, Charlie Sfreddo and Owen Neviera were 1-2, respectively for the victors. Brunswick won the 200 medley relay in 1:39.18, the 200 freestyle relay (1:27.44) and the 400 freestyle relay (3:19.82).
Posting four pins and eight forfeit victories, the Bruins downed visiting Hamden Hall, 72-6, in an FAA matchup.
Kyle Pagnani of Brunswick pinned Andrew Kortmansky in the 106-pound match in 50 seconds. Jackson Wolfrom (132) won his match against Hamden Hall’s Jack Fuoco in 2:52.
Will Donovan of the Bruins (160) won by pinfall in 26 seconds and Cliff Belknap (285) pinned his Hamden Hall foe in 51 seconds.
The Bruins, who upped their record to 6-1, travel to Marvelwood on Saturday for matches against three teams.
GREENWICH ACADEMY HOCKEY
Following a scoreless first period, host Hotchkiss School tallied twice in the second period and three times in the third to defeat Greenwich Academy, 5-1, on Wednesday.
“Our first game back from break, we were excited to be back and we had an up-tempo start,” Gators coach Erin Brawley said. “We felt good about going into the second period tied up and still felt good going into the third period. They just got the best of us.”
Sandrine Brien’s goal with 12:19 remaining in the second period gave Hotchkiss a 1-0 lead. At the 4:28 mark of the second period, Hotchkiss went ahead 2-0.
In the third period, Lizzy Burke, Emily Ferguson and Ellie Traggio each tallied for the victors.
Ava Butz scored Greenwich Academy’s goal with 8:04 remaining in the second period. Liana Seeley made 25 saves in goal for the Gators, who host Millbrook on Jan. 25 at Chelea Piers Connecticut.
GREENWICH ACADEMY BASKETBALL
Greenwich Academy was defeated by St. Luke’s School, 72-28, in New Canaan in an FAA game held on Thursday.
Senior guard Francesca Sileo scored19 points for GA. Forward Sofia Gianuzzi added seven points for the Gators. Janelle Johnson scored 16 points to pace the Storm, who honored recent career 1,000-point scorer Caroline Lau.