Basketball sweeps the week, hockey splits a pair of games, swimming falls to Amity, wrestling competes twice, and indoor track places 14th at SCC Championship Meet.
Basketball — Facing its second three game week in a row, the Green Knights used the solid play of Alec Kinder to a three-game winning streak. All Kinder did was record three double-doubles, including setting career-highs with 22 points and 15 rebounds in a mid-week game at Shelton. He then added a dozen points and rebounds in win over West Haven on Friday. Heading into Tuesday’s game at East Haven, Coach Shea’s squad had carved out a 12-5 record heading into homestretch of season.
Hockey — Four different players scored as the Notre Dame hockey team won its lone showdown with city rival West Haven on Saturday. Michael Bencivengo and Ian Hayden had a goal and an assist as ND won 4-1. Logan Cole played superb in net for West Haven making 52 saves. Earlier in the week, the Green Knights couldn’t hold onto a 2-0 lead surrendering the last four goals in a 4-2 loss to Northwest Catholic.
Wrestling — Korbin Kern had three pins and Alex Barbour also won three times as wrestling competed in the Foran Duals Saturday. ND beat Oxford but fell to Killingly, Amity, and host Foran. In a dual-met with Amity earlier in the week, the Green Knights fell, 53-21. Barbour, Tyler Hughes, Christian Fillion, and Connor Massey won their matches against Amity.
Indoor Track — Nick Petruzzelli’s senior indoor track season just got a whole lot better and it’s not like he hasn’t accomplished a lot already. Earlier this year, he tied the school record in the pole vault, only to break it in the SCC West Championship Meet. Petruzzelli then won the event at the Championship Meet clearing 13-6. His effort scored 10 of the 13 points for the Green Knights, who totaled 13 as a team to finish 14th. Warren Murphy finished 5th in the 300-meter dash and Johan Klein-Robbenhaar took 6th in the shot put.
Swimming — UConn-bound North Hansen had a stellar senior night for the Green Knights in his final swim in a meet at the Albertus Magnus Pool. He was part of three of the four Notre Dame wins during the meet. He won the 200 freestyle in 1:44.46 before returning to the pool to capture the 500 freestyle in 4:41.50. He then swam the final leg in the 400 freestyle relay that Notre Dame won in a time of 3:45.34. He teamed with William Hinckley, fellow co-captain Shawn Parrott, and Chris Olt in the relay.
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