Cross-Country — Ohm Patel ran 22nd overall to pace the Green Knights cross country team to a 9th-place showing at the Class MM Championship Meet on Saturday at Wickham Park in Manchester. Patel teamed with Jacob Carson, Oliver Shannon, Devin Rodriguez, Gabe Quinn, Kevin Sevigny, and Evan Rodriguez to form the running contingent for the Green Knights, who improved upon their 12th place finish in 2018.
Head coach Rich Andreozzi said, “We improved our regular season record, we improved our finish at both the SCC Meet and at the CIAC Meet. I am proud of the kids for their effort and hopefully we will continue to work harder to continue that upward mobility next season.” This was the final meet for seniors Oliver Shannon, Gabe Quinn, and Evan Rodriguez.
Football — The Notre Dame football team scored on three of its first four possessions to take a 21-0 early lead enroute to its 34-16 road win over the Fitch Falcons on Saturday. The Green Knights won the coin flip and went on offense.
That proved to be the correct decision as all it took was six plays for Notre Dame to get on the scoreboard first. Mark Altieri capped off the drive with a 13-yard run and Notre Dame led 7-0 just 1:57 into the game. The teams traded punts before Notre Dame took control with back-to-back scoring drives. Jackson Zalinsky was key in both of them. First, he found a wide open Tommy Candelora for a 50-yard scoring strike with 2:12 left in the first quarter.
On its next drive, Zalinsky went untouched for 15 yards and the Green Knights were firmly in control leading 21-0 early in the second quarter. Notre Dame’s defense was stout all game long, but especially in the first half. They only allowed a 32-yard Evan Burdy 32-yard field goal with 5:08 left in the first half. To quell that momentum, Notre Dame scored on its first two possessions of the second half to put the game away.
The Green Knights return to SCC play hosting Xavier on Friday in a 7 p.m. kickoff at Veterans Field.
Soccer — The Notre Dame soccer team played two games last week, scoring two goals. Yet, they didn’t lose. They played to a pair of 1-1 draws with Cross and Sheehan to improve their record to 6-6-3 heading into its Senior Night contest against Career this past Monday night. Against Cross on Oct. 23, Christian Lombardo took a perfect feed from Connor Naumann and quickly lofted a goal past the Governor goalie to earn a 1-1 tie.
In the same result against Sheehan two days later, Lombardo was again the goal scorer as he angled a perfect corner kick into the net in their 1-1 draw against the Titans. Both teams had beaten the Green Knights the first time around. Following its Senior Night Game, Notre Dame will have two weeks off before resuming play in the first round of the Class L state tournament on Monday, Nov. 11.
Hall of Fame Videos — Please visit the Notre Dame Athletics YouTube Channel as we are posting video reflection on each of our inaugural Hall of Fame inductees. The videos will take you down a Green Knight memory lane for the 14 individuals and two teams that were officially inducted on Oct 5.
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