Hockey had a pair of impressive wins, wrestling had big week, swimming split a pair of meets, Nick Petruzzelli set school record in pole vault as track finishes sixth at SCC West Meet, and basketball won one of three in ND sports landscape for week of Jan. 22.
Hockey — Zack Dumas has been a mainstay patrolling the blue line throughout his ND career. Yet, he had never scored a goal. Well, that changed this past week as the senior defenseman tallied the first goal of his career against ND-Fairfield on Wednesday. He then added a second goal in a 4-3 win at NFI on Saturday. His goal gave ND a 3-2 lead against NFI. His goal against ND-Fairfield gave the Green Knights a 1-0 lead so both his tallies were technically game-winners.
Basketball — The basketball team began the week gaining a measure of revenge in beating Xavier, 83-53. The Green Knights lost to Xavier when teams met earlier in season. The rest of the week did not go so well as a pair of rallies fell short in losses to Cross and Hamden. In both games, Notre Dame rallied from double figure deficits to take a lead late in the fourth quarter only to see both Cross and Hamden emerge victorious. Connor Raines led the way in all three games for the Green Knights totaling 46 points in the three games.
Wrestling — Wrestling had another solid week in what is turning out to be a great season. The squad pulled of an incredible comeback against Shelton. Trailing 30-0 after five matches, the Green Knights rallied for a 44-36 win, sealed by pins by Derrick Pommills, Jr. and Rueben Clarke in the final two matches. The, on the weekend, the grapplers got four second-place finishes to finish third as a team in the Rodney Smith Invitational! Robert Lowe, Connor Massey, Christian Fillion, and Alex Barbour took second place.
Track — Nick Petruzzelli and Warren Murphy both won their respective events to lead the Notre Dame winter track team to a sixth place showing at the SCC West Sectional on Jan. 23. Not only did Petruzzelli capture the pole vault, he did so in grand fashion setting the school record in the process. In his third attempt, he cleared 13-8 breaking the record previously record of 13-6 held by Joe Sikorsky ‘03. Petruzzelli also finished fourth in the high jump adding four points to Notre Dame’s team total. Murphy captured the 300-meter dash in 36.81 seconds.
Swimming — Shawn Parrott won four different events spread over two meets as the Green Knights split outings against Daniel Hand and Lyman Hall. Parrott won the 100 fly in a time of 59.34 while also swimming the first leg of the 400 freestyle winning team that touched the wall first in a time of 3:48.36 in a 93-95 loss to Hand. In a 100-83 win over Lyman Hall, Shawn Parrott was part of two wins, capturing the 500 free and on the 200 medley relay team.
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