A record low performance by the golf team, a rout in track, and baseball team sweeping the week highlight the second full week of the spring sports season as the five Green Knight teams sported an 8-2 record last week.
Baseball — Coming off a 9-0 loss to Westhill, the Green Knights baseball team faced a tough week facing off against West Haven, Xavier, and Fairfield Prep with three games in four days. Chalk each one up to victory as Notre Dame emerged from the week with a 5-1 record. Notre Dame starting pitcher Zachary Peters allowed only one hit and two runs while striking out four in his debut in their 10-3 win over West Haven.
A six-run fourth inning proved to be the difference. Against Xavier, the Green Knights rallied twice for a walk-off 5-4 win, with Peters scoring the winning run on a wild pitch. Matt Reyes picked up the win with three scoreless innings in relief. A stellar pitching outing by Ryan Sullivan and a 3-hit, 2-RBI performance from Mason Brenchak lifted ND to a 3-2 win over Fairfield Prep to close the week.
Golf — Tommy Rosati recorded four birdies en route to a three-under par round of 32 to lead the Notre Dame golf team to a seven-stroke win over SCC rival Xavier in a dual match held at Race Brook CC in Orange, CT on April 9, 2019. Notre Dame fired a team score of 146 to Xavier’s score of 153.
Jon Bushka added a 35 as Notre Dame beat Xavier for the first time since 2015. Rosati then helped ND to a 4-0 record with a two-over-par 38 to lead Notre Dame to a 10-shot win over Amity two days later. Rosati carved out seven pars, one bogey, one double bogey, and a birdie for his two-over round.
Lacrosse — Zach Hochman and Alex Hird scored four goals each as Notre Dame blitzed Hamden early gaining a 14-2 halftime lead in an eventual 16-5 win. Notre Dame used solid goaltending from Khorbin Kern and Max Arnold. In their other game of the week, Notre Dame started strong against Xavier but a seven-goal second quarter led the Falcons to a 14-7 win. Hird had four goals and Justin Shanley two for the Green Knights.
Tennis — After three tough losses to start the season, the Notre Dame tennis team took to the courts against Cross with one goal – get into the win column. Led by strong play from each player, the Green Knights did just that in their 6-1 win.
Notre Dame won three of the four singles matches and all three doubles matches in improving record to 1-3 on season. Against West Haven the day before, the Blue Devils won all four singles matches to win a close match 4-3. The Green Knights swept the doubles matches but it wasn’t enough as Joe Delgado, Zack Kerzner, Anthony Siaphony, and Jon Saier won their singles matches.
Track — Warren Murphy sure made the last time he ran in a competitive event in his hometown a day to remember. In so doing, he was part of a convincing Green Knight win as they beat Hamden 95-36 to even their record at 1-1 on season.
The Hamden native posted wins in the 400-meter dash and 200-meter dash while also running the anchor leg of the 4×400 relay team. Jared Russo also fared well in his hometown. He won the 110 hurdles in 16.4 seconds and the triple jump with a leap of 38-feet, one inch. All totaled, Notre Dame won 11 events over the course of the meet.
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