GFA roundup: Boys squash team places second at New Englands
Published 2:24 pm, Tuesday, February 28, 2017
From his spot in the No. 7 slot, Giani Panariello (Westport) won his bracket, helping to lead Greens Farms Academy to the 2017 New England High School Squash runner-up award over the weekend in Portsmouth, R.I.
The Dragons wound up a single point behind the tournament host, Portsmouth Abbey, 52-51, according to head coach Attila Agh.
At No. 2, John Selkowitz had the biggest battles and biggest heartbreak. In his semifinal match, he was leading 2-0 before falling in five games.
Then, in the consolation finals, the same thing happened again in a five-game thriller as Selkowitz finished fourth.
Jeb Rooney placed fifth in his No. 5 bracket, giving the Dragons award winners in all seven brackets.
“I’m really proud of the boys,” GFA coach Attila Agh said. “This year, the level of competition was a lot higher and our team played at a much higher level, as well.”
Katie Mackle made it to the finals of the No 1 spot, and lost in four games, 11-8, 11-7, 11-13, 11-7 to cap off a solid effort for the Dragons.
Competing at the Prep School Nationals in Pennsylvania, two GFA wrestlers came home with victories in a tough a field.
The career of Lexi Kimball, the school’s all-time leading scorer, came to an end with a 49-43 loss to Convent of the Sacred Heart in an FAA quarterfinal.
Kimball scored 21 points and Katherine Marcus scored 13, including a 9-for-10 effort from the line, but it wasn’t enough to stop Sacred Heart’s second-half surge.
Lexi Kimball also had seven rebounds, four steals, three assists and two blocks for the Dragons.