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Tennis Sweeps Crusaders

September 19, 2019
G Tennis 2019

Bennett chases down a ball last week (PC: Bruce Jeffrey)

On Tuesday afternoon, the girls’ tennis team improved to 2-0 in PSAA play with a 5-0 win over Long Island Lutheran.

Sadhana Sridhar (6-0, 6-0), Carina Cristobal (6-0, 6-0), and Marta Bennett (6-0, 6-0) cruised through the singles matches while Alanna Wu & Isabel Guo (6-1, 6-0) and Wonder Wei and Mary Wang (6-0, 6-1) earned comfortable wins at doubles. Additionally, Sridhar earned a rare Golden Match by not yielding a single point to her opponent, achieving 48-straight points in the process.

The girls are back in action on Tuesday in a non-league match-up at Hauppauge.

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Volleyball Sweeps Pioneers

September 17, 2019
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Detwiler rises for a kill vs. Our Savior (PC: Bruce Jeffrey)

Yesterday afternoon the volleyball team improved to 2-0 on the season with a 3-0 home victory vs. Our Savior. It was their 10th straight PSAA regular season victory as they remained undefeated all-time in PSAA play.

The Bears roared out to a commanding lead in game one, building a 12-2 advantage in a blink, punctuated by a Shannuel Lamptey ace, a Bekah Detwiler kill, and a pair of Elizabeth Robbins aces. A Lamptey kill put the Bears up 20-5, a Nadia Hall kill moved the needle to 22-7, and a Detwiler kill finally ended the opening game, 25-10.

The Pioneers upped their game in a taught second game that saw early ties at 2-2, 3-3, 4-4, 7-7, and 8-8 until the visitors ripped off six straight points to take a 14-8 edge. The Bears battled back with their own six-point run to knot the game at 14-14, buoyed by a long rally that was kept alive by impressive digs from Robbins and Natalie Stefaniuk. The game remained tight with ties at 15-15, 16-16, 17-17, 18-18, and 19-19 before Our Savior finally grabbed some precious breathing room with a block that left them ahead 21-19. The visitors still led 23-21 and had command of the serve when coach Stan Winston called what proved to be a key timeout. Out of the break, Robbins clipped the back line for a kill that brought the Brook back within 22-23 before Detwiler single-handedly ended the game with three straight aces, giving the Bears a 25-23 win.

Game three also remained close throughout, though the Bears led start to finish. A touch kill by Ava McCormick gave them a 19-17 edge, a Lamptey missle along the right sideline pushed the advantage to 22-19, another McCormick kill edged them closer to victory with a 23-20 advantage, and a Hall kill pushed the Pioneers to the brink at 24-21. Our Savior’s final shot sailed over the end line to provide the final margin as the Bears took the game, 25-22, and the match.

Detwiler (6 kills/ 5 aces) and Stefaniuk (12 assists/ 2 aces) led the way in a complete team effort.

The Bears are back in action on Friday night in a home match-up with Knox at 7:00pm.

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Volleyball Sweeps Knox in Opener

September 13, 2019
Volleyball 2018

The girls huddle before a scrimmage at Knox last year

On Friday afternoon, the reigning PSAA East Division Champions opened the 2019 league campaign with a 3-0 victory over Knox (25-12, 25-20, 25-15), to earn their third consecutive sweep over the Falcons dating back to last year.

Bekah Detwiler led the way for the Bears with 11 kills and 4 aces.

The Brook is back in action on Monday in a home match-up vs. Our Savior.

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Bears Topple Waldorf, 7-0

September 12, 2019
B Soccer 2019

Romeus scores his 2nd of 3 goals (PC: Bruce Jeffrey)

On Wednesday afternoon, the boys’ soccer team registered a 7-0 victory over Waldorf in a home non-league match.

Last year the Bears dispatched the Wolverines by scores of 5-2 and 7-1 and yesterday’s script remained largely unchanged. The Blue & White seized control of the match right from the opening whistle, dominating the possession game and sending wave after wave breaking against the Waldorf backfield. After several close calls early, Owen Sobel won a tough 50/50 ball and crossed it in to Mo Romeus who drove home his first of 3 scores on the day at the 35:47 mark. Less than ten minutes later, Romeus won a header in the air that left him one-on-one with the keeper for an easy goal. He capped his hat trick at the 17:38 mark when he tucked home a misplayed ball by the goalie. Lee Maeba ended the first half scoring when he buried a cross from Sobel into the top shelf to put the Bears up 4-0.

The Brook outscored the Wolverines 3-0 in the second half behind scores from Justine Zakayo (32:08), Ian Blunt (24:07), and Maeba (11:40). Andy Liu and Ryahn Khan combined for the clean sheet in goal.

The Bears are currently 2-0 and back in action on Monday at home in their PSAA opener vs. Our Savior.

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Ruggieri a Sophomore to Watch This Spring

September 11, 2019
G Lacrosse 2019

Ruggieri in action last season

Last week, Morgan Ruggieri was named one of the sophomores to watch on Long Island by the lacrosse blog Back of the Cage.

On a list of the Top 40 sophomores in the Long Island public, private, and catholic leagues, Ruggieri earned a place on the honorable mention list and was the only PSAA lacrosse player to be named.

Last year, Ruggieri led the team in scoring as a freshman with 44 goals and 5 assists, including three separate 7-goal outbursts, as she powered the team its first postseason appearance in program history.

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Bears Extinguish Dragons in Opener

September 11, 2019
B Soccer 2018

Romeus in action during last year’s PSAA Final (PC: Newsday)

On Saturday, the reigning PSAA Champions opened the 2019 campaign with a 5-2 victory over Trevor Day School in a non-league match held at Fieldston.

The Blue & White held a narrow 1-0 lead at halftime, but built on their “second half team” reputation from a year ago by erupting for 4 goals over the final forty minutes. Mo Romeus led the way with a hat trick while Owen Sobel (1 G/2 A), Tiger Winston (1 G/1 A), and Caleb Spreckels (1 A) provided support.

The Bears are back in action today in their home opener vs. Waldorf.

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Tennis Clips Pat-Med in Opener

September 10, 2019
G Tennis 2018

Sridhar in action last season (PC: George Gildersleeve)

On Monday, the reigning PSAA Champion girls’ tennis team opened the season with a 4-3 over Patchogue-Medford on the Raiders’ hard courts.

Sadhana Sridhar (6-0, 6-2), Carina Cristobal (6-2, 6-4), Marta Bennett (6-4, 3-6, 7-5), and Alanna Wu (6-3, 7-5) swept the singles matches to give the Brook the victory.

The Bears are back in action on Thursday as they open their PSAA slate at home in a 2018 PSAA Championship rematch vs. Portledge.

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