St Luke's Boys and Girls Varsity Squash teams traveled to Philadelphia for the US National High School Team Championships from Friday, February 2-4.
The girls were short two members of their starting lineup and lost narrowly to both Greenwich Academy JV and Hackley to finish 16th in the third division.
After losing their opening match to Fordham Prep, the boys' team won three straight including a close 4-3 victory over University School to finish 9th in the fifth division.
Notable individual performers were Caroline Pellegrino '21 and Toby Bloch '23, who were both undefeated throughout the weekend.
The Storm returns to action this week as the girls host Holy Child on Wednesday, February 7 and the boys travel to Rye Country Day School Thursday, February 8.
Varsity Ice Hockey
The Storm Varsity Hockey team continued its winning ways on Wednesday, January 31 with a 7-1 win over The
Forman School at SoNo Ice house.
The team came out of the gate skating hard and took a quick 3-1 lead after the first period. During the first period Sam Boston ’20 scored his first goal of the year with a hard wrist shot. Jack Neafsey ’19 assisted on the goal. Just four minutes later Will Frossel ’18 continued his scoring binge with his first of the game, this one assisted by Ryan Neafsey ’18 and Anders Ernberg ‘21. Ryan Neafsey added the third goal with just seven seconds left in the period. Frossell made the assist.
The Storm added two more in the second period, the first by Frossell with assists from Bear Crystal ‘21 and Boston. The second goal was scored by Lars Ernberg ’20, assisted by his brother Anders.
Junior goalie Andres Falcon played extremely well in the first two periods enabling the Storm to take a 5-1 lead going into the third.
In the final period, Ryan Neafsey scored his second of the game assisted by Will Pond ’18 and Brendan Whitley ‘18. Frossell secured a game hattrick by scoring the Storm’s seventh, assisted by Lars Ernberg.
Overall, this win was a very well played game by the team. They now look forward to their next game on Monday, February 5th, when they host Brunswick.
Girls Varsity Basketball
The Girls Varsity Basketball team had a busy week with four games in five days.
First up was a home game against Sacred Heart on Tuesday, January 30. The Storm came out flat against a very athletic Sacred Heart team turning the ball over on a number of occasions. Coach Ward made some changes with eight minutes remaining in the half and this seemed to inject the Storm with energy. It remained tight at the break with the Storm on top 26-21. The girls would get back to form in the second half turning on their defense and draining shots. Luke's would go on to win 61-47. Maya Klein (20), Janelle Johnson (14).
On Thursday, February 1 the team traveled to Cheshire Academy. The Fighting Cats kept things in the first period as Luke's led 18-14 at the interval. However, In the second half, the Storm surged as they continued their winning formula of solid defense and stellar offense. Luke's ultimately prevailed 69-31. Frank (19), Klein (12), Johnson (15), Fulton (15).
GVBB was on the road again on Friday, February 2 to take on fellow FAA conference members, Greens Farms Academy. The Dragons put a defense in place to shut down the senior scoring duo of Maya Klein and McKenna Frank. In the first half it seemed to be working as the Storm led 34-22 at the break. Solid efforts by Caroline Lau (17), Johnson (14), and Sydney Cummings (11) Frank (17) helped the Storm get the 79-44 victory.
Finally, St. Luke’s wrapped up the week with a home game on Saturday, February 3 against Coach Ward's former team, Miss Hall's.
The game started off close but then the Storm struck and the Miss Hall's defense struggled to cope with St. Luke’s powerful offense. The game saw four girls in double digits including a breakout performance from Summer Klein who tallied 14 points, three rebounds, and four steals. Luke's went on to win 87-53 and move to 20-2. Frank (27), Maya Klein (17), Summer Klein (14).
Next up is RCDS on Tuesday, February 6 and a battle on Senior Day vs Greenwich Academy on Friday, February 9.