Wave by the Numbers: Hit the ice, college hoops and a bit of track and field
Plenty of ice hockey, which is appropriate given the frigid temperatures earlier this month, some track times, and a look at a former Darien hoops star who is now playing at the college level are in the spotlight in the first Wave by the Numbers this week.
Score of Darien's victory over the Greenwich Cardinals Saturday night at the Darien Ice House. James Gregory and Hudson Pokorny scored during the first period, and Hunter Hazelton's goal with 4:01 remaining was the game-winner. Darien climbed to 3-6 this winter, while Greenwich suffered its first loss and is now 5-1.
Goals in the first period, scored by six different players, by the Darien girls ice hockey team, which shut out the Trumbull/St. Joseph co-op, 7-0, on Saturday, Jan. 6. With the holiday break, the Blue Wave hadn’t seen game action since Dec. 23, but didn’t miss a beat as Kate Bellissimo, Corinne Bevill, Elise Maro, Nelle Kniffin, Shea van den Broek, and Olivia Toscano all scored in the opening frame.
Score of the Darien girls ice hockey team’s victory over the Greenwich Cardinals on Tuesday night, Jan. 9, at the Darien Ice House. Shea van den Broek scored the only goal of the game 57 seconds into the second period, with assists coming from Corinne Bevill and Nelle Kniffen. The Blue Wave improved to 5-1 overall and 3-1 in the FCIAC, while Greenwich suffered its first loss of the winter and is 7-1 overall and 4-1 in the conference. The Wave and Cards will clash again on Monday, Feb. 5, at Hamill Rink in Greenwich.
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Points and rebounds posted by Pomona-Pitzer men’s basketball freshman Alex Preston during a 67-55 win over CalTech on Jan. 3. A member of the Darien High School Class of 2017. Preston also had three blocks and two assists for the Sagehens.
Time run in the 55-meter dash by Darien senior KC Grady, who finished second during the James Barber Invitational on Sunday, Jan. 7, at SCSU. Her time trailed only the 7.55 run by Grasso Tech’s Ahvyon Evans, and both marks bested the old meet record of 7.69.
Time run by Darien’s 4x200 relay team of Grady, Abigail Cragin, Ashley Hagander and Tess Keating during the Barber Invitational. The time was good for fifth place in a highly-competitive field, as the Wave gears up for the FCIAC track and field divisional championships later this month.
Mark posted by Darien seniors Kayin Chisolm and Hendrik Vossler in the pole vault during an FCIAC qualifying meet in Wilton on Saturday, Jan. 6. That height put the teammates in a tie for first place, a foot ahead of Warde’s Christopher Leppla.