By Andrew Donnelly ‘20
The Chaminade varsity football team had a huge victory over the Kellenberg Firebirds on Saturday, October 12 at Mitchel Field. It was a very competitive match—one that the Flyers won by a score of 28-26. After coming out of the first half with a one-point lead, the Flyers maintained their resilient effort, coming out on top by two. Chaminade was well-represented, as Chaminade students and fans filled up stands behind the Chaminade bench at what was Kellenberg’s homecoming game.
Mario Fischetti ‘21 turned in a landmark performance. The elusive junior running back rushed for an astounding 262 yards in the win, rushing for all four of the Flyers’ touchdowns. Defensively, Aidan Cappelino ‘20, Brandan Coward ‘20, and Robert Booth ‘20 led the team, combining for an impressive total of 40 tackles—successfully neutralizing the Firebirds’ high-powered offense. It was a monumental victory against a Kellenberg team that has been gaining momentum since last season.
Aidan Cappelino remarked, “It was an extremely physical game, and we played hard on both sides of the ball. It’s been awesome to be able to take first place together after four years as a team.”
Congratulations to the varsity Flyers on a big win!
The varsity soccer team played a home game on October 15 against the St. Dominic’s Bayhawks. After a stellar performance, the Flyers emerged victorious, winning by a convincing score of 7-0. Exceptional performances were put in by Kevin Lynch ‘20, who allowed zero goals at goalkeeper in addition to scoring a goal of his own in the second half, Marco Samaniego ‘20, and Michael Lynch ‘20.
On October 17, the team fought hard in a defensive battle with the Firebirds of Kellenberg High School. The Flyers never gave up, but Kellenberg’s second half goal would tip the scale in their favor, as the Flyers ultimately fell short of the Firebirds in a close 1-0 loss. Chaminade’s varsity soccer team now has a league record of 7-1-1, and an overall record of 10-4-3. On October 19, Chaminade will play St. Benedict’s Prep, and look to maintain the pattern of success they’ve established this season.
The varsity Cross Country team traveled to Van Cortlandt Park in the Bronx on Saturday, October 12. The squad of runners competed in the Manhattan Invitational. Chaminade’s junior and senior cross country runners competed in the varsity B race.
The Cross Country team competed with a multitude of schools from all throughout the northeast at Saturday’s contest. The squad did well overall, with particularly impressive performances being turned in by Kyle McLean ‘20, Michael Cahill ‘21, and Frank Naudus ‘21.
Congratulations to Chaminade’s varsity sports team on a successful week.