Weekly Wildcat Wrap-up (Week 5)


Weekly Wildcat Wrap-up (Week 5)

October 10, 2023


Warwick’s varsity football team rallied from a 14-0 halftime deficit to defeat Wallkill 22-21 for a Homecoming 2023 win.

 Great defense to end the half including a goal line tackle at the one-foot line by seniors Jake Rooney and Nicky Sirico kept the Wildcats in striking distance as the first half came to a close. Special teams were outstanding as Wyatt Vreeland blocked a punt that was recovered by Connor Brogan.

Warwick came out of the half and scored a touchdown on a drive with a key completion to senior Latrell Willis. Latrell carried the ball across the goal line and then added the two-point conversion to cut the lead to 14 – 8.

Quarterback Wils Siebert connected with Dylan Sullivan for a 40-yard touchdown strike and then kicked through the point after attempt to put the Wildcats up 15-14. Wallkill jumped ahead late in the fourth quarter 21-15 but another Siebert to Willis pass and then conversion put the Wildcats ahead 22-21.

Senior captain Johnny Accardo ended the game with a fourth down interception at midfield. Jake Rooney led all defenders with 10 solo tackles and 5 assists, followed by Grant Havell with 14 total tackles and Nicky Sirico, who had 4 tackles and 3 assists.

Wils Siebert threw for 187 yards and two touchdowns. Willis led all receivers with 100 yards on eight catches. Anthony Mazza had three receptions for 47 yards. Dylan and Ryan Sullivan combined for 120 all-purpose yards. Warwick improves to 4 – 2 and will be back home on October 20th taking on Class A Section Defending Champion Our Lady of Lourdes in Class A play. Kickoff is scheduled for 7 p.m.


On Tuesday, Oct. 2, the varsity girls cross country team competed against Newburgh Free Academy at Chadwick Lake State Park.  After being mired on a bus on Interstate I-84 caused by unforeseen circumstances, the girls gathered their composure, quickly warmed up and were ready to compete. 

This meet could not have been any closer as Warwick’s top five runners (Alyssa Dovico, Julia Schlesinger, Trixie Wendell, Madison Olszewski, and Alexa Keys) were tied with the Lady Goldbacks at 28 points.  The tiebreaker was decided by the sixth-place runner for each team.  Warwick freshman Natalie Eger came through for the Lady Cats by passing NFA’s 6th and 7th runners in the final stretch of the race and Warwick secured the 38-40 victory.

Dovico finished first in the race, covering the 2.92-mile course in 20 minutes, 26 seconds. She was followed by Schlesinger (fourth in 21:17), Wendell (sixth in 21:42), Olszewski (seventh in 21:52), Keys (ninth in 23:00) and Eger (tenth in 23:1).


Newburgh Free Academy defeated Warwick 18-39 in a meet on Oct. 3 at Chadwick Lake Park. Jake Tannar led the Wildcats by placing fourth in 18:12.5. Collin Freet was sixth in 18:15.


Warwick’s Eric Betham scored late in the second half to give the visiting Wildcats a 1-0 victory over Minisink Valley in Slate Hill on Oct. 6.

Washingtonville shut out Warwick 3-0 earlier in the week. Warwick goalie Dylan Gjersten had four saves.


Warwick went 3-0 on the week with a 6-1 victory over Port Jervis and 7-0 wins over both Minisink Valley and Pine Bush. The team honored its seniors before the match against Pine Bush on Oct. 6.


Warwick defeated Washingtonville 25-20, 25-11, 25-19 on Oct. 4. Adriana Nicosia had 18 digs and Erin Smith posted 11 kills and 11 digs. Hailie Hansen had 11 kills and 16 assists. Warwick improved its record to 8-2 overall and 5-1 OCIAA with the victory.


On Oct. 3, Minisink Valley beat Warwick 101-85.

Sydney McSweeney finished first in the 50-yard freestyle (26.24 seconds) and the 100 freestyle (57.63) and was on the winning 400 freestyle relay team that placed first in 4:09.61. Maeve Wright, Jillian Shaw and Ciara Kelly were also on the winning 400 relay team.

Wright placed first in the 500 freestyle (5:54.05) and was second in the 100 butterfly in a season-best time of 1:02.47. Kelly won the 200 individual medley (2:29.24) and was second in the 100 backstroke (1:11.05).

 Zoe Link won the 100 breaststroke (1:23.91). Shaw placed second in the 200 freestyle in a personal-best time of 2:23.82.

Valley Central defeated Warwick 107-74 on Oct. 5. Sydney McSweeney finished first in the 200-yard freestyle in a season-best time of 2:07.58 and also won the 100 backstroke (1:11.03). Lily Jocelyn took second in a personal-best time of 1:17.85.

Maeve Wright was first in the 200 individual medley (2:27.49) and second in the 500 freestyle in a season-best 5:44.46.


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