Weekly Wildcats Sports Wrap-up (Week 3)


Weekly Wildcats Sports Wrap-up (Week 3)

September 25, 2023


Warwick’s volleyball team beat previously undefeated Minisink Valley five games on Sept. 22 at Warwick Valley High School. The Wildcats won 10-25, 29-27, 25-19, 20-25, 15-12 to improve their record to 4-2 overall and 2-1 OCIAA.

Adriana Nicosia had 34 digs, Hallie Hansen had 16 assists, Erin Smith had 19 kills and three blocks and Kelly Nevins had four kills and three blocks.

“I thought it was a great match that showed how resilient and mentally tough this team is,” coach Shawn Thomas said. “After losing the first set 25-10, we turned it around to win the next two sets and finally winning the last set. It was a great victory for the team in hopes of building a strong season!”

That victory came after a close loss to undefeated Cornwall on Sept. 20. Unbeaten Cornwall won the match 26-24, 26-24, 25-19. Nicosia had 26 digs, with Smith adding seven kills, Charlene Petreshack six and Nevins five.


Kat Finnerty scored two goals in each game to lead Warwick to a pair of victories. The Wildcats beat Monticello 10-0 on Sept. 18. Kaitlyn Larney, Sierra Blanton and Reese Girardi also each scored two goals for Warwick. Melina Garby and Samara Beauregard also had goals.

Larney, Finnerty, Girardi, Carly McLaughlin and Athena Lazina assisted on goals. Goalkeeper Emily Bujosa made four saves.

Warwick defeated Cornwall 5-1 on Sept. 20 as Finnerty added two goals.  Beauregard, Blanton and Girardi also scored. Bujosa has 14 saves.


On 9/22 Warwick won on the road at Monticello 3-0 on Sept. 22. Owen Beauregard scored twice and Josh Cornelius scored on a header. Eric Bethmann and Symon Roldan had assists. 

Earlier in the week, Ezequiel Torres scored a goal in each game, but the Wildcats fell to Cornwall 5-2 and lost to undefeated Goshen 2-1. Richard Ostendorp also scored for the Wildcats against Cornwall. Sophomore goalie Dylan Gjersten recorded 14 saves in the three games.


Ciara Kelly set two season-best times while winning two individual events to lead Warwick to a 102-70 victory over Middletown on Sept. 18. Kelly finished first in the 200-yard individual medley in two minutes, 27.09 second. She also won the 100 breaststroke in 1:16.82 and was on the winning 200 medley and 200 freestyle relay teams.

Sydney McSweeney won the 500 freestyle in a personal best time of 5:49.27. She also finished first in the 50 freestyle (27.07) and was on the winning 200 medley and 200 freestyle relay teams.

Maeve Wright won the 100 freestyle in a season-best 1:01.26. She also placed second in the 200 individual medley (2:27.31) and was a member of the winning 200 medley and 200 freestyle relay teams.

Emma Predmore won the 200 freestyle (2:42.24) and was on the winning 400 freestyle relay team. Zoe Link was second in the 100 backstroke in a personal best 1:16.90 and was also on the winning 400 freestyle relay.

In a 111-70 loss to Pine Bush on Sept. 19, Sydney McSweeney won the 50 freestyle in (26.94) and the 100 freestyle in 58.55 and was a member of the winning 200 freestyle relay (1:55.26) and 400 freestyle relay (4:24.21) teams.

Wright, Lily Burrows and Chelsea Liang were also on the winning 200 relay team. Wright, Shaw and Lily Jocelyn swam on the winning 400 relay.

 Wright also finished second in the 200 freestyle with a season-best time of 2:08.18 and in the 100 butterfly with a season-best time of 1:03.23. Shaw placed second in the 200 individual medley in a personal-best time of 2:43.74. Burrows placed second in the 100 breaststroke (1:30.66).


Warwick defeated Monticello 27 – 14 in a key divisional match up on Sept. 23 at Monticello in challenging weather.  The defense set the tone keeping Monticello off the scoreboard while the offense built a 27-0 lead early in the third quarter.  Jake Rooney (nine tackles), junior Grant Havell (six tackles) and Johnny Accardo (six tackles) slowed a challenging Panther run game.  Luca Siebert ( Jr.) intercepted a pass and juniors Wyatt Vreeland, Havell and Rashied Richardson each sacked the Panther QB.  

The offensive line of juniors’ Michael Hennessy, Michael Miller, Matt Lupkovich,  Havell and senior captain Charlie Phipps dominated the line of scrimmage leading the way for over 380 yards of offense.  Quarterback Wils Siebert connected with senior receiver Latrell Willis for a score and rushed for 2 TDs.  Willis also rushed for a TD.  Zach Kantor and Elijah Fiol combined for 100 yards rushing.   

Elliot Quicke was perfect on PAT’s.  The Wildcats will be home on Friday night,  Sept., 29th taking on Minisink Valley. Kick-off is scheduled for 7 p.m. Go Wildcats!


On Sept. 19th, the girls cross country competed against James I. Neill in a hard fought race, just narrowly losing by a score of 25-34 at Bear Mountain State Park. Alyssa Dovico finished in first place in a time of 19 minutes, 20 seconds, over the 3.02-mile course.  Other strong performances were turned in by Trixie Wendell, who finished second for Warwick in 20:49, and Madison Olszewski (21:13).

The girls team traveled down to Jackson, N.J., and competed at the Six Flags Wild Safari Invitational on Sept. 23rd.  The race was wild, but it did not feel like a Safari.  It commenced at the Hurricane Harbor Parking Lot, and was greatly affected by the rain and winds brought up the coastline by Hurricane Ophelia.

Dovico ran a gutsy race and finished eighth in the Girls Varsity B 5K Race in a time of 20:23.20.  Madison Olszewski competed in the same race, and earned a medal in a time of 22:22.05.


The boys cross country team traveled to Letchworth State Park on Sept. 23 to compete in the John Izzo Invitational.  The team ran its best race of the season thus far, taking 15th out of 37 teams in the overall merge.

The team was led by freshman RJ Dovico (62nd in 17:54) and sophomore Jake Tannar (63rd in 17:56). Also running well for the Wildcats were: Jake Cosco (18:06), Liam Astbury (18:07), Collin Freet  (18:35), AJ Kobrick (18:43), Riley Cross (18:48) and Jackson Spivak in (19:14). 


Warwick hosted Cornwall and won 4-3 on Sept. 20.  The win was highlighted by dominant wins from No. 1 singles player Alexandra Krasinska and No. 4 singles player Grace Cornelius. The doubles teams of Celia Greco/Kira Minogue and Hailee Oppmann/Nina Cirillo pulled out tough wins to secure the team victory.
On Sept. 21, we hosted tough rival Monroe-Woodbury and lost 5-2.  No. 3 singles player Gisela Gujar and No. 4 singles player Grace Cornelius scored impressive individual match wins. The Wildcats
traveled to Goshen and won 7-0 on Sept. 22.  Alexandra Krasinska, Bianka Grzesik, Gisela Gujar, and Grace Cornelius won their singles matches.  Clare Calandra/Anika Brezina, Celia Greco/Kira Minogue, and Rosalie Mountford/Rylee Moore won their doubles matches.


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