There was a lot of back and forth throughout the game. Everyone played hard and kept spectators on the edge of their seats until the very end.
Sacred Heart did pull ahead in the second quarter, going into the half with a two point lead —33-31. After that, it was all Amity, ending the game 10 points ahead — 65-55.
The Pacers’ Claudia Capozzo was the game’s high scoring player with 23 points.
Amity 16 31 49 65
Sacred Heart 9 33 44 55
Amity: Jill Martin 14, Amanda Granatas 12, Haley Espero 10, Emma Gehr 10 (including one 3-point shot), Hannah Iwasziewicz 6, Tara laugeni 6, Stef DelVechio 4, Carly Marchitto 1.
Sacred Heart: Claudia Capazzo 23 (including seven 3-point shots), Allie Brennan 15 (including one 3-point shot), Alekse Koziol 7 (including one 3-point shot), Gabby Koziol 6, Jacquie Esposito 2, Allie Kirck 2.
Three Point Goals: Amity 1 (Gehr 1); Sacred Heart 9 (Capazzo 7, Brennan 1, Koziol 1)
Records: Amity 5-3; Sacred Heart 3-5
Sacred Heart’s new coach Mia Malafronte was Amity’s former assistant to one of the school’s winningest coaches for six years. She’s had a phenomenal season so far.
But the Pacers were no match for the Lady Spartans, under the leadership of their new coach, Seth Davis
Amity 3, Sacred Heart Academy 0
Game scores: 25-15, 25-22, 25-6
Micaela Cardozo 8 kills, 1 block, Nina Luciani 5 kills, 2 digs, Jenna Pisano 11 digs 11 service points 1 ace.
Sacred Heart’s Moves:
Maryanne Bowman 10 kills 4 blocks, Alison Narracci: 10 kills 6 blocks, Kelly Mordecai: 5 kills, 5 blocks, 7 assists, Caitlyn Keish: 8 kills, 4 blocks 5 digs.
Senior Night (or Day) in any sport is special. It’s a time when the parents of the talented senior athletes finally have their moment in the spotlight — much less than the proverbial 15 minutes of fame. And, of course, for the athletes to shine.
On Valentine’s Day, Friday, Feb. 14, the Lady Spartans had a very special night, after being behind Sacred Heart throughout the entire game they experienced a miracle in the fourth quarter.
Elise Graham was the high scorer for Amity with 10 points, followed by Mikaila Schmitt and Kathleen Feng each with 6 points; Chloe Brinton, 5 points; Rachel Nevolis 3 points; then Molly Ronan and Ashley Wu each adding 1 point.
But it was Kathleen Feng, who was pushed and knocked to the ground in the final seconds of the game, affording her two foul shots.
With the weight of the world on her shoulders Kathleen tied the game 31-31 with her first shot. Coach Michelle Martinik called for a time out, then Kathleen took her place for her second shot.
She sank it with just 5 seconds left on the clock (#32 made the 32nd and winning point).
Sacred Heart got the ball and furiously tried to score, but it was all over.
Every single point counted in this game.
This game was intense and Sacred Heart was at least 1 point ahead of Amity all four quarters.
Sacred heart was first to post with a 3 pointer, Amity answered with 2 points. and so on.
1st quarter Amity 7; Sacred Heart 8
2nd quarter Amity 19; Sacred Heart 22
3rd quarter Amity 20; Sacred Heart 29 — This by far was the highest point spread.
4th quarter Amity 32; Sacred Heart 31
Both teams played to win, and it was heartbreaking for Sacred Heart and their fans to lose this game when it seemed to be going their way for nearly two hours.