Snow canceled school on Monday and Tuesday 12/9- 10 which means teams had a couple of days without practice. That didn’t seem to slow down the Auks as teams came out ready to roll after getting just one practice day.
The highlight of the Big Thursday was Men’s Basketball Coach Nelms ’70 fast paced team took on #3 ranked St. Andrew’s School in their first away contest of the season. Lead by Conor Furey ’14 22 points the Auks never trailed posting a 52-45 win. Fellow Senior Tyler Burns added 13 for the Auks who are now 2-0 on the season. The JV team also posted a 29-26 victory to go 2-0. Both teams next game is at Wilmington Friends on Saturday 12/14 beginning at noon.
Women’s Basketball played their first game at the Mogila Field House for the 2013-14 season and came away with a 62-43 win over William Penn. Like the men, they never trailed pulling out to a 26-6 lead at the end of the first quarter and never looked back. The Auks were lead by Amanda Olsen ’14 and Audra Woodside ’15 who scored 13 points each. The JV team also posted a 41-24 win. The teams, both 2-0 for the season, return to game action on Tuesday, December 17 at Delaware Military Academy with a 4:45 tip-off.
Wrestling started their duel meet season with a 42-33 win over Tower Hill at Tower Hill. The Auks recorded pins from Matt McCurnin ’16 at 113 pounds, Fermi Verissimo ’14 at 152 pounds, Adam Collins ’15 at 160 and Alec Giakis ’16 at 195 pounds. The team returns to the mat on Saturday 12/14 at the Yellow Jacket Invitational at Newark High School beginning at 9:00. The home opener is Wednesday 12/18 in the Moglia Field House vs Conrad High School starting at 4:00.
While swimming has not started their season the Women’s Swim Team are ranked #3 in the preseason rankings in the Wilmington News Journal.
For a complete schedule of games go to www.aukssports.com. LET’S GO AUKS!