The Verona High School golf team took matches yesterday over Newark Science 176-262 and Bloomfield 176-230. The team is coming off one of the most significant wins in recent memory with a 170 to 187 victory over the always tough West Essex Knights. Senior Nick Rollo led the team by shooting 42 against the Knights. Earlier in the week, Rollo shot a 43 and 45. The golf team record is 8-2.
In tennis, Verona topped West Essex High School 3-2 in the first round of the Essex County Tournament yesterday at Brookdale Park. In singles matches, Matt Tuorto won 6-7, 6-3, 6-3 and Alejandro Diaz won 6-3, 6-1, while Josh Solomon came up short in 3rd singles 3-6, 4-6. Jake Miller/Steven McMickle won their doubles match 5-7. 6-1, 6-2. In same-day action, the Hillbillies moved on to the quarter-final play where they had to take on a tough opponent in the 11-1 Livingston Lancers. Thomas Caputo topped Tuorto 6-1, 6-2, Anthony Caputo won his match against Diaz 6-0, 6-1 and Erik Katcher beat Solomon 6-1, 6-3. Verona was also swept in doubles play.
The Hillbillies boys’ lacrosse team suffered an 10-2 defeat yesterday at the hands of Bernards High School. Harry Kroessler and Brian Marion scored for Verona and Jake Facey had 13 saves. The boys’ lacrosse team is 2-2 on the year.
In Wednesday action, the girls’ lacrosse team is at Villa Walsh Academy in Morristown, softball is at MKA and tennis is home against Bernards.
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