Fall Sting ‘22: Hackley Fights Hard, Securing 4 Victories

Senior captains Dan Paridis(right) and JT Goswami(left) put on a spectacular performance with a combined one goal and two assists. The pair of wingers attracted louder and louder cheers with every juke on the Horace Mann defenders. Both seemed content with the outcome of the game but deadlocked on the road ahead to the playoffs.

The 2022 Fall Sting was a day to remember, filled with school spirit and Hackley dominating the competition.

The day kicked off at 4:00, with the football team matching up against Long Island Lutheran Highschool. The boys fought hard; however, ended up falling to LUHI 12-0.

Next up was the Girls tennis match at 4:15. The girls looked to continue their dominant undefeated streak with their match against Horace Mann. After a long battle, the girls persevered to a 3-2 victory.

The third event was the Field Hockey game where they faced off against Horace Mann. The team dominated their game, winning 5-0, and were led by captains Catie O’Rourke (2 goals) and Gabi Kalapoutis (1 goal). Junior, Charlotte Rotenberg, and Sophomore, Devyn O’Callaghan both added a goal helping the team emerge victorious.

At 4:30 the fourth game began. The girls soccer team looked to beat Horace Mann for the second time already this season. After a long 0-0 score, Freshman Gabriella Petriello scored a volley goal off a corner kick putting Hackley up 1-0. “It was nice playing in front of a big crowd and I am happy we were able to come out with a win,” said Junior Lila O’Brien.

The last game at Sting was the boys soccer match, going up against Horace Mann. With students flooding the stands and making their presence felt, the boys went up 3-1 at halftime. Seniors Dan Paradis and Steven Li, along with Junior Clifford Chapman added goals helping the team be victorious with a final score of 3-1. “ The student section’s energy was crazy and in my opinion was a big reason we won. I am excited to see what our team does the rest of the season,” said Senior Captain Fritz Henry.

Overall, Hackley had a successful sting, winning 4 out of the 5 games. The student section burst to the occasion as their loud shouts and cheers encouraged teams, leading them to be victorious.