The boys soccer season was certainly one that had its ups and downs. The boys finished the season with a record of 5 wins and 4 losses. There were some significant obstacles throughout the course of the season due to COVID-19 concerns with Head Coach Tony Viscuso and senior captain Victor Quinonez. Overall a successful season for the team heading into the SWC tournament. The boys were set to play the semi-finals of the SWC tournament on Thursday, November 12th with interim Head Coach Jarrod Schulz leading the team, before receiving bad news. A player in the program unfortunately tested positive for COVID-19 therefore ending the season. Congratulations to the seniors for a great four years with the team!
Girls swim experienced a positive season with a record of 3 wins and 3 losses. The season went well for everybody involved due to many of the girls recording personal bests in their specific events. Due to COVID-19 the SWC tournament for the ladies was innovated. This year each school recorded their swimmers in their events and times were recorded that way and ranked. Divers were also recorded and videos were submitted to the judges. The masuk team won second in the SWC for the 200 meter free relay race, congratulations to Ava Mihalek, Delaney Mccgunnigle, Elizabeth Stoelzel and Eva Helmke. Elizabeth also placed second in the SWC in the 50 meter freestyle race with a time of 24.76 seconds. Kayla Scott placed in second place amongst SWC divers with a score of 339.65. Congratulations to the seniors for a great four years with the team!
The girls soccer team struggled to bond as a squad due to the COVID-19 restrictions put into place that would not allow them to all play together. This lack of chemistry and communication took its toll on the beginning of the ladies season. They were not able to put the ball in the back which resulted in some disappointing games. However not all hope was lost, the ladies found new hope due to improvement of team communication and hoped to get some wins to close out the season. The girls suffered an unfortunate loss to Brookfield in the first round of the SWC tournament, ending their season. Congratulations to the seniors for a great four years with the team!
Girls volleyball absolutely dominated in their division of the SWC winning 9 out of 10 games. They were able to defeat their biggest rivals, Joel Barlow, twice throughout the regular season, their only defeat came from Weston. Even though they were not able to play against some of the stronger SWC teams, such as New Milford and Newtown, the ladies headed into the post season hoping to become the champions of the South Division of the Southwest Conference. The ladies took this momentum into the tournament trashing Weston in the semi-finals in 3 straight sets. Girls volleyball was the only Masuk team to reach the final of the tournament. This final game against Joel Barlow came down to the wire, the game came down to the 5th set and the ladies suffered a grueling 2 point loss in the championship. Congratulations to the girls for a wildly successful season and congratulations to the seniors for a great four years with the team!
The Masuk field hockey team had an incredible regular season putting up their most amount of wins in a season since 2015. They made history this year with a record of 8-4, having beat every team they played at least one time. Senior leaders such as Olivia Cross and Casey Holiday led their team to the second seed heading into the tournament. The team was able to play in the SWC semi-finals and beat Weston with a score of 5 to 0. Unfortunately just prior to the finals, a team member tested positive for COVID-19 sadly ending their season. They had to forfeit the championship. Congratulations to the seniors for a great four years with the team!
With the cancellation of football the dance team found itself in a new setting. Instead of a halftime performance underneath the Friday night lights, the team began to dance for all of the other outdoor sports underneath the Tuesday afternoon sunlight. Senior Hannah Gruber had this to say about their unexpected situation, “At first it was an adjustment, dancing for other teams on a Tuesday afternoon that wasn’t a Friday night football game. But it ended up being cool watching and dancing for other sports, and seeing all of the other seniors get a chance to play during these strange times.” Hannah and her teammates were simply glad to get the opportunity to get out there and dance with their friends, regardless of the situation. Congratulations to the seniors for a great four years with the team!
The Football squad, despite the CIAC’s decision to not endorse a high school football season, was able to get in a couple of games of 7 v 7. Unfortunately due to the fall spike of COVID-19 in Connecticut, the boys faced their final game against Stratford on November, 6th, concluding their season. Congratulations to the seniors for a great four years with the team!