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Buc Sports Weekly: November 28-December 3

This is the sixth edition of the Buc Sports Weekly, your recap of this week in RBR sports.

Ice Hockey (0-2-1, 0-1)

The Bucs opened a tough week with a 2-2 tie against Bernards on Wednesday night. Junior forward Patrick Murphy and junior defenseman Frank Massa scored the two goals for the Bucs, and senior forward Danny Wagner, senior forward Frank Taddeo and junior forward Zach Yates each had one assist. The Bucs returned to the ice on Saturday night in a non-conference matchup against Montclair Kimberley. RBR struggled to break the Kimberley defense and couldn’t capitalize on any opportunities on the offensive end, and lost by a score of 10-0. Saturday’s matchup is one of the toughest on the Bucs’ schedule this year, and it’ll be important to bounce back this week and swing the momentum in their favor.

Shore – B rank: 6th

From the ice: “This past week we started off pretty strong with a tie against Bernards, but ended poorly with a tough loss against Montclair Kimberley. We are hoping to bounce back fast tomorrow night as we face Edison to start the week.” – senior forward Danny Wagner

What’s next: @ Edison (12/05, 5:15 P.M.); vs. Marlboro (12/10, 8 P.M.)

Girls’ Swimming (1-0)

The Bucs opened the season in historic fashion on Thursday with a 98-72 win over Ridge Road rival Rumson-Fair Haven. This marked the Bucs’ first win against the Bulldogs in at least 10 years. The Buccaneer is still waiting to receive all of the notable times and performances from Thursday’s win, and this post will be updated with that information as soon as possible.

From the pool: “The team really came together to win over our biggest rival RFH, and we’re looking forward to continuing that team spirit to have a great season.” – senior Kelsey Ballard

What’s next: vs. Raritan (12/07, 4 P.M.)

Boys’ Swimming (0-0-1)

The Bucs opened the 2016-17 season with an 85-85 tie with divisional rival Rumson-Fair Haven on Thursday night. Junior Andrew Hall had the biggest night for the Bucs, finishing in first place in the 200M IM (individual medley; 50M each in butterfly, breaststroke, backstroke and freestyle) with a time of 2:12.37 and in the 100M breaststroke with a time of 1:06.13. Senior Jack Krupinski also had a strong performance in the 50M freestyle with a top-finish time of 24.52 seconds. A team win in the 400M freestyle relay (Andrew Hall, Matthew White, Christian Galindo and Cole Bardinas) pushed the final meet score to a tie.

From the pool: “The season got off to a great start last Thursday against RFH. The boys, by winning the 400 free relay, earned a tie against RFH. It was a team effort across the board, including many freshmen. With the added depth to this year’s team, I think we all have high hopes of making it back to States.” – junior Andrew Hall

What’s next: vs. Raritan (12/07, 4 P.M.)

Boys’ Bowling (0-1)

The Bucs lost a close 3-0 match to Christian Brothers Academy on Thursday to open up their season. RBR built a lead early in the first match, but the Colts came back to win the three matches and to take the win overall. Junior Brandon Vuong bowled a team-high score of 197. The Bucs have a busy week ahead of them, with back-to-back matches on Monday and Tuesday, and a matchup with rival Long Branch on Thursday.

From the alley: “We had a good week, and we’re looking to do even better.” – junior Colin Baker

What’s next: @ Middletown North (12/05, 3:45 P.M.); @ Shore (12/06, 3:45 P.M.); @ Long Branch (12/07, 3:45 P.M.)

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