Senior School Robotics Whoa!Bots Team Earns an Impressive Finish
The Senior School Robotics team, named the Whoa!Bots, competed in the Southwestern Pennsylvania FIRST Tech Challenge on Saturday, January 13. In a year of extraordinary growth, the Whoa!Bots fell just short of winning the tournament, earning a remarkable second place finish in the Finalist Alliance out of the 21 teams that entered the competition.
It took Sewickley Academy 87 minutes to defeat Eden Christian 2-1 on Monday. Marynell Dethero scored an unassisted goal off a corner kick in the 8th minute of the game, giving Sewickley an early lead. Despite dominating much of the second half, regulation ended with a 1-1 tie on the scoreboard. In the first overtime period, Dethero scored the winning goal, this time off an excellent through ball from Lekha Amin. Theresa Wilson registered 8 saves. With the win, Sewickley finishes the first half of the season 6-1-2 and looks forward to an even more commanding second half.