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.
Sewickley Academy rallied around its seniors for a convincing 6-1 win on Senior Day against Ellis. All six of the goals were scored by seniors. Olivia Ryder had a hat trick, Marynell Dethero added two more including one penalty kick, and defender-temporarily-turned-forward Lu Gillespie finished a beautiful breakaway. Even on a slippery field, Sewickley maintained possession and calmly connected passes in their offensive half. With the win, Sewickley moved to 10-3-2 on the season and is seeking one more important section win next week.