As we head down the home stretch for the fall season, four of our teams are very much in position to qualify for the NEPSAC Tournament and our cross country teams will automatically be entered in the Championships on Saturday, November 9 at Noble and Greenough School.
Perhaps a year earlier than anticipated our boys’ varsity soccer team continues to climb towards the top of the New England rankings (currently 11-1-1) registering their 8th consecutive win with a 2-0 shutout at Beaver Country Day School on Saturday. It was the 2nd shut out in the week having previously blanked the Hotchkiss School on Wednesday by a 5-0 count. The team will travel to Deerfield Academy at 3:30 pm on Wednesday for a Class A match. Daniel Bugaev ’20 added two more strikes against Hotchkiss.
Girls’ soccer is on a nice roll presently winning their 5th consecutive contest on Saturday with a 6-1 victory over the Taft School pushing their overall record to 6-4-2. Elizabeth Finn ’23 has been on a scoring rampage of late with 5 goals over the past two contests, convincing wins over Deerfield and Taft. The team travels to Hotchkiss School on Wednesday for a 4:00 pm contest.
Field Hockey lost a 5-4 heartbreaker on Wednesday afternoon to Lawrence Academy who pushed across the winning tally with just under a minute to play in overtime. The team rallied back, however, on a glorious Saturday afternoon with a solid 4-2 win over the Southfield School. Alexis Cagan was game MVP as she continues her outstanding play and kudos to Jessica Pistorino ’23 who jumped into her first action in the goal to help fend off Southfield.
In an exciting, well-played match from start to finish on Rowe Court our Volleyball team defeated a strong Kingswood-Oxford team by a 3-1 count. A great crowd was on hand to support the team and they did not disappoint as they played inspired Volleyball. Friday’s trip to Williston did not end on as happy a note as the hosts prevailed 3-0. The squad will look to rebound on Wednesday as they travel cross-town to take on Bancroft.
On the sub-varsity level our JV boys’ soccer team ran their record to 6-2 racing past Portsmouth Abbey in Rhode Island on Saturday afternoon. Our JV volleyball squad found themselves on the short end of consecutive 2-0 contests against K-O and Williston Northampton and will look to get back on track on Wednesday against Bancroft.
Around the Rim:
Great work all-around from student-athletes, coaches and parents who pitched in at weekend games to raise awareness and funds for Breast Cancer Awareness month. Everyone wins in this unified effort to battle cancer!
Co-Athlete of Week:
Elizabeth Finn ’23 – Soccer and Jessica Pistorino ’23 – Field Hockey