Weekly Athletic Update, 10/2/18

Consistency is the hallmark of any championship endeavor and to date the trio of Coco Arcand, Gabby Conte and Gabby Gavala have been delivering in grand fashion. On Saturday they led the WA X-C team to an impressive 3 rd place finish in the Westminster Invitational as all three finished in the top 10. Wednesday’s meet at Marianapolis will provide the next setting for this talented group to lead their teammates.
  • Boys’ soccer settled for a 2-2 tie at St. Paul’s on Wednesday and had their 2 nd contest of the week canceled.
  • Vanessa Gangi punched in the game winner and Sophia Gardner made a huge save on a PK late in the contest as the Hilltoppers toppled Phillips Academy on Wednesday.
  • Thayer Academy provided the opposition on Saturday and prevailed with a 2-1 win ove a determined WA squad who battled on even terms for much of the contest with one of the region’s top teams.
  • Volleyball started the week on a good note, pushing past Wilbraham & Monson on Wednesday as Steph Brown registered 11 kills in the 3-1 win. Brown and Caroline Rhodes each contributed 7 kills pushing the visiting WA squad past the host Cushing Penguins on Saturday. Pomfret provided the opposition as the 3 rd team in the tri-meet and they managed to capture the final 2 sets in rallying past the Hilltoppers.
  • A mid-week rain storm led to a number of cancellations including the Field Hockey game at Cheshire Academy on Wednesday, but the team mustered up enough offense to roll past Marianapolis Prep on Saturday by a 4-1 count, earning their 2nd victory of the young season over MP.
  • Football fell behind by three scores at the half and dropped a 28-6 contest at Suffield Academy. The team continues their “road” trip on Saturday as they travel to western Mass to take on Deerfield Academy with a 3:30 pm kick off planned.
  • JV boys’ soccer has faced the “iron” of their schedule early on this season and hopes to follow last year’s script by getting on a roll in the ensuing weeks.
  • JV Volleyball team dropped their lone contest of the week in a tough three set match against Wilbraham & Monson.
  • Congratulations to our Middle School teams who are out of the gate in good style. Coach Berberian’s Field Hockey team came away with an impressive 1-0 win on the road over the Fay School. Equally impressive has been the early play of Pete Smith’s boys’ soccer team (3-0) to date and to Coach Laurin Baldwin’s X-C team who ran beautifully in Thursday’s quad meet at New Balance.

Co-Athletes of the Week:
Stephanie Brown ’21 – Girls’ Volleyball
Justin Ashkan Mohaghegh ’23 – Middle School X-C