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Weekly Athletic Update, 10/25/17

In a week with very few contests, the Boys Varsity Soccer team stole the spotlight with a pair of crafty wins. In perhaps their best two-way effort of the season, the Hilltoppers dominated a talented Hotchkiss squad by a 4-1 count as four different players registered goals. Eitenne Picotte-Amyot has been an offensive machine since his insertion in the starting line-up and validated his play with a nifty 3-goal performance on Saturday at Beaver Country Day School. The 5-2 victory has the team on a nice uptick with a critical match at Deerfield on Wednesday afternoon.
 
The Girls Varsity Soccer team got back on the winning track with a convincing 6-1 road win at Deerfield on Saturday and now look to extend their winning streak and solidify a play-off spot with Wednesday’s trip to the Hotchkiss School. Anisha Hill has led the way on the offensive end of late as he continues to score at an alarming rate (7 goals in the last 2 games).
 
Bob Thorn’s JV boys’ team had an exciting 3-2 road win over the always formidable St. John’s Pioneers on Wednesday, their lone contest of the week. The team will host NMH tomorrow afternoon at New Balance Field.
 
Their counterparts on the girls’ side were less fortunate as they dropped a tough 1-0 decision to Lawrence Academy.
 
JV Volleyball defeated Kingswood-Oxford School on Wednesday as Nadia Gauthier (2 aces, 4 tips) and Alana Saucier (3 aces, 1 tip) helped power the team to a nice win.
 
Varsity Volleyball dropped straight set contests to both K-O and Williston Northampton and will look to bounce back on Wednesday when they travel cross-town to take on the Bancroft School. Game time is 5:15 pm.
 
Boys Cross Country took 4 of the top 5 spots in the 32 entry field and ran away from the host Winchendon School, 17-46. The steady duo of Zhango Rakhimbekov and Lucas Vining-Recklitis were aptly supported in this race as Saeed Abdi and Cooper Dutton finished 4th and 5th respectively.
 
Both the Varsity Football team and the JV Football team suffered defeats with the former dropping a 34-7 contest against Cheshire Academy and the varsity losing in tough fashion to Choate in Wallingford, Ct on Saturday afternoon. The schedule doesn’t get any easier as the team heads out on the road again on Saturday for a 6:00 pm contest with Loomis-Chaffee.
 
The Field Hockey team couldn’t find that extra gear in their lone weekly contest as they fell on the road to the Southfield School, 2-0.
 
 
Co-Athletes of Week
Eitenne Picotte-Amyot ’18 – Varsity Soccer
Katie Gaudet ’19 – JV Volleyball
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