Weekly Athletics Write-Up

Girls’ Varsity Tennis

The Girls’ Varsity Tennis Team had two solid wins this past week as they took on Brimmer and May and Gann Academy. The girls dispatched Brimmer and May by a score of five to zero and Gann by a score of four to one. In the win over Gann Catherine Wei and Jessica Ferreira won 10-9 (7-5) in an epic tie break match. This week the girls will travel to Winsor on Monday and then host Brimmer and May for a rematch on Wednesday.

 Boys’ Varsity Tennis

This past week, the Boys’ Varsity Tennis team traveled to Berwick to take on the Bulldogs. The match was split in the waning hours of daylight. Large elms cast checkered shadows over the courts momentarily obscuring each shot’s trajectory. Marc Davis and Henry Floyd battled until their match was tied in the 3rd set–a tiebreaker ensued.

Jon Marsh, Kyle Fox and Spencer Carmen cheered anxiously from behind the chain-link fence, hoping that Marc and Henry could capitalize where they, unfortunately, could not. Just moments before Jon had lost to a very strong Berwick player at #1 singles, and Kyle and Spencer fell in three long sets to a Berwick duo with quick hands. Hunter Flint and Gabe Belkind, #2 and #3 singles respectively, joined the nervous onlookers having secured two victories for Beaver, tying the overall match at 2-2. Every eye was on Marc and Henry.

The momentum swung like a teeter-totter from point to point. As soon as Beaver grasped a lead, Berwick’s veteran craftsmen placed gentle volleys angled barely out of reach. As the shadows grew longer, Beaver’s duo found themselves with two match points, up 6-4 in the tiebreaker. On the verge of victory, Floyd cracked a forehand return down the alley, but catching it a hair too late in his swing, pushed it wide by just an inch. The crowd let out a collective sigh. At 6-5 the Berwick team kicked into a new gear, tracked down deep lobs, clawed for lunging volleys, and eventually evened the match at 6-6. The next 5 points were epically long, comprised of scrambled digs, sky-scraping lobs and a few twinges of good fortune on the Berwick side. At 8-9, after a rapid exchange of volleys, Berwick sailed a seemingly mishit ball down the middle of the court that dipped and dived in and out of the shadows, hanging for a moment then sweeping down toward the earth again, landing flat on the baseline. Hats off to Berwick for earning the win and to both teams for an exciting match and tremendous effort.

This week, the boys will travel to Landmark on Monday and then host Concord Academy on Wednesday.

Boys’ Varsity Lacrosse

The Boys’ Varsity Lacrosse team went 1-1 for the week. The boys hosted Lexington Christian Academy on Monday and traveled to Worcester Academy on Wednesday. On Monday, the team started off the game at a torrid pace.  The offense scored on 4 of the 6 possessions to take an early command of the game.  Lexington made adjustments and answered back trading Beaver goal for goal.  In the end, the early lead was too much for LCA to overcome, and Beaver won 16-13. On Wednesday the Boys traveled to Worcester Academy.  Beaver got off to a fine start taking the lead early in the first quarter with goals by Riley McDonnell and Michael Gray.  Worcester’s attack found some holes in the Beaver Defense to take the lead going into half. Although the game was within reach, penalties and face offs led to a lack of offensive for the Beaver boys, and Worcester pulled out a 13-6 win. This week, the boys will take on Bancroft (away), Worcester (home), and Waring.

Girls’ Varsity Lacrosse

This past week the Girls’ Varsity Lacrosse team captured their first two wins of the season against Bancroft and Concord Academy. They finished the week with a tough loss to Winsor. Throughout the week, Captains Tess Anderson and Caroline Hill led the team with points. Senior Tess Anderson contributed 17 goals and 3 assists, and Junior Caroline Hill added 18 goals and 7 assists. Junior Riley Nelson and Sophomores Adut Ayuel and Lina Sullivan also contributed significant points throughout the week. Other highlights include 8 draw controls won by Senior Mackenzie Mills and Hannah Goldstein scored her first varsity goal. After a busy week, the team will catch a break with only one game against Berwick on Wednesday.

Varsity Baseball

The Varsity Baseball team was on the road twice last week, and they came away with a win and a loss. On Tuesday, the boys defeated Newman Prep by a score of 7-4. Jamie Kennedy led the charge by going two for three with a Home Run and two runs scored. Jordan Scurry had a strong performance from the mound as he struck out eleven through seven innings. On Friday, the Beaver bats went silent as the Pingree Highlanders earned a shutout. This week the team will host three games against Berwick (Monday), Lexington Christian (Thursday), and Brimmer and May (Saturday)

Varsity Softball

The Varsity Softball team had a busy week winning one and losing two. In the win, the girls mounted a comeback to take down Concord Academy at Emerson Field. In a high scoring affair, the team ended up on the winning side by a score of 23-16. In the week’s other two games the team fell to league opponents Winsor and Pingree. With a record of three and four, the young softball team will hit the road this week for games against Lexington Christian Academy (Monday) and Bancroft (Wednesday).

Ultimate Frisbee

The Beaver Ultimate team grabbed their 2nd win over Cambridge School this week. The Senior Captains, Abe Gobel and Abe Hyatt, continue to do an amazing job of leading this young team.  Beaver has two tough games this week against BU Academy and Concord Academy

 

 

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