Weekly Athletics Write-Up

Boys’ Varsity Soccer

The Boys’ Varsity Soccer team won two league games this past week to run their record to 7-0-0 in the EIL. On Wednesday, the team traveled to Pingree and shutout the highlanders by a score of 6-0. Silmar Bueno ’14 scored four goals on the day, while Zack LaCava ’14 scored twice and recorded two assists. On Friday, the boys traveled to Concord Academy to take on the league’s only other unbeaten team. In thrilling fashion, Zack LaCava ’14 scored on a 25 yard free kick in the dying seconds to lift his team to victory again. Jesse Roberts ’17 kept a clean sheet in goal behind stellar defending from center back, Erik Reed ’14. On Saturday night, the boys took on national prep powerhouse South Kent under the lights at BB&N. Despite a valiant effort and holding the more experienced Cardinals at bay for long stretches, the Beaver boys came up on the losing end by a score of 3-0. This week, the team will play one game, as they host Pingree on Wednesday at 4:15 p.m.

Girls’ Varsity Soccer

The Girls’ Varsity Soccer team had another stellar week on the pitch.  On Wednesday, the girls faced perennial power Newton Country Day. After a goal by Julia Schwartz ’15, the girls held off an offensive barrage by Newton, and came away with a fantastic 1-0 win. Then, on Friday, the girls faced rival Concord Academy. Two quick goals in the first half, followed by a late goal in the second half propelled Beaver to a 3-0 victory. Lindsay Bouscaren ’17 recorded her first career hat trick, yet the win was a consummate team effort. This week the girls face two non-league opponents before returning to EIL action against Bancroft next week.

Varsity Golf

The Varsity Golf Team had two tough matches this week up at Pingree on Tuesday and at Berwick on Thursday. Against Pingree, the team lost 4 1/2 to 1 1/2.  John Kalnins ’14 won his match, and Zach Rosenberg ’15 halved his match.  Against Berwick, the team lost 5 1/2 to 1/2, and Tyler DeLuca ’14 was able to halve his match.  The team looks to get back on track this week when they host Portsmouth Abbey on Wednesday and try to avenge their earlier loss to them two weeks ago.

Varsity Field Hockey

The Field Hockey team had two big games this week. On Wednesday they took on top team Newton Country Day away at their field. It was a tough first half but the girls kept it to only a 1-0 second half. The team lost 6-0 in the end. On Friday they were back at home and took on Concord. The girls lost 4-1 in regulation. Senior captain Liza Howard scored the team’s only goal. The Field Hockey team will be back in action this Wednesday at home against Winsor.

Varsity Volleyball

Beaver volleyball had another busy week with two games. Wednesday against Newton Country Day School Beaver lost in three tight sets; 9-25, 23-25, 25-27. Alea Laidlaw ’16 and Charlee Manigat ’15 ran the offense with 5 and 4 kills respectively. Arielle Silbersweig ’14 had an impressive 14 digs.

On Friday Beaver was successful in winning in three sets against Chapel Hill Chauncey Hall. Laidlaw and Nancy Kacupaj ’15 held down the serving game with 6 and 5 aces respectively. Manigat racked up another 5 kills and Charlotte Francis had three blocks. Beaver volleyball is looking forward to another week of competitive games.

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