Weekly Athletics Write-Up 5/19/14

Girls’ Varsity Lacrosse – 

The Girls’ Varsity Lacrosse team finished the season this week with 3 games against NCDS, LCA, and Dana Hall. This week Justine Hatton led the team with 10 goals, and Caroline Hill led with 7 assists. Riley Nelson, Amani Hayes-Messinger, Lina Sullivan, Adut Ayuel, Sydney Brown, and Laurel Sullivan also contributed points. On Saturday, the seniors played their last game. Amani Hayes-Messinger, Caroline Hill, and Riley Nelson each scored at least one goal during the game. Although injured for the season, Liza Howard was also present to cheer on the team.

Boys’ Varsity Lacrosse – 

The Boys’ Varsity Lacrosse team finished up their season with three games last week with 2 wins against Landmark and Concord and a loss against Berwick. Against Landmark, the team had one its best games of the season. They spotted Landmark a 6 – 1 lead before finally coming back and winning 12 – 10.  The biggest offensive contributors of the day were captain John Kalnins (2014) who had 3 goals and 2 assists and Noah Zakarian (2017) who had 4 goals and 1 assist. Jimmy Bell (2015) had 2 goals and 1 assist, Grady Newberg (2015) had 2 assists, John Caruso (2015) scored his first goal of the season, as well as captain Sam Vidal (2014) who had his first goal playing as a defense man.  Mark Little (2014) and Jabari Johnson (2017) each added an assist. The defense definitely played much stronger in the second half anchored by Dan McDonald (2015) in goal and helped out as well by the other defensemen: Alex Volcy (2015), Eric LiBassi (2015), and Jack Leffel (2014).

Against Concord Academy the team was without some more starters due to injuries, but they still pulled out an 8 – 4 victory. The offense was led again by captain John Kalnins (2014) with 3 goals and 1 assist and Jimmy Bell (2015) with 2 goals and 2 assists. The rest of the scores and assists came from Noah Zakarian (2017) with 1 goal and 1 assist, Mark Little (2014) with a goal and Ben Hicks (2014) with an assist. Defensively the entire unit played strong limiting Concord to only 4 goals.

The team was without their two leading scorers and other starters for the last game of the season against Berwick, and Berwick ended up winning 12 – 0. Berwick ended up being tied for 1st place in the EIL, and Beaver had a very tough time keeping up with them. Beaver finished in 4th place overall in the EIL and is looking forward to competing again at a very high level next Spring.

Boys’  Varsity Tennis – 

Beaver Boys’ Tennis are EIL Champions! After a pivotal week of hotly contested tennis, the Beaver Boys Varsity Tennis Team officially solidified the top ranking in the conference with an overall record of 9-1. On Wednesday the team faced off against a determined Pingree team that (seeking to avenge their loss to us just a few weeks before) rallied back after dropping the first two matches to offer Beaver its first defeat 2-3. Despite the loss, Senior Hunter Flint and Freshman Jesse Roberts maintained undefeated EIL records at #1 and #3 singles.

On Thursday, the boys took on Berwick in a make or break match in terms of EIL standings. Beaver saved its best tennis for last taking Berwick in four quick matches, 4-1. Hunter Flint and Jesse Roberts won at #1 and #3 singles capping two incredible undefeated records in EIL play. Gabe Belkind bounced back after his loss on Wednesday with a victory at #2 singles, while #2 doubles pair Brendan Chamoun and William French got their first win in a 6-1, 6-1 rout. Marc Davis and Joey Steinberg fell in a tough match at #1 doubles after battling back from 5-1 down in the second set. This weekend the team will travel to Pingree to challenge for a NEPSAC Championship. The first round match begins at 10:30 a.m.

Girls’ Varsity Tennis – 

The Girls’ Varsity Tennis team finished the season as the 2014 EIL Champions, with a 9-2 record overall and a 7-1 record in the league. They competed this past weekend in the Class C NEPSAC Championships and lost in a very close 4-5 match against Newton Country Day in the quarterfinals of the tournament. As they did all season, the girls played hard and competed well.  Team co-captains Kate Lambroza and Mandy Gordon were great leaders, and brought the team together from the beginning. They also joined forces to anchor the team at #2 doubles and finished the season with a 7-1 record (best in the EIL at that position). Gabby Marks finished her third straight season, undefeated at #1 singles. Hayley Zukerberg made a smooth transition to #2 singles and finished the season with only one loss. Similarly, Catherine Wei played very well in both singles and doubles and had only one loss. Electra Walker finished the season playing her best tennis at #3 singles and earning three straight victories. Last but certainly not least, Rachel Feldman competed well in doubles and also finished the season with a winning record.

Ultimate Frisbee – 

Beaver Ultimate wrapped up it’s season on a strong note. In their last game of the season against CSW, they had a dominating performance and won 15-7. This win helps show how much Beaver has grown as a team over the past season, and allows them to go into the off season with the taste of victory still fresh in their mouths.

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