Welcome to the new Weekly Athletic Round-Up. Each Monday during the spring sports season we will look back at the past week in Beaver’s varsity sports and preview the week ahead.
The varsity Beaver baseball team opened the season with a bang on Monday with an impressive 11-1 win over the Landmark Vikings. Junior captain, Devon Friedfertig, went the distance giving up one run and striking out five, and Senior captain Connor Laubenstein led the way at the plate. Head coach Mike Freire earned his first victory at the helm of the Beaver Country Day School varsity program. On Friday, the team followed with a tough 5-3 loss to Bancroft to take their record to 1-1.
Beaver varsity softball started the 2012 campaign with a tough loss to a talented Dana Hall team. The girls then travelled to Pingree on Friday where they fell to 0-2. First year head coach, Heather Rose, will look to rally the young team for an EIL matchup this week with the Ravens of Portsmouth Abbey.
The boys varsity lacrosse team locked horns with non-league opponent BB&N in the season’s opener last week. While Beaver defended well early on, the BB&N Knights proved to have more firepower on the day. The Beaver boys then travelled to Concord Academy on Friday where they won by a score of 15-4. Captain Charlie Segar (2012) and attackman Dom Smith (2013) led the way in a dominating performance. With the win, their record stands even at 1-1.
The girls record stands at 0-2 after a mid-week loss at the hands of Portsmouth Abbey. Captain Tess Anderson (2012) led the girls in the effort with 5 goals. The girls will look to regroup and put forth solid performances this week against non-league teams from Boston Trinity and Waring.
The boys varsity tennis team did not play this week, but they will have a busy schedule next week with games against Gann, Dexter and Bancroft. Under head coach Josh Rilla, the team is poised and confident that it can continue its legacy of success this spring. The team’s co-captains, TJ Moor (2012) and Kris Bronner (2012) stand at 1-0 each and will provide strong leadership and experience to a highly talented group.
Girls varsity tennis dispatched last year’s EIL champion Bancroft Bulldogs on Wednesday to lift their record to 2-0. Head coach Jon Butler saw dominating performances and wins from Gabby Marks (2015), Sarah Jane Devins (2012), and then a gritty doubles win from Lily Brooks (2012) and Electra Walker (2015) to close out the team win. The girls will look to keep the momentum going this week against Concord Academy and cross-town foe Brimmer and May.
Beaver’s young Ultimate Frisbee team fought hard but lost a close game against Concord Academy this week. With the 13-10 loss, the team now stands at 0-2. Despite the result, coach Chris Lamar was pleased with the team’s effort and improvement. This week, the team will look for continued progress against EIL opponent Pingree.
Photo: Beaver’s 2012 Baseball Team