Boys' Tennis

Weekly Athletic Round-Up — April 30

The Beaver 9 dropped both contests of the week to fall to 2-5 (1-4 EIL). On Tuesday, The Dexter School, one of the premiere prep programs in the region, visited the Upper Field for the annual non-league battle of Brookline. Dexter proved to be too much for Beaver, and they left with a victory. Friday, Beaver traveled to chilly Portsmouth, Rhode Island to take on league foe Portsmouth Abbey. Despite a great showing offensively, Beaver could not overcome the Ravens and lost 14-13 on a walk-off bases loaded walk in the bottom of the 7th inning. The team prepares for a big league week traveling to Lexington Christian Academy on Tuesday They will then return home to the comfy confines of Chestnut Hill on Thursday when they play host to the Highlanders of Pingree.

This past week the softball team lost to Brimmer and May 13-8. It was a close and very well played game by both teams. Despite a two out rally in the last inning, the girls fell short and could not get enough runs to take home the win. On Wednesday the team lost another close game against Berwick by a score of 6-2. Coach Heather Rose is pleased with the overall improvements in pitching, batting and defense. This week, the team will take on Concord Academy and Winsor.

Boys Lacrosse
The boys varsity lacrosse team had a slow week due to the weather and postponed contests, but after a 9 day layoff from competition the team traveled to the north shore to take on perennial powerhouse and league rival Pingree. The boys got off to a slow start and found themselves playing catch up for the remainder of the game. It was evident from the first whistle that the team was missing the on field chemistry that allowed for a dominating performance the week prior against Landmark. With too many dropped passes, an inability to win 50/50 ground balls, and operating out of their defensive end the majority of the game, Beavers efforts could not match Pingree’s pace of game play.

The offensive output of Beaver was once again led by Captain Charlie Segar (2012) and fellow attackman Dom Smith (2013), with a goal each. Freshman Nat Brown netted the third goal on the day bringing his point scoring streak to the three games. Beaver looks to rebound Monday afternoon when they travel to Lexington Christian Academy to compete in another Eastern Independent League match up.

Girls Lacrosse
The Beaver girls varsity lacrosse team competed in two games this past week, traveling to Pingree on Monday and facing Dana Hall at home. Despite finishing the week with two losses, the team played well in both games and were able to stay close during the first halves. Senior Captain Carly Furr scored four goals against Pingree and Junior Captain, Tess Anderson scored three. Against Dana Hall, Anderson scored another five goals. Sophomore Goalkeeper Alex Hartman made an impressive ten saves. The girls have a busy week ahead with three league games.

Boys Tennis
Beaver boys tennis notched two more victories this past week in its campaign for a 4th consecutive EIL title. The team downed Portsmouth Abbey 5-0 and Bancroft 4-1. The team saw stellar performances in doubles. Jon Marsh, Hunter Flint, Gabe Belkind, and Adam Goodman elevated their games against scrappy opponents securing wins at first and second doubles throughout the week. The squad remains undefeated in league play and 4-2 overall.

Girls Tennis
The girls varsity tennis team has reached the midpoint of their season with an undefeated record and a couple of good wins this past week. As the team begins to develop confidence and momentum, they have been able to pull off some more decisive, 4-1, wins against Portsmouth Abbey and Dana Hall. While Co-captains Sarah Jane Devins and Lily Brooks are on 4 and 5 game winning streaks respectively, three freshman have been contributing to the success of the program. Gabby Marks is leading the team with a 5-0 record, having only lost 5 games at number one singles. Catherine Wei has taken advantage of opportunities to play at number 2 and number 3 singles, earning herself a 3-0 record. Last, but certainly not least, Electra Walker has teamed up very nicely with Co-captain Lily Brooks in earning that 5-0 record in doubles. The team has been strong from top to bottom and is looking forward to another good week, and a very big match against the Winsor School on Friday.

Ultimate Frisbee
The Beaver ultimate frisbee team continues to show promise. After a great week of practices, the team had a rematch against Pingree on Friday. The game proved to be another hard fought and tight contest, but Beaver came up just short by a score of 10-7. The Ultimate team is looking for a win today against a tough B.U. Academy team.

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