The girls varsity basketball team completed a successful beginning to the season with a 3-0 record. They faced off in their opening contest against Berwick Academy, last season’s 2nd place finisher. Beaver’s defensive pressure set the tone early limiting Berwick to 4 first half points. The girls then faced Newton Country Day School at home and continued their defensive pressure to capture their second win of the season. In their third game Beaver went on the road to Pingree and after a hard fought game won 66-34. Captains Kaila Duarte ’13, Adi Cordero ’13 and Stephanie Soto-Rivera ’14 have led the team throughout with positive leadership contributions on and off the court. Newcomer Ciara Dillon ’16 has shown tremendous defensive pressure often taking the opponents out of the game. Miah Andrews ’15 has played solid minutes to round out a talented starting five. Off the bench the team has skilled players who have contributed to the early success – Karen Rathjens ’13, Jess Derany ’15, Caroline Hill ’14, Sophia Friedfertig ’16 and Micaela Pierce ’16. Riley Nelson ’14 will be back in action soon. Beaver travels to Concord Academy on Wednesday, December 12th and then hosts Holiday Hoops on December 14th where they take on Class A St. Paul’s at 4:00 p.m.
The boys’ varsity basketball team played in the Scholar Roundball Classic at Babson College this past weekend. On Saturday, the boys faced defending Class AAA Champion Northfield Mount Herman. In a tightly contested game, Beaver lost by a final of 63-60. Junior Jacquil Taylor led the team with 15 points. The team was able to rebound with a victory over Class A power Choate Rosemary Hall on Sunday. The team is off to a 3-1 start.
Girls Ice Hockey
The girls varsity hockey team began its second year at Beaver with a couple of tough losses to rival EIL schools Winsor and Berwick. Tri capt Maya Blair `15 scored the teams first goal with a top corner shot that was assisted by newcomer Claire Mills `15 and tri capt Grace Brecia `13. Goalie duties have been split this season by Avery Kimmell `13 and Remi Shore `16. The team brought back many strong players such as tri capt Makenzie Mills `13, Noel Hoyt `14, Hannah Goldstein `16, and Claire Chan `15. Newcomers Alex Fissler `13 and Olivia Brooks `16 have contributed greatly since joining the team. The team has shown great improvement to start the season and plans on carrying that into their next game as they take on Newton Country Day on Wednesday afternoon at Daly Rink.
On Wednesday, the squash team took on Dexter. Each year, the Dexter matches are highly competitive, and this one was as well. Everyone on the team played very well, and many players got their first wins playing with Beaver squash. Standouts for the day were Nicole Irving for her first match and first win with the team and Nima Olumi for a well fought win in the #1 position.
The fencing team is off to a strong start of the season. Despite losing their first meet to Concord-Carlisle, the team demonstrated excellent fencing and high potential for the season. Team captains Cam Mayer and Emma Lynch led the Foil teams to victories, 5-4. Team captain Brian Rubenstein played a strong offensive game, winning 2 victories for the Men’s Epee team. Cam Cyker led the way in Men’s Saber, finishing 2-1. Middle School’s Sophie Goldstein (Saber) and Tina Odim-O’Neill (Foil) each went 2-1. New fencer Katerin Rodriguez demonstrated strong attacks when she won her first victory for the Women’s Epee team. All of the team members helped to set the tone for sportsmanship and team spirit. The Beaver Fencing Team faces Commonwealth on Wednesday, December 12th and then hosts the International School of Boston on Wednesday, December 19th.