Weekly Athletics Write-Up

Girls’ Varsity Tennis

The Girls’ Varsity Tennis team suffered a tough loss against Winsor on Monday, May 6 (2-3). In the singles, Gabby Marks started the team off with a straight set win, and Electra Walker followed her with a comeback win through three sets (3-6, 6-4, 6-3). Hayley Zukerberg took her undefeated record against Winsor’s own freshman phenom, and in an all out war which lasted 2.5 hours, she fell just short in the third set. Both doubles teams got out to quick starts, earning 5-2 leads, but under tough conditions fell in straight sets two Winsors two all senior doubles teams. It was a tough loss, but Winsor played a great match.

On Friday, the team celebrated senior day with their last home match of the season, against Berwick Academy. With only one senior graduating this year (Joanna Pride), the team showed tremendous appreciation for her contributions to the tennis program and dedicated the win to her. It was a great day overall, and a decisive win to help build confidence going into the final week of the season.

Boys’ Varsity Tennis
In Beaver’s strongest performance of the season, our tennis squad notched a 5-0 victory over Landmark on Monday. No single player dropped more than 4 games in his match. This was particularly heartening as it seemed a harbinger for Wednesday’s face-off against EIL #1 Concord Academy. Alas, Mother Nature had other intentions and dropped buckets throughout game-time. Beaver closes out the season next week with two Home matches. Come show your support!

Tuesday vs. Concord Academy (EIL #1) and Wednesday vs. Pingree.

Boys’ Varsity Lacrosse
The Boys’ Varsity Lacrosse had a busy week with 2 away games and 1 home game. The team did well going 2-1 for the week. First up, a trip to league rivals Bancroft; Beaver got off to a slow start offensively, which allowed Senior goaltender Lucas Judson to showcase his ball stopping skills; holding Bancroft to 4 goals. By halftime, Beaver’s offense picked up the pace by gaining a 6-2 advantage. The 2nd half was all Beaver, outscoring Bancroft 8-2. Game ball went to Senior Dom Smith for his 3 goals and 3 assists.

On Wednesday, Beaver welcomed Worcester Academy for a rematch of the 13-6 loss from a week ago.  Worcester jumped out to a 5-2 lead in the 1st quarter and pushed it to 10-5 by half. Although Worcester was dominating on the scoreboard, Beaver was controlling the pace of the game, winning most of the battles. At halftime, Beaver  regrouped and vowed to slow it down and take it one goal at a time.  It worked! Beaver outscored Worcester Academy 7-6 in the second half. Despite their best efforts, the boys were not able to overcome the first half gap and the final score ended up in Worcester’s favor. The game ball went to Reilly McDonnell for his excellent effort on defense.

On Friday, the boys set out for a road tilt against Waring.  Eric Morton got the start in goal and kept Waring at bay, allowing the Beaver team to stay in the game despite a slow and sleepy start. At halftime score was 6-6. Both teams traded goals in the third, although Beaver was finally able to take the lead in the game 10-9. The fourth quarter started with a fury from Beaver led by Dom Smith, scoring 9 goals and 1 assist. This allowed Beaver to pull away 15-11 for the final. The game ball went to John Kalnins for his 6 assists and 2 goals. This week the boys will take on Landmark at Home and Berwick away.

Girls’ Varsity Lacrosse
The Girls’ Varsity Lacrosse team traveled to Berwick, ME on Wednesday to face the Bulldogs. While Beaver put up a tough fight, Berwick came up with a 16-5  win. Junior Captain Caroline Hill scored 4 goals and contributed 1 assist. Sophomore Adut Auyel scored 1 goal. Jessica Ainoosan lead the defensive unit by causing the opponents to turn over the ball 4 times. Amani Hayes-Messinger made her debut in goal, saving 6 shots. The girls will finish the season next week with two games at Newton CDS and Lexington Christian Academy.

Varsity Baseball
The Varsity Baseball team started the week out with a tough one against Berwick.  Leading 6-2 in the 4th, Berwick’s bats lit up for several home runs. Beaver’s bats were alive as well, but just couldn’t quite keep the pace of Berwick, ending the game with a 22 – 10 runfest.  The game was rained out on Thursday vs LCA (makeup TBD). In Saturday’s game vs Brimmer and May, the bats stayed hot, winning 10-0 in a run rule shortened game. Michael Lane hit his first home-run of the season. Devon Friedfertig threw a complete game, no hitter for the win.

Varsity Softball

The Softball team played at Lexington Christian Academy on Monday and came away with a 5-16 loss. Wednesday’s game at Bancroft was postponed due to rain. That game has been rescheduled for 5/16.  Other games this week include a home contest on Monday and the EIL tournament on Saturday at Pingree.

Ultimate Frisbee

The Beaver Ultimate Varsity team is trying to end their season on a strong positive note. Again the team played well against Concord, but came up just short at the end. They have prepared hard for their game against Gann on Monday and are hoping to send the seniors off with a win against their tough rival.

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