Weekly Athletics Write-Up

Girls’ Varsity Tennis

The Girls’ Varsity Tennis team finished the regular season with two strong wins against Newton (3-2) and Pingree (5-0). The girls finished third in the league with a 6-2 record. Two standouts from the season, are Gabby Marks, who finished undefeated for the second season in a row; and Hayley Zukerberg, who finished 6-1 in league play. The team also competed in the NEPSAC Class C Championships this past weekend. The girls played a lot of tennis on Saturday. After more than six hours, with almost everyone playing four matches each, The team was able to avenge a regular season loss to Concord (6-3), but fell one tie-breaker short of a victory against Bancroft (4-5).

 Boys’ Varsity Tennis

Beaver Country Day Tennis shocked the EIL on Tuesday with a stunning upset over #1 seeded Concord Academy.  Hunter Flint (#2 singles), Gabe Belkind (#3 singles) and Marc Davis/Henry Floyd (#2 doubles) secured straight set victories to hoist the Beaver boys 3-2 over Concord. This win brought Beaver’s EIL record to 8-4, officially qualifying the squad for the NEPSAC Championships at Choate on Saturday.

On Saturday, Beaver faced off against Wooster School in the finals. Beaver won the doubles point quickly with wins at #1 and #2 doubles.  In singles, Hunter Flint capped an undefeated singles season at #2 with a 6-0, 6-1 victory. Gabe Belkind was the second to finish at #3 singles with a 6-2, 6-3 win. Senior Kyle Fox, in his first year as a Varsity player, played with meticulous calm despite the weight of the moment dispatching his opponent 6-1, 6-2 clinching the NEPSAC Class C title. Jon Marsh and Marc Davis went on to 3-set victories at #1 and #5 singles, as Spencer Carmen fell to a tough opponent at #4 singles.

Final Score: 6-1 Beaver over Wooster.

Boys’ Varsity Lacrosse

Boys Varsity Lacrosse finished up their season this week with league games versus Landmark and Berwick.  On Wednesday, Beaver hosted the Landmark Vikings. Beaver honored their seniors Dom Smith, Danny Getz, Reilly McDonnell and Lucas Judson. The team was ready to go from the first whistle; Scoring 7 unanswered goals in the 1st quarter. The 2nd quarter was all Beaver as well, outscoring Landmark 8-1. The boys closed out the game with all players contributing to the 18-2 win. Top Scorers were: Michael Gray 4 goals  1 assists, John Kalnins 3 goals 2 assists, Nat Brown 3 goals 2 assists, and Reilly McDonnell 2 goals 3 assists.

On Saturday, Beaver travelled to Berwick for the final game of the season. Beaver was on fire early, taking the lead, but a lack of subs challenged the boys to keep pace with Berwick. At the Half it was 8-4 in favor of the home team. The 2nd half marred with penalties and fatigue, the team was unable to pull out the win. Top scorers were: Dom Smith 3 goals 1 assist, Jon Kalnins 2 goals 2 assists, Danny Getz 2 assists, Lucas Judson 19 saves.

Beaver finished the season 6-6 overall, and 4-3 in the league.

Girls’ Varsity Lacrosse

Beaver had a busy week, playing at Newton Country Day School, Lexington Christian Academy and finishing the week with the League Tournament. While the team lost to NCDS and LCA, there are many highlights to celebrate. At NCDS, Senior Captain Tess Anderson scored four goals and 4 assists. Junior Captain Caroline Hill scored 5 goals and 1 assist. The defensive unit played well with Sarah Thompson and Mackenzie Mills leading the way. At LCA, Tess and Caroline each scored 3 goals and added one assist. Adut Ayuel also scored in the effort. Claire Mills won the most ground balls as an impact defensive player. Before the EIL tournament, the girls received exciting news that Tess and Caroline were voted by opposing team coaches to play in the NEPSAC All-Star game. On Saturday, Beaver lost two tough games at the EIL Tournament. NCDS played strong defense, preventing the Beaver attack from scoring. In the final game, the Beaver attack team came out strong against Winsor, scoring 10 goals.

Varsity Baseball

On Saturday the baseball team captured the EIL Pool B championship with a 7-4 victory over Lexington Christian Academy in the semi-final game and a 14-1 win vs. Concord Academy in the championship game. Steven Guerrero pitched a complete game in the semi’s and Jherson Colon pitched a complete game in the final. Joe Cohen had his first hit and stolen base of the season. It was a great overall performance as the bats were hot and the defense stellar. The team finished the season with a five game win streak with wins last week vs. Brimmer and May, LCA, Bancroft,  LCA again and Concord Academy. Senior Devon Friedfertig finished up his senior season with a combined 2 hits through 12 innings pitched. The team finished with a 9-4 overall record.

Varsity Softball

This past week the girls varsity softball team finished the season with two league games followed by the EIL Tournament. Monday was a tough loss versus a talented Newton Country Day team. On Thursday, the girls lost to Bancroft 4-17.  Zoe Sarason had 7 strikeouts and batted .666 on the day, while  Arielle Silbersweig had three great catches in center field.  On Saturday, the team met up with Bancroft again in the first round of the EIL tourney losing 2-14. Sarason had three strikeouts, and Emily Robbins made three outs from shortstop and scored one run.  In the final game, the team fell to Lexington Christian by a score of  0-7. Sarason had another 4 strikeouts and Sophia Friedfertig made 10 of 30 outs.

Ultimate Frisbee

The Beaver Varsity Ultimate team finished the season with two games last week. On Monday the team took on Gann Academy and lost by a score of 15-4. On Wednesday, the team traveled to Chapel Hill Chauncy Hall to take on an athletic team in the season’s last contest. While the Beaver team played well and as a cohesive unit, the Chargers’ deep men were too much for the Beaver team to handle, and the game ended with another 15-4 loss.


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