Weekly Athletics Write-Up

Boys’ Varsity Soccer

The Boys’ Varsity Soccer team had a successful week with three league wins. On Monday, Beaver traveled to Landmark and came away with a convincing 8-1 victory. Alex Schechter ’14 and Sam Nelson ’16 tallied their first goals of the season, and Nat Brown ’15 scored twice. On Wednesday, the boys hosted the Berwick Academy Bulldogs and won 3-0. The team controlled the tempo from the opening whistle as Jesse Roberts ’17 earned the shutout in goal and Silmar Bueno ’14 and Jamie Kennedy ’15 found the back of the net. On Saturday, the team completed a perfect week with a 3-0 victory over Portsmouth Abbey in front of a supportive Harvest Fest crowd. Zack LaCava ’14 had another dominating performance in the midfield, as he scored and assisted. The team now stands at 5-0-0 in league play and 6 and 1 overall. This week the boys will take on Pingree on Wednesday (at Pingree), and then travel to Concord Academy on Friday. The boys will wrap up the week with an out of league match-up against New England powerhouse, South Kent at BB&N on Saturday night at 7:00 pm.

Girls’ Varsity  Soccer

This week, the Girls’ Varsity Soccer team rebounded with two very strong performances against Dana Hall and Portsmouth Abbey. On Friday, the girls dominated perennial power Dana Hall, and emerged with a 3-1 victory. On Saturday, during HarvestFest, Beaver outmatched Portsmouth Abbey, 6-0.  The attack was balanced, as 5 different players scored, the defense was impenetrable, and the midfielders controlled the play. The wins vaulted Beaver to 3rd place in the EIL. Two tough games against Concord and Newton remain on the docket for the upcoming week as Beaver looks to retain its place amongst the top class of the EIL.

Varsity Golf

The Varsity Golf team had one match this week against Bancroft, and the team won 4 – 2.  Co-captain Arjun Bakshi ’14 came away with the win, as well as fellow classmates Tyler DeLuca ’14 and John Kalnins ’14.  Nick Vaream ’15 played his first match of the season, and he was also able to pull out the victory. The team has a very tough week ahead traveling up to Pingree on Tuesday and undefeated Berwick on Thursday.

Varsity Field Hockey

The Varsity Field Hockey team was busy playing three tough opponents this past week. Beaver played ISL team Groton School on Wednesday and came out with a 6-0 loss. It was a hard fought first half and the girls kept it to a 1-0 game going into the second half. On Friday they took on top team Dana Hall at home. The team played an excellent game but lost 5-0.  Finally, for the Harvestfest game the girls took on Portsmouth Abbey at home. The team came out hard, and Christina Madden ’15 scored her first goal of the season to put them up 1-0.  Sammi Sparrow ’15 came in with her fourth goal, putting Beaver up 2-0 in the second half. The Ravens came back scoring 2 quick goals to send the game into over time, where they came out on top 3-2. The Field Hockey team is back in action on Wednesday away at Newton Country Day.

Cross Country

The Beaver Country Day Boys’ and Girls’ Cross Country teams had solid performances on Wednesday, September 25th against Dana Hall & Landmark at the Dana Hall School in Wellesley, MA. George Wright ’14 easily outdistanced the field once again with a time of 17:20. Currently George has the fastest time of the season in the EIL. Beaver had solid performances from Captain Murray Sklonick ’14, Samuel Glenn ’16, Kent Ellertson ’16, Niles Cohen ’16, Freddy Wilson ’17 and Liam Brady ’14. Beaver Boys Improve to 2-0 on the season.

On the Girls side Libby Pohl ’17 led the way placing second at Dana Hall running her fastest time ever 20:44. In the second week of the season Libby has the third fastest time in the EIL only behind Mae Westover of Newton Country and Caroline Jarhing of Dana Hall . Senior Captain, Alexandra Bernard, placed 3rd followed by Catherine Wei ’15 & Sophie Mattoon ’16. Jackie Morris ’16 and Elizabeth Racicot ’15 hope to return soon along with Alexia Duarte ’16.

Both teams will be back in action on Wednesday, October 4th as they host Berwick and Newton Country Day at Larz Anderson Park. The Girls will have a Tri-Meet with Berwick and Newton Country Day, and the Beaver Boys team will have a dual meet against Berwick.

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