Girls’ Varsity Basketball
The Girls’ Varsity Basketball team finished a highly competitive week, and came away with a 2-0 record. On Wednesday, January 29, they traveled to Pingree and upended the previously unbeaten in the EIL Pingree squad. In that game, a milestone was reached when Stephanie Soto-Rivera ’14 finished the game with a game high 27 points, enough for her to reach 1,000 total career points. Stephanie became only the third female and the 12th player in Beaver basketball history to reach the 1,000 point mark. Congratulations to Steph and the team. On Saturday, February 1, the Lincoln School came to Beaver. In a physical battle Beaver would finish on top 41-36.
Boys’ Varsity Basketball
The Varsity Boys’ Basketball team had a successful week going 3-0 with victories over Lexington Christian Academy, Pingree, and Rivers. The team started the week on a great note with seniors Jeff Spellman and Jacquil Taylor being honored at the local McDonald’s for their nomination to the McDonald’s All American game. The team is now 14-1.
The Girl’s Varsity Team started the week travelling back down to Portsmouth Abbey. The team definitely stepped up their game but came up short in the end. Olivia Brooks ’16 scored her first career goal and Molly Honan tallied her 3rd of the year late in the game. On Saturday the team faced out of league opponent St Joseph’s Prep. The game was just out of reach for the girls but they played well in a tough 6-3 loss. Sydney Brown ’17 scored her first career goal on a quick rebound in front of the net. Molly Honan put away 2 goals in the 3rd period to cut the lead in half and the team was able to hold off St Joseph’s in their own zone for the remainder of the game. The team has 3 big league games this week as they face Newton CD, Pingree, and Dana Hall.
The Beaver wrestling team had a strong and challenging week with a tri-meet against EIL opponents LCA & PA on Wednesday and the Northern New England Invitational on Saturday. Freshman Ben Snyder was a standout for Beaver in the tri-meet, going 3-1 on the day and proving further that he will one day be a powerhouse in EIL wrestling. On Saturday, senior captain Josh Berland captured his first gold medal of the season in an outstanding performance at the Hyde School in Bath, ME. Berland’s record on the day was 4-0, with three pins and a major decision. He is looking solid and peaking at the right time for a very successful post-season. Also continuing his momentum streak was freshman Ben Snyder at 138 pounds, who won a huge match in the consolation quarter finals against a tough and experienced Marianapolis opponent. This week Beaver hosts its final home events of the season, with CA & St. Seb’s coming to town on Wednesday for a 4:00 PM start in the Green Gym and the 2014 EIL Championships on Saturday beginning at 10:00 a.m. in the Athletics Center. Come show your pride for the navy and white!
This week the Men’s Fencing Team went 3-2 as they competed against ISB, CCHS, BB&N, Bishop Feehan. The men’s team defeated ISB on two occasions this week, once 15-12 and secondly 16-11. After a rough start at the multi meet Beaver rallied to defeat the powerful men’s team of BB&N 14-13. Chris Brosnan ’16 fenced an excellent day going undefeated for the day (9-0). He lead the charge against the BB&N team with Chris Brown ’15 (2-1) and Cameron Mayer ’15 (2-1) to dominating victory 7-2!
The Men’s team will be competing this Wednesday against Commonwealth as the final meet before the State Championships on Sunday.
The Women’s Fencing Team competed against ISB, CCHS, BB&N, Bishop Feehan this week. The Women’s team did well despite being down 3 team members. The foil team went 2-1 this Sunday despite being one fencer down. Team Captain, Emma Lynch ’14, went 8-1 and her team mate Alexandra Bernard ’14 went 6-3 proving that they are a force to be watched come State Championships. Shauna Sullivan ’15 had a strong showing this Sunday, going 5-4 for the day.
The Women’s team will be competing this Wednesday against Commonwealth as the final meet before the State Championships on Sunday.