Beaver Baseball lost two games this week, having the chances to score several runs to potentially change the outcome of the games, but not having the balls bounce in their favor. The first game of the week was vs The Rivers School. It was an all around strong effort with the final score being 8-2. The score does not reflect how well the guys played at times. Highlights included a long shot off Henry Hirshland’s bat for a double, followed by an RBI infield single beat out by Michael Lane.
The second game of the week Beaver faced Portsmouth Abbey. The team got their bats on the ball, striking out only 3 times throughout the game, but couldn’t find the holes. Michael Lane had a line drive double scoring Liam Moreno in the 6th, but it wasn’t enough to catch PA, with the final score being 7-2. Ben Fox performed well on the mound, walking only 2 throughout his 5 innings and striking out 3. Peter Rabinovitz had his debut on the mound to close the game out, going 1,2,3. Beaver plays this upcoming week Tuesday vs Newman Prep @ Cassidy Field in Chestnut Hill, and Thursday @ Pingree.
This week the Girls softball team showed their potential in a tough loss to Wheeler ending 2-7. Both Kelly Webster ’16 and Sophia Friedfertig ’16 scored. Friedfertig had 8 put outs. Seniors Arielle Silbersweig and Emma Lynch controlled the outfield with two outs a piece. The team is looking forward to taking on EIL opponents Concord Academy on Wednesday at Beaver 4:00 p.m., and traveling to the Windsor School on Friday.
Boys Varsity Lacrosse
The Boys’ Varsity Lacrosse Team had a very close game this week against Landmark where they lost 8-7. Captain Nat Brown ’15 had a great game at attack with two goals and two assists. Clay Starr ’15 playing midfield had an assist as well as two goals. The rest of the goals and assists were spread out amongst many of the upperclassmen. Jimmy Bell ’15 had a goal and an assist, Grady Newberg ’15 had a goal, and Mark Little ’14 also scored a goal.
In the game at Pingree, the team went up quickly scoring the first two goals but then was not able to play as strong for the rest of the game. There were stretches when the offense and the defense were clicking, but Pingree ended up being too tough of an opponent and won 22-10. The standouts of the day were captains Nat Brown ’15 with 3 goals and 3 assists and John Kalnins ’14 with 4 goals and 1 assist. The rest of the scoring came from Clay Starr ’15 with 1 goal and 2 assists, Michael Gray ’14 with 1 goal and 2 assists, Jimmy Bell ’15 with 1 goal and 1 assist, and Mark Little ’14 with 1 goal. The team looks to bounce back with two games this week at LCA and home vs. Worcester Academy.
Girls Varsity Lacrosse
The Girls Varsity Lacrosse team faced Pingree for their third game of the season. Sophomore Laurel Sullivan led the offense with 2 goals. Junior Lina Sullivan and Sophomore Justine Hatton also contributed a goal each. The game ended in a 4-14 loss.
Boys Varsity Tennis
It was another successful week for the Beaver Tennis squad. Tuesday’s match versus Pingree brought out our singles’ players best tennis as Freshman Jesse Roberts and Junior Gabe Belkind cruised to 6-4, 6-3 victories, while Hunter Flint maintained an undefeated season at #1 singles with an 8-2 pro-set victory. Marc Davis and Joey Steinberg proved to be too strong of a team for Pingree’s #1 Doubles squad, winning 6-3, 6-2 in two quick sets. Noah Hyatt and Zach Rosenberg battled into a third set against Pingree’s #2 Doubles team before falling 4-6, 7-5, 0-6.
On Friday, traveled to Bancroft for the second time this season. Marc Davis won 4-6, 6-1 (10-7), while Jesse won 6-3, 4-6, (10-7). In his premiere at #1 singles, Gabe Belkind displayed pure aggression from the baseline serving up 4 aces and hitting over 15 winners in his quick defeat of Akhil Indoliya, 6-0, 6-3. To round out the 5-0 sweep, Evan Labelle and William French teamed up in a 6-2, 6-1 rout at #1 Doubles, while team veterans Noah Hyatt and Brendan Chamoun capped a 6-3, 6-1 victory at #2 Doubles.
Next week is shaping up to be a make or break week for our hopes at EIL gold. We play two of last year’s dominant teams, Berwick and Portsmouth Abbey, on Wednesday and Friday, respectively.
Girls Varsity Tennis
Due to the continued inclement weather, the Girls Varsity Tennis team only had one match this week. They took on league foe, Dana Hall on Friday and emerged with another strong win (4-1). The team was lead by their three singles players – Gabby Marks, Hayley Zukerberg and Catherine Wei, who all won in straight sets. The number one doubles team of Electra Walker and Rachel Feldman put forth a valiant effort and competed well, but fell short in a 4-6, 5-7 loss. Senior captains Mandy Gordon and Kate Lambroza got off to a slow start, losing the first set 3-6, but roared back to win the second set 6-1. They finished the match by fighting off three match points and winning 12-10 in the third set tie-breaker.
The team heads into this week with a 3-0 record in the league and has their sites set on Portsmouth Abbey and Winsor. Winsor and Beaver are the only remaining undefeated teams, so this could prove to be the biggest match of the season as they seek to win their first EIL title since 1978.
The Beaver Ultimate Frisbee team split their games this week with one win and one loss. In both games Beaver looked very sharp, but turn over ratio was the difference between a 15 – 4 win at CSW and a 10-5 loss at Pingree. Again in both games Beaver looked very good, but they need to eliminate silly unforced turn overs so that the final score can accurately reflect their play.