Weekly Athletics Write-Up 5/5/14

Varsity Baseball – 

Beaver Varsity Baseball lost 2 of it’s  toughest games this week to Newman Prep and Pingree. Beaver fought back hard in the top of the 5th, scoring 5 runs off the starting pitcher after coming up empty the first 4 innings. Newman prep kept the pressure on and closed the game out with 2 in the bottom of the inning, leaving the final score at 16-5. Beaver was no hit by 3 hard throwing Pingree pitchers, leaving the final score at 10-0 in favor of Pingree.

Beaver baseball plays Berwick on Monday, and Lexington CA on Thursday, both away. The B&M game this upcoming Saturday has been postponed.

Varsity Softball – 

The Beaver Varsity Softball team suffered a rough loss this week against Windsor at Hellenic college. Freshmen Oona Sullivan and Brittany Parry had one hit a piece as well as senior captain Emma Lynch.  Parry also had 4 put outs. The team looks forward to finishing out the next couple weeks with a packed game schedule. With three home games this week, the team hopes to settle into a rhythm continue to improve. They host LCA on Monday, May 5 at 4:00 p.m., Bancroft on Wednesday at 4:30 p.m., and Berwick on Friday at 4:30 p.m.

 Varsity Boys’ Lacrosse – 

The Boys Varsity Lacrosse team played a great game on Monday against LCA, at LCA and won 12 -2 for the team’s first win of the season.  Seven different players contributed in the scoring, and the defense played very well with Dan McDonald (2015) having his best game in goal. Captain Nat Brown (2015) led the scoring with 4 goals and 2 assists.  Noah Zakarian (2017) had 3 goals and 1 assist, Grady Newberg (2015) had 2 goals and 1 assist, captain John Kalnins (2014) had 1 goal and 2 assists, and Jabari Johnson (2017) and Aram Soultanian (2017) each scored their first goals of the season.  Tyler DeLuca (2014) also had an assist and won almost every faceoff that he took.

 Girls’ Varsity Lacrosse – 

This week Girls Varsity Lacrosse team traveled to Concord Academy for the fourth game of the season. Senior Captain Caroline Hill led the offense with 5 goals and 3 assists. Sophomore Justine Hatton contributed 4 goals and made key in the midfield to win the draw and on defense. Other goals were scored by senior Captain Riley Nelson, Lina Sullivan, Laurel Sullivan and Sydney Brown. The defensive unit, led by Sarah Thompson, Shantal Risk, Hannah Goldstein, and Jessica Ainooson worked together to stop at least 10 potential goals from being scored by Concord. Overall, Beaver fought hard, answering a goal for each one scored by Concord. Even though the game ended in a 15-17 loss, the coaches were extremely proud of the team for their determination and teamwork. Further, the referees complimented the team for their impressive sportsmanship and remarked that this team has come a long way since they saw them play in the beginning of the season. Next week, the team will play Winsor and Berwick Academy.

 Boys’ Varsity Tennis – 

After a series of rain outs, Beaver tennis took to the courts Friday against Portsmouth Abbey, the very team that spoiled our EIL campaign in 2013. The Abbey’s doubles teams solidified their reputations as the best in the league winning in straight sets at both 1st and 2nd doubles. Evan LaBelle and William French (also known as “Frabelle” when paired) played some excellent tennis pushing their opponents to many deuce games before falling 6-2, 6-1. It was an identical tale at 2nd doubles with veterans Noah Hyatt and Brendan Chamoun. The match fell on the shoulders of our singles players Hunter Flint, Gabe Belkind, and Jesse Roberts, who are all currently undefeated in the EIL in their respective positions. Despite the Abbey’s best efforts, the three maintained their undefeated ways sweeping the singles positions in straight sets.

Next week we encounter an old rival in Landmark on Monday, Concord Academy away on Wednesday, and potentially Berwick rescheduled on Friday (to be determined).

 Girls’ Varsity Tennis – 

Last week, the Girls Varsity Tennis team went up against Winsor, the league’s only other undefeated team. Wins were earned by each of the singles players, Gabby Marks (6-0- 6-1), Hayley Zukerberg (6-3, 6-1) and Catherine Wei (6-0, 6-1). Senior co-captains Mandy Gordon and Kate Lambroza had one of their closest matches at number 2 doubles. Both sets were close, but after winning the first set 7-5 they found themselves down 2-5 in the second set. Instead of giving away the second set, they fought back and won it with a decisive 7-1 victory in the tiebreaker. With that spectacular win, Kate and Mandy kept their own undefeated streak alive, and helped raise the team’s record to 4-0 in the EIL. With six more matches in the next two weeks, the team still has plenty of work ahead of them, but they are focused on keeping the streak alive and working hard to earn their firstEIL title since 1996.

Ultimate Frisbee – 

Beaver’s Ultimate Frisbee team had a quiet week. Because of rain their rematch against CSW was cancelled. So The Beaver Ultimate team used all of last week to fine tune their skills, and prepare for their game against Boston University Academy on Monday. BUA is a tough team, but with the extra practice Beaver seems like they are ready for them.


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