Varsity Tennis recently picked up their first win of the season against Kent. With an almost completely new top of the ladder, the team has been in search of a few players who will establish themselves as leaders and tone setters. Ryan Tse and Fred Coulibaly have consistently contributed from day one and moving forward, will be relied on to keep the team focused and moving in the right direction.
Softball continued to do well, beating Rumsey 8-2 in their most recent game. Maddy Lodowski is always an intimidating presence on the mound but the bats came alive as well. Taking advantage of some hittable pitches, the girls were able to get a few runs in the first inning and never looked back.
JV Boys Lacrosse lost a close game to Rumsey. With no goalie coming into this year, the coaches and team have had to rely on goalie-by-committee. As the season progresses and they get more games under their belt, the team will continue develop its identity and grow as one.
Varsity Boys Lacrosse has continued to play hard and remain competitive, despite facing some really tough teams. Last week, the boys played Salisbury school twice. In the first game, Salisbury took advantage of its size and speed, putting in 8 goals and handing the Falcons their first lost of the year. The next game started similarly but IMS was able to calm down and battle back. In the second overtime, David Santamaria found Andrew Rainville who netted the winning goal!
Varsity Baseball was on the wrong end of a couple lopsided games against Rumsey. Despite the score differential, the boys feel confident that progress is being made and they are ready to step up and face their next opponent. This year’s team is a hybrid of Varsity and JV players and the coaches’ main challenge is finding out where each player can fit and contribute to the team’s goals.
Varsity Girls Lacrosse has fallen victim to untimely rain storms that have led to multiple games being cancelled or rescheduled. They were able to get a game in against Rumsey. The game ended with a Rumsey victory but IMS came away from the game knowing that next game will be a different story. With many shots missing the net by inches and some key turnovers at bad times, the girls are confident they have the skill to flip the script!
Golf has a couple of early matches under its belt. In a four-team match, many golfers made their IMS match play debut, holding their own against various local high schools. With a very large roster, there is a lot of competition to get into the top six spots and earn a place on the starting line-up on match days. With a good mix of returners and new players, the coaches are excited about the potential for this years team.
JV Tennis opened its season against Renbrook, in a hotly contested match. For many members of the team, this was their first match experience and they had to fight through some of the early jitters. In the next match against Rumsey, the team again fought hard and battled to the end. Despite coming out of the day with a loss, a few players had really successful games and are ready to continuing to develop their skills.