IMS Athletics: Early Spring Falcon Report
Tight match-ups and big plays—that's the takeway from our most recent athletic competitions. Read all about it in this week's Falcon Report.
-by Adam Marcia
Varsity tennis played away at Kent 3rds yesterday afternoon. The squad as a whole performed well against these tough opponents. Thatcher and Max were on the same page in their doubles match, where they got into a tie breaker and came out with the win. Clarisse and Rose were also in a riveting doubles match, which ended in an 8-5 win. Wynn played an especially challenging opponent in a close match and came out the victor. The Tennis team as a whole made a solid run yesterday, beating Kent School 7-2. Varsity Tennis looks to get a streak rolling @ Salisbury School tomorrow afternoon.
JV Tennis played away at Washington Montessori School in a string of heated back-and-forth matches. Huxley put up a good fight against their #1. Alexis played their #3 and dominated by winning all 5 games. The Falcons were equally matched this time around, ending in a hard fought tie. Come support the team tomorrow at home when they play Rumsey Hall.
Softball played Rumsey Hall at home yesterday afternoon in a competitive game. Harper started on the mound and managed to throw some strikes against this talented Rumsey team. Harper Leigh was behind the plate making crucial stops. She, along with Louella, Neva, Ingrid, and Sophia all made strong contact and got a number of key hits throughout the game. Sophia also made an impressive catch from second base. The Falcons couldn’t quite get the win, but they battled hard and look forward to their next game tomorrow @ Mt. Everett.
Varsity Girls Lacrosse played Rumsey Hall at home yesterday afternoon. It was an even matchup and the scoreboard never favored one team for too long before the other scored again. Emma made an impressive showing with four goals, and Helen contributed with another. Shout out to Josie for making the stop on defense, weaving through opponents with shoveling and fancy footwork, and scoring her first goal of the season. It was truly an exciting game to watch. The Falcons locked in the 7-6 victory at home. Varsity Girls Lacrosse plays Berkshire’s JV team tomorrow – wish them luck!
Varsity Boys Lacrosse traveled to play Fairfield Country Day School on neutral ground yesterday. The Falcons must’ve brought their speed and confidence this game because they won every single face-off. Both Leo’s had a goal, along with Wes and Charlie each scoring a two-piece. Wally also made a showing by only letting one goal into net. IMS secured the 6-1 victory and are looking to carry that momentum over to Trinity-Pawling tomorrow afternoon.
Ultimate Frisbee played Hotchkiss yesterday in a competitive match up. The Falcons made a number of productive runs downfield, really showing off their talent. Teddy managed to tire out his defender, cut into open space, and slide into the catch for one of the snazziest goals in IMS Frisbee history. Shout out to Niall for making his defender run around in circles all game and scoring his first goal. Peter made some crafty throws as well this game. The team as a whole scored the most points they have all season. It was a fun match to watch, and Ultimate anticipates hosting Columbia Middle School on Saturday.