Spring Athletics: Mid-Season Highlights
By Eliza Statile
The Girls Varsity Lacrosse team has been on the road for four out of their five games so far this season. The Falcons secured their first at-home victory against Miss Hall’s School in a dominating performance, winning 13-1. On Wednesday, April 27, the team competed against rival Rumsey Hall School and won 10-8 in their most competitive battle yet. The team will look to continue their win streak (5-0) and win at home against the Berkshire School JV team on Friday, April 28.
The Junior Varsity Girls Lacrosse Team has competed in three games to date and started their season with two neck-and-neck ties against Litchfield Hills and Rumsey Hall School.
In addition to the Girls Varsity Lacrosse Team, the Boys Varsity Lacrosse Team has had a busy start to the season on the road. Recently, the Falcons had a strong performance against Kent School, losing only one goal (6-5) in a competitive match. Wes Augustin scored three goals, Aaron Wilkinson scored one goal, and Sam Foehrenbach scored one goal against the Lions. The Falcons look to rematch Taft on Saturday, April 30 and seek revenge after a one goal loss earlier in the season.
In their inaugural season, the Ultimate Frisbee team has shown incredible talent and growth behind the leadership and passion of Coach Hatch and Coach Johnson. On Saturday, April 23, they traveled to Hotchkiss to compete against Amherst High School, Hotchkiss, and the Frederick Gunn School in their first ever tournament and competitive game. The team had an impressive performance and look forward to their next game against Hotchkiss in a little over a week.
On the courts our Varsity, Junior Varsity, and Developmental Tennis teams have been able to fine tune their skills and get some conditioning in through games and other creative ways when the weather does not cooperate. The varsity tennis team has shown its depth of skill, winning many matches handedly across the ladder. With one loss in their record early on in the season against Taft, the Falcons have since had a four run winning streak, using their loss as motivation to improve.
The Varsity Softball team competed against the Sherman School and fought back after a slow start in the first inning. With many hits and some aggressive base running the Falcons were able to put a few runs on the board. Greta Dunavant stole home in the fifth inning and another run was scored on a walk home. The Falcons showed strong play in the field, only allowing two runs in the final four innings and Yaps Yapi did a nice job throwing strong pitches from the mound. The final score of the game was 7-2 to Sherman. The Falcons were able to identify some of their strengths and weaknesses which they will look to address as the season progresses.