Lax facts! Boys lax drilled North Atlanta 12-0 before break. Breck DeHart (three goals and an assist) and Andrew Earle (three goals) paced the scoring. Defenders E.J. Thurmond and Jack Barton and keepers Cameron Johns and Christian Kauten all excelled. They lost to McIntosh 14-6 yesterday; Owen Penn scored three goals and Thurmond and Ryan Brenninkmeijer also played well. Girls lax gets back into action Saturday at McIntosh in a 4 p.m. contest.
Penalty kicks! Girls soccer (2-3) fell 2-1 to River Ridge. Julia Bird scored on a pass by Grant Wilmer; Taylor Anderson and Shannon O’Hanlon also played well…JV beat River Ridge 4-1. Nichole Murdock had a goal and an assist; Kat Glover and Nicole Cohen also scored. They dropped a 2-0 decision to Wesleyan Tuesday.
Goal! Boys soccer (1-0 in the region) drilled Morris Innovative 5-0 yesterday in Dalton. Goalscorers included Stuart Porcher (2), Clay Pfohl, Dylan Thomas and Jake Decker. Walker Thomas also excelled in the field…JV upended Wesleyan 3-1 behind goals from Steve Couvaras, Robert Rousseau and Jesus Vasquez.
Fastballs! Baseball (7-1) beat Walker before break, went 4-0 in Florida and edged Wesleyan Monday. Against Walker, Will Small got the win, Daniel Topping the save, and Garrett Sizemore and Jake Maziar hit well. In Florida, Small, Topping, Ed Voyles, Charles Link and Alec Bicknese were pitching stars, Skye Bolt and Maziar led at the plate and Maziar, Tal Kelsey and Bolt paced the “D”. Against Wesleyan, Howard Joe hit a grand slam, Sam Jokerst and Maziar homered and Small and Bicknese got it done on the mound…JV upended Walker 12-2 before break. Trevor Palatine pitched a complete game; Billy Lenhart was 3-for-3, Luke Wright 3-for-4 and Joe Chapman and Jack Ballou also hit well. They fell to Wesleyan Monday; Palatine and Chapman led the pitching; Chapman and Wright the hitting...MS lost to Wesleyan despite great pitching from Ian Johnson and Richard Surdykowski.
Fore! Girls golf (2-0) whipped Walker before break; Mei Landskroener shot a 38 followed by Freedom Wright, Hannah Kissack and Kira Donaldson, all with 40s. They were cancelled in mid-round Tuesday vs. Lovett due to lightning.
More fore! Boys golf topped Pace by 13 strokes Monday. Creighton Aldridge (41) led the way with strong support from J.B. Meathe, Sam Asbury and Brian Aylward. They took second among three teams Tuesday against Whitefield and Wesleyan. Asbury (37) led the charge; John Michael Klopfenstein, Meathe and Aldridge contributed…Boys JV lost a close one to Woodward; Jack McGrew and Klopfenstein shot 42 and 43 respectively. McGrew and Jack Hackett led yesterday in a 6-stroke loss to Riverwood.
Wing feet! The track team opened Wednesday against Riverwood, Lovett and Woodward and with great success. Alexandra Juneau set a new school pole vault record (10’ 3”), while Warner Ray ran a personal best 2:07 in the 800. Rod Davis and Lee Davis excelled in the 200-meter. Juneau and Ray will compete Saturday in the Georgia Coaches Invitational at Georgia Tech – Ray will run the 1,600.
Ad in! Girls tennis lost to Pace before break and to Pinecrest yesterday. Natalie Kessler battled tough at #2 singles against the Knights. Versus Pinecrest, the #2 doubles duo of Lena Ashley and Christin Grulke were victorious…JV girls picked up a doubles win from Savannah Smith and Lara Fernandez-Hudson against PCA.
Aces! Boys tennis lost to Pace but rebounded for a win over Pinecrest Wednesday. Connor Thompson won vs. Pace; Thompson, Chris Warley, Charlie Robertson and the doubles duos of Daniel Weiss-Graham Thomas and Clint Dolan-Oliver Woodward came up big vs. Pinecrest…JV got doubles wins from Stephen Borrelli-Brendan Rosenberg and Spencer Cross-James Kendrick yesterday vs. PCA.
Regional Riders! The equestrian teams placed second, reserve champion, at the Regionals held March 4th in Gainesville. Upper School riders included Natalie Sterrett, Annie Kuniansky, Katherine Parsons and Kendall Krebs, while the MS athletes were Maggie Lewis, Morgan Rose, Emma Reynolds and Marina Craig. Both teams move on to the Zone finals, slated March 24-25 in Charleston, SC. where teams from seven states will compete in hopes of advancing to Nationals.
Until next time,
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From the desk of Sports Information Director Dunn Neugebauer