Athletics News, December 20

John O'Neill, Director of Athletics
December 20th, 2018

Fencing Comes Up Just Short Against Beaver

After back-to-back undefeated seasons, Belmont Day’s 12-match winning streak was snapped this week. The Blue & Gold fell 15-12 at home against Beaver, winning four out of nine bouts in all three weapons. The last loss for Belmont Day fencing came nearly three years ago in 2016, and although this week’s result was disappointing, coaches Adam Brewer and Kathy Jo Solomon were encouraged by what they saw on the strip. Both coaches are confident the team will be able to flip the script when they travel to Beaver later in the season once the team gets more experience under their belts. Highlights form the match included newcomer Devon Holman who won two out of three epee bouts (4-5, 5-3, 5-1), and eighth grader Paul Lyons who won two out of three sabre bouts (5-1, 4-5, 5-1). Sixth grader Rosie Schrag also broke through with a hard-fought 5-4 win in epee.

Athletics News

  • The girls’ varsity basketball team toppled Charles River by 20 points behind aggressive defense from Piper Morris and a game-high 14 points from Julia Clayton.
  • Team captains Henry Burnham and Jacob Gregor set the tone on both ends of the floor during boys’ varsity’s 21-point win over Charles River this week.
  • The wrestling team squared off against Beaver in the first interscholastic match for the sport in school history. Harry Reitshamer scored a takedown and a pin in the second period for a win.
  • Milly Noble had a breakout game on both the offensive and defensive side of the ball for girls’ JV basketball. The Blue & Gold fell to Charles River by 8 points.
  • Elijah Allen led the team in rebounds and Theo Wallach controlled the offense during boys’ JV basketball’s seven-point loss to Charles River this week.
  • Kaeleen Chen and Vivian Danahy continue to show improvement on the badminton court and are reliable contributors for their respective squads.
  • Seventh grade classmates Maya Gregor and Elena Ferrari have been quick studies on the volleyball court this winter and are looking forward to the first intramural competition after winter break.