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Athletics News, February 8

John O’Neill, Director of Athletics
February 8, 2019

Fencing Sits at 5-1 with Two to Go

The fencing program’s record for wins in a season is six. This year’s team currently sits at 5-1 with two matches on the schedule next week. The first of those matches is against Beaver Country Day, a team Belmont Day has already seen twice, losing the first (15-12) and winning the second (14-13). To have a chance at the record, the team will need standout performances from their most talented fencers, including Henry Buckley-Jones, Ashley Luo, and Paul Lyons. Over the course of the season, these three athletes have been instrumental to the team’s success, both on and off the strip and have set a great example for their less experienced teammates.

Athletics News

  • The wrestling team took eight out of 10 matches against Lexington Christian Academy this week. Highlights included Cameron Colbert’s win by pinfall with a cross -face cradle and Evan Seymour’s dominating performance.
  • After taking a one-point lead into the half against Shady Hill, the girls’ varsity basketball team finished with an 18-point win. Camille DeStefano and Julia Clayton combined for half the team’s points.
  • Owen Finnerty logged serious minutes on the wing and netted a pair of important three’s during boys’ varsity’s 43-42 loss at Shady Hill this week. Owen Khanna had a solid defensive game.
  • Kendree Chen has evolved into a confident and consistent player for the badminton team this winter, thanks in part to her ability to force her opponent deep and then use a drop shot for the point.
  • Elena Dainora-Cohen, Mina Cho, and Jazmin Cruz have all improved significantly over the course of the season and are prepared to continue their volleyball careers in high school.
  • The girls’ JV basketball team hung tough against a talented Carroll squad, eventually losing 24-18. Milly Noble and Kiki Friedbauer played great on both ends of the floor.
  • Toby Gauld knocked down a big three during boys’ JV basketball’s 34-17 loss at Carroll this week. Alexander Colangelo led all scorers. Henry Monroe was solid on the defensive end.

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