Athletics News, May 13, 2022

John O'Neill, Director of Athletics
May 13th, 2022

Athletics Update: Lacrosse Teams Take Two From Park

Belmont Day’s lacrosse teams took home a pair of big wins on Thursday afternoon. The girls’ team traveled to Park and jumped out to a quick 4-0 lead, but the home team answered with two goals of their own and it was clear that it would be a battle. When the dust settled, Belmont Day emerged with a 13-9 win, holding the lead for the entire game. The closest Park came was 8-7 early in the second frame before Belmont Day’s goal scorers sealed the win. Niamh O'Brien finished with a game high 5 tallies and was joined in the scoring by Emma Kass (3), Quincy Treisman (3), and Colby Morris (2). Coach Nyland also noted the strong play of Ilana Brauner who made great off-ball cuts and of midfielders Bella Lightbody, Eliza Kuechle, and Annika Vittal who helped control the pace of the game.

The boys’ team also jumped out to a fast start, leading 5-0 at the end of the first quarter. Andrew Green got the scoring started with a beautiful dodge before burying a goal with his off-hand and Belmont Day never looked back, finishing with a dominant 9-0 win. Other highlights included Bernie Mattox’s dime to Peter Kurtz, Petros Samuel’s first goal of the season, Ellis Anderson’s snipe with the pole, and William Li’s effective offensive presence. The lacrosse teams will host Austin Prep next Wednesday before traveling to Meadowbrook for Friday Night Scoops next Friday.

  • Varsity ultimate soared to a 13-2 win over Beaver this week. Aleta Sandoski was all over the field defensively. Quinn McCaffrey was dominant downfield, and Eike Kiecza and Owen Huang have solidified their handler chemistry.
  • Track & field traveled to Park this week. McKenna Daley won the 400m. Matthieu Small finished 2nd in the shot put. Yaseen Saeed got a PR in the 400m.
  • The varsity tennis team split a pair of matches this week. Lucy Yin played her best match of the season from the #1 singles position against Meadowbrook, while Bodhi Demers had a convincing 6-0 win against his Fenn opponent.
Boys' Lacrosse Team Meeting on Sidelines at Belmont Day School