Athletics News, October 31

John O’Neill, Director of Athletics
October 31, 2019

Field Hockey Blanks NCDS for Second Straight Win

With their second shutout in as many weeks, the Belmont Day field hockey team improved to 2-4 on the season. Following up their 4-0 win at Charles River last week, the team blanked Newton Country Day 5-0 on Wednesday in the team’s final home game of the fall. First year players Bridget Peters and Finnoula Wheeler demonstrated confidence on the field, while team veterans Charlotte McIntosh (strong defensive play) and Ellora Roy (aggressive midfield presence) helped control the pace of play. Collectively, it was the team’s best effort of the season, especially in terms of their spacing and field awareness. Goals were scored by Lynn Lewis, Elizabeth Amaratunga, Michelle Mejia-Levy, Erika Tinmouth, and Maya Gregor. The team will look to finish their season on a high note next week on the road against Lexington Christian Academy.

Athletics News

  • The cross country team improved to 6-0 with a commanding 16-42 win at home over Acera. Sixth graders Lucy Targum (19:53), Alice Guo (23:23), and Alexander Dainora Cohen (23:42) all recorded PR’s.

  • Tomas Wright-Katz and Noah Kokinos played solid defense during JV football’s hard-fought loss to Fessenden this week. Lav Grmusa shined at quarterback for the Blue & Gold.

  • Juliana Li and Ana McEleney controlled play during the girls’ JV soccer team’s two games this week. Ella Blecher chipped in with some offensive pressure. Audrey Wu was great on defense.

  • Theo Wallach’s three-touchdown performance wasn’t enough to lift varsity football over Park (52-40). Xander Lightbody had a pair of TDs and Davin Roy was solid under center.

  • The girls’ varsity soccer team welcomed Sarah McPeek back to the line up this week during their 6-1 win over SSDS. Rosie Schrag and Anni Taylor shined for the Blue & Gold.

  • Boys’ soccer lost 5-1 to SSDS. Cody Casanave demonstrated great vision and strong passing from his midfield position. Elijah Allen and Orion Schrag both earned extra minutes and played well.

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