There are only two returning players on this year’s varsity football team, but last year’s frustrating one-point loss at home to Park was still fresh in the minds of Rami Flummerfelt and Andrew Green. Hungry for some redemption, the veteran duo led their teammates down to Park this week looking to even the score. Once again, Park proved to be a formidable opponent, bringing speed and athleticism on both sides of the ball. However, Belmont Day was up for the challenge and matched Park play for play. In a back-and-forth game, neither team gave an inch and Belmont Day clung to a 33-28 lead with under a minute to play. Park quickly moved the ball up the field, but their drive stalled around the seven-yard line where Belmont Day forced a fourth-and-goal. With 26 seconds left on the clock, Park’s final play would decide the game. Looking to walk away with another one point win, Park’s ball carrier made a cut to the end zone and appeared to have a lane, but Andrew Green shot up into the hole and stuffed the run at the one yard line to save the game and ice the win. Even though Green made the final play, Coach McGhee credited the defensive play of the entire team with the win. “The team worked hard today, communicated well on the field, and competed.” Offensively, Belmont Day received touchdowns from Rami Flummerfelt, Kaden Flummerfelt, Calum Dunbar, and Foster Larabee. The team will take its 2-0 record on the road to Fenn next week.
- Sami Cuming’s stellar defense led the girls’ varsity team to a 1-1 draw against Park. Belmont Day’s only goal came on a beautiful corner from Cassie Greiner to Lila Green.
- The varsity volleyball team beat Shady Hill 2-0 (25-16 / 25-20) this week. Zach Cash had 11 points on the serve and Roudi Youseff made some great passes on big points.
- The XC team ran down Fenn, Nashoba, and LCA for a commanding win in their quad-meet. Quinn Clark (3rd), Alexander Meredith (6th), and Clive Sutton (9th) all ran hard.
- The boys’ varsity soccer team squandered a 2-0 lead, losing 3-2 at Park this week. Sam Rodriguez and Vicente Aguerrevere tallied the goals on assists from Murilo Santos and Owen Bantham-Livermore.
- Laurice Bandar opened the scoring, but Park answered with five straight in field hockey’s 5-1 loss. Ella Kamenski and Olivia Garrity played great and had multiple chances on net.