Athletics Update: Goldstyn’s Goal Lifts Field Hockey Over Beaver

John O’Neill, director of athletics
October 27, 2023

It’s been a challenging fall for the field hockey team. After graduating four captains from last year’s squad, the team has been working hard to rebuild. The Blue & Gold entered this week’s game against Beaver with a 1-5 record and has struggled to score goals. Despite the challenges, Coach Nyland has been proud of the progress her team has been making and was ready to get after it this week. In front of a large home crowd, Belmont Day came out fast, once again leaning on their strong defense anchored by captain Liv Dawson who was flanked by Mame Gensler and Siri Paulsson. Beaver brought consistent pressure throughout the first half but was repeatedly turned away by the defensive unit and first-year goaltender Griffin Targum. Needing an offensive spark, Belmont Day turned to veteran players Olivia Garrity, Sal Pattisall, and Cordie Goldstyn who linked up on a beautiful corner late in the game. Garritty started the play with a perfect strike to Pattisall who immediately delivered the ball across the crease to Goldstyn who buried the shot. That was all Belmont Day needed, as the 1-0 score held up giving the Blue & Gold their first home win of the season.

  • The varsity soccer teams toppled Fenn (2-1) and Nashoba (4-0) this week. Vicente Aguerrevere buried the game-winner for the boys and Sara Colangelo had a great game for the girls.
  • The varsity volleyball team improved to 6-1 on the season following a pair of 2-0 wins over Milton and Brimmer. August Wilmot has some great overhand serves for the Blue & Gold.
  • The varsity football team remained unbeaten with wins over BB&N (42-24) and SSDS (42-20) this week. Andrew Green had five interceptions and Charlie Rossi had a beautiful TD.
  • The girls’ JV soccer team tallied two more wins this week, improving to 3-1-1 on the season. Reema Wulfsberg scored in both games and Bea Stevenson was active on defense.
  • Ethan Zipkin returned to the field for boys’ JV soccer’s hard-fought 1-0 loss to Fenn this week. Harvey Borisy was great on D and Sam Springer connected on some great passes.
  • The cross country team took down Shady Hill for their fifth straight win. Ben Fleming notched a career-best 15:13 on the home course, crushing his previous time by almost one minute!
  • Sophie Cutie was the leading receiver during JV football’s loss to DCD. Cutie pulled in three first-down grabs and had a great TD catch. Colin Parry logged time as the team’s rusher on D.
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