Athletics Update: Lacrosse Teams Take All Three from LCA

John O’Neill, director of athletics
April 14, 2023

Belmont Day’s lacrosse program rolled into the April vacation week on a high note with three victories over LCA this week. The girls’ JV lacrosse team got the action started with a 3 p.m. game on Far Field. Collectively, the team rose to the occasion in their first game of the season and walked away with a dramatic 10-9 win. Sixth graders Samantha Cuming and Penny Gottesman provided the offense for the Blue & Gold and had a hand in almost every BDS score. First-year player Maraki Shiferaw was excellent between the pipes and made a flurry of saves in the final minutes to secure the win.

Across Route 2, the boys’ lacrosse team faced off at 3:30 p.m. at LCA and were in a dog fight from the first whistle. After going down 2-0 early, the team responded with five straight goals, including three from co-captain Liam Brodeur. LCA answered with a pair of goals of their own early in the fourth quarter, and the final eight minutes were tense. With under one minute to play, LCA tried to clear their zone, but eighth grade sharpshooter Oliver Gottesman played his best defense of the season and rode his opponent out of bounds to secure the 5-4 win. Gottesman also tacked on a goal in what proved to be the best performance of his BDS career.

The final tilt of the afternoon was a 4:15 p.m. start back at Belmont Day, where the girls’ varsity lacrosse team jumped out to a fast start and never looked back, winning comfortably 17-8. Newcomers Sara Colangelo, Lila Green, and Claire Huang all received significant minutes and are on the path to becoming more dynamic players at the varsity level. All in all, it was a great day for Belmont Day lacrosse.

  • Varsity tennis lost 5-3 to Fessenden this week with 7 of the matches decided by 2 games or less. Bodhi Demers doubled up with two matches in the heat. Griffin Targum was a machine at the net. And Alden Largay and Penelope Bern shined in defeat.
  • The JV ultimate team traveled to Cambridge Friends for their first game of the season this week. Ben Fleming, Tadhg O’Sullivan, and August Wilmot all brought their A games for the Blue & Gold and helped secure a 16-5 win.
  • Varsity ultimate knocked off Beaver 10-4 this week behind the strong offensive play of Eike Kiecza and Owen Huang. Team veteran Aleta Sandoski was excellent on defense while newcomer Kiernan Patel provided some hustle plays.
  • Isadora Eiref, Emmett Mack, Sohan Shah, Veronica Wang, and Simon Wright all had notable performances during the track & field meet this week. The group has been working hard in practice, which was evident in their individual events.
  • Mountain bikers continued to shred the trails the past few weeks with trips to the water tower in Beaver Brook and some technical riding off the coal road. Jonathan Laipson has really shined in the saddle and helped push the pace of the group.

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