Varsity tennis shut out Ravena and later Ichabod Crane winning all nine matches in each event. During a full week, they also took on the strong tennis team from Horace Mann who made the long trip up to Emma from New York City. Once again the Jesters came through winning seven out of eight matches. Over the weekend, Emma Willard also hosted the USTA L20 Tennis Tournament. The tournament was a huge success with over 50 entries.
Varsity field hockey overtook Germantown 6-0. Later in the week they kept it up with a 2-1 win against Coxsackie-Athens with goals scored by Hannah ‘15 and Olivia ’14 and a great assist from Francesca ‘13. The three players worked dynamically to earn both goals. Zoe ‘15 made six saves at one point throwing her body to the ground on top of a shot.
J.V. field hockey worked hard against both Hoosick Falls and Coxsackie-Athens, but ultimately lost both games. Some injuries on the team did allow several first-time field hockey players to bravely step up including goalies Bella ‘16, Tatum ‘15, and Deena ‘16. Most improved on the field was Tatum ‘10 up front using her field skills. A special thanks to co-captain Jaimie ’14 for her constant support and encouragement of the team in spite of her injury.
Though it was technically a non-scoring meet, the cross country team won against both Hoosick Valley and Stillwater.
The volleyball team faced the seven-year defending league champions Loudonville. Though it was a loss, the Jesters never let their spirits drop. Katie ’14 never let a ball go untouched. Tomisin ’16 lead the match in kills, proving to be a threat in the front row.
Varsity soccer beat Loudonville 3-2 with goals scored by Nicole ‘16 (with a great pass from Elizabeth ‘16), striker Talia ‘15, and Emma ‘16. They went on to beat Berlin 2-1 putting them to 2-0 in the Central Hudson Valley League. During the Berlin game, Caroline ‘14 and Natalie ‘13 each scored unassisted and goalie Meaghen ‘15 stopped 13 shots.
J.V. Soccer met Berlin to win their first game of the season 1-0 in a battle to the very end. Goalkeepers Ruby ‘15 and Mar Mar ‘15 were very impressive coming up with big saves in each half to keep us in the game. Maggie ‘15 scored a huge goal in the first half with a beautiful assist from Ana ‘16. They later shut out Miss Halls with an impressive 9-0 win. Goals came from Fernanda C ‘16, Heidi ’15, Shannon ‘16, Morgan ‘16, Camilla ‘16, Sam ‘16, Marianne ‘16, Maggie ‘15, and Emma ‘16.
Volleyball played at Berlin. They were able to overtake Berlin in the first set, but ultimately Emma fell after a strong fight. Ting Ting ‘13 brought a new energy to the court and Katie’s ‘14 serve proved to be a force to be reckoned with for the third consecutive match.
Swimming and diving took on Ravena, winning their first meet with swimmers qualifying for sectionals in all but one event. Returning captain Cara ‘14 was able to take two wins in her individual events and one win in her relay, swimming an impressive 200-meter freestyle with fellow teammates Tessa ‘16 and Catherine ‘15. Leading the way on the diving boards were Nora ‘14 and Lauren ‘15. In the breaststroke captain Jacqueline ‘14 and captain Natalie ’14 finished 1st and 2nd respectively.