Volleyball took on Hoosic Valley and New Lebanon. Coming out of a loss to Hoosic, the Jesters overtook New Lebanon with a 3:0 win and a new line-up on the court lead by Elena ‘16. Katie ‘14 served an almost flawless game. Middle hitters Shannon ‘16 and Sam ‘13 together scored 10 points for the Jesters. There were also consistent serves from Ting Ting ‘13 and Katie ‘14.
J.V. soccer had some difficult competition against both Hoosick Falls and Northwood, falling to both teams. There was some solid play by Mar Mar ’15 on goal against Hoosick. Next up for the Jesters was Northwood, a varsity squad from Lake Placid. Fernanda '16 scored twice and Juliana '16 also got in a goal. The defense worked really well together with Kayla '16 and Madison '16 playing tough in the middle.
Varsity soccer met Heatly with a 7-0 win. Bri '13 opened the scoring and Madeline '14 netted a second goal. The Jesters well-balanced offense netted five goals from five in the second half. They went on to win their fourth consecutive league match under the lights at New Lebanon. Emma ‘16 opened the scoring with a great assist from Talia ‘15. With just under four minutes left in the half, Nicki ‘16 beat two defenders with a goal. Keeper Meaghan ‘15 recorded fourteen saves.
The cross country team attended the 40th Annual Galway Invitational where seven Emma Cross-Country runners competed at both the varsity and J.V. levels. Courtney ’15 placed second in the varsity small-school division level, earning a second-place medal.
Varsity tennis continues to barrel through the competition with 9-0 wins against both Albany Academy and Shenendehowa. Albany Academy brought its impressive record to Emma. Grace ‘14 showed her experience at singles and the team’s ability to mix up the lineup. Emma’s doubles included some new pairings, and every team continued to work at communication and moving forward to the net. Emma later made the short road trip to Clifton Park to face off against Shenendehowa. Claire ‘14, facing a gritty opponent, took some time to find her ideal groove, but closed the set victorious. The rest of the singles line-up (Chass ‘13, KK ‘13, Sam ‘14 , Kailin ‘14 and Grace ‘14) continued to find the balance between playing too big versus too conservatively. The match’s doubles pairings were Betty ‘13 and Sierra ‘15, Rebecca ‘13 and Maya ‘13, Alex ‘13 and Madie ‘14. With each match the doubles teams improve and look more confident.
Varsity field hockey took on Taconic Hills. The Jesters played hard and were victorious with a 2-0 win. Our offensive line worked their charm. Francesca ‘13 scored in the first half by maneuvering through the defense. Hannah ‘15 did a great job carrying the ball down the sideline and passing the ball across the offensive circle. She earned an assist for Sarah’s goal. Sarah ‘14 was on the left post and just swept the ball into cage. Zoe ‘15, with good communication and defense, made some tremendous plays. She had 10 saves for the day.
J.V. field hockey also took on Taconic Hills, but had a tough game overall. Defense put up a good fight. They had some great first stops but we were unable to get a solid clear out of the circle. The girls hung on until the end and were able to be on the attack the last quarter of the game creating an offensive corner.
Swimming and diving had another great meet at Albany Academy. The meet started off on an exciting note, with a relay of Tanya ‘14, Jacqueline ‘14, Josephine ‘16, and Samantha ‘16 touching out Academy. Making a notable swim in the 500-meter Freestyle was Caroline ‘14 who secured her 4th place finish with a new lifetime best time - dropping almost 30 seconds from her previous best. Although the Emma team was able to secure multiple first and second place finishes in the following events: 100-meter breast, 100-meter fly, 50-meter free, and 200-meter free, this was not enough to hold off the Academy team. But, the team went on to take a win against Amsterdam. In the 200-meter freestyle, Catherine ‘16 dropped over 2 seconds from her swim earlier this week. In the 200-meter IM, Josephine ‘16 was able to better her season time by over 3 seconds. Our divers did a great job on the boards. Lauren ‘15 has steadily increased her diving score over the last 3 meets. In the 100-meter backstroke, Susan ‘15 finished 2nd with a season best time.