Read on to learn how our spring athletics teams fared last week!
The varsity team earned a 15-9 win in their first league game of the season against Cohoes. The girls took an 8-5 lead at the half and continued on through second half to victory. During the first half Morgan I. scored a hat trick and then added two more goals in the second half. Senior co-captain Katie W. scored two goals in the first and one in the second, and had one assist. Olivia C. scored two goals in each half and assisted two. Lara C. scored two goals in the first and one in the second and had one assist. Cal C. had a goal and assist, and Sally H. had an assist.
In addition to our attack, Olivia C. dominated draw control and our defensive unit of Angelina F., Lizzie J, Inti K., Julia R. and Lucia W. worked their charm with defensive slides and crashes. Olivia M. had a total of 8 saves for the day.
The JV lacrosse team is having their best start in years with a 2-0 record for their opening week with non-league wins against South Glens Falls (7-3) and a (9-3) win against Albany HS. We have scorers on our attack and speed in the midfield. Our defense is showing their toughness. Tomo is in goal for her second season and has defended strong with numorous saves. First time players have all made contributions on the field throughout the games.
Outdoor Track and Field
The track team was busy with three meets this week. In the Maple Hill meet, we lost 58-83 to Maple Hill but beat New Lebanon 98-39. We took first place in our meet against Albany Leadership and then again to the combined team of Rennselaer / Doane Stuart. It was a week of many PRs, top place finishes, and exciting photo finishes.
The team had two easy wins this week against league opponents, Doane Stuart and Bishop Maginn along with a hard fought, nail-biting 8-9 loss to Germantown. The Jesters used a steady stream of offense and air tight defense to come away with the win Monday afternoon against Doane Stuart.
In the Bishop Maginn game, the Jesters wasted little time getting on the board in a nine run inning highlighted by a grand slam from Kyrsten. The Jesters second string took over in the second inning and Caroline V, Caroline G, Hayley, Rachel, and Sam all recorded base hits on the day. Emiko also made her pitching debut earned six consecutive outs in her two innings on the mound, including two strikeouts.
In their third and toughest game of the week, it was a battle of two of CHVL’s top teams as Emma took on Germantown. The game did not disappoint. Germantown took to an early 2-0 lead. Germantown held a 6-3 lead after 3. The Clippers were helped to three more runs in the fourth by a triple to right center. After working their way out of that tight spot in the top of the inning, the Jesters rebounded with two runs of their own as Michaela beat out an infield single for a base hit, and she and Eliza would help narrow the score at 9-5. The Emma Willard defense held tough, as great catches from Karson, Eliza, Michaela, and Sasha helped hold Germantown scoreless for the final three innings. The team rallied one last time in the sixth, as Eliza and Emiko earned their way on base, and Karson blasted a homerun to left center to pull the Jesters within one. The would be tying run was caught by a well-positioned deep Germantown outfield, a move that paid off as they robbed Sasha of an excellent hit. Though Marguerite singled to start the 7th, the Clippers managed to sit down three consecutive batters to end the game with a final score of 9-8.