Aardvark Athletics: Week of April 9

The Girls Lacrosse team outlasted Stoneleigh Burnham 6-5 to earn their first victory of the season on Monday. Goals were scored by Emily S, Tess R, Areia H, and Lydia S. On defense, Amelie R, Ella D, and Celeste D combined with goalie Sarah H’s 8 goals to hold off a second half goalscoring run by SBS.

The JV Ultimate Team lost to Four Rivers Middle School Boys 13-8 on Monday. Lila G led the way, with 4 goals and 1 assist. Calla J, Julen P, Raymond M, and Elaina G-B also contributed to the scoring while Jeremy F showed great effort on defense with 9 blocks. All in all it was a great first game! The team had a tough game against Eaglebrook on Thursday, losing 15-3. Sam F, Julen P, Raymond M, and Nacho d helped the Academy on the scoring end.

The middle school Ultimate team lost to an extremely strong Hartsbrook squad on Tuesday.  Despite the lopsided score, the Aardvarks exhibited determination and good sportsmanship throughout the contest.  Charlie P. did a good job of marking on defense and Greta M made a number of smart plays on offense. On Wednesday, the team erased an eight-goal halftime deficit with five unanswered scores to open the second half before finally losing to Bement 15-5. Atticus R had two goals and played a strong game on both offense and defense, as did Anna P-C who had a goal and an assist.  Ruby C, Chanina K, and Elisa R provided strong handling on the offensive end.

The Varsity Ultimate team defeated BART 15-7 and White Oak 10-6 this week. In both games, Tucker Z-A was a great handler, recording several assists, while Liam F and Patrick O scored several goals apiece. On Tuesday, Eliza B and Ishan S scored multiple goals while Will D and Harper W-W had several assists each. Chessie R and Nat BO added strong defensive efforts to the team’s first victory, while on Wednesday, Solly C pulled in multiple goals.

Last Saturday, seven Academy students were joined by guest players for an informal four-team round-robin Ultimate tournament at NMH. After a slow start in the first game against Marianapolis, AAC (and friends) managed to win the second two games against Chapel Hill and NMH JV. Our players gained a wealth of experience and worked on our zone and offensive strategies in a competitive, spirited and fun day of ultimate.

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