The Warriors were excited to kick of their first Friday evening games in the spring season on March 11th on what turned out to be a glorious day of weather after a wet and cold week with many sports cancellations. All at home on our well-kept fields and court our varsity teams hosted worth opponents for many to open up their 2022 seasons. The varsity boys tennis team made a late add to their calendar and played Trinity School. The boys lacrosse team hosted a very talented Nansemond-Suffolk Academy team on the John A. Murray field. The boys baseball team took on Pilot Mill, a conglomerate team that allows kids who are without school teams of their own to compete. Finally, the girls soccer team kicked off the latest game of Friday's match-ups against Friendship Christian at our satellite complex on Yonkers Road. Here are their updates.
VARSITY BOYS TENNIS (written by Craig Sanguily)
In a home matchup against Trinity, the boys tennis team saw some old friends who previously played at St. Davids. It was a tough matchup, as the team was not full strength without Tom DeLoache or Will Jalkut. The lineup had everyone moved up 1 place so, Alex Barroso was playing first seed, Lucas Pisciotta at second seed, Craig Sanguily at third, Charlie Moses fourth, Walker Coley fifth, and finally Owen Urban playing in the sixth spot. All but Craig Sanguily and Lucas Pisciotta won their singles matches. Craig ended with an easy win with a final score of 6-0 in the first set, and 6-1 in the second set. Lucas won with ease as well, both sets ending 6-0. Everyone else struggled a tough defeat against great opponents. For doubles, Lucas and Craig playing 2nd seed won with an 8-4 score. Third place doubles suffered a hard loss with a 1-8 final score. The coach said, “I’m pleased with everyone's performance, and although we lost, he was proud of everyone for trying their best.” Overall, it was a tough matchup, and Trinity ended up winning in a close game ending with a 6-3 score. The Warrior’s next game is March 22nd at Raleigh Charter School.
VARSITY BOYS LACROSSE
The varsity boys lacrosse team played against an excellent Nanesmond-suffolk school out of Virginia and came up short, losing 14-2. Bright spots of the game though, came from senior face-off middle Davis Wall, who was able to win the majority of possessions. Freshman long stick middle, Walker Tattersail, did an excellent job defending and clearing the ball to the offense. Freshman goalie Jack Burke started his first game and perform very well against a lot offensive power from a highly skilled Saint's offense. The half time score was 6-1, which still felt within reach to the team, but the Saint's offense wore the team down in the second half. Scoring for the warrior's was freshman attack man Cooper Berkoff unassisted along with senior middle Nolan Homeister, also unassisted. The captains for this year - seniors Clay Matthews, Henry Koon, John Hauser and freshman Cooper Berkoff - lead the group well with a lot of communication and effort. Coach Doug Hink added, that "this was a good learning experience for all, providing many aspects of the game for us to improve on."
VARSITY BOYS BASEBALL
The boys varsity baseball team was excited to hit the field and start off their season with good competition in a Pilot Mill team that has different students on their roster from different schools. The team started off early opening up the game with a 3 run home run in the second inning by Leyton Bilderback. Early on there was a great outing by both Bilderback and Grey McMahon pitching. Both Davis Crowder and Grey McMahon also contributed with a couple of timely hits to keep the momentum going and pushing the Warriors to an 11-5 victory over the opponent. It was a "great way to start the season", said head coach Joe Lebeda.
VARSITY GIRLS SOCCER
The varsity girls took on a talented opponent and with a mixture of different skill levels on their team are still learning how to put all the pieces together. "This early in the season can always be hard", said Coach Cornejo, "because we haven't had a change to practice much together. But, having said that, there were a lot of encouraging performances by some players and as we get more comfortable with one another this team is going to improve quite a bit. I'm looking forward to the rest of the season." The group fell behind early in the game with the Falcons taking an early lead with the first goal in net. The team lost 1-4 with Kate Weston scoring the teams only goals.