Varsity Boys Tennis
Some of our spring Varsity teams traveled to Arendell Parrott and played the Patriots on Wednesday, March 30th. Here are their updates:
BOYS TENNIS v. ARENDELL PARROTT (Written by: Craig Sanguily)
The Warriors faced a challenge against Arendell Parrott Academy. It was a long drive and one of the opponents players is a talented, very, high-ranked player in the state. The matches were grinds but Lucas Pisciotto had the longest match almost spanning 2 hours. He ended up winning as did Tom Deloche and Walker Coley with impressive wins and hard-fought plays. Tom Deloche won in the 4th position in a gritty tiebreaker. Lucas Pisciotto and Craig Sanguily had a tough doubles match, along with David Simpson and Owen Urban, who both lost. Tom Deloche and Alex Barroso won their doubles. "Overall we played a great match against some really top players and held on where we could. The boys did really well", said head coach Josh Seglison. The final game score was 4-5. The Warriors next match is on Tuesday at home against Cary Christian, come support the Warriors!
GIRLS SOCCER v. ARENDELL PARROTT
The girls soccer game against the Patriots was their "best game so far and played really well", said head coach Jose Cornejo. The game finished with an 0-2 loss but watching the play was really encouraging to all and showed a lot of progress and connections. The improvements this team is making is evident in games like these. "The girls are working so hard", Cornejo said. They will return to the field next week on April 5th at home vs. Cary Christian.
BASEBALL v. ARENDELL PARROTT
The baseball team took on a tough Patriot group and were downed 1-12. Junior Preston Cheek started the game on the mound and "threw very well for his first outing of the season", said head coach Joe Lebeda. Davis Crowder came in later and pitched very well also for two innings. "The group played with great energy even when things weren't going as planned", added Lebeda. They play again on Tuesday, April 5th at home against Cary Christian. Please come support our Warriors if you can!
It was a packed Tuesday of spring season games on March 22nd. Here are the team updates.
Varsity Boys Lacrosse
It was a beautiful day for lacrosse, but the day belonged to Ravenscroft as they maintained offensive possession for 41 min out of 48 min of regulation play in their game against the Warriors. With the exception the 2nd quarter, the game was closer than the score shows. The team made good progress in all aspects of the game, but the small things have kept the team from making bigger strides towards success. The one goal of the game came from midfielder Harper Pennington who took the ball from down the middle, made a great dodge and got the ball in the net. Freshman goalie Jack Burke did a great job in the goal and despite being peppered from the opponent is showing great promise. The final score was defeat for the Warriors 1-14. "The most challenging part of our season is now behind us and we look for the team to make their mark on the conference", said Coach Doug Hink.
Varsity Boys Tennis (written by Craig Sanguily)
The Varsity boys tennis team played against Raleigh Charter School at Pullen Park and had another tough loss. With Craig Sanguily and Tom Deloche absent, the lineup had was changed significantly. Lucas Pisciotta played 2 doubles and 1 singles match, losing his singles and one doubles match. The final score was 2-7 with 1 win and great play in doubles from Lucas Pisciotta and Owen Urban. Alex Barroso won his singles with more great play and keeping pressure on his opponent. Coach was "proud of Lucas for testing his limits and playing 3 matches. It was a hard game to win with the absences." The Warriors will play again next Thursday, the 31st against Arendell Parrot Academy.
Varsity Girls Lacrosse
The girls lacrosse team hosted Ravenscroft on a beautiful day. The team came out very strong in the first half and stayed neck-and-neck in the score through the half ending the second half only down 1, 7-8. After a tough battle back and forth in the first half, Ravenscroft showed up tough in the second half. Despite a great effort across the board, the team couldn’t get the ball off the draw or find the back of the net in that second half. "I’m proud of the way the girls continued to compete despite it, and look forward to working on our opportunities for improvement." The final score was 21-11 with some really important and impressive play by Anne Slater Barnes, Carolyn Ames, Kailynn Woodall and Margaret Batchelder offensively and some great stops by Samantha Leshnock and Elizabeth Holderness on defense in addition to some awesome stops by Anisa Barutis in the cage.
The Warrior's home game against North Raleigh Christain Academy (NRCA) was a match for them. With an absence from Charlie Moses resulting in a roster change, Walker Coley played in the 5th spot, and Owen Urban played his first singles match of the season at the 6. The match started with the Warriors playing doubles. The 2nd and 3rd seed lost to tough opponents while the 1st seed doubles, Alex Barroso and Tom Deloche, played an exceptional match that forced a tiebreaker. They lost in the tiebreaker which made all the doubles matches a loss but with singles still up the Warriors were able to still notch some wins. Though they fell short of needing the 5 wins of singles to take the win, they had strong showings from Craig Sanguily and Barroso. The team was defeated 3-6 but play again on Tuesday, March 22 at Pullen Park against Raleigh Charter School. Coach Josh Seglison added that it was "impressive to watch Alex and Walker's performances. The guys are starting to piece improvements together."
After many cancellations from overly wet conditions and a full day of rain, the boys Varsity tennis and golf teams were the only Varsity teams not to be effected by weather issues. Their games went on; here are the updates.
Varsity Boys Tennis (Written by Craig Sanguily)
In the Varsity Boys tennis match against Ravenscroft, the Warriors faced their hardest competition yet. A talented Ravens team was able to dominantly beat the Warriors, winning every match and closing out the defeat. Although they suffered this tough loss, they are still going to keep fighting and working to improve their game as their coach encouraged. Everyone played to the best of their ability but the Ravens were too much and topped the Warriors 9-0. In particular, junior Lucas Pisciotta played an exceptional match at #2 and never gave an inch to the opponent despite the tough loss. Similarly, freshman Walker Coley put up an amazing fight at #6 singles and forced his opponent to earn every point. Next week, they have a game against Raleigh Charter School at Pullen Park on Tuesday, March 22nd. After the losses faced this week, the Warriors will come back strong.
Varsity Boys Golf (Written by Davis Adams)
St. David’s traveled to Forsyth Country Club to square off against Forsyth Country Day School and Wesleyan Christian Academy in Winston Salem. The match ended with Wesleyan taking home the victory with a 301, and St. David’s and Forsyth Country Day tying with a very close 304. The Warriors were lead by senior Michael LaSasso with a 2-over-par 73. Senior Christian Conway posted a 3-over-par 74, eighth grader Preston Hage added a 5-over- par 76, and fellow eighth grader Spence Saik added a 9-over-par 80 to complete scoring for the Warriors. Senior Davis Adams shot a 12-over-par 83, junior Christian Seamster shot a 14-over-par 85, and senior Grayson Chesson fired a 22-over-par 93. St. David’s falls to 3-1-1, but they look to bounce back on Tuesday the 22nd, where they face Cary Academy at Prestonwood Golf Club with first groups teeing off at 3pm.
The varsity boys tennis team traveled to conference opponent Arendell Parrott Academy on Friday and earned the win. Alex Barroso had a strong outing by winning at the #2 seed for singles and in doubles with Tom DeLoache. Another strong performance was by Wade Ferrell who battled at the #4 seed in singles and #3 seed doubles with Lucas Pisciotta to get wins in both matches. The varsity boys tennis team will travel to conference opponent Cary Christian on Tuesday, April 20.