The Berkeley Carroll Fall Athletic Teams approach the final week of the Upper School Regular Season, while Middle School Teams have hit the point where every team is now in interscholastic competition.
It was a light week on contests for the Lion's but the games that were played proved pivotal. As we approach the end of the fall regular season, all of our Upper School teams are battling for playoff positioning. Varsity Boys Soccer and Varsity Girls Volleyball both find themselves in first place in the ACIS. Two weeks left for teams to make their mark!
7/8 Girls Volleyball: The team split the week, opening with a win and closing with a loss. Their very first match of the season resulted in a 3-0 victory over Hewitt, with all of the girls contributing. Unfortunately, they then dropped a 0-3 match to Saint Anns, where each game was decided by 4 points or less. The team hopes to rebound today against BFS as they kick off the Think Pink Triple Header.
JV Girls Volleyball: A victory over Packer 2-1 vaulted the girls into a tie for 2nd place in the ACIS. Today's match against Brooklyn Friends could decide who takes control of that 2nd spot as the girls are the middle match in the Think Pink Triple header.
Varsity Girls Volleyball: The team lost to Chapin 1-3 this week dropping them to 7th place in the AAIS. Rachel H. '20 and Noa B. '22 were named all stars of the match. They are comfortably in playoff position in the AAIS. The bigger news was a 3-0 thrashing of Packer where Rachel H. '20 and Sophia S. '20 were named All-Stars of the match. That win moved the girls into a tie for first place in the ACIS with BFS. BFS is today's opponent in the closing match of the Think Pink triple header. First Place and a State Tournament bid is on the line!
Varsity Girls Soccer: The team had a tough week but really showed their character. After dropping a tough match to Packer in front of the Spirit Squad and some faculty and friends, the girls fought back against Brooklyn Friends. They had the match square for most of the time, finally succumbing 0-1. This team has shown amazing grit, playing short handed due to injuries, including three concussions. If they sneak into the playoffs, they can pull another upset if healthy. Piper M. '21, Ashley A. '21, and Hallie H. '20 were voted All-Stars of the matches.
JV Boys Soccer: After seeming to tie every match, JV Boys Soccer took our their frustration on Packer with a 2-0 victory! Nathanial S. '22 scored both goals for the Lions! Hein v.d.B. ' 22 saved a crucial penalty kick.
Varsity Boys Soccer: Varsity Boys Soccer began this period with their first loss of the season, a disappointing 0-1 loss to Packer that loosened the strangle hold the team had on the division. The boys were their harshest critics, feeling that they were just not tough enough. They rebounded in a big way with a huge non-league victory over Collegiate 2-1 to further strengthen their NYSAIS resume. Danial S. '21 and Dominic B. '21 scored for the Lions. Assuming the team doesn't stumble today against Dwight, a team they beat 7-1 last time, this sets up next Friday at Brooklyn Bridge Park against Packer as the deciding match for the league regular season title and automatic bid into the NYSAIS tournament.
Varsity Cross Country: This past week saw the team compete in the 3rd ACIS meet of the season. Sol Rey V. '20 finished 3rd for the Boys, leading the team to 3rd overall. Aniesha D. '21 finished 2nd, Cleo L. '20 finished 3rd, and Emily L. '20 finished 5th for the Girls, winning the Girls Meet for Berkeley Carroll!
Have a great weekend, and THINK PINK!
We conclude our first month of athletic contests in the 2019/2020 season at Berkeley Carroll with Upper School teams in full swing and Middle School teams competing for the first time today.
Varsity Boys Soccer: The team continued their dominance with a 1-0 victory over Grace Church. Kai F. '21 scored to move the team to 5-0-2. The team still sits atop the ACIS. Their next two games, today against Packer and next week against Collegiate, will solidify their hold on the league and a NYSAIS bid.
JV Boys Soccer: The team continued their wild run of ending matches in draws! This was the team's second tie of the season, finishing 3-3 with Grace Church, and their fifth in the last two years. Owen M, '22, Graham M. '23 and Graeme T. '22 scored for the Lions.
Varsity Girls Soccer: The girls struggled through the tough part of their schedule, dropping three matches this week to Spence, SIA, and Sacred Heart. Hallie H. '20 and Ashley A. '21 were voted all stars of all three matches. The team looks to rebound on Tuesday with a huge ACIS match up with BFS.
Varsity Girls Volleyball: The team started the week with a 3-0 defeat of SIA at The Lion's Den. Zola O. '21 and Charlotte T. '21 were players of the match. They ended the week losing 0-3 to Sacred Heart but each game was decided by 2 points. Sophia S. '20 and Rachel H. '20 were voted players of the match.
JV Girls Volleyball: JV Girls Volleyball had a jam-packed week, with three games and two victories. The week started with a close 1-2 loss to Sacred Heart which was avenged in a second match with Sacred Heart and a 2-1 victory! The team followed that with a 3-0 victory over Packer!
Varsity Cross Country: It was a tough meet for the Berkeley Carroll Cross Country team this week, where the boys took fourth place overall and the girls took second. The younger members of the team carried the team with PRs set by Daniel C. '22, Noah G. '23, and Aidan P. '23. Aniesha D. '21 had an impressive fourth place finish. The Lions are eager to cut more time at next week's meet!
It has been a busy week for Lion's Athletics. Each Upper School team is currently fighting for a playoff spot. Varsity Boys Soccer is leading the ACIS with a quarter of the season in the books. The return of our 8th graders from the Eastern Shore means we will have our first Middle School contest of the season this week.
Varsity Girls Soccer: The team suffered three tough loses this past week, hanging in with Brearley, Grace Church and Marymount. Piper M. '21 scored in each match and was voted an All Star of each game. The other All Star of each match was goalie Ashley A. '21, in recognition of how our young squad hung in and had a chance to steal a victory every time out. Clea H. '21 was also voted an All Star of one of the matches.
JV Boys Soccer: The boys dropped two heartbreakers this week to Dwight and Friends Seminary. Hein v.d.B. '22 came out of goal to score for the team but it was not enough. Injuries and promotions to Varsity means the team spent this week establishing a new identity and hopes to regroup moving forward.
Varsity Boys Soccer: The team continued its strong play posting wins over Dwight and Friends Seminary, as well as drawing even with Long Island Lutheran. Kirill B. '20 scored twice against Dwight. George H. '20, Daniel S. '21, Kai F. '21, and Luke E. '21 also added goals in the 7-1 victory. Daniel S. '21 then added two goals against Friends Seminary and Kai F. '21 and Dom B. '21 chipped in for a 4-2 win. The team capped the week with a long bus ride out to LuHigh and a 0-0 draw. A 4-0-2 record at the moment leads the ACIS and the team has a strong resume for NYSAIS.
JV Girls Volleyball: JV Girls Volleyball has not only shown steady improvement over this season but this week alone saw them improve each day. The team began the week dropping a tough match to Brearley 2-1. Eliza S. '23 had 11 kills and 2 aces. Haley C. '22 had 8 assists. Finnora S-L. '23 had 20 assists and 5 aces. The team then dropped another tough match 2-1 to Saint Anns while Eva v.d.B. '22 had 2 Aces and Alice E. '23 had 4 kills. The final game of the week saw a rebound as the girls beat Hewitt 2-0 at The Lion's Den. Serefina H. '23 led the way with her receiving and Finnora S-L. '23 had 8 aces in a row.
Varsity Girls Volleyball: Varsity Girls Volleyball followed an upward trajectory this week. The week began on a down note, dropping a match at perennial power Brearley 3-0. Maris H. '21 and Noa B. '22 were voted All Stars of the match. The next match, the team dropped a heartbreaker to Saint Anns 3-2 that went down to the final points of the last set. Rachel H. '20 and Cecelia B. '20 were voted All Stars of the match. The squad ended the week on a high note, defeating Hewitt 3-1 at the Lion's Den. Charlotte T. '21 was voted All Star of the match.
Varsity Cross Country: Varsity Cross Country competed in the first ACIS Meet of the year at Van Cortlandt Park this week and picked up where they left off last season. Each team member set a season PR (personal record)! Aniesha D. '21 and June F. '21 led the way as the Girls won the Girls Meet. The Boys took 3rd overall with Sol Rey V. '20 and Zeb S. '23 leading the way.
Berkeley Carroll Athletics is wrapping up the first full week of school in whirlwind fashion.
Boys Varsity Soccer continued their strong play dominating Saint Ann's 3-1. Dominic B. '20, Kirill B. '19, and Ayden C. '19 scored for the Lions. The team has taken the early lead atop the A.C.I.S. standings. The team had a tough non-league game against Dalton, drawing 2-2. Kai F. '20 and George H. '19 scored. The Lions were up 2-1 late in the match when a bizarre bounce off a corner kick rescued the tie for Dalton.
Girls Varsity Volleyball began the week losing a tough match at perennial powerhouse Chapin 0-3. All three games were close - decided by 5 or fewer points - with Sophia S. '19 and Maris H. '20 leading the way as game All Stars. The team rebounded nicely to dominate Grace Church 3-0 at home. Maris H. was again a game All Star. Ruby S-P. '19 added a number of big blocks while Lucy G. '20 and Rachael H. '20 led the way with their serving.
Girls Varsity Soccer lost a hard fought battle to Chapin 0-2, in a game that was in doubt until the final minutes. Hallie H. '19 and goalie Ashley A. '20 were voted game All Stars.
Boys JV Soccer drew with Saint Ann's 0-0 as goalie Hein v-d-B. '21 kept a clean sheet.
Girls JV Volleyball dropped two matches but both went to exciting third sets! The team lost to Spence 1-2 with newly elected captains Finnora S-L. '22 and Lola P. '22 leading the way. The team also lost 1-2 to Grace Church in an exciting third set in front of a packed house at The Lion's Den. The serving of Sydney H. '22 and the receiving of Alice E. '22 led the way for the Lions.
Have a great weekend!