The St Sebastian's Varsity Baseball team earned 2 league wins this past week with victories over Lawrence Academy and The Groton School.
Hagan Ward earned the win over the defending Champions at Lawrence Academy, throwing 5 innings, allowing 0 earned runs, and striking out 6 batters. AJ Lysko went 3-4 from the plate with a double, a triple, and a grand-slam home run in the bottom of the 4th inning. Luke Ward went 3-3 from the plate with a double and 3 RBIs. The team went on to win 12-2.
Jack Volo earned the victory on the mound against Groton, pitching 6 innings, allowing 0 earned runs, and striking out 7 batters. Colin Dowdle came in and threw a 1-2-3 inning to close out the 4-1 victory.
This week, we host St. George's on Wednesday (today) and travel to Tabor on Saturday.
The golf team is on the board with its first win of the season against St. Mark's. This win leaves the team at a current ISL record of 1-3-1. Also, this week the Arrows faced off against a strong Dexter lineup for the second time at our home course (Needham Golf Club). It was a 3-4 loss, but an improvement from the 1.5-5.5 loss to Dexter in the first week of competition. The team also teed it up against Belmont Hill at Dedham Country Polo and lost 2-5. Co-Captain Ryan Fay played his way to a great victory in his match, and 7th grader Liam Reed won his first win in an ISL match. A number of key matches are just over the horizon such as Nobles, BB&N, Lawrence, and St. George's. The team will travel down to Connecticut for an 18 hole stroke play event this weekend against Taft and Deerfield in its only stroke play event before the Kingman Cup.
The varsity lacrosse team notched two tough ISL victories last week, pulling away from Tabor and Milton in similar fashion. Both home tilts were close at halftime before the Arrows found a way to put some distance between them and the Seawolves and Mustangs down the stretch, using the team's depth to its advantage. David Hahm won the "Bear and Blazer" award against Tabor for his tough work at the Faceoff X, where he and fellow Faceoff specialist Rhys Amorosino had to take on multiple long poles on every draw. Against Milton, Chris Merageas scored seven goals for the second time this season, Charlie Hoffman put up five points, Ryan Farley played excellent defense all over the field, and Cormac Walsh earned the Bear award for his smart and tenacious two-way play in the midfield.
This past week was a Dickensian tale of two matches. On Wednesday the 19th, the Arrows played Lawrence Academy and won 7-0, sweeping all doubles and singles matches with impressive scores. On Saturday, the team motored to Groton to face last year’s ISL champs. Groton won 0-7, but there were two singles matches worth noting. Co-captains John Hayes and Tim Weiss, playing number's 1 and 2 respectively, took both of their opponents to a third set super-tie break. John Hayes won his first set 7-5, barely lost the second 4-6, and dropped the super tie-break 3-10. Timmy Weiss dropped his first set 1-6, but impressively came back to win the second 6-3. Unfortunately, it just didn’t go Timmy’s way, as he dropped the super tie-break 7-10. Both John and Timmy showed the younger players what it means to compete with relentless determination and never yield anything to an opponent. The team plays three matches this coming week, all at home.
Sebs ultimate started out the week playing against the Weston HS team. The Arrows remained disciplined, however, and opened up a big lead in the first half which helped propel the team to a 13-7 victory. Junior Rui Do Rosario and senior Alex Yang both threw 3 scores each, and senior captain Brett Porter caught 4. Later in the week, the Arrows played their first ISL opponent of the season, Milton Academy. Milton had several strong players who could throw almost the length of the field, but again, Sebs played disciplined defense and was able to neutralize most of those deep throws. Senior Dhaniel Ramos threw for three scores, and juniors Rui Do Rosario and Seamus McDonough each caught 3 in a 15-7 victory for the Arrows.