Weekly Sports Roundup

Week of 10/28/16

Cross Country 

The Cross Country team placed third Wednesday (behind Cambridge School of Weston and Gann Academy) at a meet at Chapel Hill-Chauncy Hall. Conner Reif ’19, despite losing a shoe—and stopping in the middle of the race to put it back on_placed second overall, with a time just over 19 minutes. Team Captain Charles Li ’17 had a strong finish at 7th, followed by Tony Zheng ’20, Oliver Wen ’19, and Jeff Wu ’18.

Kaitlyn Anderson ’20 finished as the 4th girl overall, following by Olivia Griffin ’18 in the sixth-spot. Sophia Spring ’22 finished 10th in a field of over 30 Upper School girls—an impressive performance for a 7th-grader.

Luke Moskowitz ’21, Richard O’Keefe ’20 and Richard He ’19 finished with strong kicks. With less than a week to go, the Brimmer runners are excited about the upcoming league championships, which will take place on the same course. They have their sights set on taking home another championship title!

V. Boys’ Soccer
BM 5 CSW 1

Varsity Boys Soccer closed the regular season with a 5:1 victory over CSW to finish third in the league standings. The Gators took control of the game early on and never looked back. Ben Ernest ’19 had an impressive game in limited minutes; he scored two quality goals and earned an assist on a third. Justin Ewing ’19 also had a good game, scoring a goal and assisting on another while controlling the midfield possession game.

Captain Alex Dolan ’17 made some plays in the midfield and forced an own goal from a CSW defender. The Gators’ final goal was scored by Peng Zhang ’18, who has had CSW’s number this season—scoring three times against them. Up 5 :0 midway through the first half, the bench got extended minutes and were able to match their opponents well. Unfortunately, the Gators were reduced to ten players due to a red card for back chatting the referee. The Gators gave up a goal, but were able to hold on for a comfortable win.

 

V. Girls’ Soccer
BM 2 BCA 1

The Varsity Girls traveled to CSW on an extremely cold and windy afternoon. CSW came out strong, scoring in the first four minutes of the game, taking advantage of Brimmer’s cold legs. Sophie Lapat ’18 battled hard on the outside to play a beautiful ball through to Shani Breiman ’18, who she placed it low and to the corner. Two minutes later, Kimberly Santos ’18 played a ball to Breiman over the top, with Breiman putting it past the goalkeeper.

Breiman closed out the half, scoring one more unassisted goal that put the Gators up 3:1. After halftime, the Gators came out strong. Sylvia Welch ’19 slotted the ball to Breiman, who got past the CSW defense and went one-on-one with the goalkeeper. She finished the ball low to the corner and the Gators went up 4:1. CSW responded within the next minute on a long shot taken from 20-yards out, putting it past keeper Alexis Ifill ’17, who made an excellent attempt.

Caiti Cullen ’19 and Abby Mynahan ’19 both played the ball to spilt the CSW defense. This put to Breiman in scoring position, netting two more goals about two minutes apart. CSW would put one more away before Mynahan added another tally for Brimmer on a well placed penalty kick. Breiman finished scoring on the day with one last breakaway goal.

MS Girls’ Soccer
BM 8 CSW 3

The Middle School Girls earned its 7th win of the season with a great game against The Park School. Brimmer started out strong and quickly scored off beautiful midfield passing from Tahina Trias-Lizama ’22, Ana Adams ’22, and Kaylee Little ’23. Eloisa Luczkow ’23 assisted Annie Ganem ’22 for the first goal of the day.

Adams was strong in the midfield and shortly after the first goal, she made a beautiful pass to Luczkow, who easily netted a low shot past the Park keeper. The Brimmer defensive unit, consisting of Julie He ’23, Grace Donnelly ’22, Emma Guevara ’23, and Peilin Swan ’22, with Sadye Cheever ’23 in goal, was unstoppable.

In the second half, Little came out fast and stole possession, scoring on a breakaway. Adams played an excellent game in midfield and displayed her strong boot by crossing a huge pass into the net. Luczkow rounded out the scoring, netting the Gators’ last goal of the game. Grace Papas ’23 played goal in the second half and finished out the day with a shut out.

MS Boys’ Soccer
BM 3 CSW 1

The Gators went on the attack from the very start of play, earning a 3:1 victory. The first goal was scored by Sep van Dam ’23 after some great hustle, putting the Derby defense under pressure. The second goal was scored by Timmy Apostolica ’23, who showed great skill with a fake shot that left the defense in the dust. He then tucked the ball into the back of the net, making it 2:0. Derby came out flying in the second half, scoring a quick goal. The Brimmer defense played strong and managed to create a great opportunity on a counter attack. Abdulaziz Alomran ’22 played a great ball, splitting the entire Derby defense for Dam to run score on a one-on-one with the keeper.

– Complied and edited by Alexander Dolan ’17 

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