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Athletics Recap - Week of October 29-November 4

November 5, 2016
  • Volleyball 

JV Volleyball at the Hopper Tournament 
JV Volleyball ended the season with a record of 11-2 entering the final tournament of the season at Georgetown Day. The Snails started off competition vs St. Andrew’s after beating them the night before at home. Madeira beat St. Andrew’s 15-9 and 15-7 in tournament play behind Lily Hunt’s .667 hitting percentage and 6 digs. The Snails then conquered Holy Child in a score of 15-10 and 15-6, led by A’Nya Harrison’s .500 hitting percentage, and Abigail Melton’s 6 assists. Madeira finished out Friday pool play by splitting with Maret 15-13 and 12-15, a JV team that had previous defeated the Snails. Sequoia Ragland provided 3 kills, and Victoria Zhang led the offense with setting and defense. Melton had the play of the game, by saving a ball on match point that was head for the stands. Finishing 2nd in pool play, Madeira faced off against Flint Hill JV on Saturday’s tournament, but fell 14-25 and 17-25. Ragland hit for 6 kills in the battle, and Zhang received All-Tournament Team honors. 


Varsity Volleyball vs. NCS in the Semifinals of ISL - W, 3-2
Madeira hosted NCS in the semifinals of the ISL Division A tournament after receiving a first round bye. The Snails pulled out a nail bitter in five sets, but clinched the berth into the championship match on Sunday at 3:00 pm at Episcopal. Sophia Bernstein, Mia Palgialunga, Megan Grohowski, and Ellie Jordan all had over 20 digs for the match, and Ellie Jordan, Mia Palgialunga and Sophia Bernstein all had double-double performances. Bernstein and Grohowski had career high nights, with 50 assists and 30 digs respectively.  

  • Cross Country 

Cross Country in ISL Meet at Derwood, 13th Overall
Cross Country placed 13th overall in the ISL meet at Derwood, finishing their last race for the season. Keya Chava, Olivia Levin, and Maddie Bennett all place in the top three for the Snails. 

  • Tennis

Varsity Tennis vs. Maret in First Round of ISL - L
Tennis finished their season in the first round of the ISL tournament with a loss at home against Maret. 

  • Field Hockey
    Varsity Field Hockey vs. Episcopal in First Round ISL - L, 0-4
    Field Hockey finished their season in the first round of the ISL tournament with a loss at Episcopal.  
  • Soccer 

Varsity Soccer vs. Maret in First Round ISL - L
Soccer finished their season in the first round of the ISL tournament with a loss against Maret.  

  • Equestrian

Madeira hosted a wonderful IEA show on Saturday. Thanks for all the support the team received from our students and parents.  Madeira clinched a post-season appearance with their 3rd win in a row this season.  

Team Results:
1st Madeira  38 pts.
2nd Foxcroft  19 pts.
3rd  Meadowbrook  18 pts.

On Sunday, Madeira was well represented at the Washington International Horse Show at the Verizon Center in Washington, DC.   Showing in downtown DC is an incredible experience on multiple levels that requires a tremendous amount of preparation.  The show started for Madeira with horses and equipment being delivered downtown at 7:00 pm on Saturday.  Jessica Leonardi and Katie Drake schooled the horses at 11:30 pm…finishing around 1:30 am. I took Ava Brugger and Emma Avent over at 4:00 am to school the horses again.  We returned to the hotel for a brief nap around 7:00 am and then returned at 11:00 am to start preparation for their 3:00 pm class.  Bridget Vaughey, Emma Bishop, Emma Knisley, Kelly Nance, and Emily Cyrway were on hand to help and support the riders and horses in the afternoon. It was definitely a team effort!  Both riders were very nervous about riding at such an imposing venue and made small mistakes in their classes but they represented Madeira well with their sportsmanship and effort.

In addition, individual results were:
Charlotte Burch Open Fences 2nd, Open Flat 3rd
Emily Leins Open Fences 6th, Open flat 1st
Ally Edwards Intermediate Fences 4th, Intermediate Flat 1st — Qualified for post season on the flat
Bridget Vaughey Novice Fences 2nd, Novice Flat 1st – Qualified for post season on the flat
Emma Knisley Novice Fences 5th, Novice Flat 2nd
Lizzy Isacson Novice Fences 6th, Novice Flat 1st
Mikayla Connolly Beginner Flat 1st - Qualified for post season on the flat
Sydney Newburn Beginner Flat 4th

Both for individuals and as a team, 3 shows is the absolute minimum that it takes to earn enough points to qualify for Regional finals. So it's a huge accomplishment for the team and 3 individuals who have managed to qualify already!