Athletics Recap - Week of October 24-28

October 28, 2016

Madeira Athletics Weekly Recap and Look-Ahead

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  • Cross Country

Cross Country at Flint Hill
Keya Chava finished first for the Snails with a time of 24:45. Maddie Bennet and Olivia Levin rounded out the top three with times under 26 minutes. 

  •  Volleyball

Varsity Volleyball vs. Potomac - W, 25-15, 25-22, 25-9
In a well-balanced offensive game for MADVB, the snails defeated Potomac school in three straight sets. Bella Dunlop recorded 8 kills on 16 attempts with no errors and Sophia Bernstein had 24 assists for the Snails. 

Varsity Volleyball vs. St. Andrew’s - W, 25-19, 25-21, 27-25
The Snails took on St. Andrew’s during senior night, honoring 5 seniors - Bella Dunlop, Sinclaire Jones, Grace Bilicki, Jenna Shackelford, and Charlotte Smith. Jones led the battle with 10 kills, and Junior Ellie Jordan recorded 9 kills and 15 digs. Megan Grohowski and Mia Paglialunga followed closely with 14 and 13 digs respectively. Down late in the third set, the Snails battled back to take the match in three sets. 
JV Volleyball vs. Sidwell - W, 25-19, 19-25, 15-7

JV Volleyball defeated Sidwell in a three set battle at home on Monday. The team recorded 21 aces, led by Lily Hunt with 8 from the service line. Victoria Zhang finished the match with 8 assists and 6 digs.
JV Volleyball vs. Potomac - W, 25-9, 25-15

JV Volleyball defeated Potomac in two sets away. Sequoia Ragland recorded 6 kills and Abigail Melton and Victoria Zhang split setting duty in the victory. 
JV Volleybal vs. St. Andrew’s - W, 22-25, 25-18, 15-5
JV Volleyball came back from losing the first set to take the victory against St. Andrew’s on Senior night, honoring Sequoia Ragland, Mara Delta, and Abigail Melton. Mara Delta (injured foot) came in to provide emotional lift for the team in set two, and served 4 points in a row. A’Nya Harrison finished the match with 7 kills and Abigail Melton recorded her first double double of the season with 10 digs and 16 assists. 

  • Tennis

Varsity Tennis vs. Bishop Ireton - W, 7-0
Madeira Varsity Tennis executed a great game plan against Bishop Ireton during their senior home game, winning 7-0 matches. Sarah Hussain won her first match this season with a score of 10-2. Reilly O'Flaherty constantly kept her feet moving throughout a difficult game that she won with a score of 10-8. Second doubles, Briana Harrington and Bella Simmons had complete victory against their opponents with a score of 10-1.

JV Tennis vs. GDS - L, 1-6

  • Soccer

Varsity Soccer vs. SSSAS - L, 1-3
Varsity Soccer vs. Maret - L
Varsity Soccer vs. NCS Away - L

JV Soccer vs. SSSAS - L 0-2
The JV soccer team lost to SSSA 2-0. The Snails played well in spite of only having 12 available players due to injury. Annie Newton played her first full game in goal and was outstanding. Vanessa Saenz was an all-around player and slotted in to many different positions. 

JV Soccer vs. NCS - L, 1-3
JV soccer put up a good fight on Senior night at home vs. National Cathedral, but dropped the match 1-3.  

  • Field Hockey

Varsity Field Hockey vs. Potomac - L, 1-4
After a tough first half, Madeira rallied and won the second half 1-0. Krysten Scott scored after a time out when and a situation that demanding a goal. Esi Gadese-Mensah was on fire and stopped everything, pushing the offense forward throughout the game. 

JV Field Hockey vs. Potomac - L, 0-4
The JV field hockey team had their last official game last night against, The Potomac School. The Snails had the most offensive game they have had all season. However, Potomac won, 0-4. The energy was high, and there was even a penalty stroke taken by Natalie Seara! Up Next for JV is their JV tournament this Saturday at 9 am!

  •  Equestrian

This weekend the Madeira Equestrian Team travelled to the Washington Bridle Trails Association Horse Show in Chevy Chase, Maryland.  Highlights from the show included:

Ava Brugger ‘19 and “Primetime"
Winner of WBTA Hunter Derby, Champion Pleasure Horse Division

Emily Cyrway ‘19 and “Finnigan"
1st Place VHSA Children’s Medal (Qualified for 2017 VHSA Medal Finals)
3rd place WBTA Hunter Derby

Emma Knisley ’18 and "Polka Dot Pal"
Champion Novice Hunter Division

Adriana Luedke ‘18 and “Tortuga"
3rd place Low Jumper 

Sydney Newburn  ’19 and Madeira’s “Hummer"
Reserve Champion Hopeful Jumper Division

Community rider Emma Avent and “Happenstance"
Champion Children’s Hunter Division

Community rider Irene Boehm and "Rhythm & Blues"
Champion WBTA Young Horsemanship Division, Reserve Champion Short Stirrup Division


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