Athletics Recap - Weeks of April 24 - May 12

May 12, 2017

Good luck to all of our athletes competing in the ISL tournament this week! GO SNAILS!


4/26 Varsity Lacrosse vs. Mercersburg at Home - W, 16-8

Madeira took full home-field advantage going into the game against Mercersburg on April 26. Trudy Painter and Grace took the lead on offense, feeding the team a total of 8 assisted goals along with a combined 5 goals and a total of 13 points. Senior Morgan Wallace did a great job at the draw with 2 successful draws, 3 ground balls, 1 interception, and 3 goals. Mercersburg could not penetrate the Snails defense as Madeira kept the opponents to 3 goals entering the half. The Madeira offense proved even more efficient, scoring 2 goals to every 1 by Mercersburg. Seven different shooters scored for Madeira, including defensive player Krysten Scott, who consistently has 1 goal a game. Mercersburg countered the attack with 4 goals, but kept fighting with 13 total shots. Madeira saw 17 turnovers and 9 caused turnovers that helped level out the playing field. Madeira’s offense held strong as its 9 goals in the second half out performed Mercersburg’s 5 goals. Madeira came away with a decisive 16-8 victory.  

4/27 Varsity Lacrosse vs. St. James at Home - L, 15-17

Madeira hosted St. James on April 27, and took a strong start with the first goal of the game. St James answered with 3 goals within the next 5 minutes of play. Madeira consistently answered back every 3 minutes, and the score was tied with 5 minutes left in the matchup. Madeira’s offensive duo, Trudy Painter and Annie Newton, picked up 2 goals, both assisting the other. St. James answered with two goals, and led the Snails by 2 heading into halftime. Starting the second half Madeira acquired more draws through center Grace Frerichs, totaling 5 ground balls, and 4 draw controls. The second half added 6 goals to each team’s score. Trudy Painter and Annie Newton both picked up 5 goals and 2 assists each, while Jenna Shackleford and Grace Frerichs also picked up a pair of goals each. Unfortunately, the first half, two-goal lead proved to be a key factor in the end. Madeira ran out of time, and dropped to St. James by two.

5/2 Varsity Lacrosse at NCS - L, 10-22

Madeira’s matchup against National Cathedral School required a big fight and a lot of heart. NCS proved to be strong opponents, with two scorers contributing the majority of their 13 first half goals. NCS dominated draw control possessions in the first half, and Madeira countered with 3 caused turnovers to keep the opponents within reach. With 5 minutes remaining in the first half, NCS scored an additional two goals, making the score 13-8 heading into half time. The second half proved more difficult for the Snails, as NCS held Madeira scoreless for the first 16 minutes of play. Midfielder Grace Frerichs had 6 ground balls and 3 draw controls, and Claire Simpson had 3 ground balls and 2 draw controls. Annie Newton and Trudy Painter led the Snails with 7 goals and 3 assists. However, Madeira could not seem to recover from the deficit, and fell to NCS 10-22.  

5/4 Varsity Lacrosse vs. GDS at Home – W, 8-7

GDS started the matchup by winning the draw, yet the Madeira defenders caused a turnover to gain possession of the first set. The first 8 minutes were scoreless for both teams, but GDS struck first with the first goal of the game. Madeira quickly came back, and led 2-1 with the next few draw controls. The battle commenced with shot-for-shot controls between the teams, however, Madeira never lost the lead. Going into the half up 4-3, Madeira was still focused on effort and communication. In the second half, Madeira saw more draw possessions and more shots on goal (25 total) than GDS.  The Snails kept the lead with 6 major turnovers, including a momentum changing interception by goalie Hannah Adams. The contribution was wide spread with 6 total players scoring 1 to 2 goals, 4 of which were assisted. Madeira stayed strong throughout, and finished the game with a score of 8-7 on senior day.

5/11 Madeira vs St Andrews Varsity Lacrosse - W, 18-12

In the first round of the ISL tournament, Madeira started strong with a draw possession and goal in the first 30 seconds. Midfielder, Grace Frerichs, won a total of 13 draw controls and 17 ground balls on the game, setting the pace of the Madeira offensive possession. St. Andrews fought to come back, but ended the 1st half with a deficit of 8-5. Madeira continued to increase the goal differential with the help of Annie Newton and her 8 goals and 1 assists. Trudy Painter helped Newton lead the offense, and created multiple opportunities for Madeira with 5 assists and 2 forced turnovers. The Snails defense saw a lot of great clears after 9 saves by goalie Hannah Adams. Madeira ultimately got the playoff win with a final score of 18-12. 


4/27 JV Lacrosse vs. St. James - W, 14-0

On Thursday, Madeira JV Lacrosse completed their first shut-out game against St. James on the season with a final score of 14-0. Leading in points scored was Sophia Phaltankar ’20 with five goals. Megan Grohowski ’19 added four goals, Stella Adler ’19 had two goals, and Skyler Meyers ’17, Julia Pecau ’20, and Gabby McClellan ’20 each contributed a goal to the overall win

5/3 JV Lacrosse at NCS - W, 11-8

On May 3, Madeira JV Lacrosse played National Cathedral and came out victorious. With a score of 11-8 and goals from Megan Grohowski '19, Sophia Phaltankar '20, Stella Adler '19, and Calla Ritland '19, the Snails remained undefeated on the season. 

5/8 JV Lacrosse vs. Bullis School at Home – W, 11-6

JV Lacrosse hosted The Bullis School at home, and won the matchup 11-6. Madeira had a strong start against Bullis, with Skylar Meyers ’17 holding a defensive front for the Snails. The offense was led by Megan Grohowski ’19, Sophia Phaltankar ’20, and Gabby McClellan ’20.

5/9 JV Lacrosse at Washington Latin - W, 13-6

            The JV Lacrosse team finished the season with a perfect 8-0 record, defeating Washington Latin with a score of 13-6. The undefeated Snails worked hard all year, and the final game solidified their dominance. Sophia Phaltankar ’20 led the Snails with a season high six goals, and Megan Grohowski added five of her own. Natalia Galvan-Duque Aranaz ’20 and Viv Kramer ’18 both added one goal each. Congratulations to the undefeated JV Lacrosse team on a job well done!



4/26 Track and Field at Holton-Arms 

The Madeira School Track and Field team took second place overall at the Holton Arms meet. Lauren Grohowski earned more first place finishes on the year, finishing first in the 100 m hurdles and the 300 m hurdles, while Penny Pathanaporn ended 6th in both events. Leah Fine finished first and set a new personal record in the triple jump with a distance of 31’05”, while Kelly McCormick and Madison Aliff finished 3rd and 4th. The 4x400 relay team of Sophie Luraschi, Rebecca Housey, Alexandra Murphy, and Sequoia Ragland took second place, the 4x100 relay team of Ragland, Romi Gould, Bella Valcourt, and Ally Johnson took 3rd place, and the 4x800 team of Luraschi, Sophie Notter, Amy Yu, and Murphy finished 2nd. Julie Kenyon finished 4th in the 100 m, while Lilly Evans and Ally Johnson finished 8th and 9th. In the 200 m, Romi Gould ran a time of 28.56 and finished 4th, with Julie Kenyon coming in two spots behind at 6th. Alexandra Murphy and Sequoia Ragland led the Snails in the 400 m, finishing 4th and 6th respectively, while Rebecca Housey, Grace Morgan, and Ellie Jordan finished 4th, 9th, and 11th in the 800 m. Sophia Notter and Maddie Bennett competed in the 1600 m and finished 5th and 8th. In shot put, Vei Vei Thomas and Elfrieda Nwabunnia tied for 3rd place with a personal record and a distance of 26’04”, and Cyan Perdue finished 6th. Perdue set a new PR in the discus and finished 2nd, while Yaje Nshanji and Vei Vei Thomas finished 3rd and 7th. Sahana Bhagat finished 5th in the high jump, Kelly McCormick, Leah Fine, and Bella Valcourt finished 2nd, 5th, and 7th in the long jump.

5/8 Track and Field at the ISL B Meet

Madeira Track and Field took third place at the ISL B Meet overall with 71 points. Ally Johnson and Julia Landry both set personal records in the 100 m, finishing 2nd and 3rd. Amy Yu (4th) and Ellie Jordan both set new PRs in the 800 m, while Maddie Bennett and Grace Morgan both set personal records in the 1600 m. The 4x100 relay team finished 3rd, and Star Cruz and Priya Batra (PR) finished 6th and 8th in the shot put. Cruz set a new school record in the discus, finishing 2nd, while Priya Batra finished 5th. Kelly Nguyen set a personal record in the long jump and triple jump, finishing 2nd and 1st in the events, while Bella Valcourt set new PRs as well, finishing 3rd and 4th for both events. Queen Obosu set a new record in the triple jump, and finished 2nd.



5/4 Tennis vs Holton-Arms Home – L, 1-6

Madeira Varsity Tennis matched up against the Holton Arms School, the reigning ISL Division AA champions. The team fought hard and players competed well in both singles and doubles.  The team showed improvement in many areas of their games, especially strategy. In singles one, Emily Platukyte had a challenging match, but came out on top with an 8-6 win. Holly Crawley had a strong showing in singles four with a 5-8 final score. The team also displayed an aggressive edge and worked to put balls away efficiently. Madeira Varsity Tennis is continuing to show great improvement over the course of this season.  

5/8 Tennis vs. Georgetown Visitation at Home – L, 2-5

Madeira Varsity Tennis faced Georgetown Visitation in a hard-played match on May 8. Emilija Platukyte, playing number one singles, dominated with an 8-2 victory. Lily Mackney debuted in number two singles, and fought hard in her match. Reilly O'Flaherty, playing number three singles, showed tremendous effort and stayed consistent throughout. Marina Akhavein, in the number four singles slot, fought hard as well. The number one doubles team of Holly Crowley and Mary Watson played for the first time together and had great communication throughout their match. Aves Mocek and Bella Simmons also played together for the first time, working on communication and point planning. Chloe Valcourt and Jordan Kallett were in the number three doubles spot, and had an impressive 8-5 victory.

5/10 Tennis at Episcopal – L, 1-6

The Varsity Tennis team travelled to Episcopal High School to finish their season in the last match. The team played well, and showed strong improvement in the doubles competition. Many of the doubles teams got stronger throughout the match, and executed their game strategy. Emily Platukyte finished the season undefeated for the Snails in the number one singles slot, winning her match 10-3. Mary Watson played well at the number two singles spot, and Aves Mocek debuted at number three singles.  



4/26 Varsity Softball vs. Maret at Home - L, 7-18

The Madeira varsity softball team dropped a tough matchup against Maret at home, but showed great sportsmanship and teamwork throughout the game. Catherine Hall had a great defensive effort throughout, with great throws to second from her position at catcher. Ciara O’Donoghue showed poise at first, scooping up ground balls and managing excellent grabs on close plays.   

5/3 Varsity Softball vs. St. Andrew’s at Home - W, 11-7

The Madeira varsity softball team was victorious against St. Andrew’s at home. Sam Sporn led the Snails at the mound, holding St. Andrew's to only a few hits throughout the matchup. Lyric Thornton had great speed around the bases and a great catch in center field, holding St. Andrew’s to a quick “3 up 3 down” situation in the 5th inning. 

5/4 Varsity Softball at Georgetown Day – L, 7-9

            In a tough game at GDS, Madeira lost with a final score of 7-9. In the final inning, GDS found a hit and went up by two runs. Catherine Hall led the offense with a home run, and Anna-Sophia Massaro showed great defensive play at second base. Amani Hagmagid made a great play at left a left field Tough game and yet again 1 run decided the game but this time in GDS favor. Catherine Hall hit a home run, Anna Sophia was a force at second, and Amani snagged a left field fly ball that would have led to 3 runs in for GDS. 

5/9 Varsity Softball at Stone Ridge – L, 6-16

Varsity Softball competed at Stone Ridge on May 9th.  After being tied at 2-2 in the fourth inning, Stone Ridge overpowered the Snails at the plate and came away with the victory.

5/10 Varsity Softball at Episcopal – L, 1-11

Facing off against an undefeated Episcopal, the Snails had a great outing, but came up short with a final score of 1-11. Anna-Sophia Massaro and Ciara O’Donoghue led the team offensively from the plate. Lyric Thorton and Alexa Zartman-Ball showed strong defensive efforts in the field. Sam Sport pitched for the Snails, and finished 6 strong innings with multiply strikeouts.


4/26 JV Softball at Potomac – L, 0-10

In the loss at Potomac, Amara Eley made an amazing play at shortstop, bobbling the ball and catching it with her bare hand as she slipped and fell over reaching for the grab.  Angela Zheng had a great game from the mound. Jordan Harrison made a fantastic double play at second.  

5/10 JV Softball vs. Georgetown Visitation at Home – L, 5-23

JV Softball dropped to Georgetown Visitation at home on May 10. The Snails fought hard, with great defensive effort from Angela Zheng from the pitcher’s mound and Jordan Harrison at second base. Mary Faith Everman had a standout game from the plate.



Join Madeira Athletics at the Spring Sports End of Season All-School Assembly on May 26, 2017 at 2:45 pm in the CA!