Week in Sports: Week of March 20

The Patriot presents Week in Sports, which chronicles the sports games and scores from the past week. Throughout the seasons, stay on top of each team’s highlights, upsetting defeats, and well-deserving victories.


Elizabeth Harmison

Junior Megan Sheehan prepares to bunt the ball in the softball season-opener against Chapelgate Christian Academy on Tuesday, March 21. The team dominated the game with a final score of 16-0.

Softball — Tuesday, Friday
The softball team commenced their season on Tuesday, March 21, when they played Chapelgate Christian at home and won 16-0. They played at home again on Friday, March 24 against Perryville High School and won 7-3.

Women’s Lacrosse — Tuesday, Thursday, Friday
The women’s lacrosse team had a busy week, playing a total of three games. On Tuesday, March 21, the team traveled to St. Mary’s and lost with a close score of 11-12. They played at home on Thursday, March 23 against Notre Dame Prep and lost 11-18. However, on Friday, March 24, they traveled to C. Milton Wright and came out with a win, 13-6.

Badminton — Thursday, Friday
In the season opener, the badminton team faced St. Paul’s School for Girls at home on Thursday, March 23 and won 4-3. They played another home match the next day against Maryvale Preparatory School, winning 4-3.

Women’s Outdoor Track and Field — Saturday
The women’s outdoor track and field team traveled to Maryvale Preparatory School on Saturday, March 25 for the Loyola and Maryvale Relays. They placed 10 out of 14 teams with a score of 21. Top performances included the distance medley relay, which finished in first place. In this relay, senior Emily Stancliff ran the 1200 meter, sophomore Skylar Bensel ran the 400 meter, junior Rosemary Gillam ran the 800 meter, and senior Adria Pirozzi ran the 1600 meter.

Baseball — Wednesday, Friday
The baseball team had a busy schedule, traveling away all three games last week. On Wednesday, March 22, they played St. Mary’s High School and lost 3-6. During this game, St. Mary’s wore t-shirts that read “Hamer 25 Fly High” on the back to honor sophomore Josh Hamer who passed away on March 2. “There’s been such a ground swell of support in the baseball community because the baseball community is like family, so we are very blessed to have that kind of support and that kind of show of solidarity,” head coach Darrion Siler said. On Friday, March 24, they faced Gilman School and won 3-2. On Saturday, March 25, they dominated McDonogh School, winning 10-0.

Men’s Lacrosse — Friday, Saturday
On Friday, March 24, the team traveled to Marriotts Ridge High School and, in a close match, lost 11-12 in overtime. In a quick turnaround, they faced Holy Ghost Prep at home on Saturday, March 25 and won 16-3. Sophomore Ryan Poholsky thinks Saturday’s game provided good practice for the team. We played at our level the whole time and they came to our field and we showed them what JC lacrosse is all about,” Poholsky said. “Everybody played well, it was a fun game. I do face-offs and since the score was so far apart, everybody in my group tried new starts to see what would work.”

Golf — Wednesday
The golf team faced Archbishop Curley on Wednesday, March 22, at Maryland Golf and Country Club where they prevailed with a final score of 17-4.

Men’s Outdoor Track and Field — Saturday
The men’s outdoor track and field team traveled with the women’s team to Maryvale Prep to participate in the Loyola and Maryvale Relays on Saturday, March 25. They placed ninth out of nine teams with a final score of 15.5. The 200 meter relay finished only 2.4 seconds behind the school record, making it one of the team’s highest-scoring performances of the day. This relay included freshman Malik Scott, sophomores Ayo Bodison and Chimzi Chuku, and senior Niko Rice.

Christina Giovanazi is a Sports Editor for The Patriot and jcpatriot.com.