Week in Sports: Week of Oct. 16

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Junior setter Matt Smidt serves the ball in a match against Calvert Hall on Wednesday, Oct. 18. The varsity men's Volleyball team lost to Calvert Hall 3-0.

Women’s Field Hockey

On Monday, Oct. 16, the varsity field hockey team competed against McDonogh at home. They were defeated with a final score of 4-2 . It was a close game, however, as the final two McDonogh goals were scored within the last four minutes of the game.

Despite the loss, the players realized what needed improvement for the future. “Our offense should have gotten the ball up quicker. Every time we cleared it, it came back to us. I’m hoping for a stronger passing game [next time],” halfback Kate Gromacki said.

Secondly, on Friday, Oct. 20, the team traveled to Indian Creek Scholl. Learning from their earlier defeat, the team came out on top with a final score of 3-0.

Women’s Soccer

The varsity women’s soccer team competed in two games this past week. On Tuesday, Oct. 17,  the team clashed with McDonogh at home, but lost a close 1-0 game. On Saturday, Oct. 21, the team hosted C. Milton Wright and lost with a final score of 1-0. Recently qualifying for the IAAM Quarterfinals, the team will be competing against Mercy on Tuesday, Oct. 31

Women’s Volleyball

The women’s varsity volleyball team played Mount de Sales at home on Tuesday, Oct. 17 for their senior night. The team lost a close match with a final score of 3-2.  

Regardless, the team was pleased with their performance. “It was a really good game. We thought we would get crushed by Mount de Sales, but we ended up almost winning. We worked really hard,” libero Isabel Marhoun said.

The team then competed against Maryland School for the Deaf on Thursday, Oct. 19, and lost 3-0. On Tuesday, Oct. 24, they competed in the first round of the IAAM playoffs and lost to Notre Dame Prep 3-0.

Men’s Cross Country

The men’s s varsity cross country team hosted a meet against St. Mary’s on Wednesday, Oct 18. They came out on top with a score of 36-21. Junior Alexander Kirkland was the first place runner for the varsity team, with junior Conner Ferrara closely behind, placing third. The team had a tremendous season this year, with an undefeated record of 7-0. The MIAA championship meet is on Wednesday, Nov. 1.

Men’s Volleyball

The varsity men’s volleyball team had three games this week. The first game was against Mount St. Joseph at home on Monday, Oct. 16, resulting in a 3-0 defeat. On Wednesday, Oct 18, they played a home game against Calvert Hall, which they lost 3-0. In the final game, on Friday, Oct 20, the team travel to St. Paul’s, losing 3-1.

Men’s Soccer

The men’s varsity soccer team participated in two games this week, the first being away at St. Paul’s on Thursday, Oct 19. The game concluded in a hard fought victory, with the final score of 3-2.

The second game was at home against C. Milton Wright on Saturday, Oct. 21. The final score  resulted in a 3-0 loss.  

Men’s Football

Varsity football ventured to Severn on Saturday, Oct. 21, and lost by with score of 27-14 in a tough game.

There is some controversy remaining about a call made by the referees. In the final seconds of the game, the score was tied 14-14 with Severn moving in to score. Severn’s throw for the corner of the end zone was well covered by cornerback Danny Schall and appeared to be intercepted. However, the referees ruled it a touchdown for Severn.

“I was speechless. It was rigged. Danny caught it in the back of the end zone. One ref called the pass incomplete. The other called it a touchdown, and it was ultimately ruled a touchdown. If I was [Danny], I’d be mad knowing something was taken from me like that,” wide receiver Jack Golumbek said.

Hayes Stancliff is a News Editor and Kayla Kozak is a Copy Editor for The Patriot and jcpatriot.com.