The Saints were on the road yesterday for a haul to Chatham Hall. JV Tennis, JV Volleyball, Varsity Field Hockey, Varsity Cross Country, and Varsity Volleyball piled onto charter buses for the trip, hoping to show their skills in Virginia.
It was a very successful trip, as ALL teams came home victorious! The Saints showed strength and great teamwork, putting up some of the best scores of the season all around.
JV Tennis - 9-0 (W)
JV Volleyball - 2-2 (W)
Varsity Field Hockey - 3-0 (W)
Varsity Cross Country - 20-42 (W)
Varsity Volleyball - 3-1 (W)
JV Tennis won 9-0 in a complete sweep
JV Volleyball followed suit and put up a 2-0 score, not letting their opponents win a set
Varsity Field Hockey also held the Turtles off with a 3-0 win. It was a long game, scoreless after regulation and 2x 10 minute overtime periods. The Saints won it in a shootout! The 5 players selected for the shootout were: Eleanor Williams ('20), scoring 1; Eliza Ellerbe ('21); Ann Mason Smith ('20), scoring 1; Lucy Smith ('20), scoring 1; and Kate Garrison ('20), who did not need to take her turn since the Saints had put up enough goals to win! Senior goalkeeper Lizzy Toms saved 3 for 3 shots on goal in the shootout, ensuring the team victory.
"The girls overcame adversity, played together as a team, and competed with excellence and good sportsmanship" said coach Merridith Cho of the winning game.
The Varsity Cross Country team had a huge win over Chatham Hall as well, winning with 20 points to Chatham Hall's 42 points. Saint Mary’s scored in 1st, 2nd, 4th, 6th, and 7th place.
Scorers of the meet were: Chelsea Barnes ('23) 1st place; Hannah Perry ('21) 2nd place, Gillian Englert ('23) 4th place; Bree Edwards 6th place ('20); Emma Claire Broome ('23) 7th place
Varsity Volleyball brought the day's games to a close, finishing up with a 3-1 win. Seniors Elizabeth Rucker and Lexi Kenyon helped the team score points with multiple aces on the Turtles. Carly Savarino ('22) and Sarah Elizabeth Bell ('23) had amazing blocks throughout the game, working hard to keep the ball on the other side of the net. Outside hitters Caroline Garrison ('22) and Kimberlen Bryson ('22) had multiple kills from the outside. The girls played with determination and skill, working together as a team to snag another win!
Varsity and JV Volleyball will have their next games on Friday September 20th at home v Cary Academy.
Varsity Field Hockey will be on the field on Friday 20th as well, taking on Cape Fear Academy at home.
Varsity Cross Country will be on the road this weekend for a meet at Alpine Park in Charlotte, NC on Saturday the 21st.
JV Tennis will hit the courts again next Tuesday 24th against Cary Academy at home.