The St. Albans defense, anchored by captain Ryan Khosravi ’17 and goalkeeper Jack Starr ’17, held the lead going into half-time and for the rest of the game.
The BEEF Club also made its presence heard at the match with good natured banter directed towards Landon and, in particular, a certain red-headed defender dubbed “Ron”. The Landon fan section also made an appearance, but their chants came across muddled and ill-thought-out.
The second half was punctuated by occasional opportunities to score from both Teplitz and Colin Nnamene ‘18, which the Bulldogs did not capitalize on. The STA defense provided the Bears with almost no opportunities to level the score, and goalkeeper Starr collected every ball thrown in his direction. The game ended with a final score of 1-0, a gratifying sight to all STA students, alumni, and family, and a great way to kick off the Homecoming weekend festivities
- Will Nash '20
CVS had quite an exciting week, winning a major league game 3-1 against Stone Ridge, and tying a defending Maryland State Champion. Determined to beat her old teammates, Sara Tyaba fought to score two incredible goals, following Jordan's well placed penalty kick in the beginning of the game. With that crucial win, the team still has a chance of winning the regular ISL season. Friday's game was quite a nail biter, tying 2-2 to Walt Whitman High School. Although a win would have been preferable, the team played with maybe the most heart they ever have before, and tie was considered an accomplishment against such a decorated team. Looking forward, CVS has two ISL games this week against maybe their biggest rivals, Visitation and Sidwell, but with their spirits still high from last week, there is no doubt they have the chance to win.
-Emmeline Leggett '18
Last Saturday, in clear, sunny, temperate weather, STA Football opened conference play, taking on their toughest opponent yet -- Georgetown Prep. Both teams entered Steuart Field 4-1. The Bulldogs were coming off a great win against Paul VI, while the Little Hoyas were on a streak of their own after beating Benedictine and Riverdale Baptist. Hype was built, the BEEF Club had gathered, and chirps were yelled as Prep kickoff-ed to start the game.
Immediately, the refined St. Albans Offense led by Malcolm Spencer ‘18 set the pace as they drove down the field from their 11-yd line to Prep’s 8-yd line with spectacular catches by Dakota Foster ‘17 and Charles Snowden ‘17, as well as solid runs from John Galbreath ‘17. However, the drive resulted in a missed field goal which set Prep’s offense to take over from their 20-yd line. Throughout the game, the story was similar. The Offense tried to gather a consistent rhythm flowing and a handful chances to put the ball in the endzone but their great effort was not enough.
However, the St. Albans Defense proved tough to beat though with four three-and-outs for Prep’s nine possessions. Captain Donovan Rolle ‘17 made many socre preventing plays, keeping the Dogs in the game. It was not only until late in the second-half when a big deficit became apparent, in part due to the Prep’s running. Conference play continues next week for the Dogs as they are set to play at home against Bullis, looking to go 5-2.
-Jose Noble '18
NCS Field Hockey
After a tough beginning to the month of October, the NCS varsity field hockey team has mounted a comeback this week. On Wednesday, they made the trek to Saint John Paul the Great, where they had to quickly adjust to the grass; not the most field hockey-friendly surface. Despite this change and the various illnesses and injuries plaguing the team, they played with renewed excitement beating their opponents 1-0. Highlights included a goal by Mackie Hamed '18 and a shutout by goalie Sam Gibby '19. This positive momentum continued to build as VFH moved on to their next challenge: Georgetown Visitation. A notoriously intense game, the team went into the opening half fired up thanks to a pep talk from captains Selin Everett '17 and Addy Wolf '17. Cathedral took no time dominating Visi on their own turf, ending in an impressive 3-1 win thanks to goals from Elizabeth Thoren '17, Mackie Hamed '18, and Gigi Aiken '19. The team is excited as they look to build up their rekindled flame with wins against St. John's and Flint Hill this week.
-Caitlin McNamara ‘17
With only one game last week, Cathedral Varsity Volleyball (CVVB) spent four practices focused on refining existing attacking skills, and learning how to take control at the net. Additionally, the countless passing drills have finally paid off, as the work the CVVB put in has translated into a great improvement in defense in the back row. Unfortunately, CVVB lost against Episcopal last Friday. However, moral remains high as the team anxiously awaits the decision from Coach Hayes about whether or not they will participate in the DCAA tournament this November. Yet first and foremost, the players are looking forward to their game against their rival team, Sidwell Friends, this upcoming Wednesday at 4:15pm.
-Natalie Kalitsi ‘18
NCS/STA Cross Country
The NCS/STA Cross Country team has been training for the past week since their last meet at Glory Days. The Glory Days Invitational resulted in St. Albans coming in fifth place for Varsity, and NCS coming in twenty-fifth place for Varsity. The team was fortunate enough to not have a race during homecoming weekend, but they are looking forward to their meet at Georgetown on October 22nd.
-Bota Saudabayeva ‘18