Homecoming Sports Recap

Andrew Mann and Ravi Vasan

Boys and Girls cross country raced at Norbuck Park, home of the Southwest Preparatory Conference North Zone race, while other sports played opponents like The St. Marks School of Dallas, Holland Hall School and The Home School Athletic Association.

Girls Field Hockey – The Girls Field Hockey team brought the win streak to two after beating Holland Hill 3-1. The Hornets started the game with an end of the first quarter goal and never looked back. This was the team’s second win in a row after they beat The Hockaday School in a penalty shootout. They played the day after that again, on Oct.22, and lost 0-4 to the best record in the North Zone and undefeated Casady team.

Boys Varsity Volleyball – The Boys Varsity Volleyball team fell short against the St. Marks Lions in a match that ended 3 sets to 0. All three sets ended with a point differential of less than 5 with scores of 25-20, 25-23 and 25-20. The team was led by senior hitters Arman Najari and Maurice Thompson, and senior setter Jacob Liang. Sophomore Alden Kendall finished the game with an impressive 13 kills and a +0.310 hitting percentage, which is the player’s total errors subtracted by their total kills, divided by their total attempts.

Girls Varsity Volleyball – The Girls Varsity Volleyball team swept the Home School Athletic Association 3 sets to 0. The team is lead by senior captains Lexie Stone, Katie Stone, Marielle Benitez and Bridget Hill. The Stone sisters are currently committed to Washington and Lee University where they will be playing Lacrosse and Volleyball. The team is currently 3-2 going into their last conference game against The Episcopal School of Dallas on Oct. 27.

Varsity Football – The Hornets took the field against St. Marks and lost 0-24. The Lions started out hot and were able to carry that momentum throughout the game. Bright spots for the Hornets included multiple deep passes to senior wide receiver Winston Black and a fumble recovery in the third quarter. Next week, on Oct. 27, the football team will face Cistercian Preparatory School, who come into the game with a 7-2 record and riding a three-game win streak.

Boys Cross Country – In the second race of the day, the team finished fourth place out of eight teams. The boys were led by junior Andrew Mann, who ran 17:22 minutes for a 5k, finishing seventh in the race, which gave him All-North Zone honors. A new face took up the number two position for the team, as senior Max Blumenthal ran an 18:20, which resulted in a 19-place finish. The points, the places of the one through five runners added together, were rounded out with sophomore Gabe Shiloh and junior Alex Wetzler running together and a late finish from senior Cole Ashley.

Girls Cross Country – The homecoming day games started with a second-place finish from the girls team. The top four runners, seniors Celina Prieur, Kaylee Wilson and Charlotte Purcell, and freshman Isabel Bhatia ran together for the first two miles of the race. Prieur then separated herself from the pack and finished in fourth place for the Hornets, running a 21:17 for the 5k. Bhatia and Wilson stayed together, running seventh and eighth place times, respectively. Rounding out the group and All North Zone, Purcell ran a 21:58 for tenth. Sophomore Asha Blewett finished out the top five for Greenhill, running a thirteenth-place time of 22:13.