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Husky Athletic Round-Up (9-26-22)

A dispatch from the desk of Gould Athletic Director Ben Kamilewicz ’95

Huskies—Charge!!!!

Our pack went out hard-charging last week—and we're not about to stop. We are all so proud of what you accomplished this week! Keep having fun, being resilient, and being your best. Read on for a review of last week's competitions.

Week in Review

Farm & Forest

Big wins in building out the beams for the sugar shack!

XC MTB (Wednesday 9/21)

The cross-country mountain biking team tangled with the best in the east and saw some rippin’ performances! Highlights included:
  1. Ellis Slover ’24 took #3 in A’s
  2. Parker Nellis ’25 took #15 in A’s
  3. Parker Welch ’24 took #17 in A’s.
  4. Bridget Sapak ’26 took #5 in A’s (girls)
  5. James Crowley ’25 took #16 in B’s.
  6. Sam Krizo ’25 took #50 in B’s
  7. Junchao Wallace ’26 took #41 in C’s
  8. Emmet Cameron ’26 took #42 in C’s

Boys Varsity Soccer at Vermont Academy (Wednesday 9/21)

Held Vermont Academy (now aligned with LaLiga—a professional league in Spain) to 0-0 for the first 65 minutes of the game—right on! Eventually, we succumbed to this incredibly strong team 0-6. Keep your heads up and charge on!

Girls Varsity Soccer at Holderness (Wednesday 9/21)

A hard-fought, physical game with both sides hammering each other with quick and fast movement of the ball. Holderness gained the advantage later in the game, taking the win 0-4.

Golf (Wednesday 9/21)

Baylen ’23, Jack ’25, and Jackson ’25 all won their matches at Belgrade Lakes Golf Club, but the day ended in a tie—looks like the course and the day were beautiful!

Girls JV Soccer (Saturday, 9/24) WIN 5-0 VS. Hebron—RING THE BELL!!!!

Coach Yamada writes: “What an amazing weekend for some soccer! The girls really enjoyed it and played well together. 5-0 win over Hebron Girls JV and it was a great game!

Brynn Newsom ’26 scored the first goal of the game and ended up with a hat trick in the first game of the season! Hallel Lowrey ’25 added two more. Other highlights include Grace Goff ’27 dribbling through five defenders from our end all the way to the opposing goal, and Rosie Barstow ’27 was an integral part of the game in the midfield. Natsuki Tominaga ’23 and Meitong Chen ’23 took on the role of captains for the game and they did well communicating to the rest of the team what we need to be doing to win this game!”

Boys JV Soccer (Saturday, 9/24) WIN 5-1 VS. Hyde—RING THE BELL!!!!

The boys outpace Hyde for a 5-1 VICTORY!!! Notes from Coach Gardner:
“Goals from Felipe Alcudia Ruiz De Valasco ’26, Sergi Puigdemasa ’27, Andres Garcia Zapico Domenech ’26, and two from Harry Gordos ’25! Big Saves in the net by Mason Perks ’26! Great game and sportsmanship from all! GO HUSKIES!”

Nordic (Saturday & Sunday)

In the Keys to the Castle Rollerski Sprint in Lake Placid, New York we saw some excellent results. See the results below, and check out @gouldnordic on Instagram for some awesome video.

  1. Lucas Barstow ’25 #1 U16 Boy
  2. Evelyn Burnes ’26 #3 U16 Girl
  3. Boys (Ellis Slover ’24, Lucas Barstow ’25, and Eli Shifrin ’23) went 10, 11, and 12 respectively in a stacked group
In the Climb to the Castle Rollerski Distance Race, we saw some hard efforts up Whiteface.

Men Skate:
  1. Nate Livingood ’22 #7 (Gould Alumni)
  2. Ellis Slover ’24 #8
  3. Eli Shifrin ’23 #11
  4. Lucas Barstow ’25 #16
  5. Will Brown ’25 #28
Men Classic
  1. James Crowley ’25 #2
Women Skate
  1. Reese Furneaux ’25 #7
  2. Nyla Scott ’24 #9
  3. Erin MacDonald ’24 #16
Women's Short Course
  1. Evelyn Burnes ’26 #1

Enduro MTB

The boys and girls were ripping down the hill—NICE WORK!!! Here are the recaps from coaches: "Shredding occurred!”

  1. Stages 1 and 2 were slick, rooty, and physically demanding fitness.
  2. Stage 2, the longest stage of the day, top times from 10:19. (we ride uphill for a reason!)
  3. Stages 3 and 4 followed a long pedal transfer, the crew rolled together and the vibes produced fast times out of Javier Reynaud Kalb ’26 (3:36.25), and Finn Haskett ’25 (3:36.602) on stage 4, which shook down to places 6th and 7th on the stage for the age category.
  4. Stage 5 brought us back across the road for a technical slippery descent over roots, rocks, and off-camber. It challenged all riders by putting down the team's top time of 6:05.5.
Finn missed the box by one spot (6th) and Javier ended up at 10th. Henry Grohman ’26 was 17th, Jack Furneaux ’26 was 20th. 28 folks in the U15. Awesome shredding, mint tracks, and a proper challenge were embraced with solid attitudes, lots of pasta, and speedy mechanic skills in the pits!

That closes the weekend – Go Huskies!!!! 

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