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V Golf: The Varsity Eagles continued their unbeaten streak outscoring West Forsyth's JV High School team by 46 strokes, 156 to 201 at Salem Glen. Blake led the way with a 2 birdie 36, followed by Bennett, Logan, and Will all with 40's. Logan and Will also had birdies on the day taking our season total to 12 in matches thus far. The Eagles take on Davidson Day's HS varsity team on Thursday at Bermuda Run West.
VG Soccer: Lady Eagles soccer tied a tough SW Guilford 1-1 in what turned out to be a defensive battle from start to finish. Keeper Mercer S helped Summit maintain a scoreless first half making some excellent stops against an aggressive SW Guilford attack. Summit came out in the second half with confidence, controlling possession and overwhelming the SW defense, but their keeper was up to the challenge. With 10 minutes remaining, SW Guilford managed to pull ahead 1-0 with a chip shot over Mercer’s hands. Within 30 seconds, Zeni H. managed to tie the game off of a great throw in from Millie M. Summit continued to apply pressure but were unable to get the go ahead goal. While the majority of the game was spent on the SW Guilford half of the field the game was decided by the great play from defenders Colby S, Mary Claire B, Celia G, and Sophia I.
Girls Lacrosse: The Summit girls lacrosse team faced some big challenges this morning. Back-to-back games against Radnor's two A level club teams is one way to start your Saturday! The Eagles lost both games (12-4 and 11-2), but not without a fight. Game two was a carbon copy of games one. Radnor got out to an early first half lead. Summit fought back to within two goals by halftime. Radnor was able to shut down Summit in the second half. Radnor's quick passing transition wore down Summit's legs in the second half of each game and led to several man advantage fast break goals. Despite the scores there were plenty of bright spots for the Eagles. Annie and Millie made numerous saves in the goal. Cally and Kaelin won several center draws. Winborne, Allie, and Abigail all had some great moves on attack to create shots on goal. The win today goes to girls lacrosse for providing these girls a great experience this weekend! Final scores L 12-4 & L 11-2. Leading scorers Winborne (2 goals), Allie (1 goal, 1 assist). Record 3-4.
VB Lacrosse: The Summit Varsity Lacrosse team ended the week with a hard fought 9-8 win over Durham Academy. The Eagles got off to a quick start and led 4-2 by the end of the first quarter. In the next two quarters Summit traded goals with Durham. Both teams battled, fought for ground balls, and maintained a hard ride on clears. The defense was tested by a well organized Durham attack. Max, Wise, and Jonah responded with effective slides and tremendous determination. Bo was composed in the goal. He made numerous saves, which proved to be vital to the team's victory. The midfielders also made outstanding contributions on defense, clearing the ball, and on offense. In the final minutes of the fourth quarter Durham got a goal to tie the game. Chase responded after moving off a pick from Ethan at X, drove around the goal, and scored the game winner and his fourth goal of the day.
Girls Lacrosse: The Summit girls lacrosse team opened their Philadelphia road trip with a 4-3 win against one of Radnor High School's 9th grade teams. Playing their first game ever on artificial turf, the Eagles got off to a fast start on the fast surface. Allie opened the scoring in the first minute with a crease roll from the left side of the goal. Winborne added a second goal, unassisted, for a 2-0 lead. At the 12:45 mark, Abigail took Lynn's pass from behind the goal and beat the goalie on the right side for a 3-0 lead. The two teams battled up and down the field for the remainder of the half. Kaelin and Molly anchored the Eagles' defense in the middle, while Cally came up with several ground balls to halt the Raiders' attack. Annie and Millie both made numerous saves in goal to protect Summit's narrow lead. Winborne scored a second unassisted goal with eleven minutes remaining in the second half to put Summit ahead 4-1. Radnor made a late charge, scoring twice in the final minutes, but the Eagles were able to hang on for the win.Final score 4-3. Leading scorer Winborne (2 goals). Record 3-2.
V Golf: The Varsity Eagles had their first High School match of the season taking on Forsyth Home Educators and High Point Christian's Varsity team on the Tanglewood Championship front 9. Birdies were scarce while sand traps were not, but despite the tough course the Eagles managed a 3 stroke victory over HPC and a 23 stroke win over FHE. Bennett led the way with a 38, birdieing the last 2 holes! Logan followed with a 39, then Blake with a 41, and Ford and Matt with 43's. The Eagles head to the North State Challenge tomorrow to take on 20 other High School teams from around the state.
Baseball: Summit baseball hosted High Point Christian on Thursday and swept the series with the Cougars in yet another late inning thriller for the home crowd. The Eagles jumped out to an early lead with back to back home runs to start the game. The Cougars offense answered with two runs in the second. The Eagles offense continued to set the pace scoring at least two runs in five of the next six innings. The Cougars rallied back from a five run deficit and took the lead in the fifth inning behind some clutch hitting and fortunate bounces. The Eagles remained poised and mounted a rally of their own plating the winning run with the game tied and two outs in the home half of the seventh. Scoring for the Eagles were Sam P., Luke P., Bobby S., William P. (2), Bradley B. (2), Davis H. (3), and Lucas M. (3). William P., Davis H. (2), Lucas M., Luke P., and Bradley B. all hit dingers for the Eagles. Pitching for the Eagles in the winning effort were Davis H., Bobby S., and William P.
Boys Tennis: The boys had another dominating match Thursday against Sacred Heart to continue an impressive start to the season. The boys won 5 of 6 singles matches, only dropping 11 total games! Doubles was no different. Winston and Gregg won 6-1, Thomas and Evan stepped up to win 6-3, and Grant and Frank won 6-0. It is fun to watch the boys hard work pay off. Next up is Wesleyan on Tuesday.
VB Lacrosse: The Summit Varsity Lacrosse Team had another strong performance in their second match-up with St. Pius X Catholic School. In this 13-4 Summit victory the Eagles continued to develop team oriented skills including, good communication, well timed cuts, and looking to feed the open player. The Summit offense started the game with a surge and scored 6 goals in the first quarter. The offense continued throughout the game to move the ball quickly and take quality shots. They scored 13 goals on 24 shots, which is an outstanding shot percentage. Seventh graders Ian and Henry led the team in scoring with 3 goals each. The defense remained strong throughout the game and limited St. Pius’s scoring opportunities. The Varsity team looks next to Durham Academy Friday afternoon.
Girls Lacrosse: Many of the newest members of the Summit girls lacrosse team traveled to Durham Academy for their first game...ever! Despite the 9-3 loss, this team proved they can play. Clearly nerves seized the girls in the first eleven minutes as miscommunication on defense allowed DA to build a 5-0 lead. Then their lacrosse brains took over and a different team emerged on the field. Over the final nine minutes of the first half and the entire second half, Summit was only outscored 4-3. Melody, Iris and Annie were key to raising the defensive intensity in the second half. Cally and Elizabeth were a strong combination in the mid-field transition. Allison, Mary Catherine, and Emma began to work the settled offense. Final score 9-3, loss. Leading scorer Cally (1 goal, 1 assist). Record 2-2.
VG Soccer: Summit soccer suffered their first loss of the season to West Forsyth 3-1. Summit really had control of the first 20 minutes of the game surprising the West Forsyth team who has had little competition all season. Zeni H finally was able to score off a brilliant run and pass from Millie M. Summit's lead did not last long with West coming back in and with 3 unanswered goals just before halftime. Summit came out strong defensively in the second half giving West Forsyth very few looks on goal. Unfortunately, West's defense came out strong in the second half too, forcing much of the rest of the game to be played in the middle of the field. Maddie S had a great performance in the midfield and Mary Claire shined on defense.
Boys Tennis: Boys Tennis had another excellent performance in their match against South Davie, winning 9-0. Greg and McLean won their singles matches handily while Christopher and Grant dominated in their singles matches, each with an 8-0 sweep. Grant then teamed up with Michael for an additional 6-0 doubles victory. Jackson and Winston played competitive singles matches and each pulled out a win against tough opponents with respective scores of 8-5 and 8-6. Jackson went on to team up with McLean for a 6-2 doubles victory while Winston and Greg partnered up to win 6-1. Additionally, the team once again won every exhibition match! The team will be playing Sacred Heart on Thursday.
Baseball: The Summit baseball team dropped a road match-up vs. North Davie despite out hitting the Wildcats (.261 to .241). The Wildcats relied on a solid defense that committed just a single error to keep the Eagles from plating more runs. Leading the offensive effort for the Eagles were: Davis H., Lucas M., William P., Sam P., Wes D., and Bradley B. Pitching for the Eagles were Walker H., and Bobby S. The Eagles return to action Thursday hosting High Point Christian.
VG Soccer: Zeni’s hat trick led the Lady Eagle soccer team over a talented Canterbury squad 4-0. Millie M was able to add another goal in a game that proved to be more difficult than the score may indicate. Keeper Mercer S made some tremendous saves to maintain her third clean sheet in 4 games. Emily W and Sophie C had really nice games in defense while Lauren S and Maddie S were solid in the midfield. Summit will have their home opener on Wednesday versus a difficult West Forsyth team.
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