Wrestling - Varsity Boys

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vs.
Slam Dunk at the Beach, Immaculate Conception, NJ
Away
Cape Henlopen High School

Scoreboard

Results

Max Horz Invitational
Away
Berkeley Springs High School
9th/16 - 116 points

The Saints traveled to Berkeley Springs over the weekend for the Max Horz Invitational. The team competed fiercely even though they were competing with a depleted squad, not filling four of the fourteen weight classes. Five Saint James wrestlers earned hardware, led by Fifth Form Captain, TJ Quelet who recorded two falls and a major decision on his weigh to the 170lbs championship. Griffin Almany (2ndat 106lbs), Jason Kim (4th at 113lbs), Shea Pèna (6th at 120lbs), and Jack Guillard (3rd at 182lbs) all wrestled strong tournaments to secure their individual placements. The Saints finished in 9th place out of 14 teams, with 116 points.

TBD
Away
State College High School
Loss 41-58

State College 58, Saint James 41

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. — Saint James dropped its first game of the season on Saturday in the State College Classic, losing to the hosts.

Saint James (3-1) trailed by only three, 20-17, at halftime, but State College (2-0) packed in its defense and the Saints' Bryce Golden suffered an undisclosed injury which limited his playing time, scoring only five points.

Amir Harris led the Saints with 15 points and also had four rebounds and three assists. Callum Baker scored 11 points and Jalen Miller added five points and four assists.

vs.
State College Tip Off Tournament, McKeesport High School
Away
State College High School
Win 70-43

Saint James 70, McKeesport 43

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. — Dymtro Zidor scored 19 points and had eight rebounds and four blocks to lead Saint James past McKeesport in the State College Tip-Off Tournament on Friday.

Bryce Golden posted a double-double of 18 points and 12 rebounds for the Saints (3-0), while Anthony Torelli had 10 points and four rebounds, Callum Baker had nine points, three steals and three assists and Amir Harris had five points, four rebounds and six assists.

Saint James led 29-19 at the half before pulling away.

The Saints will play host State College on Saturday.

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Sidwell Friends High School
Home
Loss 52-53

Sidwell Friends 53, Saint James 52

Sidwell Friends hit the game-winning shot with 3.4 seconds remaining, and Saint James' final shot missed the mark on Friday night.

Skylar Treadwell zipped the nets for 28 points and added 11 rebounds and seven steals for the Saints (3-1). Christa Bartlett had eight points, six assists and four steals, and Morgan Moseley added seven points and nine rebounds.

Saturday's scheduled game against Holton Arms was postponed due to poor weather and will be made up at a later date.

Waynesboro Middle School
Home
Loss 53-46

The Saint James Junior Boys Basketball team suffered another tough loss on Thursday night. Both Waynesboro and the Saints came ready to play, with a heavy reliance on scoring in transition as both defenses were seemingly rock solid. The Saints kept it close throughout the game with Sidique Thomas-Sualley driving the lane and guards Kyle Pershin, Sean Rowe, and Benson Riser taking care of the outside shooting. In the end, though, Waynesboro out rebounded and made the most of their opportunities, especially with Saint James getting into foul trouble late in the game. The Saints have continued to hustle every minute this season. This seven point loss serves as another lesson to be learned and another piece to build off of.

vs.
Mountain Ridge High School
Away
Mountain Ridge High School
Loss 16 - 54

It was a long night for the Saints at Mountain Ridge with the following bright spots:

120 Pena, Shea (St. James) defeated Howard, Nate (Mountain Ridge) === {Fall 3:00} (Score: 6-12) 1

160 Shen, Andrew (St. James) defeated Thomas, Chase (Mountain Ridge) === {Major Decision: 16-6} (Score: 10-32) 1

182 Quelet, TJ (St. James) defeated Mcdonald, Dustin (Mountain Ridge) === {Fall 1:52} (Score: 16-36)


vs.
Loudoun Valley High School
Home
Win 79-44

Saint James 79, Loudoun Valley 44

ST. JAMES — Dima Zdor had a double-double with 21 points, 12 rebounds and four blocks to lead Saint James past Loudoun Valley on Thursday.

Anthony Garcia had 10 points, six rebounds and two assists, while Wilson Ramabu had 10 points, five rebounds and two blocks for the Saints (2-0), who led 45-13 at the half.

Also in the victory, Callum Baker had eight points, four rebounds, four assists and two steals, Amir Harris had six points, six rebounds, five assists and two steals and Anthony Torelli had five points, five rebounds and three assists.

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Loudoun Valley High School
Home
Loss 36-42

The JV basketball team hosted Loudoun Valley High School on Thursday night. The Saints’ scoring effort was led by Frankie Corsi with 12 points and Caleb Norris with 10 points. Despite their combined 22 points, the team struggled to score, shooting just 9 for 26 from the field. The defensive effort was led by Frankie Corsi and Miles Wyndham. Frankie collected 6 steals and Miles grabbed 9 rebounds. Saint James lost 36-42. The Saints play Wednesday December 13, 2017 at St. Maria Goretti at 5:15 p.m.

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Academy of the Holy Cross
Home
Win 52-49

Saint James fought back from an early 6 point fourth quarter deficit to take a hard fought 52 – 49 win over the visiting Academy of Holy Cross Tartans. A basket at the start of the fourth quarter put the Tartans up 43 – 37. But led by Morgan Moseley’s 6 fourth quarter points, the Saints finished the game on a 15 – 6 run. Moseley led the team in scoring with 18 points. Skylar Treadwell followed with 14 points and Christa Bartlett added 10. As they have in their first two games, the Saints got off to a quick start leading 17 -12 at the end of the first quarter. The Tartans kept the game close as the teams went into the half with Saint James leading 25 – 21. The Tartans used aggressive defense and strong rebounding to outscore the Saints 20 – 12 in the third quarter and led 41 – 37 going into the final quarter. After a Tartan basket put Saint James down 43 – 37, the Saints ramped up the defensive effort and the front line of Moseley, Treadwell, and Tessa Douglass started to control the defensive boards. All five starters contributed 4th quarter scoring for a balanced team effort that led to the win.

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Surrattsville High School
Away
Surrattsville High School
Win 72-44

In a tough road environment the Boys Varsity Basketball team handled Surrattesville High School 72-44. The Saints battled through a very competitive first half to explode in the second half of the game. The Saints outscored Surrattesville 38 to 16 in the second half.

The team was led in points by Dima Zdor with 20, but the team had very balanced scoring with Bryce Golden addint 17pts, Anthony Garcia 12pts, and Amir Harris with 10pts. Starting the season on the road in PG County was a valuable start to the season.

The Saints look to take this positive momentum in to the gym this evening against Loudoun Valley.

vs.
Loudoun Valley High School
Home
Loss 27-48

Loudoun Valley 48, Saint James 27

Tuesday at St. James

106 — Harrison Cronin (LV) fft.; 113 — John Lohr (LV) p. Jason Kim, 3:53; 120 — Shea Pena (SJ) fft.; 126 — Tom Tang (SJ) fft.; 132 — Noah Losievsky (LV) p. Will Topham, 0:28; 138 — Carter Bell (LV) d. Nicklas Pank, 6-1; 145 — Adam Broshkevitch (LV) p. C.J. Dumebi-Kachikwu, 0:22; 152 — Riley Ashby (LV) p. Jakin Jeong, 4:37; 160 — Andrew Shen (SJ) d. Daniel Kelly, 3-1; 170 — TJ Quelet (SJ) p. Declain Kilrain, 0:35; 182 — Jack Guillard (SJ) fft.; 195 — Zack Taylor (LV) p. Rolando Patron, 1:41; 220 — Jacob Byers (LV) fft.; 285 — Charlie Salt (LV) d. Ben Couling, 9-6.

vs.
Academy of the Holy Cross
Home
Loss 59-5

The Saints JV girls basketball program had their first game of the season this evening. The Saints kept it close in the first quarter, as Holy Cross only led 9-2. Holy Cross started hitting their shots in the 2nd, and unfortunately the rim wasn't as kind to our girls. The Saints kept playing till the last horn, and showed much improved ball movement and team defense in the 2nd half. Mary James had 2 points from the line to go along with 5 rebounds. Olivia Riser hit a 3 pointer in the 2nd quarter to go along with 2 steals and 2 rebounds. Although nobody else scored, every one of our girls played and contributed on the defensive end.

vs.
Surrattsville High School
Away
Surrattsville High School
Loss 35-61

The Saint James JV Boys Basketball team traveled to Surrattsville High School on December 5, 2017. Caleb Norris led the team in scoring with 18 points and played an integral piece of the Saint’s offense and defense. Steven Schwartz led the Saint’s rebounding effort with 7 rebounds. Surattsville’s 2-3 zone challenged the Saint’s offense and, eventually, led to a Saint James losing 35-61. The Saint’s play on December 7, 2017 against Loudoun Valley High School at 5:45.

vs.
Berkeley Springs Tip Off Tournament, Berkeley Springs High School
Away
Berkeley Springs High School
Win 63-33

SCORE AT THE HALF:

Saint James School- 43

Berkeley Springs High School- 22

SAINT JAMES SCORING LEADERS:

Christa Bartlett- 17

Skylar Treadwell- 14

Morgan McMahon- 13

Morgan Moseley- 10

SUMMARY:

The Varsity Girls Basketball defeated the Indians of Berkeley Spring High School on Saturday 63-33 winning the Berkeley Spring High School Tip off Tournament for the third consecutive year.

The Saints used a big first and third quarter to jump ahead of outscoring the Indians outscoring them 21-8 and 14-2. By taking advantage of their size and strong outside shooting, they boosted their lead at one point in the third quarter to 36 points. Offensively, Christa Bartlett led the way with 17 points to go along with five assists and five steals. Skylar Treadwell scored 14 to go along with eight rebounds while Morgan McMahon and Morgan Moseley scored 13 and ten points respectively.

At the conclusion of the game, Skylar Treadwell was voted the tournament’s MVP while Morgan Moseley and Christa Bartlett were named to the All-Tournament team.

The Saints will play their first home game on Tuesday when they host Holy Cross. The game is scheduled to tip off at 7:00 p.m.

The Admiral Holloway Tournament
Home
5th - 106.5 points

The Saints finished 5th out 13 teams in the annual Admiral Holloway tournament, they were led by co-captains TJ Quelet, who finished in first, and Jason Kim who finished second at his weight. TJ Quelet, Carson Riser, Nirmal Singletary, and Eric Fishkin each record three wins by pin. C.J. Dumebi-Kachikwu, and Ben Couling recorded their first varsity victories. 17 of the 19 Saints entered won at least one match.

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Berkeley Springs Tip Off Tournament, Frankfort High School
Home
Berkeley Springs High School
Win 66-43

The Saint James Saints started off the season with a 66-43 win over the Frankfort (WV) High Falcons in the first game of the Reed’s Pharmacy Tip Off Classic in Berkeley Springs, WV. Skylar Treadwell ('20) and Morgan Moseley ('20) led the scoring with 18 points each. Third Former Morgan McMahon started her Saints career off successfully by adding 12 points. The Saints scored in bursts throughout the game getting off to a quick start with an 18 – 6 lead at the end of the first quarter. The Falcons hung around keeping the game within reach at 26 – 13 going into the halftime break. The Saints came out strong in the third quarter racing out to a 50 -23 lead at the end of the third quarter. The Falcons pressed hard in the fourth quarter but the Saints held strong holding onto the 23 point win. Fifth former Christa Bartlett added 12 points for the Saints while fellow fifth former Tessa Douglass added a bucket. Amelia Shaw and Abby Barnes saw their first action in a Saints uniform and added 6 and 2 points respectfully.

Northern Middle School
Home
Loss 42-52

The Saint James Boy’s Junior Basketball Team had a slow start to begin the 2017-2018 winter season on Thursday night. Facing a much taller North Middle School team, the Saints found it difficult to defend down low and get rebounds. However, the boys showed true resilience as they climbed their way back into the game, from 18-1 in the first 3 minutes to only being down 27-20 at halftime. The key was finding open space on offense, making smart passes, and staying disciplined on defense. While this did not completely alter the outcome of the 52-42 loss, it was certainly promising to see early on with the long season ahead. Every player on the Saints’ roster contributed in one way or another, but notable standouts were Sidique Thomas-Sualley and Kyle Pershin. Pershin was a field general in establishing the offense, and a menace for opposing guards on defense. Thomas-Sualley effortlessly glided up and down the court, and was dangerous around the basket, from finishing acrobatic layups to snagging rebounds that looked far outside his reach. Overall the Saints gave a valiant effort, and laid a solid foundation to build off of the rest of the season."

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St. Andrew's Episcopal School
Away
St. Andrew's Episcopal School
Win 3-2
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MAC Tournament Quarterfinals @ Higher Seed, Georgetown Day School
Away
Georgetown Day School
Loss 0-5
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Georgetown Day School
Away
Georgetown Day School
Loss 1-5

The Saints played GDS tough, containing the GDS players for much of the 1st half before a few lapses in defense put the Saints behind 0-2 heading to half. GDS picked up the pressure in the second half, constantly pressuring the Saints defenders and midfielders with quick and accurate passes jumping out to a 4-0 lead. The Saints finally found the back of the net when Alex Kim pressured the GDS center back, stealing the ball and finding a wide open Ryan Stakes in front of the goal. Ryan then slotted the ball past a diving keeper to put the Saints on the board. With both teams second teamers in the game, Sidwell scored once more to send the Saints home with a 1-5 loss.

IPSL Championship
Whitetail Golf Resort
Mercersburg - 164, Saint James - 185, Goretti - 198

IPSL Tournament

@ Whitetail Golf Resort

(Par: 36; Rating: 70.0; Slope: 123)

Tuesday, October 24, 2016

Mercersburg Academy: 164

Joseph Bucci, 37*

Laura Schumacher, 39*

Tom Prim, 42*

Shayan Ghodsi, 46

Non-Scorers for Mercersburg: Will Kendrick (51) and Allison Jones (53)

Saint James School: 185

Jaxson Schultz, 44

Will Hertel, 46

Andrew Shen, 46

Frankie Corsi, 49

Non-Scorer for Saint James: John Gilbert Storey (49)

St. Maria Goretti: 198

Cameron Cubbage, 43*

Steven Hamilla, 50

Nathaniel Berkman, 50

Jacob Carbaugh, 55

Non-Scorers for St. Maria Goretti: Camryn Moats (57) and Owen O’Connor (59)

* Earned All-IPSL Honors

Regular Season: 9-5 (3-3, MAC; 2-1, IPSL; 4-1, Non-Conference)

Overall: 11-11 (4-8, MAC; 3-2, IPSL; 4-1, Non-Conference)

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Coach’s Comments:

^ Despite placing all five of our golfers inside the top 9 places, the Saints could not overcome Mercersburg Academy’s top three players’ scores. Mercersburg is good, they’re deep, and they practice at Whitetail Golf Resort year-round; a tough foe, as we know from early September. Given this past Saturday’s practice round at Whitetail, I’m pretty certain that none of the guys were particularly pleased with how they played today in the delayed IPSL Tournament. If I were to paint an image of the day, I’d say that Will Hertel’s par putt on #3 – his ninth hole – which circled the cup 360 degrees and failed to fall into the hole summed up the day.

^ Thank you to Mr. Schultz for coming out to watch the guys’ match today; I know that your presence boosts them, and I look forward to picking your brain about the next two seasons in the upcoming off-

season! Mr. Schultz made today a double-IPSL Tournament day as he left the match to go watch his daughter, Joelle, play in the girls’ volleyball tournament at St. Maria Goretti!

^ Results aside, I’m proud of how the guys played not only today but throughout the entire season. Selecting to play with only 6 golfers for the season – the fewest number any partially sane golf coach would take as it’s the maximum one can play in a match – but playing most of the year with only 5 players was a mental (and sometimes physical) grind on the guys. Knowing that there were no days off down a man at the first tee, the guys had some additional pressure(s) most of the season. With the perspective granted by being finished the season for an entire hour, I know that they responded well to the pressure at the Linganore/Tuscarora and Flint Hill matches, in particular, but sometimes they did not – for example, the GDS match and the MAC Tournament. On the one hand, that’s the game; golf doesn’t always break for the guys who have the biggest deficit to overcome. In another way, that’s high school sports; sometimes you just don’t play your best and you get saddled with the “L.” Overall, to a man, I suspect, however, that the guys had fun, enjoyed each other’s company (for the most part), and learned something to move them forward in the game of golf for the remainder of their lives.

^ After playing for four years, we bid farewell to Andrew Shen after today’s IPSL Tournament. Andrew joined the team as a Second Former, but could not compete; he merely practiced … and practiced. As a HS athlete, Andrew was often counted on to lead the Saints in scoring – even as a Third or Fourth Form student – and, fortunately, found a good team to play on in his Fifth and Sixth Form years. Andrew suffered through some dark days of Saints’ defeats in his first two years under Mr. Gurol, but I’m glad that he got to experience some wins in the MAC in his final two seasons, nearly earned All-MAC honors in his Fifth Form season (missing by a shot), earned All-IPSL honors later that same Fifth Form season, and had a career best even-par round (36) at Beaver Creek in his Sixth Form season (vs. Maret & Sidwell Friends).

^ Moving forward, the team’s nucleus for the future is Jaxson Schultz (seven times a medalist or co-medalist this season), Will Hertel (who led the team at the Linganore/Tuscarora match and can hammer the ball in the reverse-view of Bubba Watson), Frankie Corsi (tied-17th in the MAC Tournament with an 88), and the much-improved John Gilbert Storey, who spent the year at the back of the pack but dipped into the mid-40s by season’s end.

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McConnellsburg High School
Home
Win 3-0

Saints win over Mcconellsburg 3-0

25-10

25-23

25-21

The Saints had an excellent home win as it was senior night for our 5 seniors. Senior captain Joelle Schultz led the team with 16 kills, 7 digs, 2 aces, and 12 serves for points. She has been an integral part of the varsity team the last four years and it was a great way for her home career to come to an end. Trinity Schlotterbeck had 9 kills and 7 digs, while Alessia Regazzoni and Morgan Moseley had 4 kills each. Regazzoni also had 4 aces and 14 serves, while Moseley had 3 blocks. Michaela Siegel added to the team 6 digs, and Catherine Charlton had 4. Setter Caroline Bowers had 33 assists and three kills.


Names:Serves (in)AcesKillsBlocksDigsAssists
Schultz12216
73
Regazzoni1444
3
Moseley

43

Schlotterbeck419
7
Siegel

1
6
Bowers523

33



Charlton41

4
Mao121


vs.
St. John's Catholic Prep
Home
Win 3-0

The Saints defeated their former IPSL rivals on Monday, 3-0. Alli Jacobson was involved in all three goals, scoring 2 outright and was responsible for the cross that ricocheted off the SJCP defender for an own goal. Goalkeeper Skylar Treadwell recorded her sixth shutout of the season with 15 saves and also stepped up to take the free kick that resulted in the Jacobson's first goal.

The Saints will be looking for another win on Friday when they take their 8-7-1 record to St. Andrew's Episcopal School at 4:15 p.m.

vs.
Flint Hill School
Home
Loss 15-48

A depleted Saint James football team came up on the losing end of a lopsided 48-15 loss to the huskies of Flint Hill. Saint James turned the ball over on three consecutive plays deep in their own territory on their first three drives of the game. All three of the turnovers resulted in Flint Hill scores. Saint James had difficulty stopping the Flint Hill running game all day. Hampered by many injuries the battered Saints managed to put together two scores late in the game. John Metchie caught a 74 yard pass from backup QB Jacob Dugas and then late in the fourth period Aiden Ensor cut his way through Flint Hill defenders for the Saints last score.

vs.
Mercersburg Academy
Away
Mercersburg Academy
Loss 0-7

FINAL SCORE:
Saint James School- 0

Mercersburg Academy- 7

SCORE AT THE HALF:
Saint James School- 0

Mercersburg Academy- 4

SUMMARY:

On Saturday afternoon the Saints traveled to southern Pennsylvania to take on the Blue Storm or Mercersburg Academy and were defeated by the score of 7-0.

Playing without the services of key defenders Nikki Pank (Broken Toe) and Tom Hoang (Severely Sprained Ankle) Asa Hammer stepped into the breech and gave a commendable effort at the stopper position. Steven Harvey also played a number of strong minutes at the outside half back position. Nash Pena and Bryce Kilmer also gave a great effort, especially in the second half when the Saints played their best soccer of the afternoon nearly finding the back of the goal on two occasions on Jamie Maloney crosses.

Keeper Leo Cucuzella recorded seven saves.

The Saints will close out their season on Tuesday afternoon when they travel to Georgetown Day School to play the Grasshoppers. The match is scheduled to start at 4:30 p.m.

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IPSL Championship, Mercersburg Academy
Home
Loss 0-1

The Saint James Girls' Varisty soccer team had a hard fought game against Mercersburg last Thursday. Going into the second half the teams were tied 0-0 with good defensive and offensive plays on both sides. With twenty minutes to go in the second half, Mercersburg had a clever, close-range goal against keeper, Skylar Treadwell. The attack had numerous attacks and break aways, trying to win back the goal, but a strong defensive team kept Saint James off the score board. It was a well-played game, both tactically and passionately, by the Saint James girls' team.

vs.
IPSL Championship, Mercersburg Academy
Away
Mercersburg Academy
Loss 0-8

Saint James was completely overmatched by the Blue Storm in the IPSL championship game, losing by a score of 0-8. The Mercersburg team is very talented and deep. The Saints were able to play well early on but couldn't match the depth of the Mercersburg squad as the game wore on. The team gave a strong effort but were not able to hang with the overall team talent of Mercersburg.

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Tuscarora High School
Home
Loss 3-1
19-25
23-25
25-22
20-25

The Saints struggled in their first game back from a long weekend. After losing the first two sets, they battled back to win the third set, only to fall short in the fourth.

Joelle Schultz
13 serves in
13 kills
4 blocks
7 digs

Alessia Regazzoni
14 serves in
5 aces
5 kills
5 digs

Trinity Schlotterbeck
15 serves in
3 aces
18 kills
8 digs

Morgan Moseley
6 blocks

Michaela Siegel
8 digs

Caroline Bowers
8 serves in
3 aces
39 assists
vs.
Sidwell Friends School
Away
Sidwell Friends School
Loss 0-5

FINAL SCORE:
Saint James School- 0

Sidwell Friends School- 5

SCORE AT THE HALF:
Saint James School- 0

Sidwell Friends School- 3

SUMMARY:

The Quakers of Sidwell Friends School were able to take advantage of some Saint James rustiness on Tuesday afternoon when they defeated the Saints by the score of 5-0.

The Saints’ play improved over the course of the match as they had some good looks at the goal but were unable to capitalize during the second half.

While it was a tough loss, Kevin Jin came off the bench in his first match of the year at the outside half back slot. Bryce Kilmer played well at the inside half back positon as did Nash Pena and forward Robert Dillard.

Goalie/Keeper Leo Cucuzella had nine saves.

The Saints are next in action on Saturday when they travel to southern PA to take on IPSL rival Mercersburg Academy. The match is scheduled to start at 1:00 p.m.

vs.
Sidwell Friends High School
Away
Sidwell Friends School
Loss 1-6

Saint James started off strong with a few early opportunities but were not able to put away their chances. Sidwell struck twice to lead 2-0 going into halftime. Sidwell scored quickly to open the second half before Austin Grandstaff put one away for the Saints. He dribbled from left to right to find some space in the middle before taking a beautiful shot from about 25 yards out that rocketed into the upper right corner of the goal to bring the score to 1-3. From then on, the game was all Sidwell. They closed the game by scoring 3 unanswered goals, beating the Saints by a score of 6-1.

MAC Tournament
Away
Bretton Woods Golf Course
Saint James - 354, 6th Place

MAC Tournament

@ Bretton Woods Golf Course

(Germantown, MD)

(Par: 71; Rating: 70.4; Slope: 124)

Individual Scores (Top 10 Earn All-Conference Honors) (41 Players):

1. Jonah Covitz, Maret School, 75* (earned medalist honors in playoff)

2. Will Faulks, Sidwell Friends School, 75

3. Ethan Shapiro, Potomac School, 76

T4. Will Klein, Georgetown Day School, 77

T4. Julia Calomoris, Maret School, 77

6. Max Christinzio, Potomac School, 78

T7. Jeremy Margolis, Georgetown Day School, 80

T7. John Webster, Maret School, 80

T9. John Fleming, Potomac School, 82

T9. Ishaan Kumar, Sidwell Friends School, 82

T9. Cameron Alder, Sidwell Friends School, 82

13. Jaxson Schultz, Saint James School, 84

T17. Andrew Shen, Saint James School, 88

T17. Frankie Corsi, Saint James School, 88

T24. Will Hertel, Saint James School, 94

32. John Gilbert Storey, Saint James School, 97

Team Scores:

1. Maret School, 315

2. Sidwell Friends School, 327

3. Potomac School, 329

4. Georgetown Day School, 344

5. Flint Hill School, 350

6. Saint James School, 354

7. Saint Andrew’s Episcopal School, 384

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Coach’s Comments:

^ What a long day! We left campus at 5:45 AM and returned around 6 PM. I then emptied the bus to return items to the Dining Hall and then filled it with gas for another team’s use tomorrow or Friday. All-in-all, 13 hours for me (before writing this report for the masses) and a long day for the guys, too!

^ As Andrew Shen, our only Sixth Former and a four-year starter, has tired of hearing me say, a score under 330 strokes will usually “get it done” in a high school 18-hole golf event. Maret, Sidwell, and Potomac took care of business today, and congratulations to them for their performances! The playoff for medalist honors between Maret’s Covitz and Sidwell’s Faulks had the entire field, spectators, and coaches watching the two-hole dual for top spot. An exciting end to the day, and the first playoff I’ve witnessed in the MAC Tournament.

^ In addition to not getting all the guys onto the back 9 before today and coming off of a well-deserved Fall Long Weekend, another hard part about prepping for today is that in the regular season we did not see each of our MAC opponents’ best players. For example and for whatever reason, Potomac’s top seeded player did not play us at Falls Road and Sidwell’s #5 sat out against us at Beaver Creek, and both ended up earning All-Conference honors today. An additional seven players who did not face us in the regular season also ended up playing in the Tournament, and three of these seven also scored against us in the Tournament today. In the end, as the regular season counts for nothing – it has no bearing on the Tournament – there is no way to require our much deeper opponents to play their best against us, but I will continue to explore the means of having a greater measure of our foes’ real strengths in 2018.

^ As I noted to friends and colleagues, I thought we might finish anywhere between third place – if we played our best – and sixth place – where we were seeded – but it was hard to really predict the outcome today not knowing whether the “missing” nine players’ seeds or actual abilities were accurate. The MAC always seems to have a “blow out winner,” a few teams fighting for the leftovers, and then a tight pack bunched in fourth through sixth places, and that’s essentially what happened again today.

^ In retrospect, two or three of the guys would likely have preferred to have played better today, but we finished where we were seeded based on regular season MAC stroke averages. There is likely some disappointment, but, at the same time, our guys’ job was to give it their best, focus, take no holes “off,” and let the “chips fall where they may;” today, for this young team, that was sixth place. With only one Sixth Former lost to graduation, this squad – if it stays together – can take a lot out of today’s experience and use it for good on Tuesday – the new date for the postponed IPSL Tournament – and next year.

^ Jaxson Schultz got off to a rough start today, but threw together a good round by going – I believe I have this correct – five-over for his final 13 holes. Andrew, who is working on his swing mechanics, found a lot of fairways, but too few GIR (greens in regulation), and, as a result, struggled to get lower than an 88. While he hit the ball well off the tee, Will Hertel struggled on the greens – which changed speed as the day grew warmer – and signed for a 94.

^ The best performances of the day – relative to seeding stroke averages – were turned in by Third Formers Frankie Corsi and John Gilbert Storey. Frankie beat his stroke average by 7 strokes and John Gilbert beat his by 6. Frankie also beat his two fellow competitors by 6 and 7 strokes, respectively. Congratulations, Frankie and John Gilbert!

^ Our season concludes on Tuesday, October 24 at the IPSL Tournament at Whitetail Golf Resort. As long as we can stay healthy and keep our focus on golf for another week, we’ll hope to tie together some lessons from today in the match against Mercersburg and Goretti. Having seen Whitetail in August and September, I’m hopeful that we’ll exceed all expectations and finish on a super high note next week!

POSTPONED: October 18th
vs.
Oakdale High School
Away
Oakdale High School
Loss 1-2

The Saints played an outstanding game against Oakdale under the lights Friday night, but came up just short. Gracie Bowers scored off the rebound of her own shot just five minutes into the game to give the Saints a 1-0 lead. Good communication combined with the high intensity of a night game helped the Saints play one of their best games of the season as a team. Goalie Leiny Ruggiero had six great saves, but Saint James gave up a whopping 14 corners, two of which led to goals for Oakdale. The Saints will look to bounce back immediately after Long Weekend when they travel to Forbes Road.

vs.
Berkeley Springs High School
Away
Berkeley Springs High School
Win 3-0

Saint James Saints beat Berkeley Springs 3-0

25-16

25-14

25-12

The Saints had a solid road win against Berkeley Springs tonight. It was a strong offensive night for the Saints. Joelle Schultz led the team with 16 kills and 3 aces, while Morgan Moseley added 9 kills, and Alessia Regazzoni and Trinity Schlotterbeck each added 8 kills. Even setter Caroline Bowers had 3 kills, along with 44 assists. It was a great night for the Saints!


Names:Serves (in)AcesKillsBlocksDigsAssists
Schultz7316
1
Regazzoni428
5
Moseley1
91

Schlotterbeck338
3
Siegel1


1
Bowers1023
244
Rodriguez4




Mao161311
vs.
Oakdale High School
Away
Oakdale High School
Loss 2-3

On Wednesday, October 11, JV field hockey faced Oakdale High School’s JV team in a rainy match up on Oakdale’s turf field. Despite a 2-3 loss, every member of the team gave it her all. Zoe Esterly ’20 made the first goal during an offensive corner in the first half. Katy Kwon ’21 made the second goal with an assist from Kaitlin Dellaposta ’20 during the latter part of the second half. Lidwina Eyombo-Bella ’21 was a key member of the defense, clearing shots and marking two post players to assist Mary James ’19 who had 7 saves. Hannah Ryan ’20 and Serena Han ’20, along with Kaitlin, redoubled their efforts in the second half and made several fast breaks with near scoring opportunities. Overall, it was a fast-paced, hard fought game, which made Coach James proud.

vs.
Berkeley Springs High School
Away
Berkeley Springs High School
Win 3-0

The Saints adapted very well to the rough terrain and the long, narrow field at Berkeley Springs on Tuesday evening with their most decisive win of the season. Unselfish plays and good decisions allowed them to dominate the run of play and maintain possession for the majority of the first half. Using what little width there was, the Saints were able to combine multiple passes to free runners, Alli Jacobson, Lilly Noel, Reagan Bradley and Erin Miller at any given time, down the flank to serve crosses back into the middle. A shot off one such cross resulted in a hand ball in the box. Tessa Douglass missed the penalty, but finished the rebound for the first goal of the night. ("The penalty stripe was in a ditch," she reports!) Later in the half, Douglass had a run of her own down the left side and finished for goal #2.

Erin Miller found herself in the striker position to start the second half after a minor formation change. She rewarded the Coaches tactical decision by crashing the goal and securing a quick goal of her own. Francine Diaz, Amanda Reyes, Angie Antoine, and Nicole Lambert came in to finish out the win for the Saints. Way to go Ladies:-)

After the long weekend, the Saints face a tough Sidwell team immediately on Tuesday and then will be hosting the Storm from Mercersburg on Thursday for the IPSL Championship. Go Saints!

vs.
Berkeley Springs High School
Away
Berkeley Springs High School
Win 5-2
Saint James overwhelmed Berkeley Springs to win 5-2. CJ Dumebi-Kachikwu opened the scoring with a nice run through the defense to score his first goal of the season. Owen Horrigan capped the scoring with his first goal of the season to put the Saints ahead 5-2. Other goals were scored by Austin Grandstaff (3 for the season), Alex Kim (6), and Jakin Jeong (3).

Thomas Bacon finished the game with 3 assists and Harry Masker had 2. Nash Peña played his first minutes of varsity soccer after being promoted earlier in the week.

With the game never really in doubt, the Saints were able to rotate players freely, as the entire bench played substantial minutes.
vs.
Sidwell Friends School
Home
Win 22-8

The Saint James JV football team won in a hard fought game over Sidwell Friends School. Sidwell friends scored first early in the game making it 8-0 with a two-point conversation. Right before the half, William Topham connected with Mark Spicher in the air for a long Saint James touchdown. After converting on the two-point conversion, the score was tied at 8-8 going in to half time. The Saints' defense stepped up by holding Sidwell scoreless in the second half. A pair of rushing touchdowns by Aiden Ensor and John Okoro, with extra points kicked by Mile Wyndham, sealed the victory for the Saints making the final score 22-8.


vs.
Mercersburg Academy
Home
Loss 1-3

Goal - Brendan Tacki

Assist - Felipe Avellaneda

Saint James fell 3-1 to Mercersburg Academy Tuesday. The Saints held a 1-0 halftime lead thanks to solid defense and a goal from 3rd Form striker Brendan Tackie. The Blue Storm responded in the 2nd half and secured victory with a penalty kick to make it 3-1 with just under 10 minutes remaining. 2nd form Goalie Josh Drabczyk kept the Saints in contention with 5 saves before giving way to 2nd Former Tres Starkoski. Defensive efforts were led by Luke Norris (3rd Form) and Sungbum Lee (2nd Form) and Chibiuke Dumebi-Kachikwu (3rd Form) and Felipe Avellaneda (2nd Form) contributed strong offensive efforts for the Saints (0-3).

Avellaneda was also credited with the lone Saints assist. The Saints are back in action at Mercersburg Academy October 26th at 4pm.

vs.
St. John's Catholic Prep
Worthington Manor
Win 174-202

Saint James School vs. St. John’s Catholic Prep

@ Worthington Manor GC

Par 36 (Rating: 70.0; Slope: 132)

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Saint James School: 174

Jaxson Schultz, 39

Andrew Shen, 43

Frankie Corsi, 46

John Gilbert Storey, 46

Non-Scorers for Saint James: Will Hertel (51)

St. John’s Catholic Prep: 202

Dell Grieser, 40

Cole Grieser, 44

Cullen Rathman, 50

Ben Riesett, 68

Non-Scorers for St. John’s: Shawn Thiede (72)

Record: 9-5 (3-3, MAC; 2-1, IPSL; 4-1, Non-Conference)

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Coach’s Thoughts:

^ Our thanks for St. John’s Catholic Prep for hosting the match at Worthington Manor today. As they get their program up and running again, we were happy to play them today for two reasons; first, we had an opening and maintaining the relationship despite their departure from the IPSL is a good thing for both teams’ players, and, second, we needed a match this week to keep our “competitive juices” flowing or else we’d be walking into next week’s MAC Tournament with a 12-day layoff. Given some of the rust I saw on the driving range yesterday, today’s match was a positive, regardless of the outcome.

^ Fortunately, the Saints had a very good day today. Whether it was Jaxson Schultz’s 3-over par 39, Andrew Shen’s “rebound round” of 43, or John Gilbert Storey’s career-best (to date) 9-hole total of 46, things went well for most of the guys today. While Frankie Corsi and Will Hertel had some struggles – either off the tee or out of the deep fescue rough – I know that the combination of some rest and some golf over Fall Long Weekend will bring Frankie and Will – and all of their teammates – back to form for Tuesday.

^ From a golf perspective, this is a tough weekend to be on Break. As they’re rounding back into form, I’d love to hold the guys on campus and have them golf all weekend long, but that’s absurd; they need to go home, relax and sleep, and just decompress after the longest stretch of the academic year. So, I wish them a good break, but I hope, too, that they heed my comments about preparing for the MAC Tournament (which I’ll share with them tomorrow at practice). Truly, the team’s result on Tuesday at Bretton Woods will be a result not only of their hard work this season but also how they choose to spend their Break.

^ Thanks to Mrs. Schultz for coming out to her first-ever HS golf match. Indeed, she saw a very good performance by Jaxson; a three-over effort at Worthington Manor is a real nice effort!

^ It was also nice to see Jackson Galloway back with his friends! I know his teammates were surprised to see him at the start of the match, and they enjoyed catching up with him after the match’s conclusion.

^ The “regular season” comes to an end today, and the Saints have acquitted themselves quite nicely. A nine (9) win season (against five [5] losses) is a very nice result; in fact, if I am correct, it is the best regular season outcome since the “Swine Flu” team of 2009 (10-2). Adding the teams who refused to play us at the “open venue” setting at Beaver Creek, the guys would have picked up additional wins against FSK, Williamsport (a second time), and Brunswick … as well as a loss against Smithsburg … had the public schools accepted the challenge issued by Beaver Creek’s Head Professional, Mr. Dirk Schultz: come play golf and compete against any team on the course! Alas, that did not happen, but it’s nice to know that perhaps some teams were scared to play the Saints and that the program is getting some well-deserved recognition.

vs.
Clear Spring High School
Away
Clear Spring High School
Loss 0-3

Saints lose to Clearspring 14-25, 15-26, 13-25

The Saints battled a tough Clearspring team and they played a hard fought game.

Names:Serves (in)AcesKillsBlocksDigsAssists
Schultz41663
Regazzoni3
3
1
Moseley


2

Schlotterbeck4192

Siegel3


2
Bowers9



18
Rodriguez6


1
vs.
Clear Spring High School
Home
Loss 0-1

The Saints lost to Clear Spring in a hard fought and physical game. Saint James fell behind midway through the first half when a Clear Spring striker got behind the defense and found himself one-on-one with the keeper. The Saints were unable to retaliate as the physical nature of the game played to Clear Spring's strengths and the game ended 0-1.

vs.
Potomac School
Home
Loss 23-27

The Saint James Saint suffered their first loss of the season against the Potomac Panthers on Saturday. The Saints started the game of quickly by holding the Panthers offense to short gains and forcing a punt. The Saints scored almost immediately on a Tyler Grochot to Jalen Anderson swing pass which covered 89 yards. Anderson outraced all Potomac defenders on the way to the score. The PAT was good and the Saints led 7-0 with barely anytime taken off of the clock. Both teams tightened up on defense for the next few series and the game went into the second quarter when once again Saint James moved the ball deep inside Potomac territory. Parker Tribble took a play action pass 9 yards for the Saints second score of the day. The extra point made the score 14-0 Saint James. Potomac was able to get on the board two series later after a rare thrown interception by the Saints gave the Panthers the ball deep inside Saint James territory. A quick slant later and Potomac was on the board. Saint James took the kickoff and worked their way downfield and into field goal range. Myles Windhams kick was true and at have the Saints led 17-7. The Panthers scored twice early in the third quarter to bring the score to 17-21 Potomac. Once again though Jalen Anderson took a Grochot swing pass 95 yards this time for a TD. The PAT was no good and once again Saint James back in front 23-21. Potomac closed out the scoring for the day on a drive set up by good field position. The missed extra point was of no consequence though as the Saints could not move the ball for another score. The final was 23-27 Potomac.


vs.
Forbes Road Jr/Sr High School
Away
Forbes Road Jr/Sr High School
Loss 0-6

On Saturday of Family Weekend, JV field hockey faced 9 members of the Forbes Road School varsity team in a tough game. Although the Saints fought hard and goalie, Mary James ’19, had 21 saves, it was difficult to prevent the onslaught of shots made on the goal or to keep their excellent stick skills from our defensive zone. We lost 0-6. Coco Zhang ’21 had a great game, moving the ball over our fifty yard line a few times to try to create scoring opportunities for the forward line. Arianna Gao ’20 hit some powerful drives from the 16 yard line to clear the ball for defense, and Zoe Esterly ’20 was strong as both a defensive and offensive player from the midfield line.

vs.
Clear Spring High School
Home
Tie 1-1

FINAL SCORE:
Saint James School- 1

Clear Spring High School- 1

SCORE AT THE HALF:
Saint James School- 1

Clear Spring High School- 1

SAINT JAMES SCORING:
Sidique Thomas Sually

SUMMARY:

Playing a team which defeated them 4-1 in late August, the JV Boys Soccer team demonstrated how much they much that have improved this season when they battled Clear Spring High School to a 1-1 draw on Saturday afternoon.

The Saints goal came in the match’s seventeenth minute when Sidique Thomas Sually touched the ball into goal just inside of the six. The Blazers knotted the scored just four minutes later.

Both teams battled back and forth all afternoon with neither bale to find the back of the net. Much credit goes to a rapidly improving Saints defense led by sweeper Nikki Pank, and Dyaln Wiebel and Tom Hoang who split time at the stopper position. Keeper Leo Cucuzella had six saves during the course of the match. Also of note, full back Michael Yang played his best match of the season.

Midfielders Nash Pena, Bryce Kilmer, Asa Hammer, and Jamie Maloney also played strong matches. Maloney especially had a number of well struck crosses.

The Saints are off until after the Fall Long Weekend when they travel to Washington, D.C. to play Sidwell Friends School on October 17th.

vs.
Jefferson High School
Home
Loss 0-3

Saints lose to Jefferson

22-25, 9-25, 28-30

The Saints lost to Jefferson in three sets. The Saints had ups and downs throughout this match. After losing the first set by just 3, the Saints lost the second set by a greater margin, before coming back in the third set to almost take it.

Names:Serves (in)AcesKillsBlocksDigsAssists
Schultz9
724
Regazzoni71412
Moseley1
22

Schlotterbeck7314


Siegel5


7
Bowers811

27
vs.
Jefferson High School
Home
Win 2-1

The Saints got on the board early when Alli Jacobson broke away for a goal in the fifth minute. Despite creating a number of dangerous opportunities, they struggled to find the back of the net and the score remained 1-0 at the half. It took only two minutes into the second half for a Alli Jacobson's pass to find Lilly Noel's feet in front of the goal. Noel finished beautifully to give the Saints a 2-0 lead. Once again the Saints offense stalled and a nice shot from Jefferson made things a little interesting for the remaining ten minutes. When the final whistle blew, the Saints had earned the win with a final score of 2-1.

Before October long weekend, the Saints head to Berkeley Springs on October 10th for a 7:00 p.m. contest under the lights!

vs.
Grace Academy
Home
Win 6-1

The Saints beat the Grace Academy Knights 6-1. Saint James jumped out to a 5-0 first half lead to put this one away early. The Saints dominated possession finding scoring chances at will. Goals were scored by Alex Kim (twice), Austin Grandstaff, and Harry Masker (first of the season). Wilson Ramabu, who plays keeper for the Saints, got his first action on the field as Austin Grandstaff filled in for him between the pipes. Wilson scored in his first 20 seconds of game action, blazing past the defense and beating the Knights’ keeper far post to put the Saints up 5-0. He also had a nice assist in the second half on the Saints final goal from Benny Buah. Saint James was able to empty the bench as every player received extended playing time. Griffin Almany played a great game at striker, just barely missing several scoring opportunities. Nick Ndahiro, Minh Pham, Jason Kim, Spencer McNamee, Eric Han, CJ Dumebi-Kachikwu, and Nirmal Singletary played excellently on defense for the Saints

vs.
Flint Hill School
Away
International Country Club
Loss Flint Hill 169, Saint James 173

Saint James School v. Flint Hill School

@ International Country Club

(Par: 35; Rating: 69.3; Slope: 130)

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Flint Hill School: 169

Jack Hoel, 37

Zain Zahir, 43

Ethan Dolin, 43

Brendan Wheeler, 46

Non-Scorers for Flint Hill School: Danny Anderson (50) and Duncan Adams (50)

Saint James School: 173

Will Hertel, 41

Jaxson Schultz, 42

Frankie Corsi, 43

Andrew Shen, 47

Non-Scorer for Saint James School: John Gilbert Storey (49)

Record: 8-5 (3-3, MAC; 2-1, IPSL; 3-1, Non-Conference)

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Coach’s Comments:

^ While a loss to Flint Hill, today’s match proved to me that the Saints can compete well and are on the rebound after two less-than-stellar performances against GDS (loss @ Bretton Woods) and SAES (win @ Beaver Creek). The loss to Flint Hill leveled the Saints’ record within the MAC at 3-3, which is not a bad result for the regular season given the level of competition at the top of the conference. The guys are tired – they’re aching for Fall Long Weekend after being in School since August 19 – and they’re just a few days away from a little bit of rest – and hopefully some golf – in advance of Tuesday, October 17 and the MAC Tournament at Bretton Woods.

^ A really nice performance today by Will Hertel, Jaxson Schultz, and Frankie Corsi; shooting 43 (8-over or better) on a course they’d never seen with some “wicked fast” greens showed me what I needed to see heading towards the finale of the MAC season. International Country Club was a quirky course – all of the holes seemed to favor play to the right side of the fairway – yet that worked for our guys who primarily play a fade. That being said, a mis-club or a bad yardage meant one was playing in the rough, from a hazard, or from the sand, and that’s where Andrew Shen and John Gilbert Storey struggled today. If we’re to fare well on the 17th, we’ll need each of the guys firing on all cylinders – physically and mentally – and hopefully a little bit of rest over the next ten days will get us there.

^ Ideally, we’ve got one more match on October 10 against St. John’s Catholic Prep at Worthington Manor. I asked for the addition when some other parts of the schedule moved, and I view it as a good final prep heading into Long Weekend in advance of the MAC Tournament. Unfortunately, however, I fear we’re going to be impacted by Hurricane or Tropical Storm Nate on Monday and Tuesday afternoons, which will likely cause the cancellation of the match. Ironically, a cancellation would mean that the only matches lost to weather were the first and final matches of the season; by-and-large, we’ve done well with the weather this year.

^ Thanks to Mrs. Anne James for covering my G Block class so that we could depart early today. In addition, thanks to Mr. and Mrs. Hertel for their “local knowledge” when it came to directions; we made great time on the journey south, so we were able to get in some time at the range and on the putting green in advance of the match, which I know benefitted the guys after 90 minutes on the bus.

vs.
Foxcroft School
Away
Foxcroft School
Loss 0-2

On Tuesday, October 3, JV field hockey traveled to Middleburg, Virginia to face Foxcroft. In a prior home game this season, the girls tied this team, 0-0. Although Foxcroft had a bigger team with plenty of subs, the Saints prevented them from scoring and almost scored themselves in the first half. Midfielder, Zoe Esterly ’20, was always everywhere we needed her to be. Our goalie, Mary James ’19, seemed fearless and had 6 saves. Our defense, Michelle Yeung ’19, Arianna Gao ’20, Jessica Geng ’21, Lidwina, Eyombo-Bella ’21, and Annie Zhao ’22, played valiantly. Coco Zhang ’21 was aggressive and kept bringing the ball over the 50 yard line to create scoring opportunities. During the second half, Foxcroft redoubled their efforts and scored two goals, which resulted in a Saint James loss of 0-2. We look forward to facing Forbes Rd. on October 7 at home.

vs.
Mt. Airy Christian Academy
Away
Mt. Airy Christian Academy
Loss 0-3

Saints lose to Mount Airy 23-25, 23-25, 23-25

The Saints fell just short of beating Mount Airy. They played an outstanding game and were the scrappiest they have been all season. Unfortunately they came up a few points short.

Names:Serves (in)AcesKillsBlocksDigsAssists
Schultz61823
Regazzoni8
5
7
Moseley

33

Schlotterbeck11
9
2
Siegel7


11
Bowers911

25
Rodriguez



2
Charlton92



vs.
Tuscarora High School
Home
Tie 2-2

The Saints battled it out this afternoon against an evenly matched team from Tuscarora. Saints shots hit the goal post twice in the first 7 minutes of play, but it was Tuscarora who got on the board first when Callie Mills beat Skylar Treadwell one v. one after a well placed ball over the top. The Saints continued to create dangerous opportunities but it wasn't until 57 seconds left in the first half that Tessa Douglass lofted a deep ball over the keepers hands and just under the cross bar to even the score at 1-1. Despite entering the second half with a lot of confidence, it was Tuscarora that got on the board exactly halfway through. Six minutes later, Alli Jacobson answered with a one v. one goal of her own and when the whistle blew the score remained 2-2. Both teams created dangerous opportunities in the two overtime periods but neither team was able to find the back of the net. It was a great team effort for the Saints and the second game with a more balanced run of play. Skylar Treadwell had some massive saves in goal to keep the Saints alive and was aided immensely by the whole defensive rotation of Abby Barnes, Brooke Adams, Lauren Aguila, Alexia Tiches, Zoe Schlotterbeck and Sami Brown. The Saints next take the field on Saturday, Oct. 7 @ 12:30 against visiting Jefferson High School.

vs.
St. Andrew's Episcopal School
Home
Beaver Creek Country Club
Win 186-211

Saint James School vs Saint Andrew’s Episcopal School (MD)

@ Beaver Creek Country Club

(Par 36; Rating: 71.8; Slope: 125)

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Saint James School: 186

Jaxson Schultz, 43

Andrew Shen, 47

Will Hertel, 47

Frankie Corsi, 49

Non-Scorers for Saint James School: John Gilbert Storey (54)

Saint Andrew’s Episcopal School: 211

Kane Worch, 46

Marcus Shaffner, 55

Jared Postal, 55

Coby Rapner, 55

Non-Scorers for Saint Andrew’s: Eddie Leisher (57) and Baraka Kiingi (58)

Record: 8-4 (3-2, MAC; 2-1, IPSL; 3-1, Non-Conference)

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Coach’s Comments:

^ While “ugly” – a team total of 186 is the Saints’ worst 9-hole team total thus far this season – today’s victory likely earned the Saints no worse than a 3-3 overall record in the MAC and a winning record for the “regular season.” Two “regular season” matches remain on the Saints’ schedule: Flint Hill on Thursday, October 5 @ International Country Club and St. John’s Catholic Prep on Tuesday, October 10 @ Worthington Manor. The former will be a good test of how well the Saints might fare in the MAC – when combined with the Maret and GDS matches – while the latter will be a good final tune-up match for the MAC Tournament one week later (and heading into Fall Long Weekend).

^ A well-done to Jaxson Schultz for once again leading the Saints to victory. This is the fifth time Jaxson has taken medalist or co-medalist honors thus far this season. Thus, it seems obvious but it is worth stating: where Jaxson leads the Saints will follow. That may be a lot of pressure to put on this Fourth Former, but Jaxson has the mentality of a competitor and a will to win. Several of Jaxson’s teammates fit into this category, too, while others still need to be led by a peer. While tall and thin and not necessarily the most imposing figure, don’t underestimate him; Jaxson has a fiercely competitive nature!

^ With only five healthy players at the moment, the Saints need to figure out a way to get Andrew Shen, Will Hertel, Frankie Corsi, and John Gilbert Storey back on the “right side of 45” for a 9-hole match. While all golfers’ games ebb-and-flow over a period of time, we’ll focus on the scoring clubs for the remainder of the week and in our preparations for the MAC Tournament; frankly, I’ve seen far too many “easy” shots from 150-yards come up short or go wayward (left or right) costing the guys a GIR and a makeable par, which is hurting the team’s overall scoring and chances at success.

vs.
Mt. Airy Christian Academy
Away
Mt. Airy Christian Academy
Loss 2-0

The Saints lost a tough game on the road to Mt. Airy Christian Academy 2-0. The first game the Saints played the other team close but lost it at the end 25-14. The second game was tougher losing 25-9. Despite the loss the Saints had strong performances from Hannah Moerschel and Kitty Zhou. The Saints look to rebound against Jefferson High School in front of their parents this Saturday.

vs.
Flint Hill School
Away
Flint Hill School - West Campus
Tie 3-3

FINAL SCORE:
Saint James School- 3

Flint Hill School- 3

SCORE AT THE HALF:

Saint James School- 2

Flint Hill School- 2

SAINT JAMES GOALS:

Sidique Thomas Sualley (2)

Bryce Kilmer

SUMMARY:

The Saints travelled to Flint Hill on Monday afternoon and played their best match of the year tying Flint Hill School 3-3.

The Huskies scored first on a penalty kick in the ninth minute and followed that up a few minutes later with another goal from the left side of the 18. Undaunted the Saints battled back cutting the margin to 2-1 in the nineteenth minute when IInd Former Sidique Thomas Sually touched in a nice crossing pass from fellow IInd Former Bryce Kilmer. Thomas Sually followed it the goal two minutes later when he took advantage of the Huskies’ keeper’s miscue to even the score at 2-2 where is where they game stayed until half time.

In the second half the teams battled back and forth with each team having some good looks at the goal. The Huskies pulled ahead 3-2 in the thirteenth minute on another penalty. Once again the Saint struck again quickly when Kilmer scored on a tremendous shot from just inside the eighteen off a pass from Nash Pena.

The teams played well the rest of the way but were unable to find the back of the net ending the match in a tie.

Notable performances can from a number of players including Nash Pena and Nikki Pank wo controlled the center of the field, Asa Hammer and Robert Dillard at the outside half back and forward respectively, and keeper Leo Cucuzella who notched none saves.

The Saints are next in action on Wednesday when the travel to Saint Maria Goretti.

vs.
Flint Hill School
Away
Flint Hill School - West Campus
Loss 1-5
Saint James lost to a very good Flint Hill team 1-5. The Saints played even with Flint Hill for the beginning of the first half but the Huskies’ talent and speed took over as the half closed with the Saints in a 0-3 hole. Sebastian Gomez scored on a PK in the second half. The Flint Hill coach praised the Saints for their improvement making special note of the play of sixth form captain Harry Masker and 5th form central defender Jordan Walendom.


vs.
Smithsburg High School
Home
Tie 2-2

The Saints tied Smithsburg 2-2 after a disappointing finish to close the game. The Saints controlled play for much of the game. Austin Grandstaff scored his first goal of the season to put the Saints up 1-0 and then assisted Alex Kim for a 2-0 lead. Saint James had their opportunities to put the game away but came up just short on several occasions. The Leopards scored their first goal on a penalty kick and grabbed the momentum. They quickly followed with another goal off of a deflection to tie the game at 2-2 with six minutes left. Both teams had opportunities to grad the lead in the final minutes. Wilson Ramabu came up with a big one-on-one save to preserve the tie. Alex Kim had one final opportunity to win the game as he got behind the defense but his shot found the Smithsburg keeper instead of the back of the net. The Saints played a great game but a few lapses in defense lead to a 2-2 final.

vs.
Mercersburg Academy
Home
Win 3-0

The Saints came out strong against the Mercersburg Storm in the rivalry match with a win of 25-7, 25-17, and 25-14. Securing this win means that the Saints will face Goretti in the IPSL championship later this month. Trinity Schlotterbeck led the team with 19 kills , with Joelle Schultz adding 9 kills and 2 blocks, and Alessia Regazzoni with 7 kills and 4 aces. Morgan Moseley, new to the team, has been improving and helped out with 4 kills and 2 blocks, while Caroline Bowers tallied 41 assists and 5 aces. Newcomer Michaela Siegel has been an amazing help on defense, with 4 digs in Saturday's match. Go Saints!

vs.
Smithsburg High School
Home
Loss 0-3

FINAL SCORE:
Saint James School- 0

Smithsburg High School- 3

SCORE AT THE HALF:
Saint James School- 0

Smithsburg High School- 1

SUMMARY:

Although they lost by the score of 3-0, the JV Boys Soccer team played a solid match yesterday afternoon against Smithsburg High School.

The defense played especially well in the first half led by Stopper Nikki Pank who did a commendable job controlling the middle of the field. Keeper Leo Cucuzella had a number of nice saves to keep the match close.

The midfield, led by Nash Pena and Bryce Kilmer also played well and were able to feed the ball up field on the number of occasions to forwards Tom Honag and Robert Dillard who had some nice looks at the goal, but were unable to find the back of the net. Outside halfbacks Jamie Maloney and Asa Hammer also had strong matches.

The Saints will look to get on the winning side of the ledger on Monday when they travel to Flint Hill School to play the Huskies.

vs.
Mercersburg Academy
Home
Win 3-1

Saint James captured the Rival Challenge trophy for the second year in a row, beating Mercersburg 3-1 at Saint James on Saturday. The Rival Challenge is a best-of-three championship series between Saint James and Mercersburg, though the Saints needed only two games this year to take care of the Blue Storm. Saint James dominated possession time and started the scoring early on a Gracie Bowers breakaway goal just over 90 seconds into the game. Just six minutes later, Bowers scored another unassisted goal on a blast to the far corner. Mercersburg tried to find their way back into the game with a goal just over twenty minutes into the second half to make it 2-1, but the Saints responded three minutes later on a penalty corner. Aimee Egwudobi inserted the ball to Bowers, who ripped a shot to the far post for her third goal of the game. The Saints are back in action Tuesday at Foxcroft and are excited to continue the Rival Challenge next season.

vs.
Mercersburg Academy
Home
Loss 1-2

The Saints lost an extremely close game 2-1. The first game the Saints lost their concentration after losing 4 straight points when they were up 23-21 to lose 25-23. In the second game the Saints dominated and easily won 25-15. Finally in the last game Mercersburg eeked out the win 15-10 after the Saints could not finish them off. We had great games from Vanessa Dong, Kitty Zhou and Nelly Xie. The Saints are still looking for their first win, but are encouraged after a strong showing here on Saturday.

Williamsport Invitational
Away
Williamsport High School
Other Boys - 7th place, Girls - 6th place

The Saints ran well at the Williamsport Invitational on Saturday. The boys placed 7th out of 9 teams, and the girls placed 6th. The boys team was missing four of the usual top five runners, and Jack Walker, William Wu, Mike Lau, and Danny Zhang stepped up to fill in and competed very well to earn the 7th place finish. On the girls side, Mogan McMahon had her strongest race yet, finishing first for the Saints in 22:09. Darcy Farrell, Kate Wu, and Amelia Shaw also ran well. The fifth runner, Elle Maubert, showed tremendous grit in beating out another girl in a stirring finish. The Saints run at home next week in an intra-squad relay on campus.

vs.
Spring Mills High School
Away
Spring Mills High School
Win 1-0

The Saints rolled out of bed relatively early to head to Spring Mills on a cloudy and chilly Saturday morning. They hit the ground running though and came out playing some of their best soccer to date in the first half. Alli Jacobson scored in the 13 minute off a pass from Tessa Douglass to give the Saints the lead and they never looked back. Skylar Treadwell tallied 8 saves in her fourth shutout of the season.

vs.
Allegany High School
Home
Loss 2-3

Allegheny Game:

The Saints suffered a devastating loss against Allegheny. The Saints lost the first two games 20-25 before rallying and coming back to with the next two 25-23 and 25-21, respectively. The Saints fought hard in the fifth game, but ultimately came up just a little short, losing 17-19.

Trinity Schlotterbeck:

19 kills

8 serves

4 digs

Joelle Schultz

18 kills

2 aces

3 blocks

6 digs

Alessia Regazzoni

20 serves

2 aces

12 kills

9 digs

Morgan Moseley:

3 kills

5 blocks

Michaela Siegel

5 digs

Caroline Bowers:

53 assists

3 aces

vs.
Allegany High School
Home
Loss 0-2

The Saints lost 2-0 to a very difficult Alleghany team. The first game the Saints tried their best but were overmatched, losing 25-7. The second game the Saints played better only losing 25-11. Overall the Saints had fun, getting to watch all the players get playing time and laughing and smiling while some unfamiliar faces were on the court. The Saints look to bounce back in their next game to Mercersburg.

vs.
Sidwell Friends High School
Away
Sidwell Friends School
Win 47-6

The Saint James Saints Football Team opened their MAC league play with a win on a rare Thursday afternoon game at Sidwell Friends School. With the win the Saints upped their season record to 5-0. The Saints deferred their choice until the second half and started on defense. Once again the 11 Saint defenders showed a stinginess about giving up any yards. They quickly smothered the Quaker running backs and QB and forced a punt. Not to be outdone the Saints offense showed why they are averaging 51 points per outing. Jalen Anderson took the first handoff and bolted around the right end for a 70 yard touchdown. With Myles Windham's kick the Saints led 7-0. After another 3 and out for Sidwell, John Metchie used a short pass reception and then a second from 44 yards out to put the Saints up 14-0. The pinpoint pass from Tyler Grochot was impressive as he had 2 defenders wrapped around his legs and dragging him down when he released the ball. The Saints controlled the game from beginning to end. The Quakers finally managed to put 6 points on the board in the closing seconds of the game against the Saints JV defenders. Noteworthy performances include Andre Myers who had a stellar game. Myers intercepted a pass and knocked another down. Jonathan Kamto led the team in tackles with 11. Carter Bowers recovered a fumble while Timmy Awofiranye and Aiden Ensor eached caused fumbles. Offensively, Tyler Grochot showed that he is a force to be reckoned with from the QB position. Tyler threw for 5 touchdowns and ran one in. John Metchie was on the receing end of 3 of the TD's while Jalen Anderson and Chase Osinga caught the other two. Playing well for the Saints were Jack Guillard, Ned Bai, Joe George, Parker Tribble and Lane Gay. When the whistle blew at the end of the 4th quarter the Saints defeated the Quakers 47-6.

Receiving awards for the Saints from the coaching staff were

Tyler Grochot - Hammer Award, Skill Player of Week

Nick Sattlecker - Defensive Lineman of Week

Andre Myers - Secondary player of Week

Steven Schwartz- Offensive Lineman of Week

Daniel Peacher and Aiden Ensor -Scout Players of Week

vs.
Bullis School, The
Home
Loss 2-4

Bullis 4, Saint James 2

Saint James started the scoring in a tough game against Bullis on a Gracie Bowers breakaway and held the lead for most of the first half. Bullis then scored twice to send the game into the half at 2-1. Bullis scored two more goals early in the second half, but the Saints never gave up and dominated the final twenty minutes of play. Saint James ended the scoring on another Bowers goal, this time from Rosy Lin. The Saints will look to reverse that score against Bullis next season.

vs.
Georgetown Day School
Away
Bretton Woods Golf Course
Loss 182-178

Saint James School vs. Georgetown Day School

@ Bretton Woods Recreation Center (Germantown, MD)

(Par 35; Rating: 70.4; Slope: 123)

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Georgetown Day School: 178

Will Klein, 37

Jonah Sachs, 46

Sam Harris, 47

Jeremy Margolis, 48

Non-Scorers for Georgetown Day School: Nick Howe (50) and Josh Liffmann (58)

Saint James School: 182

Jaxson Schultz, 42

Jackson Galloway, 46

Will Hertel, 47

John Gilbert Storey, 47

Non-Scorers for Saint James School: Andrew Shen (48) and Frankie Corsi (50)

Record: 7-4 (2-2, MAC; 2-1, IPSL; 3-1 Non-Conference)

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Coach’s Comments:

^ As this was a disappointing performance today, there isn’t a whole lot to say that will make the outcome any easier. Truly, the best news of the day was John Gilbert Storey shooting his best 9-hole score (to-date) while those around him struggled. Unfortunately, John Gilbert signed for a 47, but later realized he’d shot a 46 after signing his scorecard, so it’ll go into the record books as a 47. It is that little bit of concentration or focus which was off today for everyone that turned the whole match’s outcome upside-down for Saint James.

^ Tomorrow we’ll meet to debrief today’s match and look to move on to the final 3 regular season matches on the schedule: SAES, Flint Hill, and St. John’s Catholic Prep. The only question I want to pose to the guys after saying words about today is: will this loss define your season OR are you ready to work hard and refocus your efforts towards winning as many matches as possible and playing well in the MAC Tournament in 3 weeks?

vs.
St. Maria Goretti HS
Home
Loss 0-5

FINAL SCORE:
Saint James- 0

Saint Maria Goretti- 5

SCORE AT THE HALF:

Saint James- 0

Saint Maria Goretti- 4

SUMMARY:

The Saints played some solid soccer this afternoon against the Gaels, but some misplays and the oppositions speed were just a bit too much as the Saints fell by the score of 5-0

Despite the loss there was some excellent play on the part of the Saints. Goalie Leo Cucuzella made a number of excellent saves during the course of the match, finishing with ten in total.

Other notable efforts came from inside half backs Nash Pena and Bryce Kilmer who were all over the field tracking down lose balls and distributing the ball to their team mates.

The Saints will look to record their first win of the season on Saturday when they host Smithsburg High School at 1:00 p.m. on the turf field.

vs.
Lady Archers
Home
Loss 0-2

The Saints lost a nail biter to The Lady Archer’s 2-0. The Saints nearly took the first game, losing 29-28 in devastating fashion. The Saints couldn’t take the second game either falling 25-21. The Saints played very well and gave it their all. There were strong performances from Emily Zhu and Vanessa Dong.

vs.
Potomac School
Away
Potomac School
Loss 1-3
The Saints lost to Potomac 1-3 on a scorching September afternoon. Saint James had several early chances but couldn't manage to find the back of the net. The defense that had been so strong for much of the season relied on Wilson Ramabu early and often to keep them in the game. Eventually, the Saints defense caved and the Potomac strikers broke through for 3 quick goals putting the Saints in an 0-3 hole going into halftime despite playing a very solid first half. In the second half, the Saints played inspired soccer, constantly pressuring the Potomac team and playing the majority of the half in their offensive third. Once again, despite the many opportunities, the Saints just couldn't find the net. The Saints coaches were able to play the entire team in the second half, rotating players without much drop off in play. With the starters back on the field, the Saints finally found pay dirt with about 6 minutes left to play. Austin Grandstaff beat his defender down the left side and crossed the ball to a wide open Alex Kim on the back post who volleyed the ball into the top left corner of the goal. The Saints had a few more opportunities to score but the game ended in 1-3 loss. The game was much closer than the score would leave you to believe as the boys played one of their best games to date and are really rounding into form. Wilson Ramabu finished the game with 15 saves.


vs.
Potomac School
Away
Falls Road Golf Course
Win 165-174

Saint James School vs. Potomac School

@ Falls Road Golf Course

(Par 35; Rating: 69.8; Slope: 126)

September 26, 2017

Saint James School: 165

Jaxson Schultz, 38

Andrew Shen, 40

Jackson Galloway, 42

Frankie Corsi, 45

Non-Scorers for Saint James School: Will Hertel (46) and John Gilbert Storey (53)

Potomac School: 174

Ethan Shapiro, 38

Max Cristinzio, 44

Will Thompson, 45

Andrew Pacious, 47

Non-Scorers for Potomac School: Eddie Woo (48) and Henry Bohn (54)

Record: 7-3 (2-1, MAC; 2-1, IPSL; 3-1, Non-Conference)

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Coach’s Thoughts:

^ I’ll confess: I was impressed with the guys’ efforts today. First, I told them that we’d need five scores under 42 to get the job done, and they turned in an average of 42.2 for the first five scores at the end of the day. Second, as we’re in the midst of playing a series of unfamiliar courses, we’ve been working hard on both “grooving” our 50 to 150-yard shots, as well as working on “hitting the box” – a simulated fairway – between 175 and 225 yards on the campus driving range. With grooved swings and increased confidence – and playable tee shots – the guys have turned in some very nice team scores of-late. The challenge remains to keep it up through next week when our string of regular-season MAC matches comes to end. We’ll keep working, and hopefully we’ll continue to get some nice results.

^ Not to sound like a broken record, but a team score of 165 is the team’s lowest total at Falls Road – a par 35 course with some challenging visuals. The only other time the Saints played the course – in 2008 – the team shot 175. Further, today’s team total of 165 is the third lowest team total in my tenure at Saint James; the 2009 shot 160 at Black Rock GC and the 2013 team shot 164 at Montgomery Village.

^ In doing my research tonight, I realize I made an error when speaking about the team’s low total at Beaver Creek. I misread the results from 2013; in that year, the Saints shot 166 (in defeating St. Maria Goretti). Thus, this year’s edition will have one more chance to break the scoring record at Beaver Creek when we host St. Andrew’s Episcopal in ten days. Hopefully, they’ll shoot lower than 166 and clean-up my error!

^ A well done to Jaxson Schultz (+3), Andrew Shen (+5), and Jackson Galloway (+7), each of whom successfully tackled the challenge of shooting a 42 or better today! Now, we need to get Frankie Corsi (+10) and Will Hertel (+11) further dialed-in so that we have “extra” depth and a score-in-hand should

something “bad” transpire in the lineup during a match. John Gilbert Storey – truly, a rookie – still has some room to go to take the “mental errors” and lack of focus out of his game; as he broke 50 in the last match, we need to get him on the low side of 50, too, in our upcoming matches.

^ Today’s fine play earned the guys a pizza dinner on Friday afternoon/night, but I want them to focus on Thursday’s match first. The GDS match – at Bretton Woods, site of next month’s MAC Tournament – is a key match for the Saints. A good team score and a win will give the guys confidence heading into the tournament – regardless of what happens in the final matches of the regular season. Further, the whole “event” is a reconnaissance mission for us; we need to get a feel for the layout and conditions so that we can prepare for the MAC Tournament, which will be held Tuesday, October 17. Unfortunately, the Tournament is the day we return from Fall Long Weekend, but, in the end, some extra rest and the chance to golf while on break shouldn’t really be a bad thing for the Saints.

^ Thanks to Mr. Robertson for gassing up the bus for us today and to Dr. Weibel for covering the tail-end of my Block D class today. Both actions allowed us to hit the road running at 1:50 PM, which gave us just enough time to get in a warm-up prior to taking the first tee today.

vs.
Clear Spring High School
Away
Clear Spring High School
Loss 0-5

While not reflected in the score, the Saints play was much improved from the first match-up with Clear Spring two weeks ago. The Blazers eeked out only one goal in the first half. Looking for a win, the Saints switched to a more offensive formation in the second half. While Lilly Noel, Alli Jacobson, and Tessa Douglass were able to create dangerous scoring opportunities including two shots off the crossbar they were unable to find the back of the net. Clear Spring capitalized on two successive defensive breakdowns and a hand ball in the box and the Saints found themselves down 4-0 in the blink of an eye. Overall, it was a quality outing for the Saints against a very talented and disciplined team. It was nice to welcome Brooke Adams and Maya Drabcyzk back from concussion and we head into Saturday's game against Spring Mills at full strength!

vs.
Grace Academy
Away
South Hagerstown High School
Win 5-0

The Saints beat the Grace Academy Knights 5-0 in a one-sided game. The Saint James defense was rarely tested, but held firm when they were to preserve the shutout. For much of the first half, Saint James played uninspired soccer, perhaps gassed from the physically draining win over rival Goretti the day before. Jordan Walendom finally opened the scoring for the Saints by dribbling through several Grace players to find himself one-on-one with the keeper and put away the easy finish. This opened the flood gates for the Saints as they found the back of the net twice more in the next few minutes (Sebastian Gomez assisted by CJ Dumebi-Kachikwu and Jakin Jeong assisted by Jordan Walendom) to end the first half ahead 3 to nil. It was more of the same for the Saints in the second half as they rotated the entire bench into action. Jason Kim played an amazing game in defense logging his first extended action after returning from an early season injury. Benny Buah scored his first goal of the season, as did senior striker Alex Kim. Wilson Ramabu had seven saves in the shutout.

vs.
Frederick Douglass HS
Away
Frederick Douglass HS
Win 41-0

Saint James made the trek into Baltimore City to play the Mighty Ducks of Frederick Douglass High School. The Saints set the tone on defense early shutting down the Ducks opening drive down after a short gain. It seems like Saint James QB Tyler Grochot is having no issues throwing against opposing teams defenses as he once again shredded a teams secondary on the way to 255 yards passing and 3 touchdowns. Grochot also ran a touchdown in for a score. Not to be outdone, Jalen Anderson upped his season rushing total 634 yards through 4 games with a 104 yard performance. Anderson is averaging 15.1 yards every time he touches the ball. The defense corralled any attempts by Mighty Duck running backs or receivers to advance the ball. Ned Bai tallied 3 sacks on the day from his defensive line position and Robert Purnell owned the middle of the field. Parker Tribble and Chase Osinga each intercepted a pass for the Saints defense. John Metchie showed his superior talent and speed on the way to a 100 yard receiving day while Osinga hauled in two touchdown passes. Seeing action for the first time in two weeks was third form backup QB Jacob Dugas. Dugas tossed a slant pass to Anthony Torelli for the games final score. When the dust settled at Frederick Douglass High School the Saints had pitched another shutout and moved their record to 4-0 with a 41-0 victory. The Saints travel to Sidwell Friends School on Thursday to open their MAC League schedule.

vs.
Bishop Ireton High School
Home
Loss 2-3

Bishop Ireton 3, Saint James 2

Despite incredible teamwork and the return of midfielder Maddie Sappenfield, the Saints dropped a hard-fought game to a strong squad from Bishop Ireton. Saint James was down 3-0 at the half, but a pair of goals from Rosy Lin got the Saints right back in it. The first was a perfect deflection off a Maddie Sappenfield shot on a penalty corner, and the second was a stunning rebound following a shot from Gracie Bowers. The Saints out-shot Bishop Ireton 9-8, and will look to keep up the pressure moving into next week’s games against Bullis and Mercersburg.

Chesapeake Invitational, Pasadena, MD
Away
Chesapeake HS
Other

The Saints ran very well on the course that hosts the Anne Arundle County Cross Country Championship race. Eric Fishkin ran an all-time PR of 18:19, and Jalen Miller and Alex Romine also finished just under 19 minutes for big personal records. Sheer Akot and Will Zimmermann rounded out the top 5, and the varsity team finished in 10th place out of 15. Notably, the Saints were the only small school in the field. The girls also finished 10th in their race, and were led by Darcy Farrell who ran a season personal best time of 22:20. Kate Wu ran over two minutes faster than her previous PR and finished second for the Saints. Amelia Shaw, Ady Kurtz, and Elle Maubert also ran well to earn a strong team finish. Notable JV performances included Jack Walker, Mike Lau, and Peter Gralla who ran four minutes faster than his previous personal best. The team will compete at Williamsport next week.

vs.
St. Maria Goretti HS
Home
Win 2-1
Saint James beat cross-town rival Goretti on a warm fall afternoon. The Saints opened the scoring midway through the first half on a sequence of passes building up the right side of the field. Austin Grandstaff made a run from left to right and passed the ball off to Thomas Bacon. Austin made an overlapping run around Thomas who left the ball for Austin. Austin sprinted down the right side and sent a ball across the goal, finding Shea Peña on the back post for a goal. This put the Saints ahead 1-0. Saint James controlled play for much of the half, but a mistake on defense allowed Goretti to tie the game at 1-1 heading into halftime. Goretti opened with a strong second half, testing the defense early and often but the Saints' defense prevailed. Midway through the second half, Saint James struck gold once again to take the lead 2-1. Senior striker Alex Kim pressured his defender and stole the ball. He quickly picked his head up and found super-sub, Jakin Jeong, streaking down the middle. Jakin remained composed and placed the ball into the bottom left corner of the net, just out of reach of the diving keeper. The Gaels then began to really press for the equalizer. A Goretti player broke through the Saints defense and was one-on-one with the Saint James keeper, but Wilson Ramabu was up to the task, making a diving kick save from a shot taken at point blank. The Saints held on for the victory over rival Goretti, winning 2-1.

vs.
Washington High School
Home
Win 3-1
Saint James beats Washington High School
25-17
25-17
23-25
25-21

Saint James came out dominant in the first two games against Washington High School. After a rough third game the Saints clinched the victory in the fourth game. Trinity Schlotterbeck led the game with 22 kills, while Joelle Schultz had 12 kills, Alessia Regazzoni had 8, and Morgan Moseley had 7 kills and 4 blocks. Setter Caroline Bowers served for 18 points and had an impressive 51 assists.

Trinity Schlotterbeck
22 kills
6 serves in
1 ace

Joelle Schultz
12 kills
3 blocks
4 dogs
11 serves in
4 aces

Alessia Regazzoni
9 serves
1 ace
8 kills

Morgan Moseley
7 kills
4 blocks
vs.
Washington High School
Home
Loss 0-2

The Saints lost a hard fought game 0-2. They lost the first game 25-19, playing them very close after strong serving by Nelly Xie. The second game was also close fought, 25-18. While the Saints lost, they clearly put in one of their best performances of the season with a superb game from Nelly Xie and good games from Hannah Moerschel, Jennifer Yang and Vannessa Dong. The Saints look to build from this game and push for their first win going forward. A special thanks to assistant coach Alicia Ruiz who provided strong support to the team today.

vs.
Huntingdon Area High School
Home
Loss 0-1

Huntingdon Area 2, Saint James 1

Eliza Durham assisted on a Gracie Bowers goal, but Huntingdon Area scored with less than two minutes left in the game to push them ahead of the Saints, 2-1. Goalie Leiny Ruggiero had five saves.

vs.
Clear Spring High School
Away
Whitetail Golf Resort
Win 171 - 239

Saint James School vs. Clear Spring High School

@ Whitetail Golf Resort

(Par: 36; Rating: 70.0; Slope: 123)

Saint James School: 171

Jaxson Schultz, 42

Will Hertel, 43

Frankie Corsi, 43

Andrew Shen, 43

Non-Scorers for Saint James: Jackson Galloway (47) and John Gilbert Storey (49)

Clear Spring High School: 239

Max Perini, 57

Sara Staley, 60

Michael Myers, 60

Chris Thomas, 62

Non-Scorers for Clear Spring: Adam Little (65)

Record: Saint James, 6-3 (1-1 MAC; 2-1, IPSL; 3-1, Non-Conference)

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Coach’s Comments:

^ Despite a combined 24-over par start on the first three holes at Whitetail – I’m not making up this statistic, I promise – for the first time in 2017, all six Saints scored below 50 strokes in a 9-hole match. Fortunately, I was in charge of shuttling players between #3 and #4 and had a few words with each of the guys related to several themes: focusing better on the task at-hand; not playing down to one’s opponent; and/or finishing in even par for the final 6 holes to be played. By and large, the guys responded to the verbal “kick in the pants,” and I am proud of their finishes. John Gilbert Storey broke 50 for the first time in his high school career. Jaxson Schultz, Frankie Corsi, and Andrew Shen responded well to my “encouragement.” Will Hertel – who birdied the tough, tough second hole – was cruising along when I encountered him … and kept it up for the remainder of the match! Two other players – Jaxson and Andrew – had birdies today, too, to lead the comeback from our very sluggish start. Andrew delivered one on the difficult eighth hole, and then Jaxson and Andrew finished over their days with birdies on the par-5 ninth hole.

^ Today’s team total of 171 at Whitetail Golf Resort – a completely different “look” than what they’re used to at Beaver Creek – is the second-best team shot by a Saints team in my tenure as coach. Twice previously – in 2008 and 2013 – squads shot 169.

^ Next week, the Saints “hit the road” in earnest with away matches at Falls Road (Potomac School) and Bretton Woods (GDS), site of the 2017 MAC Tournament in a little less than a month. Long bus rides and late nights mean they’ll have to be on ready to roll academically on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday (the last day of the First Marking Period). Further, we’ll have to be on top of our games again next week to tackle two courses virtually none of the guys have ever played. That being said, “hitting it in the box” today at Whitetail was a good prep for unknown courses; playing to the “fat” part of the fairway and

going for GIR (greens in regulation) today will hold the Saints in a good place in these upcoming matches.

^ As I noted on the bus, I’m proud of the guys’ sportsmanship today. Jackson Galloway, who struggled with his putter all day, kept himself in his match by working well with his fellow competitor from Clear Spring, and I know Jackson’s teammates encouraged their fellow competitors, too. Clear Spring, composed of mostly beginning golfers, walked with the more experienced Saints in twosomes conversing, helping look for golf balls, etc., and the Saints helped one or two of the Blazers to their best scores of the season today in their final prep for Districts. Well done, guys!

vs.
Spring Mills High School
Away
Spring Mills High School
Tie 1-1

Saint James opened the scoring in the first half when Jordan Walendom found Ryan Stakes on a deep pass from midfield. Ryan’s first shot was blocked on a nice save from the Spring Mills’s keeper but Ryan was able to put away the subsequent rebound. Spring Mills settled in and controlled the play for most of the remaining half, capitalizing on a free kick just outside the 18-yard box to tie the game at 1-1. During the first 10 minutes of the second half, the Saints defense was tested often but stood tall. The Saints then controlled play for the remainder of the second half, pounding the Spring Mills’ keeper with shot after shot, rarely playing in their own defensive third. Despite the offensive onslaught, the Spring Mills’ defense bent but did not break and the game ended in a 1-1 tie. Outstanding performances from Jordan Walendom, Spencer McNamee, and Nick Ndahiro in central defense helped limit the Spring Mills’ attack and Wilson Ramabu played an exceptional game in goal. Harry Masker and Austin Grandstaff helped build the offensive attack and each had a few fantastic shots just barely kept out by the opposing keeper. Shea Peña had a sold game in his usual “jack of all trades” role, playing all over the field.

vs.
Foxcroft School
Home
Tie 0-0

Tonight the SJS JV field hockey team held Foxcroft School to a 0-0 tie. Midfielder Zoe Esterly '20 had two shots on goal and Mary James '19 had 5 saves. Jessica Geng '21 and Michelle Yeung '19 were key members of the defense, and our whole forward line pushed the ball up the field, repeatedly. Although it was a tie, the girls' teamwork made it feel like a win.

vs.
Foxcroft School
Home
Loss 0-7

Foxcroft 7, Saint James 0

Lack of communication and little teamwork led to a loss against a talented Foxcroft team. Goalies Leiny Ruggiero and Samantha Addo teamed up to make ten saves for the Saints.

vs.
St. Maria Goretti HS
Away
St. Maria Goretti HS
Loss 0-3

22-25

20-25

24-26

The Saints suffered a hard IPSL loss against Saint Maria Goretti. It was an orange out to honor an alumni of Saint Maria Goretti who has been diagnosed with Leukemia, so the gym was packed with Goretti supporters. The game was close throughout the entire match, however we came up short three games in a row.

Trinity Schlotterbeck:

5 kills

12 aces

Joelle Schultz:

7 kills

3 blocks

Alessia Regazzoni:

3 aces

Caroline Bowers:

4 aces

15 assists

vs.
St. Maria Goretti HS
Away
St. Maria Goretti HS
Loss 0-2

The Saints lost a game to a good Gorretti team. We lost the first game 25-13 and the second game 25-11. There were strong performances by Hannah Moerschel, Jennifer Yang and Nelly Xie. The Saint look to shake off this loss and go forward stronger.

vs.
Mercersburg Academy
Home
Win 1-0

The Saints remain undefeated in the IPSL after their 1-0 victory over Mercersburg Academy on Tuesday afternoon. 3rd former, Alli Jacobson, returning to play for the first time all season following a stress fracture, scored the games only goal off a pass from Tessa Douglass, thirteen minutes into the first half. The defense continues to play a major role in the Saints success and held the Blue Storm scoreless for the remainder of the game. Skylar Treadwell notched her third shutout of the season and the Saints have clawed their way back to an even record of 4-4.

Next up for the Saints is a rematch against Clear Spring. The Saints will look to avenge a rainy 5-0 defeat from two weeks ago.

vs.
Maret School
Home
Beaver Creek Country Club
Other Maret - 158, Saint James - 169, Sidwell - 176

Saint James School vs. Maret School & Sidwell Friends School

@ Beaver Creek Country Club

(Par: 36; Slope: 125; Rating: 71.8)

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Maret School: 158

Jonah Covitz, 36

John Webster, 40

Julia Calomiris, 40

Jack Hartman, 42

Non-Scorer for Maret: Kayla Perkins (47) and Sean Howard (52)

Saint James School: 169

Andrew Shen, 36

Jaxson Schultz, 39

Will Hertel, 47

Frankie Corsi, 47

Non-Scorers for Saint James: Jackson Galloway (47) and John Gilbert Storey (53)

Sidwell Friends School: 176

Will Faulks, 40

Ishaan Kumar, 42

Winston Matthews, 47

Joey Romansky, 47

Non-Scorer for Sidwell Friends: Evan Tarr (49)

Record: Saint James, 5-3 (1-1, MAC; 2-1, IPSL; 2-1, Non-Conference)

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Coach’s Comments:

^ I knew heading into today’s match that we’d face two tough opponents, and the scores reflect the tight nature of the match. Two players (Andrew Shen and Maret’s #1) shooting even par, Jaxson Schultz contributing a 3-over par 39, and three others at 4-over par 40 show how close things were at the top of the match. Maret’s experience, depth, and, perhaps, desire were too much for the Saints to overcome today. Yet, despite the loss to Maret, Saint James earned a split by beating Sidwell and shot their lowest 9-hole team score (to-date) at Beaver Creek. The Saints now stand 5-3 on the season and picked up their first victory in the MAC today.

^ Noted above, but, again, congratulations to Andrew Shen for shooting an even par score for 9-holes! As anyone who reads these reports knows, I don’t ask players how they’re faring and I don’t want them to tell me, but I had a head’s up from Mr. Schultz, who knew where Andrew stood going to the last hole today.

^ A well done, too, to Jaxson Schultz. If I recall correctly, in his last 3 rounds at Beaver Creek, he’s shot 39-38-39 and today was the first time all season that he didn’t lead his team or all scorers at Beaver Creek.

Nothing to be ashamed of at all; in fact, having a second player (Andrew) go low today bodes well for the remainder of the season!

^ Will Hertel, Frankie Corsi, and Jackson Galloway all came home in 47 (11-over par) today while John Gilbert Storey finished with a 53. If we can get the first three to drop 3 or 4 strokes over the course of 9-holes and John Gilbert into the high 40’s, I firmly believe that we can be a contender later in the season (assuming Jaxson and Andrew are also below 40). Knocking 6 strokes off the team total today and doubling the score would bring the Saints in at 326 for 18-holes, and anything under a 330 team total will contend for top-3 honors in the MAC later this year. Could it be that it’s as simple as working on short game or finding just a little more consistency off the tee? I believe it is, so we’ll get to work on it!

^ While the start of the match was delayed by Sidwell Friends’ late arrival and Maret was not expecting a tri-match, we completed the match in under two and a half hours using Mr. Schultz’s “mega match” method of a scattered shotgun start. Truly, as Ms. Anne Renninger, Sidwell’s AD noted, “he’s onto something here!” I commend our guys for keeping their cool and being good sports both during the delay and after the match; it’s always good to congratulate your opponent – win or loss – and to shake hands.

^ Next, the Saints head off to Whitetail Golf Resort – our old home course – for a 9-hole match with Clear Spring HS on Thursday. We’ll be working on accuracy off the tee tomorrow afternoon as Whitetail is a position, shot-by-shot course; a good tee game and decent short game will lead to victory over the Blazers on a course we played during Welcome Week and suits our style of play.

vs.
Williamsport High School
Away
Williamsport High School
Loss 1-6

FINAL SCORE:
Saint James School- 1

Williamsport High School- 6

SCORE AT THE HALF:

Saint James School- 1

Williamsport High School- 4

SAINT JAMES GOAL:
Asa Hammer

SUMMARY:

Playing a rare Monday evening match, the Saints travelled to down the road to Williamsport, MD where they were defeated 6-1 by a highly skilled squad.

The Wildcats scored quickly and before the Saints knew it they were down 3-0. They recovered and played some solid soccer moving clearing the rather well. They scored in the nineteenth minute when IInd Former Asa Hammer found the back of the net on a solid cross pass from fellow IInd Former Siddiqui Sualley-Thomas.

In the second half the Wildcats sored on two more occasions but the Saints did play a better transition game and had, like in the first half, have some good looks at the goal.

Despite the loss, fine efforts were turned in by a number of Saints including IInd Former Bryce Kilmer who played most of the match at the midfield and was all over the pitch challenging every ball and players far larger then he. Fellow inside half Nash Pena also gave a great effort before exiting the match midway though the second half with a muscle cramp. Tom Hoang, Jamie Mahoney, and Nikki Pank also worked very hard during the course of match truing in solid play in and around the midfield.

Smithsburg Invitational
Away
Smithsburg High School

The Saints competed hard on a challenging course in sweltering heat. Highlights included strong performances from team leaders Darcy Farrell and Eric Fishkin, who finished 3rd and 6th respectively. Third Former Jimmy James and Fifth Former Jack Walker ran their best races of the season. Next up for the Saints is the Chesapeake Invitational on Saturday morning.

vs.
St. Maria Goretti HS
Away
South Hagerstown High School
Win 1-0

Girls Varsity Soccer notched their first IPSL victory on Saturday over St. Maria Goretti. Starting out in an offensively minded formation allowed the Saints to get an early goal when 5th form captains, Lilly Noel and Tessa Douglass teamed up to find the back of the net in the 10th minute. As the game wore on, heat, fatique, and injuries forced the Saints back on to their heels and the focus became preventing Goretti from getting the tying goal. Skylar Treadwell had three majorly important saves on her way to making 16 total saves and recording her second shutout of the season. For her efforts, Skylar Treadwell earned Female Player of the Week and the Saints earned Team of the Week. The Saints look to complete their sweep of the IPSL this Tuesday against Mercersburg. Way to go Saints!

vs.
City Championship, South Hagerstown High School
Away
South Hagerstown High School
Loss 2-3
vs.
St. John's Catholic Prep
Away
McCurdy Field
Win 40-0

Saint James extended its season record to 3-0 with a 40-0 victory over the Vikings of Saint Johns Catholic Prep. Saint James QB Tyler Grochot Rehman continued his passing assault by throwing for 234 yards and 3 TD's in the victory. John Metchie, Chase Osinga and Colin Williams each were on the receiving end of Grochot's TD passes. Behind the blocking of Carter Bowers, Ben Couling, Ron Garrett, Nick Sattlecker and Steven Schwartz Saint James running back Jaylen Anderson ran for 137 yards and 2 TD's himself. The defense was led by Andre Myers who intercepted an errant Viking pass and made it tough to throw against the Saints defense. Timmy Awofiranye, Rob Purnell, Jonathan Kamto, TJ Quelet and a host of other Saint james defenders limited the Viking offense to 70 yards rushing and 128 total yards of offense. Myles Windham showed that he has a strong leg by booting two field goals of 29 and 37 yards. Saint James travels to Frederick Douglass High in Baltimore this Saturday for their next contest.


vs.
Washington High School
Away
Washington High School
Loss 1-6

The Saints challenging schedule brought them face to face with another talented team Thursday night in the Washington High School Patriots. After giving up an early goal on a penalty kick awarded due to (an alleged) hand ball in the box, the Saints answered almost immediately with a goal of their own. Lilly Noel ran the length of the what little field was remaining after Skylar Treadwell's booming punt and went straight to goal. Two defensive breakdowns later, the Saints found themselves down 3-1 at halftime. Despite courageous efforts by Skylar Treadwell, Lilly Noel, Brooke Adams, Tessa Douglass and Samantha Brown, the Saints were unable to get rolling in the second half.

The Saints look to turn the lessons they've learned into victory on Saturday in their first IPSL match-up against Goretti on at South High. Game time, 5:00 p.m.

vs.
Maryland School for the Deaf
Home
Win 3-0

Saint James defeats Maryland School for the Deaf

25-20

25-21

25-22

After five years of losing to MSD in volleyball, an experienced Saint James team finally took home the victory. Our offense was strong with 32 kills, 14 of which coming from Joelle Schultz, 12 coming from Trinity Schlotterbeck, and 9 coming from Alessia Regazzoni. We had strong serves and ran a tight defense.

Stats:

Trinity Schlotterbeck:

12 kills

2 aces

6 digs

Joelle Schultz:

14 kills

3 aces

Alessia Regazzoni:

9 kills

Caroline Bowers: 32 assists

vs.
Maryland School for the Deaf
Home
Loss 0-2

JV Girls Volleyball lost their third game 0-2 after having played excellently against MSD. The first game was 25-14 and the second 25-11. We had big games from Jennifer Yang, Nelly Xie and Emily Zhu. Though the Saints didn't end up with the victory we continue to grow as a team and improve our skills.

vs.
Foxcroft School
Away
Foxcroft School
Win 3-0

Saint James Saints win over Foxcroft School


25-11
26-24
25-16

The Saints battled it out tonight for a great win over Foxcroft. The Saints had a quick first game, however in the second game Foxcroft came back and went up 24-21, until Olivia Windle succesfully served 5 straight points for the Saints to come up with the victory. The third game the girls worked well together to clinch the win. This was an exciting game due to the fact that newcomer Morgan Moseley was facing her sister, Mia Moseley, on the opposing team. Joelle Schultz had 5 aces in tonight's match along with ten kills. Trinity Schlotterbeck had four aces and 9 kills, while Alessia Regazzoni had 7 kills and 2 blocks. Caroline Bowers helped the team with 5 aces and 30 assists, while Catherine Charlton stepped up with 6 aces.

Trinity Schlotterbeck:
4 Aces
9 Kills
5 digs

Joelle Schultz:
5 aces
10 kills
2 blocks

Alessia Regazzoni:
7 kills
2 blocks

Caroline Bowers:
30 assists
5 aces

Catherine Charlton:
6 aces
vs.
Foxcroft School
Away
Foxcroft School
Loss 1-2
The JV Saints volleyball team lost a close match against Foxcroft. After going down in the first game 25-16, the team won a nail biter in the second game winning 26-24 off the valiant serving of Emily Zhu. The third game resulted in a heartbreaking defeat 15-6. Though we lost, we had great games from Nelly Xie, Kitty Zhou and Emily Zhu. The Saints look to apply the lessons learned in this game to our next games and grow off our strong showing at Foxcroft.

vs.
Mercersburg Academy
Away
Mercersburg Academy
Win 4-2
The Saints took a 1-0 lead in the 2017 Rival Challenge after beating Mercersburg 4-2 in another come-from-behind victory. The Blue Storm jumped out to an early 2-0 lead, scoring off of two penalty corners. However, the Saints were able to tie it up in the final moments of the first half, scoring twice in a span of 90 seconds to head into halftime tied at two goals apiece.

At the end of the second half, the Saints tallied two more goals to complete the comeback. On the day, Gracie Bowers and Olivia Welty had two goals each and Bowers and Olivia Riser each had an assist. Goalie Leiny Ruggiero had three saves and Aimee Egwudobi kept the Saints' defense in line all day.
vs.
St. Andrew's Episcopal School
Away
Loss 1-7

FINAL SCORE:
Saint James School- 1

Saint Andrews Episcopal School- 7

SCORE AT THE HALF:

Saint James School- 1

Saint Andrews Episcopal School- 2

SAINT JAMES GOAL:
Siddiqui Sually

SUMMARY:

The Saints had a solid first half, but were unable to consistently clear the ball in the second half on their way to a 7-1 loss to Saint Andrews on Tuesday afternoon.

During the first half the Saints had some good looks at the goal and in the 17th minute saw IInd Former Siddiqui Sually Thomas find the back of the net off a nice pass from fellow IInd Former Bryce Kilmer. Asa Hammer and Thomas Hoang also had some good looks at the goal but were unable to fid the back of the net. Inside half back Nash Pena also played well during the course of the match as did outside half backs Jamie Maloney and Robert Dillard.

During the contest goalie Leo Cucuzella notched eleven saves.

vs.
St. Maria Goretti HS
Away
Win 170-183

Saint James School: 170

Jaxson Schultz, 38

Andrew Shen, 40

Will Hertel, 45

Frankie Corsi, 47

Non-Scorers for Saint James: Jackson Galloway (50) and John Gilbert Storey (55)

St. Maria Goretti: 183

Cameron Cubbage, 39

Jacob Carbaugh, 44

Steven Hamilla, 48

Camryn Moats, 52

Non-Scorer for St. Maria Goretti: Owen O’Connor (54) and Nathaniel Berkman (60)

Record: Saint James, 4-2 (2-1, IPSL; 2-1, Non-Conference)

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Coach’s Comments:

^ As I mentioned after this past Saturday’s disaster up at Chambersburg Country Club – where the 2017 Saints shot the highest 18-hole team score in my tenure – some “home cooking” would likely do the Saints some good. The fact is that playing today at Beaver Creek was “just what the doctor ordered” to get over our defeat at the hands of Mercersburg Academy. The Saints bettered their own 9-hole team score record at Beaver Creek today by 8 strokes in moving to an overall record of 4-2.

^ Well done to Jaxson Schultz and Andrew Shen out in the #1 and #2 match. Involved in a tight contest at the top of the match, Jaxon’s 2-over par 38 effort was his lowest 9-hole score (to-date) in a high school match. Considering his sore back, Jaxson’s score was all the more impressive, but, as the saying goes, “beware the wounded golfer.” In shooting 38, Jaxson beat Goretti’s top player by 1 stroke and Andrew by 2 strokes. Andrew’s 4-over par 40 represents his best score (to-date) in relation to par in the past two seasons.

^ Out in the #3 and 4 match, Will Hertel and Frankie Corsi played well today, too. Solid scores of 45 and 47 meant that Will and Frankie, respectively, contributed to today’s record-setting round. Their rounds today were much more solid performances than against Mercersburg on Saturday, and they had to have left the course today feeling a lot better about the state of their games. Perhaps Will and Frankie are also beginning to round into form and ready to help Jaxson and Andrew steamroll a team or two in the coming weeks.

^ Jackson Galloway and John Gilbert Storey playing in the #5 and #6 match struggled to get into a good rhythm and both had a few holes jump up and bite them today. Back after an illness, Jackson needs to get the feel back in his game before he can get too upset about his scores while John Gilbert continues to learn how to manage his game and focus for 9-holes. John Gilbert was three strokes better than his previous performance at Beaver Creek, so he is making small strides.

^ With the decision not to compete on Thursday at the Dr. Marshall Glenn Invitational at Sleepy Hollow in Charles Town, WV, the Saints have a bit of a layoff before meeting their first MAC opponents of the season in a week. On Tuesday, September 19, the Saints will face Maret, who finished 2nd overall in the 2016 MAC Tournament, and Sidwell Friends, who finished 3rd in the same event. No doubt, the Saints will face a stern test on Tuesday, but playing at home might help even-out the odds against two very strong teams from a year ago. Between now and then, we’ll hit the range, play 9-holes at Hagerstown Greens at Hamilton Run, and keep our fingers crossed to avoid any additional injuries.

^ Thanks to Mr. Schultz and the Corsi Family for coming out to support the Saints today. Thank you, too, to Mr. Ellis, who came out to take some yearbook pictures and got a nice introduction to the game of golf. I’m glad the guys could deliver some solid play and a “W” for you!

^ Finally, thanks to Mr. Pete Turner, the School Trainer, for his work with Jaxson and getting him ready to play in today’s match. Your work in enabling Jaxson to play today with confidence and not favoring his back helped make the difference in the final outcome.

vs.
Mercersburg Academy
Home
Win 53-7

On Saturday the Saint James Saint football team dominated the Blue Storm of Mercersburg by a score of 53-7. The first quarter was relatively uneventful with both teams dealing with game jitters. Saint James struck first in the second quarter when Tyler Grochot hooked up with fellow 6th former Colin Williams to put the Saints inside the ten yard line of Mercersburg. Behind offensive lineman, Ronald Garrett, Ben Couling, Carter Bowers, Nick Sattlecker and Steven Schwartz Saints running back Lane Gay strolled into the end zone for the first score of the afternoon. Myles Windham’s kick appeared good from the stands, but the officials called it no good and the Saints led 6-0. Mercersburg was able to find some success on the ensuing drive and punched in a score and PAT to go ahead 7-6 late in the second stanza. The Saints then showed the Blue Storm why their offense has been able to put points on the board quickly with another quick drive led by the passing of Grochot and running of Jalen Anderson. Sure-handed receiver Chase Osinga made an unbelievable catch in the end zone to put Saint James up 12-7 after the PAT kick sailed left. The defense stifled Mercersburg behind tackles from Parker Tribble, Jonathan Kamto and TJ Quelet. With under 2 minutes left in the half Saint James marched again in quick fashion to a score with a 60 yard scoring strike to John Metchie who outraced a Blue Storm defender to the end zone. At halftime the Saints led 18-7. Saint James came out hungry in the second half and shut down Mercersburg’s offense. The Saints secondary of Andre Meyers, Jalen Anderson, John Metchie and Chase Osinga blanketed Blue Storm receivers while defensive lineman Robert Purnell and Timmy Awofiranye harassed the QB. Saint James seemingly moved the ball at will ending the day with a Jalen Anderson 96 yard touchdown scamper. Chase Osinga finished the day with 2 spectacular TD receptions. John Metchie led all receivers with 120 yards receiving and 2 TD’s. Tyler Grochot continued his assault on Washington County passing record with a 6 TD performance and 300 yards passing. Jalen Anderson upped his season rushing totals to 400 yards. The defense was led by Jonathan Kamto who led all tacklers. John Metchie had an interception, caused fumble and a fumble recovery. Ned Bai and Parker Tribble each had a caused fumble. Players of the game included Ben Couling-Offensive Lineman, Tyler Grochot-Offensive Skill Player, Defensive Interior Player was Jonathan Kamto and John Metchie was Defensive Skill Player. Parker Tribble won the “HAMMER” award and Lane Gay was elected Captain of the Week. The Saints travel on Friday to face Saint John Catholic Prep.

vs.
Martinsburg High School
Home
Win 1-0

Despite being a bit shaken up by yesterday's defeat, the Saints were very alert from the start of the game. Austin Grandstaff moved to the sweeper position due to an injury to Saint, Jordan Walendom. Austin took over the role and just performed fantasticy. Austin was the VIP of the game, with Harry Masker and Sebastian Gomez keeping the midfield game closed up so that Martinsburg couldn’t create any offense through the middle. Wilson Ramabu in the goal had 4 saves including two critical saves in 1 v. 1 situations. In the 21 minute on a corner kick, Sebastian got pushed in the back and received a penalty kick that he converted to give the Saints a 1-0 victory.

The victory was characterized by great passing and creativity from the wings, Jakin Jeong & Thomas Bacon, as well as great defense from CJ Dumebi-Kachikwu and Eric Han on the corners and Nick Ndahiro and Nirmal Singletary in the center. Nice work Saints!

vs.
Mercersburg Academy
Away
Chambersburg Country Club
Loss Mercersburg: 343, Saint James: 395

Mercersburg Academy: 343

Joseph Bucci, 82

Tom Prim, 85

Shayan Ghodsi, 88

Laura Schumacher, 88

Non-Scorers for Mercersburg: Jack Mitchell (108) and Henry O’Brien (111)

Saint James School: 395

Jaxson Schultz, 87

Andrew Shen, 99

Will Hertel, 103

Frankie Corsi, 106

Non-Scorer for Saint James: John Gilbert Storey (107)

Records: Saint James, 3-2 (1-1, IPSL; 2-1, Non-Conference)

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Coach’s Thoughts:

^ Thank you to Chambersburg Country Club and Mercersburg Academy for hosting today’s 18-hole match. It is rare that a club – public or private – is able to give up a 4 or 5 hour block of time on a Saturday for high school golf, and, while we lost by a significant margin, learning what it takes to play successfully for 18-holes is what today was all about for the Saints. Yes, the results counted as a match in the IPSL, but for us – and I suspect the same will be said by Mercersburg’s Coach Smith – it was a good, practice experience for future 18-hole conference tournaments to be held later in the season. Without either CCC or MA, we would have been unable to accomplish the goal of practicing today to play a competitive 18-holes later.

^ Plain and simple, when the math was done being counted, the Saints got clobbered today. The good news is that in a 9-hole match, the outcome would have been significantly closer; the four scorers’ 9-hole scores trailed Mercersburg by only 16 strokes at the turn – a score which the guys felt confident on the bus ride home they might be able to make even closer come the latter part of the year. Through 9-holes, the scorecards looked like this: Jaxson (40), Andrew (46), Frankie (46), John Gilbert (52), and Will (53). Not a bad 9-hole team score (184), truth be told. That being said, the difficulty of CCC’s back 9 jumped up and grabbed the Saints after making the match competitive through the first 9-holes. In terms of stroke differences between the guys’ front 9 and back 9 scores, our players were a combined 18 strokes worse; yikes! A lot of colored stakes – white, yellow, and red – might have played with the guys’ minds on the back 9, but I fear so too did tiredness, hunger, and thirst … and none of that aids in concentration. From the rough where I stood watching – I am only allowed to interact with the players at certain points

on the course – concentration clearly flagged on the final 9 nearly universally for our 5 players; only Will shot a better final 9 holes today.

^ We ran into two good teams this week, namely Linganore and Mercersburg. The downside of that is that we took two losses against only one win for the week to end up with a record of 3-2 at this point. The upside is that we no longer have to worry about going undefeated – really not a legitimate goal to from the outset – but it also shows the guys how much work we really need to put in if we’re to contend for a MAC or IPSL title in October. While our academic schedule provides some limitations which (unfortunately) match limitations to course access, we spoke on the ride home about the need to use weekends when I am not on duty to make-up some of the deficits in terms of actually playing golf (as opposed to hitting golf balls on the range). Yes, the guys’ confidence has been knocked down a peg or two, but I don’t doubt their individual or combined abilities and suspect that there is not only room for growth/improvement but also more victories in 2017.

^ Thanks to Mr. Storey for coming out to support the Saints today.

^ The Saints’ next match is against St. Maria Goretti at Beaver Creek on Tuesday. Hopefully, some “home cooking” will set the guys up for a good match against a worthy foe!

^ Unlike years past and in consideration of our new academic schedule, we will not be playing in the Marshall Glenn Invitational on Thursday as originally scheduled. From a classroom perspective and having played 18-holes today, I’d like to save our “early dismissals” for the Flint Hill match and the two season-ending conference tournaments. Too much missed class time for any of us – players and coach – is not a good way to go into the end of the First Marking Period; ultimately, it’s not fair to my classes, colleagues (who have to cover early dismissals), or the guys’ own academic progress, so I’m thankful to Mr. Fahey for getting us out of that tournament. Hopefully, we’ll be able to figure it out next year (or in future) as we work with a new schedule here on campus.

vs.
Hedgesville High School
Home
Loss 0-2

Weather conditions were perfect for a rematch with Hedgesville following a 7-0 defeat just two weeks ago. While the Saints were unable to completely reverse the outcome, they showed vast defensive improvement and held the #5th ranked (in the state of West Virginia) team to just one goal in each half. Skylar Treadwell weathered 54 shots on goal and had 28 saves, many of which were spectacular! Nice work Saints.

Rebel Invitational
Away
South Hagerstown High School

Perfect weather and strong competition at Saturday's Rebel Invitational were the backdrop of a strong performance from Saints Cross Country. While the girls team was incomplete due to injuries, the three girls who did compete all ran personal best 5K times (Darcy Farrell 22:44, Morgan McMahon 23:16, and Kate Wu 27:35). The boys team placed 19th a very deep field of 22 that consisted of large teams from around Maryland and neighboring states. Notably, the Saints beat much of the local competition. Sixth former Eric Fishkin ran an all-time PR of 18:41, and his teammates in the varsity race also out-performed previous efforts on the same course (Alex Romine 19:41 and Jalen Miller 20:51). New runners Teddy White and Sheer Akot rounded out the top 5, and in the JV race Will Zimmerman finished first for the Saints with an impressive time of 21:23.

Lady Spartan Tournament
Away
McConnellsburg High School
Other

The Saint James volleyball team had a successful weekend tournament at McConnellsburg High School. We went 6-2 in pool play and successfully made our way to the championship game against Bedford. After splitting sets with Bedford in pool play, history repeated itself in the championship match and we went into a tiebreaker set. The Saints came up a little short losing 11-15, however it was an amazing match. Throughout the tournament, Joelle Schultz had 8 aces, 32 kills, and 5 blocks. Alessia Regazzoni had 14 aces and 16 kills. Trinity Schlotterbeck had 17 aces and 40 kills, while Caroline bowers totaled 96 assists for the day.

vs.
Mercersburg Academy
Home
Loss 1-11

FINAL SCORE:
Saint James School- 1

Mercersburg Academy- 11

SCORE AT THE HALF:
Saint James School- 1

Mercersburg Academy- 6

SAINT JAMES SCORING:

Tom Hoang

SUMMARY:

It was a tough day for the Saints on Friday as they were defeated by the Blue Storm of Mercersburg Academy by the score of 11-1

The Saints did manage to find the back of the goal in the match’s 18th minute when IVth Former Tom Hoang touched the ball in off a nice pass from the foot of IInd Former Bryce Kilmer. Other notable efforts came from Co-Captain Nash Pena and IVth Former Nikki Pank at the inside half back and stopper positions respectfully.

Keeper Leo Cucuzella notched eight saves during the match.

The Saints are back in action again on Tuesday afternoon when they travel to Saint Andrews Episcopal School in Potomac, MD.

vs.
Mercersburg Academy
Home
Loss 0-5

Mercersburg came out very strong with an aggressive attack which surprised our players and allowed Mercersburg to score a goal within the first minute. Our players never recovered and just got out played. We had some shining moments in the game with changes created by CJ Dumebi-Kachiku and Austin Grandstaff. Both had great shots at the goal but the Mercersburg goalie was not to be beaten and made two nice saves. Wilson Ramabu had 11 saves in goal.

vs.
Tuscarora High School
Away
Tuscarora High School
Win 1-0

On Thursday, September 7, 2017, the JV field hockey team defeated Tuscarora High School, 1-0. Kaitlin Dellaposta (IV) scored the winning goal in the second half of the game. Zoe Esterly (IV) was a key member of our midfield line, zipping up and down the field on offense and defense. Hannah Ryan (IV)had several fast breaks that put the team in good scoring position. Mary James (V) had 8 saves in only her second time in goal for us. Arianna Gao (IV) took some strong free hits which enabled us to keep the ball over the 50 yard line most of the time. Serena Han (IV) and Katy Kwon (III) had strong hits on our offensive corners, Michelle Yeung (V) held the defense together, and Lidwina Eyombo-Bella (III)communicated the needs of the defense well. Annie Zhao (II), Coco Zhang (III), and Jessica Geng (III)showed great improvement in their respective positions. It was a great victory for the team!

vs.
Tuscarora High School
Away
Tuscarora High School
Win 4-3

The Saints won an overtime thriller at Tuscarora Thursday after mounting a huge second-half comeback. Saint James went down 1-0 in the early minutes of the game but tied it several minutes later on a corner. Taylor Spikell passed the ball in to Gracie Bowers and then netted the rebound of Bowers’ shot. The rest of the first half was all Tuscarora, and the Saints headed into the second half trailing 3-1. With a renewed commitment to play as a team, the Saints scored just a couple minutes into the second half; this time it was Bowers to Olivia Welty for her first goal of the game. Later in the half, the two teamed up again for another Welty goal assisted by Bowers in order to tie the game. In the sudden death overtime, the Saints controlled the field and, with the help of strong play by Rosy Lin, Aimee Egwudobi, and Maggie McFillen, Welty was able to find the back of the goal to finish off the hat trick and win the game. Goalie Samantha Addo had several strong saves, and Jenna Root made an incredible stick save late in the second half to keep the Saints alive. Saint James will next play at Mercersburg on Tuesday, September 12.

Tuscarora and Linganore High Schools @ Worthington Manor
Away

Saint James School: 185

Will Hertel, 43

Jaxson Schultz, 44

Andrew Shen, 45

Frankie Corsi, 53

Non-Scorers for Saint James: John Gilbert Storey (56)

Linganore High School: 165

Tuscarora High School: 193

Coach’s Comments:

^ Down a man (Jackson Galloway = illness) against unknown foes on a demanding course in breezy conditions, it felt good to walk away with a split against Linganore and Tuscarora. On site, pre-match information from Tuscarora’s coach told me that Linganore would likely shoot around 160 (4 scores at 40 or better), so I knew we were in for a fight given where we were starting. The Saints now stand at 3-1 on the season, which is a nice place to be!

^ From the first tee, we knew we’d rely heavily on Jaxson Schultz, Andrew Shen, and Will Hertel today as each played the course last year in the IPSL Tournament. Fortunately, none of the three disappointed! Will bettered his IPSL Tournament score by 11 strokes to lead the Saints today. Will also shot his career best (to-date) 9-hole score in a HS match today. Shooting a 44, Jaxson was two strokes better than his last go-around at Worthington Manor. While Andrew was three strokes better in the IPSL Tournament last October, the Saints wouldn’t have eared a split today without his “usual” steady round. Well done, returning golfers!

^ Today’s team total of 185 equaled the Saints’ final 9-hole score at Worthington Manor last year in the IPSL event, and last year’s squad was in “peak” form at that time in October 2016. Today’s outing in just our second match speaks well of the Saints’ potential for the remainder of the season. Truth be told, I’m really curious to see where this journey ends!

^ If we can get our players – but especially our younger players – to make better decisions when they find themselves in trouble – as Frankie Corsi admitted on his way to a 53 today – or avoiding huge scores at the outset of a match – John Gilbert Storey opened +12 in his first three holes before recovering to finish in +8 in his final six holes – we’ll “go places” this season. As I reminded the guys on the bus after the match: each match is a learning experience and there’s something to take away from each stroke, hole, or match. No doubt, each of the players today learned something about their game(s) or future shots and decisions.

^ The Saints’ next match is an 18-hole competition versus Mercersburg Academy at Chambersburg Country Club on Saturday. Again, we’ll rely heavily on Will, Jaxson, and Andrew (and hopefully Jackson is back) as they played the front 9 last season. This 18-hole match – a luxury, for which we thank our host, Mercersburg – will be our best preparation for the MAC Tournament in mid-October as it’s likely our only 18-hole event this season. Other than playing the MAC Tournament site (Bretton Woods), knowing what to do and how to control oneself during an 18-hole (walking) match is crucial to how the Saints fare in the MAC Tournament. Thus, while it’d be great to end with a “W” on Saturday, we’re really on a “recon mission” to prepare for mid-October’s MAC Tournament.



vs.
Clear Spring High School
Home
Win 74-12

The Saint James Saints football team overwhelmed the visiting Blazers of Clear Spring by a score of 74-12 on Saturday’s home opener. The tone was set on the first play when Saint running back Jalen Anderson scampered around end on the first play and outraced all defenders on the way to a 58 yard touchdown run. The offensive unit rolled up 541 yards of offense on only 31 plays averaging 17 yards everytime they snapped the ball. Six different Saints scored including Jalen Anderson with 3 touchdowns to cap off a 9 carry 199 yard rushing day. John Metchie and Chase Osinga each touched the ball twice and scored twice. Also finding the end zone for the home team were Parker Tribble, third former Aiden Ensor and TJ Quelet who had an interception return for a touchdown. Most of the Saint James starting units were subbed out in the first and second quarters allowing a bevy of young players to take the field. The win lifts the team to 1-0 leading into their next game against nearby rival Mercersburg Academy.


vs.
Clear Spring High School
Away
South Hagerstown High School
Loss 0-5

The Saints got off to a slow start on a cold, rainy day, giving up three goals in the first half. They played exponentially better in the second half but despite creating many dangerous scoring opportunities were unable to find the back of the net.

By working to overcome the many challenges of the first half, all of the players learned an important lesson about teamwork and mental toughness and will be stronger for it when they next take the field!

Tournament
Mid-Maryland Invitational
Away
Urbana High School

At the Urbana Invitational, JV field hockey lost 1-3 to Blake and 1-2 to Poolesville.

CANCELLED
Mid-Maryland Invitational
Away
Urbana High School
Other

Blake 10, Saint James 1

Saint James 4, Poolesville 3

At the Mid-Maryland Invitational hosted by Urbana High School, the Saints went 1-1 with a 10-1 loss to Blake and a 4-3 win over Poolesville. Rosie Lin had two assists and Gracie Bowers and Taylor Spikell had two goals each in the back-and-forth Poolesville game, and goalie Samantha Addo and the Saints’ defense killed a penalty corner as time expired to secure the victory.

Clear Spring High School Interstate Classic
Away
Clear Spring High School

In the team's first outing of the season, and the girl's first outing ever, the Saints ran hard against a competitive field in the small school division at the Interstate Classic held at Clear Spring High School. 4th former, Darcy Farrell led the girls to a 6th place finish with an individual time of 22:40 which was good enough for 12th place overall. 6th former, Eric Fishkin led the boys to a 7th place team finish with a time of 19:07. Next up for the Saints is the Rebel Invitational on Saturday, September 9 at South Hagerstown High School.

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St.John's Catholic Prep (Prospect Hall)
Away
St. John's Catholic Prep
Win 3-0

Tonight was an awesome game at Saint Johns. After going down early in the first set 7-13, Olivia Windle served 6 pointsin a row to tie the game and the Saints never looked back. Key hitters Joelle Schultz, Alessia Regazzoni, and Trinity Schlotterbeck played their hardest and Morgan Moseley, a newcomer to the sport, proved to be a great addition. Defenders Michaela Siegel and Catherine Charlton did fantastic on serve receive, and our setter Caroline Bowers had 32 assists!


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Clear Spring High School
Away
Clear Spring High School
Loss 1-4

The Saints travelled to Clear Spring, Maryland on Thursday afternoon and were defeated by the score of 4-1.

The Saints spotted the Blazers a quick 3-0 margin but their played improved over the remainder of the half. The same pattern emerged in the second half, with the Saints giving up a goal in the opening minute, but they found the back of the net in the 38th minute for a goal of their own, when IInd Former Asa Hammer assisted IVth Former Nikki Pank with a nice crossing pass.

While the result was a disappointing one, the Saint’s play improved over the course of the week. Game stand outs included Dylan Weibel at the stopper position, Nash Pena and Tom Hoang at the inside halves, and IInd Former Siddiqui Thomas-Sually did a commendable job off the bench at forward.

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Martinsburg High School
Home
Win 2-0

The Saint James girls soccer team took advantage of opportunities created by precise passing and timely possession to get a 2-0 victory over Martinsburg on Thursday.

Lilly Noel and Tessa Douglass each had a goal in the shutout for the Saints (2-1).

The Saints’ defense was able to retreat back on fast breaks by the Bulldogs (1-4) throughout the game, and keeper Skylar Treadwell only needed to make six saves.


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@ Beaver Creek Country Club, St. Maria Goretti HS, Williamsport High School
Away
Win 178 -192 - 198

Saint James School: 178

Jaxson Schultz, 39

Andrew Shen, 44

Frankie Corsi, 47

Jackson Galloway, 48

Williamsport High School: 198

St. Maria Goretti: 192

Today’s match definitely proved that the guys were ready and chomping at the bit.

Jaxson Schultz was the star of the show today; no doubt about it! Not only did Jaxson beat all competitors on four (4) teams to earn “medalist” honors, but he also birdied two (2) holes and shot under 40 for the first time in his career at Saint James. Newcomers Frankie Corsi and John Gilbert Storey got some jitters out of the way today, and turned in two solid team scores. Reliable, tried-and-true veterans, Andrew Shen and Jackson Galloway, rounded out the scoring for the Saints. Despite an injured thumb, Andrew contributed the third lowest score of the day (44) while Jackson came home in 48.



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Bishop Walsh School
Home
Loss 10-0

The Junior Varsity Boy’s soccer team’s season got off to a tough start on Monday afternoon when they lost to a talented squad from Bishop Walsh High School.

Despite the score strong efforts came from a number of Saints including IVth Former Nikki Pank who played both forward and stopper and Co-Captain Nash Pena who logged a number of minutes at the midfield.

Goalie Leo Cucuzella notched ten saves in his first Junior Varsity match.

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Bishop Walsh School
Home
Win 3-1
Third Former, Reagan Bradley, came off the bench to give the Saints their first goal with 17 minutes remaining in the first half. Fourth former, Maya Drabczyk scored early in the second half, off a pass from Fifth former, Lilly Noel, to go up 2-0. Noel got a goal of her own before Bishop Walsh got on the board with 14:02 left in the game. The Saints held on for their first win of the season. Fourth form Goalkeeper, Skylar Treadwell, tallied 15 saves.

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Hedgesville High School
Away
Hedgesville High School
Loss 0-7

The Saints traveled to West Virginia and faced a very talented Hedgesville team. The team began the process of integrating new players into the rotation and working out the kinks of a new defensive formation. Goalie Skylar Treadwell had 19 saves. The Saints will take what they learned and their never give up spirit into Monday's contest with Bishop Walsh.

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