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Game Highlights from the Week of Sept. 17, 2012

9/20/12

The BFS Girls Varsity Volleyball team played a fun game yesterday, after a long five day break.  They started slowly, but improved through the match to win in two straight competitive sets (2-0), by the scores of 25-20, 25-21 in the upper gym.  The team showed some inexperience through the game, but also showed some potential.  Everyone played hard, and stayed determined after falling behind in both sets.  In her first game of the season after recovering from an injury, senior and co-captain Herron H. led the team with 5 serving aces.  Co-captain Anna M. contributed offensively with 3 kills and 1 ace.  Middle hitter, and first year player, Fiona S, added 3 kills and 4 aces.  It was a total team effort.  The younger players did a good job staying ready, and focusing on doing their part.  It’s a young team with a bright future.

The BFS Boys Varsity Soccer team is off to a great start this season. After a close 6-5 loss to Berkeley Carroll last week (with four goals by senior Misha Holzman), the team came out for its second game vs. BWL game hungry for a win.  It was a great team effort as they defeated BWL 6-0 down at Red Hook.  Sophomore Julien B. and freshman Noah W. both had a brace with two goals apiece.  Helping out on both ends of the field was freshman Anthony B. who started the day off as the right back and finished as the forward.  He capped his day off by scoring the final goal of the game.  Senior captain Misha H. showed his all round talent by scoring a goal and assisting on three.  Our second first time goalkeeper, sophomore Thomas C. had a solid performance while keeping the shut out. Honorable mentions go to seniors Alex D-L, Theo E., Adam B. and sophomore Lucas M., and freshman Charlie H.

The BFS Girls Varsity Soccer team began their ISAL League campaign with a dominating performance against BWL down at Red Hook.  After conceding an early goal, BFS responded with eight goals to win 8-1.  Halima M. was devastating in front of goal scoring 5 times (school record). Naya C., Maret S-M and Aoife H. scored their first goals of the season with good finishes from close range.  Hannah H., Clara S., Naya, and Aoife each picked up an assist.  BFS face much sterner opposition on Friday (9/21) versus Packer in their 2nd ACIS league game, after starting with a very respectably 0-0 tie against Berkeley Carroll last week.

The BFS MS Soccer team got off to a winning start with a convincing 3-1 victory over opponent LREI down at Red Hook.  BFS took the lead as early as the fourth minute when eighth grader Sam G. raced clear down the right side, and his shot found it’s way into the goal at the near post. The remainder of the first half was an even affair, with BFS defending well to keep the score at 1-0 at half time.  In the 2nd half, the game opened up more, and BFS were unlucky not to double their lead on several occasions.  However, their persistence paid off when Sam G. was fouled in the penalty area as he was through on goal.  Sam picked himself up to take the resulting penalty kick, firing the ball into the bottom left hand corner (48th minute).  He then completed his hat trick a few minutes later (50th minute) by scoring from close range to cap a very fine performance.  LREI scored a late consolation goal in the final moments, but it was not enough to ruin a fine afternoon for the middle school soccer team at BFS.  It was a very good team effort, reflected by the hard work and energy of eighth grader Isaac H. in the midfield, and a fine performance from new seventh grade goalkeeper Alex B.  Blue Pride!!

The BFS Cross Country team traveled up to Van Cortlandt Park for their first meet of the season.  The was an ISAL League Meet.  Sophomore Giovanna M. led the way for the Girls Varsity team coming in first place with a time of 24.15 out of 10 total runners.  Maya Kaul ran a time of 34.22 and finished in 8th place.  Senior Jose Umana represented for the Boys Varsity team and ran a solid time out of 25 total runners.  Eighth grader Miles Nabritt finished in first place with a time of 8.25 out of 20 total runners.  Fellow eighth grader Emmitt S. ran a time of 10.07 to finish in 12 place, while seventh grader Milo H. ran a time of 12.37 finishing in 19 place.  It was a beautiful day up at the course.  The team members can’t wait for the next meet so they can keep improving.

9/22/12

On Friday the BFS JV Girls Volleyball team had its first ISAL league match.  They defeated Birch Wathen Lenox 2-0 in straight sets, 25 – 11, 25 – 14.  This win was a true team effort with all 16 players on the roster getting court time and supporting one another throughout the match.  The team had two successful three touch plays in the match – Blue Pride!  Freshmen Maya W. had five aces and freshman Patonya P. was a formidable presence at the net.  The team can’t wait to get back on the court to compete.

The BFS Girls Varsity Volleyball team traveled to Queens to take on the Garden School.  They came from behind to win 2-1 (22-25, 25-15, 25-20).  The game against Garden was another learning experience.  Our inexperience, and lack of practice, showed throughout the match.  They managed to come from behind after loosing the first set, to win in 3 sets (2-1).  The team showed some determination, focus, and the ability to play under pressure.  Since they were missing two of our starters (Herron H. and Sarah M.), our younger players had to step up to the challenge and improve their mindset against a team that wanted to beat us!  Our two leaders for the afternoon, Chloe B. and Anna M. led the way offensively and defensively, keeping the team focused and determined!  Some of our younger players (Sofia S., Fiona S., Abby M., Caroline C., Taty R., Sidney A., Tyler C., and Karie M—all first year varsity players!) showed the ability to compete at the varsity level…

The BFS Boys Varsity Soccer team picked up its second consecutive win of the season on Friday against the Garden School in a thrilling 3-2 game.  After a very slow start they found ourselves starting the second half down 2-0.  During the second half the team came out with a new found energy and showed great character.  Freshman Henry K., who has been our most consistent player so far, played a great long ball over the top of the defense for senior captain Misha H. to run onto and finish off for his sixth goal in three games.  With about 15 minutes left in the game our leading goal scorer was at it again, this time with his head.  Sophomore Julien B. after takiing on his defender, played a perfectly weighted cross from the left side of the field onto Misha’s head and he dealt with it perfectly. Just when we thought the comeback was complete Julien took matters into his own hands with a great display of his individual ability in the last minutes of the game.  After taking on three defenders one after the other, he took a shot just inside of the 18yrd box and placed it perfectly passed the goalie.  We’re hoping to take this second half performance and effort into our next game on Mondays.  Honorable Mentions: Seniors Alex D-L, Theo E. and Adam B.  Blue Pride!!