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Game Highlights from the Week of Oct. 15, 2012


On Monday the BFS Girls Varsity Volleyball team played an overall consistent game as they defeated SIA 2-0 (25-16, 25-13) in the upper gym.  It was a total team effort.  Our offensive players Chloe B. (in her new role as opposite the setter), the two outside hitters Anna M., Herron H., and our two middle hitters Abby M. and Fiona S. made sure to keep the ball in play, putting pressure on SIA’s defense.  Our defensive specialists Sidney A., Sarah M., Sofia S., and Taty R. also stepped up their effort on the defensive end, to keep the ball from hitting the floor.  Our freshman setter Caroline C. did very well with the transition from defense to offense.  This young team is starting to understand what needs to be done in order to be successful.  We are putting ourselves in a good position to make at least one playoff.  It would be interesting to see how the new team handles it; we might surprise some teams!

The BFS Girls Varsity Soccer team scored in the last minute to record a close 3-3 tie against the 2011 PSAA champions, SIA.  In a feisty, hard fought game, BFS took the lead in the 1st half through Halima M., only for Staten Island to bring the game level at 1-1 shortly after half.  A water soaked 2nd half started well, with Naya.C scoring to give BFS a 2-1 lead. Staten Island once again leveled the game with a long range shot. 2-2 Going into the last 5 minutes of the game, SIA scored a headed goal from a controversially awarded free kick. But late drama unfolded when Halima M. raced away to slot home the equalizer with her 23rd goal of the season and tie the game 3-3.  Hannah H. and Oliva P. picked up assists for BFS.  Blue Pride!!

The BFS MS Soccer team drew 0-0 for the second consecutive time.  Their opponents, Staten Island Academy, had the better of the first half as BFS failed to find any rhythm to their game.  An early shot by Sam G. was all BFS had to show for themselves in a lack-luster opening thirty minutes.  However, BFS got their game together in the second half and looked much better moving forward.  They forced the oppositions goalie into a string of fine saves, and Sam F. went closest when his shot hit the cross-bar.  Although BFS were good in defense, they came away disappointed to have not won the game.  Overall, it was a spirited second half display, which will hopefully give them confidence during the last few games of the season.


On Wednesday the BFS MS Boys Cross Country team ran their last meet before the ISAL Championship.  Eighth grader Miles N. continued his domination of the league with a win of close to thirty seconds over the competition. His time of 8:08 for the hilly 1.2 mile course places him in a league of his own.  Miles’ strong performance performance inspired his teammates to their own strong races.  Eighth grader Emmit S. placed fourth and seventh grader Milo H. continued to drop his times from his previous races.  The team looks ready to defend their championship from last year. Blue Pride!

The BFS Girls Varsity Soccer team continued their winning ways with a convincing 7-0 victory over Churchill on Wednesday afternoon.  With that win the team improves to 7-1-3 on the season.  Six different scorers put 7 goals into the Churchill net.  Olive W. and Elinor H. scored their first goals for BFS, and further goals from Halima M. (2) her 24th and 25th of the season, Hannah H., Aoife H., and Maret S-M.  Goalkeeper junior Sophie A. and her defense kept another clean sheet.  BFS is currently undefeated in the ISAL division with a 5-0 record and look set to qualify for the team’s first ever championship game scheduled for Thursday 25th October down at Red Hook.

The BFS MS Soccer team put together a very convincing display to beat the Garden School down at Red Hook.  With the majority of play in their opponents half, BFS threatened to score a few times before Sam G. broke the deadlock.  After that, it was one way traffic as BFS found their goal scoring form having not scored for two straight games.  The highlight was a hat trick from striker Peter H.  Equally as important, it was the 3rd consecutive shutout for BFS, and finally their attack was able to match their outstanding defense in today’s game.

The BFS Boys Varsity Soccer team played to a 2-2 tie with Churchill in a game full of action.  There were numerous game winning chances during the final minutes.  After being two goals down at halftime, the team came out with a different sense of urgency to start the second half.  Henry K. after showing great skill on the right side found a wide open Misha H. in the box who slotted the ball past the keeper.  With about 15 minutes left Henry was on the attack once again. This time after beating his defender he crossed the ball into a crowded penalty box.  The cross was unfortunately touched by a Churchill defender and found its way into the goal for the equalizer. Keeping up the high intensity and pressure we were rewarded a penalty kick late in the game that we could not capitalize on.  But the chances kept coming with Noah W. being a constant problem for the Churchill defensive backs.  Showing great skill and awareness he consistently created goal scoring opportunities for his team but we were unable to take advantage. Honorable Mentions: Anthony B., Henry J. and Charlie H.


The BFS Girls Varsity Soccer team defeated Friends Seminary 4-0 down at Red Hook.  BFS led 3-0 at the half.  Halima M. and Naya C. scored two goals apiece for BFS which improved its record to 8-3-1.  Hamila also had an assist.  Maret S-M, Olivia P., and Aoife H. also had assists.  It was an impressive performance from a team that was missing two regular starters.  Julie B. and the defense kept Friends Seminary scoreless and recorded yet another clean sheet.  The team has been enjoying this winning streak.  They have one more regular season game remaining on Monday.  Then the Playoffs/Championship!!  We hope to see everyone at next weeks games.  Blue Pride!!