The mark of a good team is winning when you don't play your best. Dublin took on Four Rivers Charter Public School on their short field yesterday. Girls started slowly as the thick turf slowed touch passes and made controlling the ball difficult. The short field allowed Four Rivers to pack in their defense. Girls finally found their rhythm and top scorers Adunni Abrams (Brooklyn, NY), Stella Davis (Dublin, NH), and Bette Imhoff (Dublin, NH) were able to convert leading to a 4-0 score at the half.
Dublin has been on the lake every day this week. The novices are successfully beginning to climb the steep learning curve of sailing while at the same time their more experienced teammates are refreshing their old skills and learning new ones. Tuesday we had our first intra-team regatta which resulted in a 3-boat tie for first place. Team discussion lead to a decision to make the day the first part of a series, to be continued with more races next Wednesday. One sailor appeared to sum up the feelings of many when he remarked to his coach, "Mr. Catlin, only one boat can be the winner."
After a fiery chant on the starting line, the Dublin boys team turned in an impressive performance, showing off their impressive depth. Dublin won the race, anchored by strong performances from Ian Baker (3rd), Quinn Wilson (5th), Max Johnson (8th), Kyle Mincey (10th) and Rohan Gold (11th). Alex Antonellis (16th) and James Wolpe (17th) also turned in impressive performances, helping to displace a number of the other school's top runners.
In the girls' race, Dublin School finished in second place, while making up ground on the first place team (BART) since last week's race. Lilly Bates won the race, followed by Aggie Macy (2nd), Isolina Miller (8th), Sita Moses (15th) and Lucia Xia (18th). Lindsey Gould (22nd) and Kate Weber (24) both ran well in their first races for Dublin School.
Dublin School Cross Country traveled to Adams, MA for our first race of the season, hosted by BART. In a particularly grueling and at times treacherous race, Dublin runners displayed great mental and physical toughness along the infamous slopes of Mt. Greylock.
The Dublin boy's soccer team played High Mowing on Wednesday. Both teams start strong with both goalies making impressive saves. High Mowing scored in the middle of the first half with Dublin on a strong offensive. Dublin made 8 shots on goal in the first half Fab Joseph (Easton, PA) (7) and Timmy Stone (Concord, MA) (1).
At halftime, both teams regrouped and came out battling. It was a constant back and forth with many shots on goal from both teams until the middle of the second half when Will Boot (Larchmont, NY) scored. That gave the Dublin boys an energy boost and five minutes later Jay Belleuve-Ryan scored. This had High Mowing pushing hard to tie it up, but Josh Hochberg made four saves to stymie the rush. In the last four minutes of the game, Fabryce Joseph took a penalty shot that when straight to the top corner give Dublin the lead 3-1. Overall Dublin had 16 shots on goal in the second half: Will Boot (3), Eric Gu (1), Fabryce(8) and Jay Belleuve-Ryan (4). Both teams had a great game.
Girls sprinted out to an early lead over High Mowing School and never looked back. Controlling the ball and the game action, Dublin had multiple opportunities on offense. By the end of the first half, Dublin held a 6-0 lead. With the game comfortably in hand, a number of newer players enjoyed extended playing time in the second half. Freshman Liza Runyon (Peterborough, NH) had her first multiple goal game and continued her scoring streak into a third game.