Solebury School’s London Green placed second overall in 17:55 for the boys in the Penn-Jersey League cross country championship meet on Thursday. Five of the Spartans’ six runners PR’d. Nick Lavery finished fourth overall in 19:13. Andrei Benoliel, Kyle Miller and Devin Matchett also scored for Solebury, which finished with a combined total of 74 points, good for second as a team behind Doane Academy’s 70 points. The Spartan girls, already down one of their top runners with a knee injury, began the race with only six runners. Solebury lost a top runner, A.J. Bonneau, early in the race. Despite that, three of the Spartans’ five remaining runners finished in the top 10, taking home medals as well as PRs. Alexandra Morrow was second overall in 25:20, Alexis Molgat was eighth and Cally Kerrigan was ninth. Caitlin Miller and Sarah Waldon finished 14th and 15th, respectively, giving Solebury a combined total of 48 points, good for third behind Doane Academy’s 35 points and Villa Victoria’s 40.
Solebury School field hockey ended its 2015 campaign on Tuesday with an 8-0 loss at Friends Select in Philadelphia. Friends Select scored five goals in the first half and added three more in the second half.
Solebury School field hockey slipped to The Hun School, 6-2, on Wednesday at home. The Hun School led, 4-1, at halftime. Solebury’s Denia Campbell had an unassisted goal in the first half. “The Hun School scored again in the second half only to have the Spartans get some momentum when Sofia Giangrasso scored to bring the game to within reach,” head coach Peter Schuyler said. “The teams continued to trade shots on goal until the visitors put another one in the net.”
Solebury School cross country hosted Pennington School on Tuesday for its final scheduled meet of the season. For the boys, Pennington’s Ian Moini finished first overall ahead of Solebury junior London Green, who was second in 19:11. The Spartans also took third, fifth, sixth, seventh, ninth and 10th. Finishers for Solebury were Nick Lavery, Andrei Benoliel, Devon Brewster, Devin Matchett, Kyle Miller and Jeff Lin, respectively, giving the Spartans the win with 23 points to Pennington’s 36. Alexandra Morrow was the top finisher for the Solebury girls. She was fifth overall in 27:14. A.J. Bonneau was behind her in sixth, Cally Kerrigan was eighth, Alexis Molgat ninth, Caitlin Miller 13th and Sarah Waldon 14th. The Spartan girls lost to Pennington, 17-40. The Spartans will now gear up for the league championships next week at Fern Hill Park.
Solebury School field hockey lost to visiting West-Mont Christian Academy, 4-1, on Monday. West-Mont scored two quick goals, but Solebury battled back, getting a goal from senior Sofia Giangrasso on an assist by freshman Emma Salerno. West-Mont made it 4-1 before halftime. The teams played even in the second half with neither finding the back of the cage.
Solebury School boys’ soccer and Foundations Academy tied, 3-3, on Monday. The Spartans trailed, 2-1, at the half. Navarrow Wright scored in the 3rd minute on an assist from Eric Yin for Solebury. In the second half, the Spartans’ Dylan Foley scored a pair; he was assisted both times by Sam Benson, in the 54th and 55th minutes. Solebury held a 14-9 edge in shots. Ben Weil made six saves for the Spartans, who are 2-8-1 overall and 2-1-1 in the Penn-Jersey League.
For the first time since 2009, Solebury School cross country hosted a meet on campus on Thursday. Three teams were in attendance for both the girls and boys. Villa Victoria, Solebury and two runners for New Jersey United Christian Academy ran for the girls. Top finisher for Solebury was senior captain Alexandra Morrow, who was second overall in 26:45. Fourth overall went to sophomore Cally Kerrigan. Alexis Molgat, Caitlin Miller and Sarah Waldon rounded out the scoring runners with a total of 39 points. Villa Victoria won the meet over Solebury with a total of 22 points. For the boys, the Spartans’ London Green took the lead from the start and set a course record, finishing first overall in a time of 18:58.34. Senior Nick Lavery finished third in 20:03.80. Kyle Miller, Devon Brewster, Andrei Benoliel and Curtis Thompson were eighth, ninth, 10th and 11th, respectively, in 22:35.06, 22:43.68, 22:47.28 and 23:08.34. Kieran Thayer was the seventh finisher for Solebury. Solebury finished with a total of 31 points, putting the Spartans ahead of New Jersey United Christian Academy’s 43 points and Calvary Christian’s 60 points.
Solebury School field hockey hit the road on Wednesday for a match-up against The Perkiomen School. Perkiomen took the lead with a score at the 10-minute mark. “Solebury’s tenacious play was rewarded when Denia Campbell received a pass at midfield, carried it past the defense, shot, gathered the rebound and put it into the back of the net,” head coach Peter Schuyler said. “The score remained tied until early into the second half when Perkiomen scored to take a 2-1 lead. The Spartans continued to apply pressure, but time ran out. Solebury is looking forward to avenging the loss when we play Perkiomen on our home field on Friday, Oct. 23.”
Solebury School cross country ran at Princeton Day School on Wednesday. For the boys, junior London Green finished first overall in a personal record of 18:25. Nick Lavery was third overall in 19:32, while Andrei Benoliel was eighth, Curtis Thompson ninth and Devin Matchett 10th. Despite that, Princeton Day School came out ahead, 24-31. The Spartan girls were missing a few key runners because of injury. With only three healthy runners, Solebury was forced to forfeit, 15-50.
Solebury School boys’ soccer couldn’t keep up with New Foundations, 4-2, on Tuesday. The Spartans were down, 2-1, at the half. Dylan Foley and Logan Doan had the Solebury goals.