Princeton Day School (PDS) boys’ cross country triumphed over Solebury School, 15-50, on Tuesday. PDS swept the top-7 places. Top finishers for the Spartans were: Andrei Benoliel, Erik Hallberg, Devon Brewster, Jack Schmukler and Marshall Overhiser. PDS did not have a girls’ team to compete.
Solebury School hosted its first cross country meet of the season on Thursday afternoon. Six schools from the Penn-Jersey League attended. The Solebury boys finished in second place with a total of 58 points; Doane Academy was first with 25 points. The top finisher for the Spartans was junior Devon Brewster, who was eighth overall. Freshman Ken Guo, junior Andrei Benoliel, freshman Erik Hallberg and eighth-grader Jake Schmukler were ninth, 11th, 13th and 17th. The Spartan girls also finished second with 47 points, behind Villa Victoria (37). The top finisher for Solebury was seventh-grader Abby Salerno, who was second overall. Freshman Maya Boreas was third, senior Elisabeth Belben eighth, and juniors Cally Kerrigan and Caitlin Miller were 15th and 19th.
Solebury School cross country participated in a Penn-Jersey League meet on Thursday at Life Center Academy. “The boys’ work over the past two weeks certainly showed with six of nine runners taking significant time off their season best,” head coach Terri Miller said. Freshman Ken Guo was the leader for Solebury, finishing ninth overall. Junior Andrei Benoliel, freshman Erik Hallberg, sophomore Luca Naughton and eighth-grader Jake Schmukler rounded out the top 5 scoring runners for the day with a total of 75 points, which put the Spartans in second place behind Doane Academy’s 24 points. The Spartan girls had a good day, as well, with all five runners finishing with personal records. Senior Elisabeth Belben, seventh-grader Abby Salerno and freshman Maya Boreas finished second, third and fourth overall. Together with junior Cally Kerrigan and sophomore Sarah Waldon, the girls tied for first place with Villa Victoria Academy with a total of 43 points.
Friends Select knocked off Solebury School boys’ soccer, 2-0, on Thursday. The Spartans were outshot 13-10; goalkeeper Brad Greer made seven stops for Solebury, which is 0-8 overall and 0-2 in the Penn-Jersey League.
Solebury School boys’ soccer lost to Academy of the New Church (ANC), 3-0, on Wednesday. Chakra Wade scored in the 24th minute; Declan Durand had both second-half goals for ANC, which outshot the Spartans 23-4. Solebury goalkeeper Brad Greer was credited with 14 saves.
Solebury School boys’ soccer couldn’t keep up with Perkiomen, 5-0, on Friday. The Spartans trailed 3-0 at the half and were outshot 23-12. Brad Greer made 11 saves in goal for Solebury, which dropped to 0-6 overall.
Solebury School boys’ soccer fell short to Life Center, 4-1, on Tuesday. The Spartans were down 3-0 at halftime. Mickey Rodriguez deposited a pair for Life Center; Adam Sherman had the Solebury goal in the 70th minute. The Spartans were outshot 15-4. Goalkeeper Brad Greer made nine saves.
South Hunterdon boys’ soccer retained the River Cup by defeating visiting Solebury School, 4-1, on Saturday. The Eagles led 2-0 at the half on a Joe Armstrong goal in the 1st minute and a Chris Romano tally in the 35th. The Spartans cut the deficit to 2-1 in the 62nd minute on a Navarrow Wright score off a Sam Benson throw-in; however, Marcos Delcid put two into the net in the 63rd and 66th minutes to seal the victory. South Hunterdon held a 19-7 advantage in shots. Brad Greer stopped 11 shots for the visitors.
Solebury School cross country traveled to Mill Creek Park in Willingboro, N.J., on Thursday for its first official Penn-Jersey meet of the season. Finishing second overall in 19:17 for Solebury was junior Devon Brewster. Junior Andrei Benoliel, freshmen Ken Guo and Erik Hallberg, and eighth-grader Jake Shmukler gave the Spartans a total of 48 points, good for second behind Doane Academy’s 23 points. For the girls, Maya Boreas finished second overall, taking two minutes and 13 seconds off her time from last week. Senior Elisabeth Belben, seventh-grader Abby Salerno, junior Cally Kerrigan and sophomore Sarah Waldon’s combined efforts gave them a total of 59 points and a second-place finish behind Villa Victoria.
Solebury School boys’ soccer lost a tough one to Calvary, 2-1, in overtime on Thursday. After trailing 1-0 at the half, the Spartans rallied to tie it at 1 on a Sam Benson score in the 58th minute. Solebury was outshot 20-11, and goalkeeper Brad Greer made 12 saves for the Spartans, who fell to 0-3 overall and 0-1 in the Penn-Jersey League.