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Key Wins for Varsity Football and Boys’ V Soccer, Strong Seasons for Varsity Field Hockey and Girls’ V X-Country Highlight First Half of Fall Season

Posted: October 15, 2012

At the half-way point of the Fall 2012 St. Mark’s sports season, several stories stand out. Varsity Field Hockey is off to a strong 5-1 start, led a host of skilled player like Sophia Millerick ’14. The team has outscored their opponents 19-7 over that stretch.

Girls’ Varsity Cross Country also has a winning record at 5-4, with record-setting runner Samantha Buttrick ’13 setting the pace, closely followed by fellow harriers Claire Benning ’15, Sandy Loomis ’14, Brynna Hall ’13, and Lucy Ebersberger ’15. One of their most recent wins came against longtime SM rival Groton.

Coach Neil Cifuentes’ Boys’ Varsity Soccer team achieved a real milestone when they defeated ISL soccer powerhouse Nobles 4-1 this past week. It is the first SM boys’ varsity soccer victory over Nobles in 19 seasons. Congratulations to the team on the win.

Perhaps the highlight of the Fall season’s first half came this past Saturday at Middletown, RI, when the St. Mark’s Varsity football team, winless in its last 20 contests, shattered the curse with a 53-14 triumph over St. George’s. Led by VI Former Mark Upton’s six touchdown performance, as well as the passing of IV Former Logan Lee and terrific receiving from Daryl Scales ’14 and Aaron McLean ’15, the Lions registered the most points scored by a St. Mark’s team since 1912. Coach Camp’s team executed perfectly behind its well-drilled offensive line. The defense, too, came up with some fine plays.

At the half-way mark of the autumn campaign, Boys’ 3rds Soccer is also unbeaten at 3-0. With four weeks remaining, culminating with the traditional Groton weekend contests on November 9-10, there is much excitement ahead.