Spring teams perform well at Sting on 27 April 2018

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Photo credit: Sofia Graziano

Boys Lacrosse faced off against Trinity on Pickert Field. Despite the unpleasant weather conditions, many fans attended the game. And the boys decisively defeated Trinity in a high-scoring affair.

By Julia Thomson, Sports Editor

Friday April 27th marked the annual Spring Sting. Although the weather was cold and rainy, and the bouncy castles did not make an appearance, Hackley students, parents, and players brought their school spirit and braved the conditions.

 

The majority of the sports games began on Friday at 4:30 pm. The girls lacrosse team protected their undefeated in-league record with their second win against Trinity this season. Junior defender Belle Thomas explains that “at the beginning of the game the defense was still warming up, the weather was a little strange, [and] it was very misty, but by the end we got together and figured out how to run our zone defense effectively.” Sophomore Leah Holmes played a key role in the team’s 17-7 win, scoring her 100th career goal at the end of the first half. The entire sideline rushed onto the field to celebrate with her after the goal was scored, and the team was excited to share the moment with Leah.

 

Down on DelMoro field, boys baseball took on the Trinity Tigers, but lost 5-1. Trinity’s pitcher almost had a no-hitter, however, Hackley sophomore Tommy Larson was able to tack on one hit for the Hornets. The game was called at the at the end of the 6th inning due to the fog. Girls softball made up for the loss with an easy 16-0 win over Trinity. Despite the weather making it difficult for pitcher Dana Van Buren, Van Buren stated that “the team came together and played really well.”

 

For those who stuck around until 6:00 pm, boys lacrosse closed the night with a 14-7 victory in their game against Trinity under the lights on Pickert Field. The seniors in the crowd helped to get the crowd going, and kept up the Hackley pride with boisterous cheers.

 

Boys tennis matches were cancelled due to the rain, and the track and field team did not compete on Friday either. Instead, they traveled to the University of Pennsylvania for the Penn Relays the weekend of the 28th to run against other schools from around the world. The team reported that there was tough competition at the meet. That said, however, members of the team attended the meet for the experience and used it as an opportunity to get closer as a team.