Friday, July 17, 2009
Concord-Carlisle High School girls sports round-up
This year’s Concord-Carlisle girls varsity lacrosse team had a successful season. The team not only defeated their rival, Acton-Boxborough, but also continued on to post season. Concord-
Carlisle claimed second place after admitting defeat to Framingham. After being behind ten to five, they caught up to Framingham and then lost by only one goal.
Sophomore goalie Melissa Mariano had a 52 save percentage. Coach Alison Furey is confident that “Melissa is ready to take on the starting goalie role next year.” Junior midfielder Hillary Cook scored 65 goals and made 20 assists. Coach Furey comments, “She was an integral part of the offense and how it ran plays. She can be counted on to catch some of the most difficult feeds, and has a propensity to score when we need it most.” Also a midfielder, sophomore Lindsay Cook used her speed to win the ground balls for C-C off the draws. As Coach Furey explains, “if someone on the circle didn’t get it, then it was Lindsay’s.” Lindsay had 16 goals and 15 assists for C-C. Krista Stengrevics, a junior attack player, made 7 goals and 3 assists. Senior attack Siobhan Galligan scored 6 goals with 3 assists. Sophomore attacker Michelle Piccard made two goals this season, and “has that [competitive] mentality all game long,” says Coach Furey. Hopefully next year, with a returning team of strong players, the CCHS team can get another “shot” at the Dual County League Championship.
For the first time in four years, the CCHS girls varsity Tennis team clinched the Dual County
League Small title with a regular season record of 12-4. Sophomore Carlislean Stephanie Mundel was selected as a first team Dual County League All-Star for her tremendous success
as a first doubles player. Mundel and her partner lost to the eventual champions in the semifinals of the MIAA North Sectional doubles tournament. Mundel and her partner posted wins in the first three rounds of the MIAA Division II State Tournament, in which C-C was seeded seventh. However, the team fell to top seed Winchester in the North finals after their upset victory over Swampscott, the second seed, in the second round of the tournament. Carlisle members of the JV squad included senior Olivia Arnow, junior Caroline Materne and freshman Isabel Materne.
With an overall record of 44-3 over the past two years, the CCHS varsity girls softball team garnered high expectations entering the 2009 season. The experienced infield was composed
entirely of returning varsity players, including Carlisle junior first baseman Georgia Guttadauro. In her third year on the team, Guttadauro was chosen as a Boston Globe and Boston Herald All-Scholastic and Dual County League co-Player of the Year. Carlisle Junior Erica Pernice joined the team this year as one of the new varsity outfielders and also contributed significantly to the team’s success as a pinch runner. The team finished a perfect regular season with a record of 20-0. Regular season victories featured a 1-0 extra-innings victory over Lexington and a 3-0 victory over Gardner, this year’s eventual Division I state champion and runner-up, respectively.
The team entered the Division II State Tournament seeded number one in the North Division. Sophomores Monica Dierks and Shannon Laughlin and Freshman Lindsey Verrill were invited to join the team in the state tournament. Having contributed throughout the regular season as the varsity team’s back-up catcher, Dierks continued her contributions into the post-season with a number of impressive appearances behind the plate. The team secured the MIAA Division II North title for the first time in four years with victories over Arlington Catholic, Central Catholic and Tewksbury. CCHS went on to meet their match in the Division II semi-finals against Ashland, the defending state champion. The team fell just short, losing to Ashland 3-2 in a game that lasted over three and one-half hours and spanned the course of two days. Ashland went on to repeat as state champion while C-C looks back on a season full of accomplishments including victories over some of the state’s toughest teams.
The CCHS track team finished third overall in the Dual County League Track and Field championships. Blair Robinson and Samantha Dweck, both seniors from Carlisle, qualified at
the state level where Robinson competed in the 4x800 meter relay and Dweck in the pole vault. Robinson also finished third in the one mile run at DCL Track and Field championships while captain Sam Dweck placed second in the pole vault.
Five team members from Carlisle had strong accomplishments at the DCL meet. Sophomore Hannah Parra placed fourth in the 100 meter hurtles and was a valuable sprinter to the team, as were freshmen Lauren Tierney and Dakota Dray. Lauren placed seventh in the 100 meter dash. Dakota placed eleventh in the triple jump and sixth in the 100 meter dash. Sophomore Rebecca Shenton competed in the throwing events, placing eighth in both the discus and shot put. Senior Theresa Fritz-Endres did well in distance running, placing seventh in the one mile run. Junior Sarah Dowcett ran in the 600 meter event, placing eighteenth at the DCL championship. Sophomore Julie Brem ran the 400 meter event, placing ninth. Sophomore Christine Learned competed in the high jump, placing third.
Other team members from Carlisle contributed to the overall success of the season. Sophomore Michelle Solomon competed in the 400 and 800 meter run, and the pole vault. Seniors Kelsey Erickson and Amy Seifert also competed in the 800 meter run. This year has been a great success with many broken records. Next year, the track team hopes to strengthen itself further with young athletes entering high school.
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