Despite playing with a short bench, the Darrow lacrosse team found the back of the Woodhall goal repeatedly in their home rematch on Saturday, April 23rd, prevailing 14-6. In the absence of Darrow's starting goalie, junior attackman Frank '17 took on goalkeeper duties for the game and turned in a stalwart performance in goal, making nine saves and clearing energetically, including several running clears that led to offensive opportunities for Darrow. Senior co-captain and attackman Jonathan notched 6 goals, midfielder Luke '18 added six of his own plus three assists, and midfielder Maddie '18 scored twice. Darrow kept the upper hand with faceoffs throughout the game, and played aggressive full field defense, holding Woodhall to a single goal in the second half. The Darrow team now turns its focus to preparing for Marvelwood on the road this coming Wednesday and Woodstock at home for Spring Family Weekend.
On April 27th the Darrow lacrosse team traveled to Marvelwood to take on the Pterodactyls in the two teams’ first match of the season, coming away with a hard-fought 17-14 win. Darrow scored first and held on to the lead throughout the game, continuing to put the ball in the Marvelwood net and to play aggressive defense at every position. Darrow co-captains Jonathan ‘16 and Connor ‘17 scored 1 and 3 goals respectively, with sophomore midfielder Luke adding 8 and junior attackman Frank another 5. Co-captain and goalkeeper Derrob ‘16 turned in another strong performance in goal, notching 18 saves and clearing the ball with determination and good tactical judgement. Even while outscoring Marvelwood and taking the win, this was Darrow's toughest game yet of the season, one that saw the team rise to the occasion and hang tough to hold onto its lead right through the closing whistle. Darrow Lacrosse now prepares to take on Woodstock at home on Saturday, April 30th for Spring Family Weekend.
Darrow traveled to Marvelwood, where we played hard in an eventual 31-12 loss. Cassidy ’18 pitched the full game and recorded 4 strike outs. Jayme ’18 made her infield debut at third base, where she made several key outs. Rochelle ’16 made a spectacular catch at short stop and had several solid hits. Both Luna ’18 and Solana ’18 played different positions than they do typically and were each able to make smart plays. This was, technically, the Ducks most successful game of the season and we look forward to our next game and continued improvement.
Unfortunately the Darrow Tennis Team was not able to return to the mountainside with a win today. We travelled to Marvlewood, where we won two of the nine matches. Jasneal '16 and Paul '17 both won their singles matches, and everyone else played hard. We are eager to invite Marvlewood back to challenge us at home soon.
Darrow Ultimate Frisbee lost to Marvelwood (2-15). Details to be posted shortly.
Under sunny skies and before an enthusiastic Spring Family Weekend crowd, the Darrow lacrosse team notched a convincing 16-1 second victory over Woodstock on Saturday, April 30. Eight different Darrow players found the back of the Woodstock net, including freshman midfielder Makiyla, who scored a hat trick for the first goals of her Darrow career. Junior defenseman Kevin scored one of the most exciting goals of the game on a full-field clearing run, and in addition provided two perfectly placed assists to teammates for their goals. Other goal scorers for Darrow were co-captain Jonathan '16 with two, co-captain Connor '17 with three, Frank '17 with two, Luke '18 with three, and Maddie '18 and Sam '18 with one each. Attack players Emily '16 and Markus '18 and midfielder Johnny '17 all had exciting near-miss shots that bode well for their future scoring success. Senior co-captain and goalkeeper Derrob had another successful day between the pipes, clearing the ball energetically and making twelve saves, many on close-in Woodstock shots. Darrow's starting defensive unit of Haojun '17, Kevin '17 and Louis '18 turned in another strong defensive performance, playing cohesively and holding the Woodstock attack to one goal. Rebecca '17 and Robert '17 provided valuable minutes at attack and midfield/man-down defense respectively. Looking ahead, Darrow Lacrosse will work to carry its winning momentum into its remaining games as it next faces Hoosac on the road on Wednesday, May 4.
Darrow was out-scored by Faith Christian Academy in an exciting game that featured an impressive rally by the Ducks. Rochelle '16 started off the game with an impressive double play and followed it up with several solid hits. Cassidy '18 and Theresa '18 both pitched during the game and each were instrumental in a few infield plays. Tyler '19 had her first Darrow start as a catcher and made several outs at home. Jayme '18 moved to second base later in the game and almost immediately made a perfect tag out. We were grateful to receive the support of so many Darrow families and are looking forward to our next game.
Darrow had the opportunity to play in a professional stadium. Despite strong efforts, it ended in a 26-6 loss to PDS. As always, Cassidy ’18 and Theresa ’18 pitched their hardest, recording a number of strikeouts. Rochelle ’16, Luna ’18 and Annabel ’18 all made some excellent contact and had solid hits. Solana ’18 caught a foul ball at first for a key out. We’re looking forward to our next game!
Darrow’s winning streak was snapped in a 1-16 road loss to Hoosac on Wednesday, May 4th. Playing in cold and rainy conditions, the Darrow players gave it their all from opening to closing whistles, battling for possession of the ball, working hard to generate offensive opportunities, and making astute defensive adjustments throughout the game that slowed down the Hoosac attack. Darrow’s one goal came in the first quarter as senior attackman and co-captain Jonathan found the back of the Hoosac net, with an assist by fellow co-captain Connor ‘17. Despite coming out on the losing end of the score, the Darrow team remains upbeat and excited about its rematch with Marvelwood on Saturday, May 7th for Darrow’s Senior Day contest.
Varsity lost to PDS, 15-0. Junior Varsity lost 8-0.
Darrow Ultimate got its mojo back against visiting Kildonan, winning decisively by a score of 15 to 8. Captains Chris - a.k.a Choice Cuts (16) - and Kipling - a.k.a Biscuits (16) had a hand in nearly every point. Choice Cuts scored 4 points on the receiving end, and contributed 3 assists, including a successful hammer throw into the end zone for Max - a.k.a. - Bronas (18), who himself scored three on the day. Biscuits had 5 assists of his own and anchored the defense with countless knocks-downs. Dylan - a.k. Two Scoops (18) - and Kehao (16) - a.k.a The Mailman - each also contributed two assists and three points. Peter - a.k. FloBro (18) - scored a point as well, and Braden - a.k.a. Broduce (18) had an assist, as well as a strong game at defense. The most exciting play came on a strange overhand throw by Bronas - not quite a forehand and not quite a hammer, but a hybrid of the two - that arced high over the Kilbronan defense and landed in the capable hands of Seth - a.k.a BroDecagon (19) for Darrow's 14 point. Darrow Ultimate prepares for a revenge match against Marvelwood on Saturday.
In a home rematch against Marvelwood on Saturday, May 7, the Darrow lacrosse team battled valiantly but lost the game 10-12. Darrow notched the first and last goals of the game, and saw scoring from four players, midfielder Luke '18 with four, midfielder and co-captain Connor '17 with three, attackman Frank '17 with two, and attackman and co-captain Jonathan '16 with one. Frank and Kevin '17 both had exciting near-miss shots on goal on long pole clearing runs from defense. For Senior Day, the three seniors on the team, Jonathan, Emily and Derrob, all turned in strong, determined performances in their final Darrow home game. In what was unquestionably the toughest game Darrow has played this season, the team showed grit, character and composure, and can feel proud of their performance in this game. Darrow Lacrosse will be closing out its regular season next week with away games at Storm King on Wednesday, May 11 and Watkinson on Saturday, May 14.
Darrow played their second game against Marvelwood. Despite an eventual 26-8 loss, Darrow played a great game. Cassidy ’18 had her best game all season, recording 7 strike outs. Griffin ’17 had an incredible hit to left field. Fei ’18 had her first Darrow minutes, holding down left field and scoring a run when up at bat. We’re looking forward to our next game.