Scores and highlights from April 2 through April 7.
Monday, April 2 Varsity Lacrosse vs. Choate: L 1-12 Recap: Porter's faced a talented Choate team in our opening game of the 2018 season. For much of the first half Porter's held their own, coming up with huge stops time and time again on defense. Choate's talented goalie was not letting anything by her, and while we had opportunities, we were unable to put the ball in the back of the net until the second half when Adi Jalinskas '18 scored the first and only goal of the game.
Thursday, April 5 Varsity Softball vs. Choate: L 0-10 Recap:Porter's Softball traveled to Choate on a rescheduled game on Thursday, April 5th. Porter's players battled hard throughout the game with great at-bats and lots of heart. Led by senior Gaelen Carroll and the pitching of junior Jess Sardilli, we started the game with several runners on, but we were unable to get a run on the board. Choate answered in the first inning with 3 runs on 3 hits, though Sardilli struck out the last 3 batters of the inning. Again in the second, Porter's got several runners on base, started with a hit by sophomore Natalie Brennan, but couldn't get the run in. The rest of the game followed the same story. Porter's had 5 hits in the game and drew 4 walks. Choate only managed 6 hits, but took advantage of several defensive errors to score 10 runs.
Saturday, April 7 Varsity Lacrosse vs. Berkshire: L 5-16
Varsity Tennis vs. Williston Northampton: W 5-4 Recap: Porter’s started their season with a close win against Williston in cold weather. In 2nd doubles, Pia Davis ’21 and Sarah Wagner ’20 demonstrated their strong volley skills, which the team has been practicing for the past two weeks, and earned an 8-2 win in their doubles match. In the 3rd doubles, despite playing against an equally-matched pair, Anna Wight ’18 and Sofia Gonzalez ’18 rallied consistently and ended their match with an 8-6 win. In the 1st doubles, Roanna Zou ’19 and Audrey Palmeri ’18 lost to strong opponents, but each of them played their best tennis on the court.
As for the singles matches, Porter’s earned a total of three wins by Sarah Wagner ’20 (#1), Roanna Zou ’19 (#2), and Sofia Gonzalez '18(#5). Most players faced challenges, but all of them were incredibly focused on their matches. Despite being the new players in the varsity team, Marjorie Plants '21 (#4) and Meena Gupta '20 (#6) played some good tennis on the court.