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Fall Sports Recap & Post-Season Preview

Golf:
Playoff Schedule: (Team) Thursday, Oct. 11 at Laconia CC (Individual); Saturday, Oct. 13 at Derryfield CC
Record: 3rd of 19 (20-2) Division III
Recap: Coach Arvantis said, “The team rounded into good form as the season went along with the top 2 players in the division Colin McCaigue and Gunnar Senatore playing excellent golf all season. Colin had the best scoring average in Div. 3 this year, while Gunnar was the defending individual champ.” The team had an excellent regular season going 20-2 finishing in 3rd place with the losses to the top 2 teams in the division.  The team also took 3rd overall due to the team championships being cancelled due to weather. During the individual championships at Derryfield Country Club Juniors Colin McCaigue and Gunnar Senatore battled the elements on a bitterly cold and windy day finding success by placing 3rd and 4th respectively after finishing runner up and champion in 2017.

Crew:
Final Race: Sunday, Oct. 28, Head of the Fish Regatta, Saratoga Springs, NY
Recap: Derryfield crew has had a strong season, improving on 2017 results in many events. Our senior double of Mark Rotering and Max Karpawich won the youth double event at the Textile River Regatta in Lowell, MA, and placed third at the New Hampshire Championships. The boys’ team is made up of a strong group of young athletes, which allows us to field a deep group of boats in the youth coxed four events. Our top boys’ coxed four placed 14th at Textile (up from 44th in 2017) and 12th at NHCs (up from 26th in 2017). Our top boys’ novices raced a coxed four at Textile, placing a respectable 9th, and all novice boys joined together to row a coxed eight at NHCs, placing 20th. Having graduated our entire first boat in 2018, the girls’ team is small but mighty. An impressive group of novice girls placed 7th at the Textile, and combined with our three returning rowers to race a varsity eight at NHCs, placing 14th. The future looks bright! Crew will finish up the season at the Head of the Fish Regatta on October 28, racing against crews from Canada and all over the Northeast. We are hoping to come home with a coveted Fish Head Trophy!

Field Hockey:
Playoff Schedule: Semis Wednesday, Oct. 24, 5:00 p.m. at Bill Ball Stadium in Exeter vs. Pelham; Finals Sunday, Oct. 28, 11:00 a.m. at Bedford HS
Record: 2nd of 17 (12-1-1) Division II
Recap: Coach McCaigue and the girls’ varsity team have had another successful season earning the second seed and a first round bye.  The team this year is led by senior Captains Maggie Cissel, Holly Rohlfs, Tori Sipes, Sydney Socha as well as by junior All American Lindsey Stagg who is committed to Michigan University and having another fantastic season.  
The girls played a tune up scrimmage against Windham HS  on Wednesday, Oct. 17 and hosted Kingswood in the quarterfinals.  Derryfield defeated Kingswood 2-0 to advance to the semifinal on Tuesday, Oct. 23 against a strong Pelham squad.

Boys’ Soccer:
Playoff Schedule: Prelims Wednesday, Oct. 24, 3:00 p.m. Home vs. White Mtn.; Quarters Saturday, Oct. 27 at Trinity; Semis Wednesday, Oct. 31 in Laconia; Finals Saturday, Nov. 3 at SNHU
Record: 8th of 22 (9-6-0) Division III
Recap: The team ended the season with a 9-6 record and the 8th seed in the tournament.  It was a tough final 3 games that saw DS go 0-3 against some of the toughest teams in the division.  Despite the record, the team played hard and showed great promise, especially during the homecoming 0-2 loss to Trinity (who are undefeated and the #1 seed).  
The team is lead by some wonderful students, like co-captains Nick Sperduto and Alex Neville, also senior Max Horton.  Other key players include sophomores GK Charlie Butler and midfielders Chris Van Natta and Chris Lynch.  

Girls’ Soccer:
Playoff Schedule: Prelims Tuesday, Oct. 23, 3:00 p.m. at Hopkinton; Quarters Friday, Oct. 26 at Higher seed; Semis Tuesday, Oct. 30 at Laconia; Finals Sunday Nov. 4 at Laconia
Record: 13th of 20 (6-9-1) Division III
Recap:  According to Coach Watt, “GVSO has been in every game this season, playing one of the most challenging schedules in DIII. Big wins over Campbell and Trinity mark the highlight of our season. Maddy Thorn, Lucy Licata, and Emma Losey lead the team in goals scored. Paige Wagner, Leah Hoey and Kallie Polgren direct the midfield. We have a solid defending back four played by Zoe Cousineau, Olivia Strong, Lila Kelsey and Lilly Losey. Brooke Nolan minds the net and has recorded 2 shutouts this season. Come on out and support the Cougars!”

Cross Country:
Postseason Schedule: Granite State Division IV Conference Friday, Oct. 19 at The Derryfield School; Division IV/III State Championships Saturday, Oct. 27 at Derryfield Park; Meet of Champions Nov. 3 at Nashua South.  
Recap: Cross Country is having a solid season for such a young team. More than half of our runners are brand new to the team and of those, seven are coming to cross country for the first time! It has been a building year but showing we have some strong new athletes and solid veterans with consistent personal records being set and broken throughout the season so far. The Granite State Division IV Conference rotates each year to a different Division IV cross country school and this year was hosted by The Derryfield School. On Friday October 19, every member of the Derryfield Girls’ Cross Country team managed to beat her previous course time, run a season’s best, or break her personal record and DSXC Girls earned the title of Runner Up in the Granite State Conference! Junior, Emma Pyles, lead our girls with a season's best and earning the 7th place medal. Julia Hardy, Jael Fleurant, Eliza Lamont and Brianna Winder all took top 20 positions. Freshman Sophia Bueno broke her personal record by over two minutes.
 
In same fashion, every one of the Derryfield Boys’ Cross Country runners broke his personal record or set a season best. With a tight four point lead, they took first place in the 2018 Granite State Conference! Senior Matt Michaud (2nd place), junior Eric Chapdelaine (4th), and freshman Gavin Kurdek (9th) all earned top 10 medals. Sophomore Lucas Gendron finished in the top 20. Freshman Alex DeGregorio broke his personal record by an astounding three minutes and 38 seconds!
 
Our regular season ends October 27, 2018 when the top 7 runners will compete in the "official" State Championship meet competing against all Division IV and Division III teams at Derryfield Park. Senior Matt Michaud and Junior Emma Pyles are poised to take a top 20 spot, which is required to earn entry at Meet of Champions on November 3.
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