Athletic Update—Week of Sept 3
The fall athletic calendar has turned to September after an exciting and successful end to August. The senior class is leading by example, on and off the fields, and generating new energy and enthusiasm for CCDS Athletics. Check the schedule and plan on attending our games to cheer on Country Day student-athletes. They always appreciate your support.
Team Spotlight: Boys Soccer
The team played an excellent match against Summit, which resulted in an impressive 3-0 win for the home team. Early pressure allowed CCDS to create turnovers and opportunities. Dylan Thompson's long throw was head flicked on initially by Ethan Jeffries, then by Cader Rowe to Ruben Chandrakumar for the opening goal. Increased pressure from CCDS resulted in two scoring chances in the first two minutes of second half and resulted in a goal off an early ball from Ethan Jeffries to Cader Rowe, whose pinpoint cross found Tony Buechly for an outstanding volley finish. A penalty kick drawn by Riley Michalski, and finished by Tony Buechly, rounded out CCDS's scoring. The shutout was achieved by a tremendous defensive effort anchored by GK Miller Lyle, center backs Dereck Gray and Dylan Hacker, outside backs Colin Sam, Trey Vredeveld and Ammar D'Ambrosio along with defensive center MF Ethan Jeffries. The team continues its tough schedule with matches vs. (Dayton #1) Dayton Christian on Tuesday on Alamin Field before traveling to Madeira on Saturday evening.
Country Day Volleyball posted its fifth consecutive win defeating both Lockland and North College Hill in three sets each. Junior libero, Liz Brock, is leading the Miami Valley conference with 22 service aces and Kam Jordan is third with 20 service aces. The dedication and teamwork at practices continues to pay off on game days. The team has two homes games this week to build on its 5-0 record. Clark Montessori, another undefeated conference team, is up first on Tuesday, Sept. 4.
The Indians showed incredible resolve as they won week two vs. Riverview East Academy 25-22. After weather delayed Friday's game, the Indians came out flying on Saturday to jump to a 25-14 lead. The defense stood strong and forced an incomplete pass with 50 seconds left to preserve the victory. The team is back in action on Friday versus Hillcrest; 7:00 kick-off id at CCDS.
The varsity team had a close match against Wyoming and came out victorious with a 3-2 win. Sophomores Grace Ramirez and Gauri Midha won in a tiebreaker to secure the victory. Senior Mia Masterson played 1 singles and won against a tough competitor. On Tuesday, the team played Summit and had an epic battle. Freshmen Priya Thompson and Senior Mia Masterson played 1 doubles and won in a third set tiebreaker. Seniors Valen Zalants and Maggie Wright won in straight sets against a strong Summit second doubles team. The JV played impressively this week as well and defeated Summit on all five courts!
The soccer team continued to garner great results early in the season. For the first time since 2011, the girls defeated Summit Country Day 3-1 on Alamin Field. The team traveled north on Saturday to play Catholic Central (Springfield) and came away with a solid 3-0 victory. Junior Kate Brock is the leading the scoring with four goals and three assists while the defensive back four has only given up two goals. The team hosts NCH on Thursday before traveling to Madiera for a D3 matchup on Saturday at 5:00 p.m.
The girls golf team continues to improve as it prepares for the sectional championships during the week of September 24. The team plays Anderson on Wednesday, Sept. 5 at Reaves Golf Course.
The cross country team had a week of practice as it prepares for the Mason Invitational on Saturday, Sept. 8. Coach Black's squad is excited about competing one of the largest invitationals in the state.
Coach Baumann's team continues to improve and drop strokes as it hits the middle of the season. The team will travel to Glenview Golf Course to meet MVC rival Summit.