Athletic Weekly Update - Sept 17th
Athletic Weekly Update - Sept 17th

Athletic Weekly Update—Week of Sept 17th

Football:

The homecoming football game is always a big game for our program with tremendous support from the alumni, our current student body, faculty & staff, and the entire CCDS Community! Friday night did not disappoint as the place was packed

The first half did not go our way as we trailed 0-9 at the half and the team was a little off in the first half. The coaches gathered in the locker room made some adjustments and then our senior leader Sterling Snell got the team fired up before we came back out on the field. We have been a very good second half team this season and Friday night was no different. We outscored Lockland 20-0 in the 2nd half to get the win 20-9 and move our record to 4-0 on the season. Our defense has been phenomenal all year in the 2nd half as we have now outscored our opponents 72-8 and shutout 3 of the 4 teams in the 2nd half.

Standout performers..........

Jr. Fullback Keane Warner – 12 carries for 93yds and 2 TD's, 7 tackles (1 TFL)

Sr. Sterling Snell – 16 tackles (1 sack, 1 TFL)

So. Michael Noack – 9 tackles (1 INT)

Jr. Matthew Adkins – 9 tackles (I INT)

Jr. Oliver McClean – 9 tackles (fumble recovery, 1 TFL)

Jr. Ethan Howard – 1 rushing TD, 3 punts (avg. of 37yds and one punt marked down at the 1yd line)

Cross Country: At the Milford Invitational on Saturday, pools of water and mud were the order of the day. Both the girls' and boys' runners finished their races covered in mud—as if they had just returned from a military expedition! Once again, Alec Hamall led the way against Division One and Two teams by finishing sixth out of field of 156 runners. The five runners ahead of Alec were members of Division One and Two teams. Alec ran a fast time of 16:58. David Morales also ran a strong race finishing in 18:22. Considering the competition, Country Day's team score was a respectable 12 out of 17 teams and all those scoring ahead of CCDS were higher division teams. In the girls race Natalie de Beer ran a strong race despite a mild case of the flu. Against the recommendation of her coaches, Natalie, who ranks among Country Day's most determined and competitive runners over the past many years, insisted on running. Natalie finished 27 out of 143 runners. Terra Versi and Eliza Osborn ran strong races in the women's race.

Girls Soccer: The girls soccer team improved to 5-0 with a win over Cincinnati Christian on Thursday afternoon. Senior Tori Keller scored her 1st goal of the season along with freshmen Annabel Blum, Abbie Heiden and Emma Robinson getting their first varsity goal. Strong senior leadership continues to be the foundation of the #2 ranked team in the state.

Boys Soccer: The Boys soccer team moved to 4-2 with two quality wins over Cincinnati Christian (3-0) and Catholic Central (7-0). A strong team defense has proven tough for opposing teams to crack and an offense that is improving with each game. The Indians will play Norwood on Thursday before traveling to Franklin Monroe on Saturday.

Volleyball: Volleyball continues to work hard in practice focusing on the fundamentals. We travel to Summit on Monday and host Seven Hills on Thursday. They have a 6-2 record going into the week.

Tennis: The Varsity Girls Tennis team is currently 5-6 for the season. Last week we had two 5-0 victories against McNick and Milford! Freshmen Priya Thompson had a great match against Milford's number three singles player and pulled out the victory in two sets! We played CHCA last Thursday and both doubles teams fought hard. Sophomores Rowan Castrucci and Abby Blum won at second doubles handily. Seniors Valen Zalants and Maggie Wright lost in a second set tie-break. Let's go Indians! Varsity senior day is the 26th and JV senior day is the 27th.

Golf Teams: The Boys and Girls Golf Team finish up their regular season this week and will begin OHSAA Tournament play next Monday and Wednesday.