It was a busy week for all fall teams this past week at St. Andrew’s. The boys soccer team was on the road for both of their games and came back with two victories. After losing their first game of the season on Saturday September 25, the team had the goal to bounce back immediately. On Tuesday the team beat William Penn HS 3-2 with a goal from Isaac Lawerence ‘23 in the first half and two more goals from Tony Wang ‘22. Thursday, the team walked away with a shutout victory, 2-0. Wang opened the scoring in the first half and Crawford Seeley ‘22 scored the insurance goal in the second half.
Field Hockey keeps getting close to breaking through for their first win of the season. They lost a heartbreaker on Tuesday but not because of a lack of opportunities and pressure. Against Wilmington Christian School the team forced 11 corners but a late goal in the 3rd quarter by WCS was the difference. Piper Jenkins ‘22 finished the game with two saves. In the second game of the week, Wilmington Friends School came out and scored a goal in the first and second quarter. The Saints came out strong in the second half and forced 4 of their 6 penalty corners, but unfortunately could not capitalize. Friends ended the game with one more goal, finishing the game 3-0.
Volleyball had a tough match against the #3 ranked team in the state on Thursday in Wilmington Friends School. While Friends won the match 3-0, the Saints competed and were close in forcing a 4th set. Their match on Tuesday against Wilmington Christian School was a dramatic back and forth battle. The Saints went up 1-0, were then down 2-1, forced a 5th set, but ultimately came up just short, dropping the match 3-2.
Football kept rolling and improved to 4-0 on the season with a 34-6 win over Charter School of Wilmington. The Saints scored early in the first on a Brandon Graves 3-yard touchdown run and never looked back. Tony Wang ‘22 kept Charter pinned on their side of the field with multiple strong punts and kickoffs. The Saints defense forced 4 turnovers and Michael Lilley ‘22 capitalized on those turnovers, throwing for 3 touchdowns.
Cross-country made their fall debut at Brandywine State Creek Park on Saturday with a lot of success! It was the first competitive race for the boys and girls since November 2019. The boys team finished 4th out of 20. Top finishers were Zach Ataley ‘23, 15th overall with a time of 19:42.80, and Alec Finch ‘22, 17th overall with a time of 19:48.90. The girls showed off their speed, finishing 2nd overall out of 13. Top finishers were Lily Murphy ‘22, 3rd overall with a time of 21:22.60, and Leah Horgan ‘24, 6th overall with a time of 21:54.70.