Abbey sports: Football defense dominates


In a commanding 80-minute performance last Wednesday, the Ravens boys soccer team dominated possession and defeated Dexter 4-0. Derek Poon-Tip, Coleman Clark, Jason Mercier and Nick Bauer tallied for the hosts. Antonio and Julian Minondo proved especially creative in the Abbey midfield and sent one Raven after another on dangerous runs towards the visitors' goal. Peter Vergara earned his second shutout of the season.

Despite fierce defensive play from Rob Sucsy and Charlie Ramsden and plenty of midfield possession time for Coleman Clark and Antonio and Julian Minondo, the Ravens fell to Berwick 2-0 Saturday. Caught flat-footed on the fast artificial turf just once in a first half that they dominated for long stretches, the Abbey couldn't gain the equalizer in the desperate second and gave up another late goal with numbers caught upfield.

• The Abbey football defense played its best game of the year in a 28-7 win against rival Kents Hill School in Maine. The Ravens had interceptions by Rob Tuite and Austin Kreinz who returned his interception 65 yards for a touchdown. Zach Pray had a sack, and Severin St. Claire, Carlin Page and Adam Bengharsa played well on the defensive line. Linebackers Steve Foster, Hunter Harries. Ben Wilson ,James Maguire and Will Locke contained the Kents Hill pass and run game. Keith Edwards and Fletcher Bonin kept the KHS passing game in check. Steve Foster had a big day on offense running the football 15 times for 79 yards and had a 2 point conversion on a pass from Rhoads Macguire.Austin Kreinz had 3 TDs rushing.

• In an away match, the Abbey golfers soundly defeated Bancroft 5 to 1.  While Will Hall and Garin Tracy tied their matches, the rest of the team, Steve Vye, Ross Powell, George Sturges and newcomer Max Marsden each won their matches.

In a rematch, the Abbey golfers defeated Pingree 4 to 2.  Will Hall and Garin Tracy secured the first 2 points while Jake Gudioan and George Sturges, in the 5th and 6th position broke the 2 to 2 tie.

• Varsity field hockey scored a solid 2-0 victory over Concord Academy.  Senior Captain Callie Taylor scored first on a penalty stroke, and Sophomore Elena Von dem Bongart scored minutes later to seal the win. Sophomore Kristine McNulty had a great game on the forward line.

The field hockey team next had a strong 3-0 victory at Worcester Academy.  Sophomore Mary Cate Whelan tallied three goals, and was assisted by sophomores Kristine McNulty, Taylor Lough and Elena von dem Bongart. Senior Captain Sarah Sienkiewitz had an excellent game and controlled the midfield. The team is now 8-4-1.

• On a beautiful fall day at Berwick Academy the PAS girls' varsity soccer team lost  a tough 2-0 battle.  Caitlin Burke playing for injured goalie Callie Hall did very well in goal giving up a late first half and early second half score.  The Abbey girls had their chances with Annette Monheim leading the way at attack with four shots on goal and outside middie Ari Lowney just missing on two close shots.  Julia Boog and Laura Lansing played well in reserve.


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