Portsmouth Abbey sports



• The Ravnes football team dropped its season opener to Pingree School Saturday by a score of 26-13.

The Abbey opened the scoring with a 72 yard run in the first quarter by Austin Kreinz. Pingree followed with 3 second half TDs to lead 20-6 at halftime.

Austin Kreinz  took the 2nd half kickoff back for a touchdown and Steve Foster kicked the extra point quicly cutting the score to 20-13.

Pingree scored their last TD late in the fourth quarter to seal the victory.

Steve Foster, Hunter Harries, Carlin Page, Will Locke and  Trevor Tedeshi played well on defense and Zach Pray and  Severin St. Claire were solid on the offensive line.

The Ravens caused 3 Pingree turnovers and did not turn the ball over but throughout the day the Pingree offense was difficult to stop.

• In a game played recently, Portsmouth Abbey boys varsity soccer lost 2-1 to visiting Lexington Christian Academy.

Despite earning large advantages in possession time and corner kicks, the Ravens were beaten on a second-half indirect kick play.

Will Shaw-MacGillivray headed the lone Abbey goal in the first moments of play on an assist from Captain Coleman Clark. Seven new Ravens contributed important minutes in the season opener.

After a scoreless first half Saturday, goals by Antonio Minondo, Ben Vergara, Jason Mercier and Coleman Clark powered the visiting Abbey to a 4-0 win over Pingree, the Ravens' most decisive victory over the Highlanders in over a decade. Dominant physical play from defenders Rob Sucsy and Charlie Ramsden helped goalkeeper Andrew Lowis to his second straight EIL shutout.

•  The boys varsity golf team beay Landmark 5-1 in a home match.

In the first match of the year, Will Hall led the team with a 37.  Also winning matches were Captain Garin Tracy, Steve Vye and Ross Powell.

In a home match Saturday, the Abbey golfers took the first two points as Will Hall and Captain Garin Tracy both won their matches.  In the end, Lexington Christian Academy, LCA took the remaining points in some close matches, winning 4 to 2.

• The Portsmouth Abbey Girls' Varsity Soccer team defeated visiting Lincoln 8-1 to begin a new season.  Annie Kirscht and Maggie Ingraham controlled the midfield with unselfish play.   The scoring began on a beautiful run by Annie Kirscht with a powerful finish to the far left post.  Maggie Stark, Charlotte MacKinnon, Brigid Shea, Ari Lowney, Madison Fairbanks, Annette Monheim, and Amberlee Majewski all had goals in an evenly distributed attack.  Callie Hall had a superb day in goal helped by a stingy defense led by Kelley Oliveira, Courtney Wade, Mossiah Kouassi-Brou, and new third former Jen Yates.

Amberlee Majewski scored in the second half on a wonderful run giving the Abbey girls soccer team its only goal in a 3-1 loss at Winsor Academy.

Last Wednesday, Portsmouth Abbey girls' varsity soccer midfielder Maggie Stark boomed a shot from well over 35 yards to tie the visiting Concord Academy team 1-1 just before the half.  Though the Abbey had multiple runs at the Concord goalie led by Amberlee Majewski of Newport and Kelley Oliveira of Portsmouth they could not convert their shots.  Despite a wonderful performance and 18 saves goalie Callie Hall just missed getting all of the ball on a well placed shot with time running out to give the visitors a 2-1 victory.

• The Lady Ravens opened their Varsity Field Hockey season with a strong 1-0 victory over EIL opponent Concord Academy. It was a team effort throughout the field, and Junior Brooke Kazama was able to secure the winning goal.

The lady Ravens defeated EIL opponent Lexington Christian Academy at home with a solid 2-0 victory.  Sophomore Taylor Lough led the team, scoring first and then assisting junior Brooke Kazama's second half goal. Sophomore Christine McNulty assisted Taylor's goal. The lady Ravens Varsity Field Hockey team is now 2-1 for the season.


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