Harding Athletic Highlights 3/8-3/12

Jason Embry
JV Girls Lacrosse Wins 9-6 Over Harpeth Hall
The JV Girls Lacrosse team opened up their season with a 9-6 win against Harpeth Hall. Lauren Sullivan led the attack with 3 goals. Lexie Lampka and Ruby Gunnels tallied 2 goals each, while Margaret Rick and Maggie Hardin each added a goal as well. Elliott Moloney held down the defense making multiple saves in net. The JV Girls lax team hopes to continue their win streak with a game against Woodland on March 26th!

Varsity Baseball (March 8-12)
The Varsity Baseball team had their first game of the season this past Tuesday with a matchup against FRA. The weather couldn't have been any better for this afternoon matchup, as the sun was shining and the temperature felt like springtime. Austin Tant started the game on the mound for the Hawks, and had a very strong outing. He pitched four innings and finished the game with the win, adding in six strikeouts while only allowing one hit. He also helped his cause from the batter's box, driving in two runs and adding an RBI double late in the game for an important insurance run. Jack Howard got the offense going in the third inning with a leadoff double over the centerfielder's head, and also added in a highlight defensive play as he made a diving catch at third base late in the game. Will Sanders was a menace on the bases as the leadoff hitter, reaching base three times on walks and adding in two stolen bases. Benton Wright closed the game out and earned the save, as the Hawks finished the game victorious with a 6-2 win. The team will head into Spring Break with a 1-0 record, and will look to build off their last win in their next game against Ensworth on March 25th. Go Hawks!

Hawks Keep Soaring
The Hawks hosted Harpeth Hall on Wednesday afternoon and they started off where they left off last week.  Taking a quick three goal lead which forced the Bears to use a time out inside of four minutes.  Returning to the field the Hawks transitioned the ball down with smart outlet passes and banged in four more goals to take a 7-2 half time lead.  Gracie LucasMaggie SoperKate LeschmanCarter Floyd, and Caroline Viars all authored goals.  The defense led by Emerson SmithNeko Mannes and Susan McCarley was physical as they caused turnovers.  The defense also put themselves in good position to knock down or intercept passes.  It was a solid TEAM performance which gave the Hawks a convincing win.  We look forward to keep grinding it out when we get back from spring break.

Varsity Boys Lacrosse
We have played four games thus far this season and the team has exceeded expatiations. We won our games against Grassland Middle School 9-2, Woodland Middle School 7-3, Lost to MBA 4-11 and Tied Crawdads 2-2. Every player has improved and contributed to the success of the team. I have attached a document with the statistical leaders so far this season. 

Grassland Game WON 9-2 - Jackson Bergmann did a tremendous job handling the majority of our faceoffs and winning over 60% of them and also led the team in ground balls (10) and scored (2) goals. Dylan Drake led the team in scoring with (5) goals and (7) ground balls. The scoring was rounded out by Jackson Lucas (1) and Camden Haren.

Woodland Game WON 7-3 - Jackson Bergmann and Jackson Lucas did another outstanding job handling our faceoffs again winning over 60% - we were led in ground balls by Jackson Bergmann (7), Jackson Lucas (5), Camden Haren (5), Alex Maddox (4) and Dylan Drake (3). Leading the scoring was Camden Haren (2) goals, Jackson Lucas (2) goals, Dylan Drake, Alex Maddox, and Jackson Bergmann with (1) goal each.  

MBA Lost 4-11 - We lost our game with MBA we were leading at the half 4-3 but ran out of gas and couldn't score in the second half. Everyone gave their best and we will get pay back when we play them later this season. We were led in scoring by Dylan Drake and Jackson Bergmann with (2) goals each and in ground balls by Camden Haren, Dylan Drake and Jackson Bergmann with (5) ground balls each.

Crawdads Tie 2-2 - This was hard fought game by both teams and ended in a tie - Jackson Lucas did an outstanding job at the faceoff X and Jimmy Murphy was great in goal. We were led in scoring by Camden Haren and Chase Embry with (1) goal each and the ground ball leaders were Maxwell Beauchamp (11), Camden Haren (10), Carter Mohr (8), Quinn Taylor (6), Jackson Lucas (5), Chase Embry (4) Garrett Nord and Max James (3) each.
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