Harding Athletic Highlights -November 4, 2022

Jason Embry
Middle School Basketball Tryout Dates 
Friday, November 4 - Girls Tryouts 3:30pm-5:00pm
Friday, November 4 - Boys Tryouts 3:30pm-5:00pm
Saturday, November 5 - Boys Tryouts 9:30am-11:00am
Saturday, November 5 - Girls Tryouts 11:00am-12:30pm

Varsity Girls Soccer Defeats St. Cecilia 6-0
Harding girls' soccer had a commanding win over St. Cecilia on Wednesday night. The defensive squad made up of Caroline Sheets, Riley Bertelli, Annie Thurman, and Isa Sosa limited SCA's scoring opportunities and kept the ball out of Harding's defensive end the majority of the game. Margie Clark who played her first game in net recorded a shut out. Hilary Fremont scored 2 goals, one in the final 2 minutes of the game off a beautiful cross delivered by Hannah Sides. Louisa Smith recorded 2 goals as well. Elliana Galentino made her scoring debut by scoring her first goal of the season. She had two shots on net. Lauren Sullivan also recorded her first goal of the season. Harding girls' soccer is back in action Monday, November 7th against Harpeth Hall. It is a spirit game so, come out and support! 

Busy Week of Wrestling for Harding Hawks
The Harding wrestlers had a full week of competition, taking to the mats on Tuesday against FRA and Nashville Christian and then traveling to Brentwood Academy on Thursday. The Hawks came away winning two out of the three matches. 

Winning matches for Harding against Nashville Christian were Sammy Boylan '23, Quinn Taylor '23, and Luke Fields '23. The remaining Harding wrestlers won by forfeit. In the second match against Franklin Road Academy, many more matches were contested. Ben Lucas '25, Grant Song '23, Luke Fields '23, and Jackson Lucas '23 all came away with varsity wins. Several wrestlers won exhibition matches for Harding as well including Luke Anderson '24, Brody Maddox '25, Bennett Puckett '24, York Puckett '24, Luke Wallace '25, Isaac El Gammal '23, and Mac Mcfarland '23. 

On Thursday, Nov. 3 the Hawks traveled to Brentwood Academy and fell to the Eagles. Quinn Taylor '23, Christian Harris '24 and Brody Maddox '25 all won varsity matches for Harding. Winning exhibition matches were York Puckett '24 and Bren Barnes '23.  

The Harding wrestlers are back in action on Tuesday, Nov. 8 when they host Grace Christian Academy in a home match at 4:30pm. There are two weeks remaining in the season, which will culminate in the HVAC tournament on Saturday, Nov. 19 at Brentwood Academy.

Varsity Boys Soccer Ties BGA 1-1
Chase Embry, Walt Sanders and Sebasatian Muller did a great job fielding the ball in the middle, passing it up often to our forwards, Riley Bundren and Briggs Waddey.  The boys did a great job preserving their form and demonstrated great ball control.  Daniel Maumus and our attack line had 35 shots on goal, many of them just to the right or left of the posts.  Eli Russ, Carter Mohr, Mateo Lyn-Cook and other parts of the defense did a great job limiting BGA to only one goal.

JV Boys Soccer vs. BGA
Great game against BGA. Playing on a bigger field was definitely new experience for the kids and really tested everyone's endurance. We gave 3 goals early but were able to tie the game up in the second half in a five minute onslaught of 3 goals of our own. In the end, we gave up a few more goals and just couldn't match them. Overall, we played a solid game and just need to take advantage of our scoring chances.

JV Girls Soccer
The Junior Varsity girls soccer squad went 1-1-1 over their previous three contests. Goals were scored in each of the matchups by Isa Sosa, Rylen Militante, and Logan Scott. Becca Mantle pitched a shutout in goal in a 1-0 victory against Valor. The season concludes next week with back to back contests against Franklin Road Academy and Harpeth Hall.
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