Boys Varsity Tennis: Hebron suffered its first defeat of the season against an exceptional Berwick squad by a margin of 2-3.
Hebron 9th grader Mateo Alvarez put in a valiant effort against Maine's #2-ranked high school player, Gabe Natfoly, trading brilliant points and hanging tough for the first set, before succumbing 3-6, 0-6. On court 2, Sebastian Karam took a win for Hebron with a brilliant and hard-fought tactical match, defeating Berwick's Alex Penfold 6-3, 6-3. Hebron's doubles teams struggled yesterday, with Fernando Franco and David Balas losing track of a big early lead to lose the the third set tiebreaker in their #2 doubles match, 6-1, 0-6, 7-10. Diego Moreno and Santiago Naya also struggled to find rhythm against Berwick's #1 doubles squad, losing 1-6, 1-6. But the team's spirits were lifted in the end by the fighting spirit of Alfonso Lopez, as he hung tough, played smart, and systematically found a path to victory in a third-set tiebreaker over an inspired Berwick #3: 3-6, 6-3, 10-4.
The team looks forward to Alejandro Rosello's return to health as we seek to field our top squad against Kent's Hill on Wednesday!
Boys Varsity Baseball:
Hebron fell short to a skillful Berwick team by the score of 7-6. The offense clicked in the third inning when Jackson Susser led the inning off with a 1-out walk, and stole second on a passed ball. Nick Cantalupo and Frew Rowen both notched a single. Mason Hatfield and Nick Theodos both had an RBI double leading to a 4-run inning. Berwick then put together a strong 5th inning, powered by a 2 out, bases-loaded single.
Hebron battled back in the top of the 7th after Nick Cantalupo led off the inning with a single, and Frew Rowen followed up with a single of his own. Tripp Chapman got on base on an error, scoring Cantalupo and advancing Rowen. Tripp stole second to put runners in scoring position. Nick Theodos hit an RBI single, and Sam Levit walked to have bases loaded with 2 outs. Hebron left 3 men stranded to fall short of Berwick by one run.
Frew Rowen threw 4 2/3 innings racking up 8 strikeouts, and Mason Hatfield finished the game, getting Hebron out of some tough situations.
Nick Cantalupo 3-4, 2 runs, 3 SB
Frew Rowen 2-4, 2 runs, 1 SB
Mason Hatfield 1-4, double, 1 RBI
Tripp Chapman 2-4, 2 RBI, 2 SB
Nick Theodos 2-4, double, 2 RBIs
Caden Dufour, 0-4
Sam Levit, 0-2, 2BB
Gage Johnson, 0-4
Jackson Susser, 0-2, BB
Girls Varsity Lacrosse:
Girls' Varsity Lacrosse had their season opener against Berwick, which was the first lacrosse game for the majority of Hebron players. Hebron improved significantly throughout the game as they learned the rhythm of play and gained valuable experience. Brooke Larsen and Sofia Gualtieri scored goals in the 14-2 loss. Every player put in great effort for all 50 minutes and we are looking forward to our next game on Saturday against Hyde!
Girls JV Tennis: Win: 5-0
Ella Siegl- 5-3
Julia Lopo- 5-1
Marta Alzueta- 5-3
Victoria Jeronimo 5-3
Martha Morril 4-3