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The girls varsity lacrosse Warriors put together one of their best halves of the season, but couldn’t hang on in a 12-11 loss to Cape Fear Academy of Wilmington Friday at the Satellite Athletic Complex. St. David’s jumped out to a 9-3 lead behind six goals from senior Lillian York, two from Lindsey Klinck and one from Lindsey Rittenmeyer. The Hurricanes ended the half with a pair of goals to make it 9-5, then reeled off five unanswered for a 10-9 lead with ten minutes left in the game. York broke the Warriors scoring drought seconds later to tie the score, but Cape Fear answered twice before York scored her eighth goal with under two minutes left to set the final margin. “We played a great first half, but couldn’t keep up our momentum,” said coach Daphne Connor. “This team blew us out twice last year, so we’ve come a long way and it’s still early in the season. It would have been great to hold the lead, but we improved in all areas today.” 

The middle school golf Warriors cruised to victory over St. Thomas Moore and Cary Christian Thursday at Hope Valley Country Club in Durham. St. David’s team score of 173 easily bested the Knights (215) and the host school (221). Nathan Rigsby won medalist honors with a 39. Jack Webster (41), Judson Thomas (46) and Kinsley Smith (47) completed the Warriors team score.

The varsity boys tennis Warriors won two individual matches, but lost the overall match, 7-2, to Carolina Friends Thursday at the Satellite Athletic Complex. Freshman Joseph Pisciotta won his singles match, 6-3, 6-3 and the doubles team of Wade Ferrell and David Bailey won, 8-2. “Our young team is getting better,” said coach Andy Terrill. “Our guys are playing with more hustle and desire and it’s starting to pay off. We had another match go to a tie-breaker today and that’s another sign of improvement.”

The middle girls lacrosse team dropped a 10-6 decision to Mills Park Middle School of Cary Thursday at the Satellite Athletic Complex. St. David’s fell behind 4-0 in the first two minutes before battling back for a 6-2 halftime deficit. “We played much better as the game went along,” said coach Anne Barnes. “We were much better than in our opener last week at the beginning of this game and we ended this one with a strong scoring finish.”  St. David’s scored four goals in the final five minutes. Kate Manning and Anne Slater Barnes scored two goals each, while Margaret Batchelder and Medlin Weddington scored once. 

The varsity girls soccer Warriors lost, 2-0, to Carolina Friends in an EPIC match Thursday at the Satellite Athletic Complex. The Quakers were coming off a victory over Cary Christian, who won the 2A state title last year, but St. David’s battled to a scoreless tie at halftime. Carolina Friends scored early in the second half, then added another goal late in the game. “They are a very good team and I thought we competed well,” said coach Jose Cornejo. “Our defense contained them very well in the first half, but we couldn’t generate enough scoring chances.”

The middle school girls soccer team couldn’t overcome a slow first half and lost, 4-1, at Grace Christian Thursday. The Warriors trailed 3-0 at halftime, then made it an even contest in the second half.  “We were timid on the back line in the first half,” said coach Nate Antiel. “We were much more aggressive in the second half and it showed. We had several scoring chances and played better defense.” Eirena Klemes scored the Warriors goal in the 45th minute. 

The boys varsity golf Warriors made the best of cold, wet and windy conditions Tuesday in Cary with a resounding conference victory over host Grace Christian, Cary Christian, Trinity of Raleigh, Trinity of Durham-Chapel Hill and Wake Christian. St. David’s carded a nine-hole total of one over par 141 at the Lochmere Golf Club for a 30+ stroke victory. Seniors Will Lewis and Andrew Wilmoth shared medalist honors with one under par 34s. “We competed very well in sloppy, wet, and cold conditions,” said coach Chris Wilson. “Will and Andrew led the way with outstanding rounds.” Senior Will Hanna finished with a one over par 36, while junior Wells Conway completed the team scoring with a 37.

The Warriors varsity golf team defeated Ravenscroft by one stroke Monday at North Ridge Country Club. St. David’s, the two time defending 2A state champion fired a team total of 289 (five over par) to edge the defending 3A state champs (290). Cary Christian was a distant third at 364. 8th grader Davis Adams took medalist honors with a three under par 69. Will Hanna shot a one under 71. Wells Conway (74) and Wells Armes (75) completed the Warriors total. “We’ve won and lost many matches by one shot over the years,” said coach Chris Wilson. “It proves that every player is important to the match even when they think their round is not going well. Davis was terrific today and his teammates also did well. This was a great team win.” 

The Warriors boys middle school lacrosse team stayed undefeated with a 15-7 victory over Daniels Middle School Monday at John A. Murray Field. Macon Merriman scored three of his team-high four goals early in the match to give St. David’s the lead for good. It grew to 11-5 at halftime and to 14-6 after three quarters. “We played well overall,” said coach Steve Baker, whose team is 2-0. Owen Hoffman controlled a majority of the face-offs, which led to fast break opportunities on which we scored. That was the key to the match in my mind. Sam Williams had another solid performance in goal as well.” Hoffman added three goals in a balanced Warriors attack. Cruz English and Scott York each scored twice, while Walker Ward, Howard Brooks, Sam Crosby and Hugh Collie found the net once.

The middle school golf team routed Cary Christian and Franklin Academy Monday at McGregor Downs in Cary. The Warriors shot a team total of 12 over par, 156, well ahead of the 199 for the two opponents. Jack Webster earned medalist honors with a one over par 37. Kinsley Smith was two over at 38 followed by Nathan Rigsby (39) and Christian Conway (42).

The middle school girls lacrosse team opened their season with a 14-8 loss at Our Lady of Lourdes Monday. Margaret Batchelder and Kate Manning led the scoring with three goals each. Anne Slater Barnes scored a goal and had three assists, while Margaret Scoggin also found the net. “The score seemed closer,” said coach Anne Barnes. “I liked the way we competed and we never felt like we were out of it.” The Warriors open the home season against Mills Park MS of Cary Thursday at the Satellite Athletic Complex.

The Warriors hosts Coastal Christian of Wilmington in a two-sport doubleheader Saturday at the Satellite Athletic Complex. The Centurions prevailed in tennis and baseball by 9-0 margins. St. David’s trailed 2-0 after two innings on the diamond, before Coastal broke through for six runs in the third frame. James Motter singled in the fifth inning for the Warriors only hit. “It was nice to play a full game,” said coach David Simmons, whose team had their last game rained out and the one before that suspended by darkness. “David Shelton pitched well in relief. Our bats will come around when we play regularly and get into a rhythm at the plate.” Shelton allowed only one hit and an unearned run in 4.2 innings of relief. He struck out five and walked two.

The varsity golf Warriors finished second out of 14 teams in the Tar Heel Invitational at Tanglewood Golf Club in Clemmons, N.C. Friday. Forsyth Country Day was the host school. St. David’s total of 305 was 15 shots behind The Canon School of Charlotte. Senior Will Hanna led the Warriors with a 74 and 8th grader Davis Adams shot 75. “It’s one of the toughest courses we will play all spring,” said coach Chris Wilson. “It was a great test for our players to learn to manage the doglegs and hills along with elevated, fast greens that are surrounded by bunkers. Throw in the wind and it made for a challenging day.” Seniors Will Lewis (77) and Andrew Wilmoth (79) completed the scoring for SDS.    

The varsity girls soccer Warriors notched their first home victory, 2-1, over Rocky Mount Academy on a sun-splashed Thursday afternoon at the Satellite Athletic Complex. The match was scoreless at halftime, but senior Katie Conger scored early in the second half to give St. David’s the advantage. The Eagles came back to tie midway through the half and it stayed that way until Kyra Klemes scored on a rebound off Emily Alcock’s header with six minutes left. “We stayed patient and kept working to create scoring chances,” said coach Jose Cornejo, whose Warriors are 2-1. “We’re still figuring out how everyone fits together and we played much better as a team today.” 

The St. David’s varsity boys lacrosse team defeated Cary Academy for the first time program history, 11-5, Thursday at John A. Murray Field. The Warriors took an early lead on the first of Owen Williams’ five goals and never trailed. Hudson Taylor added two goals, while Miles Jones and Eli Turlington scored one each. “We played very well on both ends,” said coach Doug Hink. “Our offensive attack was powerful and defenders Walker Taylor, Josh Burgess, Cooper Crosby and Truman Southern kept them frustrated and unable to execute. Troy Exum was also outstanding in goal.” Assists came from Julian Cave (3), Williams (2) and Hudson Taylor (1).

The middle school boys lacrosse Warriors won their season opener, 9-6, over Wakefield Middle School Thursday at John A. Murray Field. Owen Hoffman scored three goals and Will Horn added two. “It was great to finally get to play and get a win,” said coach Steve Baker, whose team was rained out Tuesday at Ravenscroft. “We played well together and had a really good first half.” The Warriors are back in action Monday at home against Daniels Middle School.

The middle school baseball Warriors lost to Parrott Academy, 11-4, Thursday at the Satellite Athletic Complex. The game was tied at two after the first inning, then the Patriots went ahead 7-4 after six innings then scored four in the seventh. “We competed well against a good team”, said coach Jason Redmond, whose team is 1-1. “Jake Barbour and Jack Denny pitched well and William Fox fielded well at second base.” Fox had five assists and a putout. Barbour and Denny had a hit and scored a run. Luke Fuller walked twice and scored a pair of runs. Busbee Phillips had the Warriors other hit. 

The varsity girls lacrosse Warriors dropped a 15-14 decision to Cary Academy Thursday at the Satellite Athletic Complex. The game was back and forth from the beginning with neither team leading by more than two goals. St. David’s tied the score for the final time at 14 with just under seven minutes left, but the Chargers came back to score the winner with two minutes to play. “We are getting better every game,” said coach Daphne Connor, whose team is 1-2. “We moved the ball better and had the lead several different times.” Lindsey Klinck led the scoring with eight goals, while Lillian York had five. Summer Ferrell added her first goal of the season to complete the St. David’s scoring.

The middle school boys tennis team is 2-0 after a 7-2 victory over Magellan Thursday at the Millbrook Exchange courts. Warriors singles winners were Jacob Suh (8-2), J.T. Coley (8-3), Jack Anders (8-6), Noah Suh (8-5) and Sambo Bratton (8-3). Jacob Suh/Coley won doubles 8-0 and Anders Ferrell/Tom DeLoache prevailed 8-2.

The Warriors boys track and field team finished second and the girls were third in Thursday’s meet at Ravenscroft. The host school won both meets, with Trinity of Raleigh third and The Burlington School fourth in the boys. St. Mary’s edged the Warriors by one point for second in the girls meet with Trinity and Burlington behind them.  St. David’s had the winner and six of the top 10 finishers in the boys 100 meters. Keonte Bradley broke the tape in 11.2 seconds for first place. Tai Goode was third, followed by Jack Dunn (4), Matthew Haist (6), Kris Monroe (9) and Peter Fox (10). Bradley also finished second in the high jump with Monroe third. Senior Alex Nechyba won the 1600 and 3200 races and was part of the third place 4 x 200 relay team along with Haist, Christopher Rhoads and John Nicholson. Wilson Barr won the pole vault. Second place finishers included Josh Rhoads in the shot put and the 4 x 100 relay team of the Rhoads brothers, Peter Garrabrant and Houston Walker. Garrabrant was third in the discus and long jump, while Fox took third in the 200. Houston Walker finished fourth in the 110 hurdles. For the girls, Kathryn Haile and Madison Welsh tied for first in the high jump. Grace Haile was second in the 400 and was part of the fourth place 4 x 200 relay team along with JuJu Medlin, Caroline Ross and Welsh. Ross was third in the 1600 and sixth in the 800. 7th grader Laura Martin was fourth in the 400 and sixth in the 100. Welsh finished fifth in the long jump and Medlin was sixth in the shot put.

The middle school boys tennis team opened the season with a 6-3 victory over St. Timothy’s Tuesday at the Satellite Athletic Complex. The Warriors swept the six singles matches behind Jacob Suh (8-5), J.T. Coley (8-1), Jonathan Anders (8-0), Charlie Moses (8-3), Tom DeLoache (8-6) and Sam Bratton (8-1). “Our guys played really well,” said coach Josh Seligson. “It’s always good to win the opener.”

The middle school girls soccer team picked up its first victory with a 5-0 rout of St. Timothy’s Tuesday at the Satellite Athletic Complex. Anna Charles Bowman scored the first two of her game-high three goals in the first five minutes to give the Warriors the lead for good. “I liked the way we bounced back from Friday,” said coach Nate Antiel, whose team dropped their opener at Ravenscroft. “We moved the ball well the entire game and were in attack mode. We only had one sub, so everybody got plenty of playing time.” Eirena Klemes and Sibley Hash also scored for St. David’s.


The varsity girls lacrosse Warriors opened the season with a dramatic 12-11 overtime victory over Forsyth Country Day School Friday at the Satellite Athletic Complex. St. David’s took an early advantage and led 8-6 at halftime only to fall behind 11-10 with under three minutes left. Junior Lindsey Klinck tied the game with 1:07 left, then scored the winning goal in the first minute of overtime. “We kept working after we fell behind and ended up pulling it out,” said coach Daphne Connor. “Charlotte Hoff had some great saves in goal and our overall defense was good.” Lillian York led the Warriors with six goals, Klinck added four and Lindley Willams and Anna Grace Call scored one each. 

The boys varsity lacrosse team lost the season opener, 7-5, to Forsythe Country Day Friday afternoon at John A. Murray Field. The match was tied 5-5 with under three minutes left when the visitors scored the go-ahead goal on a man advantage. “They soundly outplayed us last year, so I think this was a solid game for us,” said coach Doug Hink. “Troy Exum had a great game in goal and our defense of Walker Taylor, Bo Rieker, Josh Burgess, Cooper Crosby and Truman Southern played well.” Hudson Taylor led the scoring with a pair of goals. Owen Williams, William Sheehan and Miles Jones had one each. Williams added two assists, while Taylor, Sheehan and Julian Cave had one each.