Boys Cross Country - Varsity

Sept 17, 2022 @ Groton School

Groton School: Win 27-28
St. Sebastian’s: Win 27-30

Sept 21, 2022 @ Holderness

St. Paul’s School: 17
Cardigan Mtn.: 74
Proctor Academy: 75
Holderness School: 96
New Hampton School: 108

Big Red Harriers Win Lakes Regional Invitational

On Wednesday, September 21st, Holderness School (HS) hosted St. Paul’s School (SPS) along with Brewster Academy (BA), Cardigan Mountain School (CMS), Kimball Union Academy (KUA), New Hampton School (NHS), Proctor Academy (PA), Tilton School (TS), and Vermont Academy (VA) for the Lakes Region Invitational on a lovely new course. Touring the fresh dirt, the SPS harriers knew that they would have to be disciplined in the first of two laps to account for the trail’s steep and extended climbs. Though missing a few runners recovering from illness, the team was eager to test its mettle against Lakes Region opponents.

Jamie Campbell ’23 kicked off a fast start—stealing the show with a barefoot approach—on the course’s opening grass field; Johnny Dase ’24 and captain Lon Walton ’23 followed conservatively behind in the middle of a big and aggressive front pack. By the top of the course’s main hill on the first lap, those three SPS runners had established a healthy lead over the next runner, CMS’s Nathan Watson. Andrew Carroll ’25 and Ian Chang ’25 worked together a few seconds behind, while captain William Mao ’23 battled with PA’s Niko Cole-Johnson. 

The top runners mostly held their positions through the second lap, which meant that SPS took six of the top seven spots. Walton, Dase, and Campbell finished first, second, and third. Team scores: SPS 17, CMS 74, PA 75, HS 96, NHS 108. BA, KUA, TS, and VA did not have enough competing runners for traditional scoring.

Congratulations to new SPS runners Junyi Liu ’26 and Steve Ding ’26 for competing in their first race as SPS runners!

The SPS runners have the weekend off from competition before traveling next Saturday to Northfield Mount Hermon for the NMH Invitational.

Oct 1, 2022 @ Northfield Mount Hermon

Northfield Mount Hermon: 43
Loomis Chaffee: 47
Phillips Academy Andover: 65
St. Paul’s School: 96
Keene High School: 97

SPS Runners Finish 4th at NMH Invitational

The St. Paul’s School (SPS) runners traveled with Keene High School (KHS), Loomis Chaffee School (LCS), Phillips Andover Academy (PAA), and some runners from Cushing Academy (CA) to Northfield Mount Hermon (NMH) for the 11th annual NMH Invitational on Saturday, October 1. The SPS runners would check their early-season fitness against runners from several high-placing schools from last year’s New England Division I championships.

While previous years saw many visiting runners take the first 1,000 meters too aggressively, word seemed to be out regarding strategy, and competitors across the field completed the opening fifth of the course in composed fashion before entering the woods for the race’s extended climbing segments. Runners largely held their placements through the course’s middle section and returned to the bookending rolling fields ready to battle over a last 1,000 meters similar to the first. The SPS runners competed well, and most of the varsity harriers posted times significantly faster than their times from the previous year at the same event. Varsity team scores: NMH 43, LC 47, PAA 65, SPS 96, KHS 97.

The junior varsity race featured over 80 competitors, 10 of whom were from SPS. Austin Evans ‘23 earned a top-ten placement to lead the squad, and promising young runners Henry Sloss ‘25, Sam Du ‘25, Garrett Blake ‘26, and Benjamin Anderson ‘26 rounded out scoring, with Thad Lucentini ‘25 and Jack Rubiralta Kunze ‘25 displacing opposing runners. Junior varsity team scores: PAA 15, NMH 59, SPS 75, LC 103, CA 139.

SPS next hosts Deerfield Academy on Saturday, October 8.

Oct. 8, 2022 vs Deerfield Academy, Loss 45-15

Deerfield Harriers Handle SPS

On Saturday, October 8, St. Paul’s School (SPS) boys cross country hosted Deerfield Academy (DA), who were looking to scout the course that will host NEPSTA Division Championships at the end of the season. Short their top three runners on the afternoon, SPS knew that they would have a challenging day of competition, and DA’s perennially strong team did not disappoint.

Running in the top SPS position, Andrew Carroll ’25 looked to continue his streak of good racing and led the meet through the mile, crossing at an aggressive 5:34 with DA’s Max Wang and Robbie Hua in hot pursuit. Cam Perry ’24 and Ian Chang ’25 worked together again a few seconds back, and another pack of captain William Mao ’23, Henry Sloss ’25, Austin Evans ’23, and Sam Du ’25 exercised good tactics working as a group into the middle mile. Carroll would stay in the lead through the first two miles before slowing slightly and losing his spot at the start of the third. The top of the DA roster paced their races exceptionally well and closed effectively in the last mile to pass the previously well-positioned SPS harriers. DA would ultimately take the first five spots to record a clean 15, though Carroll’s sixth-place finish along with Perry’s seventh and Chang’s ninth would keep the SPS score at 45.

Despite the loss, SPS raced well on the day; 10 of 14 competing runners ran personal best times, and every single competing SPS runner took advantage of racing at home to log their fastest times of the year. The team will continue to build fitness through a busy stretch of competition when they join the Northern New England Invitational next Wednesday, October 12 and travel to Phillips Andover Academy on Saturday, October 15.

Oct. 12, 2022 @ Proctor Academy

St. Paul’s School: 15
Proctor Academy: 59
Cardigan Mountain: 67
Dublin School: 72
Holderness School: 94
Vermont Academy: 99
Brewster Academy: 106
New Hampton School: 122
Kimball Union Academy: 159
Tilton School: 160

SPS Wins Northern New England Invitational

Proctor Academy (PA) hosted St. Paul’s School (SPS) on Wednesday, October 12 with Brewster Academy (BA), Cardigan Mountain School (CMS), Dublin School (DS), Holderness School (HS), Kimball Union Academy (KUA), New Hampton School (NHS), Tilton School (TS), and Vermont Academy (VA) for another Lakes Region event, the Northern New England Invitational. Proctor’s course features two laps of a loop that includes an extended flat section and then a long and steep hill in the woods.

With many returning runners familiar with Proctor’s course, the SPS harriers hit the opening flat section in a reserved fashion and came through the first mile with times reflecting a race strategy appropriate for the flat-then-hilly circuit. While several competitors from opposing teams fought for top positions in that first mile, a key group of Andrew Carroll ’25, Ian Chang ’25, and Cam Perry ’24 worked together several seconds back. Coming out of the woods for the first time, that trio had gained significantly on the field and placed themselves in competitive scoring position ahead of the second lap.

Up at the front, captain Lon Walton ’23 and Jamie Campbell ’23 battled with DS junior Oliver Wilson in their return to racing. Wilson would lead the trio for most of the race, but after a few lead changes up the last hill, Walton closed for the last time in the final downhill and would cross the line first, with Wilson staying just ahead of Campbell. SPS would finish with three of the top five spots and six of the top ten. Team scores using Lakes Region boys team rules with four scoring and two more displacing: SPS 15, PA 59, CMS 67, DS 72, HS 94, VA 99, BA 106, NHS 122, KUA 159, TS 160.

Oct. 15, 2022 @ Phillips Academy Andover

Phillips Academy Andover: Loss 48-15
Austin Prep: Win 48-50

SPS Boys XC Beats Austin Prep but Loses to Andover

St. Paul’s School (SPS) boys cross country raced at Phillips Academy Andover (PAA) with Austin Preparatory School (APS) on Saturday, October 15th. SPS would be able to see most of PAA’s full roster, which appeared ready to go after a few weeks of resting some runners, and APS for the first time. The SPS boys again traveled with a limited roster, but they were excited to have their core scorers lacing up together again.

Knowing the PAA’s front pack would be fast, the SPS harriers used their pacing work from the week to go through the first and mostly flat mile on their own paces and well poised for the two hills inside the sanctuary section of the course. At the bottom of the first hill and heading into the shorter “heartbreak” hill, SPS continued to show their sense of effective splits working together to stay on target at the second mile marker.

The field of 74 competitors meant that runners had plenty of external motivation to press in the final mile looping around the closing grass field, and the day produced a slew of fast times. SPS competitors ran their most even splits of the season on their way to nine season PRs, including impressive career PRs from Ben Anderson ’26, Ian Chang ’25, and Tyler Wang ’25. Congratulations to PAA’s Tamrat Gavenas, who set the PAA school record with a blistering 15:30. PAA beat SPS 15-48; SPS beat APS 48-50; PAA beat APS 15-50.

Oct. 20, 2022 @ Merrimack Valley High School

Capital Area Race

Oct. 22, 2022 vs Austin Prep, Win 15-49

 

Oct. 29, 20-22 vs. Phillips Academy Exeter, Loss 48-15

Exeter runner breaks SPS course record and hands SPS a 48-15 loss.

Nov 2, 2022 vs Lakes Region Tournament, Win - 1st Place

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Boys Cross Country - JV

Sept 17, 2022 @ Groton School

Groton School: Loss 35-24
St. Sebastian’s: Win 15-50

Sept 21, 2022 @ Holderness

Lakes Region League Invitational

Oct 1, 2022 @ Northfield Mount Hermon

Phillips Academy Andover: 15
Northfield Mount Hermon: 59
St. Paul’s School: 75
Loomis Chaffee: 103
Cushing Academy: 139

Oct. 8, 2022 vs. Deerfield Academy

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Oct. 12, 2022 @ Proctor Academy

Northern New England Invitational

Oct. 15, 2022 @ Phillips Academy Andover

Phillips Academy Andover:
Austin Prep:

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Oct. 22, 2022 vs. Austin Prep

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Oct. 29, 2022 vs. Phillips Academy Exeter, Loss 50-15

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Girls Cross Country - Varsity

Sept 17, 2022 vs Groton School, Win 21-35

Fast start for Big Red Harriers

Despite the high heat and humidity and an incredibly challenging course, the girls XC team had an amazing first race at Lawrence Academy beating Lawrence 15-50 and St. Mark’s 19-44. Five of the ten competitors are newcomers to the team and represented SPS well.  Top three finishers were Gaby Martiniello (22:43), Kate Taylor (23:47), and Ally Martiniello (24:16). Finishing in the top 9 were Caroline Light, Gretta White, Serena Cody, Skylar Christofferson, and Katie Barker. New comers Jean Gurali and Tattie Gibbs also had a terrific showing.  The squad is looking forward to hosting the Lakes Region Invitational on Wednesday, September 22. 

 

Sept 21, 2022 @ Holderness

St. Paul’s School: 11
Holderness School: 15
Kimball Union Academy: 37
Brewster Academy: 32
Proctor Academy: 41
New Hampton School: 58

SPS Wins Lakes Region League Invitational

Girls XC won the Lakes Region League Invitational Race held at Holderness on September 21, 2022. The top four finishers for SPS were Aedyn Kourakos (22:28), Kate Taylor (22:57) Phoebe Opler (23:18), and Mackenzie Barrettt (24:26). Katie Allen (24:48) came in ninth and Skylar Christoffersen (24:56) finished tenth.

Oct 1, 2022 @ Northfield Mount Hermon

Loomis Chaffee: 22
St. Paul’s School: 66
Winsor School: 73
Phillips Academy Andover: 83
Northfield Mount Hermon: 118

Oct. 8, 2022 vs Deerfield Academy, Win 26-29

Big Red Harriers Edge Deerfield Big Green

On a perfect fall day for running (and spectating) the SPS girls XC team took on Deerfield Academy. As the girls toed the line, SPS was outnumbered, but despite the difference, it would be the Big Red’s day on their home course. Aedyn Kourakos finished first for SPS in a sprint finish. After two athletes from Deerfield, Aedyn was joined by SPS senior captain Kate Taylor, freshman Mackenzie Barrett (in a season’s best) and senior Phoebe Opler. SPS would finish 10th , 11th , and 12th  with a season’s best performance from sophomore Ali Cabot, freshman Clara Tcherepnin, and senior Katie Allen. The close finish would clinch the victory for the Big Red by a mere 3 points. SPS saw season’s bests and personal records from a number of girls—an exciting feeling as the team enters into the second half of their season. 

Oct. 12, 2022 Northern New England Invitational, 2nd place

Girls XC Finish 2nd at Northern New England Invitational

The girls cross country team came in second place at the Northern New England Invitational at Proctor on Wednesday, October 12, 2022. The top four finishers for SPS were Kate Taylor (22:47, 4thplace). Phoebe Opler (23:25, 5th place), Mackenzie Barrett (23:46, 7th place), and Katie Allen ((23:58, 10th place).

Oct. 15, 2022 @ Phillips Academy Andover

Phillips Academy Andover: Loss 32-23
Austin Prep Loss: 32-23

Big Red Falls to PA and AP

SPS GXC ran a tough race against both Austin Prep and Phillips Academy Andover, ultimately losing to both schools with scores of 32-23. Aedyn Kourakos (20:17) placed 2nd, Kate Taylor (21:38) placed 8th, Phoebe Opler (21:51) placed 11th, Mackenzie Barrette (22:21) placed 13th, Katie Allen (23:08) placed 15th, Sklyar Christoffersen (23:26) placed 17th, and Clara Tcherepnin (23:27) placed 18th. Running personal records were Katie Allen, Mackenzie Barrette, Skylar Christoffersen, Eden Knight (28:59), Aedyn Kourakos, Katherine Lam (26:28), Phoebe Opler, Kelly Sung (30:27). Captains Georgia Alessio and Kate Taylor ran season bests.

Oct. 22, 2022 vs. Austin Prep, Loss 31-24

Girls XC drops home meet to Austin Prep

Plagued by illness and a few injuries, Girls XC had a tough battle against Austin Prep on Saturday, October 22. With ten girls not running, the remaining nine runners scored 31 points to Austin Prep’s 24. Finishing first for SPS and third overall was Phoebe Opler (22:26). Crossing the finishing line within seconds of one another were Clara Tcherpnin (23:23, 5th), Katie Allen (23:35, 6th), and Ali Cabot (23:41, 7th) a personal best for Ali. Sklyar Christoffersen (24:26) finished 10th, Lidia Zur Muhlen (25:21) finished 14th, Georgia Alessio (26:38) finished 15th, Eden Knight (30:14) finished 18th, and Becca Barnard (32:16) came in 20th.

After a few days of much needed rest and time with family and friends, the girls are looking forward to hosting Phillips Exeter Academy and Winsor School on Saturday, October 29, the last race of the regular season before the Lakes Region Championship, November 2 and the NEPSTA Championship, November 12. Both championship races will also take place at SPS.

Oct. 29, 2022 @ St. Paul’s School

Phillips Academy Exeter: Loss 46-15
Winsor School: Loss 30-25

Girls XC Loses to Exeter and Winsor

Girls XC had a tough afternoon with losses to both Exeter 46-15 and Winsor 30-25. Finishing first for SPS was Kate Taylor (7th, 22:11), followed by Phoebe Opler (9th, 22:25), Katie Allen (12th, 22:46), Ali Cabot (16th, 23:48), Mackenzie Barrett (18th, 23:57), Makena Mud (25th, 24:55), Lidia Zur Muhlen (26th, 24:57), Georgia Alessio (32nd, 25:38), and Becca Barnard (40th, 27:46). Congratulations to Georgia, Katie, Makena, and Lidia for running their fast times of the season thus far. GXC will host the Lakes Region Championship on Wednesday, November 2. 

Nov 2, 2022 vs Lakes Region Tournament, Win - 1st Place

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Nov 12, 2022 @ St. Paul’s School

Loomis Chaffee: 1
Phillips Exeter Academy: 2
Taft School: 3
Milton Academy: 4
Phillips Academy Andover: 5
St. Paul’s School: 6
Winsor School: 7
Choate Rosemary Hall: 8
Greenwich Academy: 9
Noble & Greenough: 10

Big Red Finished 6th at D1 Cross County New England Championships

St. Paul’s School hosted the NEPSTA Division 1 Cross Country Championship race on Saturday, November 12, 2022. The girls varsity team placed 6 out of 14 teams. Girls varsity results were: Aedyn Kourakos (10th, 20:40), Kate Taylor (38th, 22:40), Katie Allen (40th, 22:48), Phoebe Opler (41st, 22:48), Ali Cabot (60th, 23:19), Mackenzie Barrette (70th, 23:52), and Skylar Christoffersen (83rd. 24:32). The girls JV team came in 11th out of 13 teams. Racing for JV were Lidia Zur Muhlen (41st, 24:53), Georgia Alessio (43rd, 24:58), Katherine Lam (98th, 27:38), Becca Barnard (100th, 27:52), and Ava Price (103rd, 28:16). Congratulations to Georgia and Ali for achieving their season best time!

Girls Cross Country - JV

Sept 17, 2022 @ Groton

Groton School

Sept 21, 2022 @ Holderness

Lakes Region League Invitational

Oct 1, 2022 @ Northfield Mount Hermon

Loomis Chaffee: 15
St. Paul’s School: 63
Winsor School: 63
Phillips Academy Andover: 101
Northfield Mount Hermon: 149

Oct. 8, 2022 vs. Deerfield Academy

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Oct. 12, 2022 @ Proctor Academy

Northern New England Invitational

Oct. 15, 2022 @ Phillips Academy Andover

Phillips Academy Andover:
Austin Prep:

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Oct. 22, 2022 vs. Austin Prep

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Oct. 29, 2022 @ St. Paul’s School

Phillips Exeter Academy:
Winsor School:

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Nov 2, 2022 vs Lakes Region Championship

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Nov 12, 2022 @ St. Paul’s School

Phillips Exeter Academy: 1
Loomis Chaffee: 2
Milton Academy: 3
Winsor School: 4
Phillips Academy Andover: 5
Noble & Greenough: 6
Deerfield Academy: 7
Taft School: 8
Choate Rosemary Hall: 9
Hotchkiss School: 10

Girls JV Cross Cross Finishes 11th at D1 Cross Country New England Championships

St. Paul’s School hosted the NEPSTA Division 1 Cross Country Championship race on Saturday, November 12, 2022. The girls varsity team placed 6 out of 14 teams. Girls varsity results were: Aedyn Kourakos (10th, 20:40), Kate Taylor (38th, 22:40), Katie Allen (40th, 22:48), Phoebe Opler (41st, 22:48), Ali Cabot (60th, 23:19), Mackenzie Barrette (70th, 23:52), and Skylar Christoffersen (83rd. 24:32). The girls JV team came in 11th out of 13 teams. Racing for JV were Lidia Zur Muhlen (41st, 24:53), Georgia Alessio (43rd, 24:58), Katherine Lam (98th, 27:38), Becca Barnard (100th, 27:52), and Ava Price (103rd, 28:16). Congratulations to Georgia and Ali for achieving their season best time!

Field Hockey - Varsity

Sept 10, 2022 vs Phillips Exeter Academy

Phillips Exeter Jamboree

Sept 14, 2022 vs Kimball Union Academy, Win 4-0

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Sept 17, 2022 vs Groton School, Loss 3-4

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Sept 19, 2022 vs New Hampton School, Loss 2-3

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Sept 21, 2022 vs Thayer Academy, Win 5-4

SPS beats Thayer 5-4 with 1:30 left on a stroke

Sept 24, 2022 vs Noble & Greenough, Loss 0-5

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Sept 28, 2022 vs Rivers School, Loss 3-4

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Oct 1, 2022 vs Northfield Mount Hermon, Loss 1-4

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Oct 3, 2-022 vs New Hampton School, Loss 2-3

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Oct 6, 2022 vs Phillips Exeter Academy, Loss 0-1

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Oct 8, 2022 vs Deerfield Academy, Loss 2-5

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Oct 12, 2022 vs Holderness School, Win 1-0

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Oct 15, 2022 vs Phillips Academy Andover, Loss 0-4

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Oct 19, 2022 vs Proctor Academy, Win 4-2

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Oct 21, 2022 vs Cushing Academy, Win 4-1

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Oct 26, 2022 vs St. Mark’s School, Loss 3-4

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Nov 2, 2022 vs Brewster Academy, Win 2-0

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Nov 5, 2022 vs Pingree School, Tie 2-2

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Nov 9, 2022 vs. Tilton School

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Nov 11, 2022 vs Kimball Union Academy, Loss 1-2

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Field Hockey - JV

Sept 17, 2022 vs Groton School

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Sept 21, 2022 vs Thayer Academy, Win 3-1

Big Red Tops Thayer 3-1

The Big Red came together as a team on Wednesday to secure their first win of the season against Thayer.  Each and every player worked hard, and SPS improved upon their team play from the Groton scrimmage.

The first goal of the game was scored in the second quarter by Chelsea Bell off a corner play.  Thayer answered this in the third quarter to tie the game at 1-1.  In the fourth quarter, Big Red came back when Amelia Shair scored to put SPS up 2-1.  With less than 2 minutes remaining, Lizzie Diamond secured the victory for the Big Red when she put one in the net off of a pass from Nel Peter to make it 3-1.  Chelsea Bell and Ellie Ward had strong games in the midfield, and Luly Lalieu earned her first win as goalie this year!  The Big Red take the field again on Saturday 9/24 for their home opener against Noble on Brinley Field at 2:30 pm.  

Sept 24, 2022 vs Noble & Greenough, Win 3-0

Big Red Beats Nobles 3-0

Once again, the Big Red united as a team on Saturday to secure their second win of the season against Noble and Greenough School.  Everyone played to win and supported each other on the field. The Big Red’s first goal of the game was scored in the second quarter by Alex Tan with an assist by Grace Thornton. In the third quarter, Big Red stayed on the move, when Nel Peter scored with an assist by Amelia Shair. Later in the game, Liv Marchand secured the victory for the Big Red when she put one in the net after a fast break with three defenders chasing her to make it 3-0.  Chelsea Bell and Ellie Ward had strong games in the midfield; Anna Camara and Ella Raniolo stopped the Bulldogs’ attack several times. Samantha Lam intercepted several passes by the Bulldogs, and Luly Lalieu earned her second win as goalie this year!  SPS hits the field again on Wednesday, September 28, at Proctor Academy, at 2:00pm.

Sept 28, 2022 vs Proctor Academy, Win 3-1

Big Red Earns Victory at Proctor

The Big Red traveled to Andover, NH on Wednesday to face the Hornets of Proctor.  Excited to be playing on turf, SPS played with good energy and intensity throughout the game.  SPS attack pushed hard from the get-go and dominated for most of the first quarter.  While Proctor’s defense held off the Big Red for a while, Emery Gay completed a pass to Sterling Cathey who found the back of the net to put SPS ahead 1-0.  In the second quarter, the Big Red scoring continued when Amelia Shair put one past Proctor’s keeper. 

The second half saw more back and forth play between the two teams. SPS defense stepped up and made some great tackles, and Sterling Cathey would score again in the third quarter with an assist by Grace Thornton to put the Big Red up 3-0.  Proctor had some good attacks in the fourth quarter, including one drive that resulted in a Proctor goal with 2 minutes remaining.  SPS was able to hang on to the victory, however, with a 3-1 final score. 

Oct 1, 2022 vs Northfield Mount Hermon, Win 7-0

Big Red Handles the Hoggers

The Big Red let their sticks do the talking and secure a win against Northfield Mount Hermon, 7-0

On a cool, crisp Saturday afternoon, Big Red hit the field and secured their fourth win of the season against the Northfield Mount Hermon (NMH) Hoggers. The Team played hard and supported each other on the field.

The first SPS goal of the game was scored in the first quarter by Chelsea Bell. A few minutes later, Liv Marchand scored twice. Widening the lead, Grace Thornton found the back of the net later, wrapping up the first quarter. After some back and forth play, Amelia Shair scored twice in the second quarter. Skillfully carrying the ball up the field using some passing patterns, Nel Peter scored in the third quarter with an assist from Helen Berger. Unstoppable on defense, Anna Camara blocked the NMH attack several times. Ella Raniolo intercepted several passes by NMH, and Beatrice Selch earned her first win as goalie this year! The Big Red play at home again on Wednesday, October 5, against New Hampton, at 3:00pm.

Oct 5, 2022 vs New Hampton School, Win 5-0

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Oct 8, 2022 vs. Deerfield Academy, Loss 0-1

The Big Red Falls to the Big Green, 0-1

On a cool, crisp Saturday afternoon, The Big Red lost a tough battle against Deerfield Academy (Big Green), which scored its one and only goal in the first quarter. The Big Red played with intensity and purpose throughout the game and spent large portions of the game on the attack. Despite several scoring opportunities, The Big Red struggled to find the net. SPS players worked well as a team and moved the ball up the field, but Deerfield’s defense often thwarted progression. The Big Red hopes to earn another win when they face off against Holderness away on Wednesday, October 12. 

Oct 12, 2022 vs Holderness School, Win 4-0

Big Red Bounces Back

After a tough loss to Deerfield on Saturday, SPS was happy to earn a victory at Holderness on Wednesday!  The start of the game was back and forth until Grace Thorton scored Big Red’s first goal a few minutes into the 2nd quarter which would send SPS into halftime up 1-0.  The second half of the game saw more scoring from the Big Red, with goals from Chelsea Bell, Sterling Cathey, and Emerson Bentley.  In the fourth quarter, Holderness had several good attacks and a few corner opportunities, but the Big Red defense held tight.  Anna Asano had 2 saves for SPS as she earned her first win (and shutout) in goal! 

Oct 15, 2022 vs Phillips Academy Andover, Tie 0-0

Girls JV Field Hockey Ties Andover 0-0

On a beautiful fall day, The Big Red traveled to Andover, MA, on Saturday to face The Big Blue of Andover. Excited to be with each other as a team, SPS played with zest and intensity throughout the game. Big Red attack pushed hard for the duration of the game. While Andover’s defense held off Big Red, the team executed several passing patterns and communicated well during the game. While playing quarters were longer than usual, Big Red showed unity and endurance throughout the game.

The second half saw more back and forth play between the two teams. SPS defense stepped up and made some great tackles, while also providing effective pressure and cover. Lizzie Diamond, Sterling Cathey, and Grace Thornton had standout performances on attack. Chelsea Bell and Liv Marchand moved with speed and dexterity in midfield. Ella Raniolo, Ellie Ward, and Anna Camara provided particularly solid defense throughout the game. In a commendable performance, Goalie, Anna Asano, made several key saves, thwarting Andover’s attack. Big Red looks forward to the next game on Wednesday, October 19, away against New Hampton.

Oct 19, 2022 vs New Hampton School, Win 7-0

Big Red Earns Victory at New Hampton

The Big Red defeated New Hampton on Wednesday bringing their record to 7-1-1.  All 21 players contributed to this team victory.  Notable players included Helen Berger, who scored her first field hockey goal (a nice deflection from a hard hit), and Sally Brunelle who debuted as goalie and earned her first shutout!  The Big Red will play next at home on Family Weekend against Holderness this Saturday at 2:30 pm.   

Oct 22, 2022 vs Holderness School, Win 3-1

Big Red Reins in the Holderness Bulls

On a warm, sunny, fall day during Family Weekend, The Big Red hosted Holderness on Brinley Field. Excited to play in front of many fans, SPS played with good energy throughout the game. SPS attack pushed hard from the start and worked well as a team throughout the game. Big Red jumped out to a quick lead in the first quarter when Sterling Cathey found the back of the net to put SPS ahead 1-0.  In the second quarter, the Big Red scoring continued when Amelia Shair put one past Holderness’s keeper. 

The second half saw more back and forth play between the two teams. Big Red scored again when Nel Peter fired a ball past Holderness’s goalie. SPS defense stepped up and made some great tackles. Despite the defensive work, Holderness managed to score in the third quarter. SPS was able to hang on to the victory, however, with a 3-1 final score.  

Oct 26, 2022 vs Proctor Academy, Win 3-1

Big Red JV Field Hockey Tops Proctor

The Big Red played some great field hockey in the first quarter of their game against Proctor!  The drive for the first goal started when Ella Raniolo made a nice tackle and sent the ball out to Lizzie Diamond who carried the ball down the left wing.  Sterling Cathey would score off this drive with an assist by Liv Marchand.  Sterling would score again at the end of the quarter off of a corner play to put SPS up 2-0. 

Proctor gave SPS a good fight for the remainder of the game and would score a goal at the end of the second quarter, making it 2-1 at the half.  This is as close as they would get, however, as the Big Red defense protected their goal against multiple Proctor attacks.  In the fourth quarter, Lizzie Diamond secured the victory for the Big Red when she tipped in a hard hit by Chelsea Bell.  

Oct 29, 2022 vs Phillips Exeter Academy, Win 3-0

Big Red Earns Victory Against Exeter, 3-0

The Big Red united as a team on Saturday to secure their tenth win of the season against Exeter. The team played with a purpose and high energy throughout the game. The Big Red’s first goal of the game was scored in the first quarter by Chelsea Bell assisted by Alex Tan. Moments later in the first quarter, Lizzie Diamond found the back of the cage after an assist by Nel Peter. In the second quarter, Big Red stayed on the move, when Amelia Shair put one in the net to make the score 3-0. Chelsea Bell and Liv Marchand had strong games in the midfield; Anna Camara, Ella Raniolo, and Ellie Ward formed a wall of defense from start to finish, preventing penetration by Exeter. Sally Brunelle earned her second win as goalie this year. SPS takes the field again on Saturday, November 5, at 3pm, at Exeter.

Nov 2, 2022 vs Brewster Academy — Game Canceled

Game canceled

Nov 5, 2022 vs Phillips Exeter Academy, Win 5-0

JVFH Beats Exeter 5-0 on the Road

The team traveled to Exeter on a beautiful fall day to face off against the other Big Red.  This was an excellent game for SPS and a great team effort!  Each member of SPS JVFH played with hustle and intensity and contributed to the 5-0 win!  SPS attack put good pressure on Exeter’s defense throughout the game and executed the corner plays well.  The Big Red defense did a nice job of keeping the ball out of the circle and feeding the ball to the midfield and forwards.  Amelia Shair had a standout performance scoring three goals and earning a hattrick!  Emery Gay did a nice job on the wing and scored her first goal of the season!  Chelsea Bell scored the remaining goal with a well-placed shot off of a corner play.  This win puts the Big Red at 11-1-1 as they head into the final week of the season. 

Nov 9, 2022 vs Austin Prep, Win 5-0

Big Red Speeds Past Austin Prep Cougars, 5-0

Weaving their field hockey skills together on a beautiful fall day, The Big Red came together as a team on Wednesday to secure their 12th win of the season against Austin Prep. The team played with intensity and focus throughout the game. The Big Red’s first goal of the game was scored in the first quarter by Emerson Bentley. During the second quarter, Grace Thornton found the back of the cage after an assist by Sterling Cathey. Moments later, Sterling Cathey and Liv Marchand each put one in the net. In the fourth quarter, Nel Peter scored after a great pass from Sophia Pace. Emerson Bentley and Liv Marchand had strong games in the midfield; Anna Camara, Ella Raniolo, and Ellie Ward formed a wall of defense, preventing penetration by Austin Prep. Luly Lalieu earned another win as goalie this year. SPS takes home turf again on Saturday, November 12, at 2:30pm, against KUA.

Nov 12, 2022 vs Kimball Union Academy, Win 5-0

Big Red Sprints Past KUA Wildcats, 5-0

On a breezy fall day, The Big Red hosted Kimball Union Academy (KUA) Wildcats on Bogle-Lechner Turf Field. Excited to play with one another one last time during the 2022 field hockey season, SPS played with high energy throughout the game. SPS attack pushed hard from the start and worked well as a team throughout the game. Big Red jumped out into the lead after Alex Tan scored a strong, hard low shot with three minutes left into the first quarter after an amazing assist by Emerson Bentley. In the second quarter, the Big Red scoring continued when Grace Thornton hit a beautiful drive to the back of the net with two minutes left in the first half.

The second half saw more back and forth play between the two teams. Big Red scored again when Nel Peter fired a ball past KUA’s goalie in the third quarter. Moments later, Sterling Cathey found the back of the cage. In the fourth quarter, Lizzie Diamond scored with one minute left into the senior game assisted by Nel Peter. SPS defense formed a wall of defense from beginning to end. Anna Camara, Ellie Ward, Ella Raniolo, and Samantha Lam made notable tackles and interceptions throughout the game. The Team’s communication and chemistry on the field helped them achieve a final score of 5-0, ending the season 13-1-1.

Football - Varsity

Sept 14, 2022 @ Brooks School (scrimmage)

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Sept 17, 2022 vs Groton School, Tie 0-0 (scrimmage)

SPS tunes up in a scrimmage with Groton

Sept 24, 2022 vs. Worcester Academy, Win 28-0

The Big Red defense led the way in the opening weekend down at Worcester Academy

The defense shut out Worcester and recorded six quarterback sacks and three turnovers.  Copper Blomstrom ‘23 and Quinton Delorey ‘25 recorded  two sacks on the afternoon.    AJ Mihalik’24 and Quin Carl-Klika “23 each had a sack and a forced fumble.  Josh Merriam ‘23 had an interception in the first quarter and returned it to mid- field.    The linebacker core including Duke Charles ‘23, Carson Daniel ’25 and Rocco Bryant’23 recorded multiple tackles on the day.  The defensive secondary had several pass break- ups led by Jamari Myers ‘23 and Jackson Tewksbury ‘23.

The offense had a strong day rushing for over 285 yards.  Mike Seward ‘25 had 10 carries for 130 yards and a 45 yard touchdown run.  Antone Moreis ‘23 added 8 carries for 63yds and a TD.  Cooper Blomstrom ’23 had 5 carries at the fullback position for 36 yds.  Daniel Sullivan connected with Ryder Kurrtz ‘23 for a 37yard TD pass before the end of the first half.  Sullivan connect with Landon Clark ‘25 for a t 30 yard touchdown in the opening drive of the second half.

Special teams was led by Connor Pollard ‘24 making all of his point after attempts.  Jamari Myers ‘23 has several strong punt returns that helped with field position on the day.

Oct 1, 2022 vs Hamden Hall, Win 20-12

SPS comes back from 12-0 deficit and wins 22-12

Daniel Sullivan ’24 threw two touchdown passes on fourth down in the second half to lead the Big Red over Hamden Hall.  Hamden Hall took a 12-0 lead into halftime.  Sullivan finished with 170 yards on the day.  His first touchdown strike was to Ryder Kurtz ’23 and the second touchdown was to Cooper Blomstrom ’23 .  Antone Moros ’23 punched in a fourth quarter touchdown run from the two yard line.  Mike Seward carried the ball 12 times for 40 yards.

The defense kept St. Paul’s in the game for the first half and pitched a shutout in the second half..  The defense forced three turnovers.  Antone Moris ’23 and Conley Bohan ’24 each had second half interception and Jay Falk ’25 recovered a fumble in the fourth quarter to end the game.  Defense was led by Duke Charles ’23 who recorded six tackles on the day.  Cooper Blomstrom ’23 had two tackles for loss and a sack.  Grant Winter ’24 also recorded two tackles for loss.  AJ Mihalik ’24, Carson Daniel ’25 and Rocco Bryant ’23 each had four tackles.  Josh Merriman had two  pass break-ups on the day.

Conor Pollard’24 was two for two on point after attempts to lead a strong kicking game.  Rocco Bryant ‘23 averaged over forty yards on his punts.

Oct 7, 2022 vs. Dexter School, Win 21-14

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Oct 15, 2022 vs. New Hampton School, Win 35-0

SPS Moves to 4-0 with Shutout of New Hampton on the Road

Daniel Sullivan ’24 lead the Big Red offense with three touchdown passes.  Sullivan found Copper Blomstrom ’23 in the start of the second quarter for a nine yard touchdown and then found Blomstrom at the end of the half for a 95 yard strike to take the lead 28-0 at half.  Blomstrom ran for the second touchdown of the game on a fullback dive .  Sullivan found Ryder Kurtz ’23 at the end of the third quarter for Kurtz’s  fourth receiving touchdown of the year.  Mike Seward ran hard on 14 carries for 65 yards and a touchdown  Antone Moreis ’23 added 56 yards on the ground and Gus Belsher ’24 added 61 yards on the ground.  Landon Clark ’25 had two receptions on the day and Monty Benedict ’23 had a reception for 35 yards.

Jackson Tewksbury ’23 lead the defense with five tackles and a pass- break-up.    Duke Charles ’23 had a strong second half recording 4 solo tackles.  Rocco Bryant ’23 and Cooper Blomstrom ’23 were dominant at the outside linebacker position..  Blomstrom had a strip sack, tackle for loss and a pass break up.  Bryant had 2 tackles for loss and a solo.  Jamari Myers ’23 had a couple of tackles and two pass break-ups.  Chris Ramirez ’24 had a fumble recovery and a forced fumble.

Connor Pollard was 5 for 5 on PAT attempts.

Oct 22, 2022 vs Kingswood-Oxford School, Win 46-12

Football handles KO 46-12 behind 160 yards from Seward

Mike Seward ’25 had a career day rushing for 160 yards and three first half touchdowns.  The Big Red fell behind early to Kingswood Oxford on two quick passing touchdowns.  Daniel Sullivan ’24 threw for 130 yards and connected with his favorite target Ryder Kurtz ’23 for two big pass completions that totaled 70 yards.  Antone Moreis ’23 added a third quarter rushing touchdown. Gus Belsher ’24 had a strong day running the ball and punched in the last score for the Big Red.

The defense shut out Kingswood Oxford in the second half.  Ryder Kurtz ’23 had two interceptions in the second half.  Kurtz intercepted the first play of the second half and took it to the endzone for the score.  The nest defensive series, Cooper Blomstrom ’23 stripped sack the quarterback and Jamari Myers ’23 fell on the ball in the endzone for the defense’s second score of the day.  Blomstrom had two sacks on the day along with a pass break- up.  AJ Mihalik ’24 had two sacks and several tackles on the day.   Duke Charles ’23 and Carson Damiel ’25 preserved the second half shutout from their linebacker positions.

Oct 29, 2022 vs Proctor Academy, Loss 0-15

SPS Shutout by Proctor

The Big Red where shut out for the first time this season by Proctor Academy. Mike Seward ’25 had 64 yards rushing on the Night.  Ryder Kurtz ’23 had 3 catches totaling  52 yards. Monty Benedict ’23 had two catches for 40 yards.

The defense had a strong night limiting Proctor to just one score in the fourth quarter.  Proctor returned a second quarter interception for a touchdown. Carson Daniel ’25 recorded 7 tackles on the night.  Duke Charles ’23 had 5 tackles and  a forced fumble. AJ Mihalik ’24 had a strong day on the defensive line along with Mark Reid ’25.

The Big Red has its last home game next Saturday 11/5 against Pingree School.

Nov 5, 2022 vs Pingree School, Win 33-20

SPS Moves to 6-1 With Win Over Pingree

Daniel Sullivan ’24 threw for 223 yards and three touchdowns to lead the Big Red over Pingree School on Saturday night. Sullivan hit his favorite Target Ryder Kurtz ’23 for two of the touchdown passes. Late in the first quarter Sullivan hit Jackson Tewksbury ’23 for a 17 yard strike to take the lead 14-7. Early in the third quarter Sullivan found Landon Clark’25 for a 68 yard completion that put the ball on the one yard line. Mike Seward had 58 yards on the ground and a touchdown. Antone Moreis ’23 ran for 40 yards and a touchdown. Monty Benedict ’23 had two catches on the night.

The defense forced three turnovers. Antone Moreis ’23 and Ryder Kurtz’23 each had a interception and Cooper Blomstrom had a strip sack for the third turnover. Blomstrom recorded two sacks and three tackles for loss on the night. Quinton Delorey ’25 had a sack and three tackles for a loss. Duke Charles ’23 led the team with six tackles with one tackle for a loss. AJ Mihalik ‘24 had three tackles , two of them being tackles for a loss. Josh Merriam ’23 had three tackles and a pass break up. Jamari Myers ’23 and Antone Moreis ’23 recorded 4 tackles each.

SPS will take on Canterbury on the road next Saturday in the season finale.

Nov 12, 2022 vs. Canterbury School, Loss 21-25

Game notes:

Nov 18, 2022 vs BB&N (John Pappas Bowl), Win 30-20

Game notes:

Football - JV

Sept 21, 2022 vs Austin Prep

Game notes:

Sept 28, 2022 vs. Cardigan Mountain, Win 20-2

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Oct 5, 2022 vs Phillips Academy Andover, Win 30-6

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Oct 12, 2022 vs Lawrence Academy

Game notes:

Oct 19, 2022 vs Groton School

Game canceled

Oct 26, 2022 vs Phillips Exeter Academy, Loss 0-7

Game notes:

Nov 2, 2022 vs Dexter School, Win 32-14

Games notes:

Nov 9, 2022 vs Governor's Academy, Win 44-0

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Boys Soccer Varsity

Sept 10, 2022 vs Tabor Academy (scrimmage)

St. Sebastian’s
Tabor Academy

Sept 14, 2022 vs Kimball Union Academy (scrimmage)

Game notes:

Sept 17, 2022 vs. Groton School, Tie 1-1

Season opening draw for the Big Red

The Big Red took to the Bogle-Lechner field Saturday evening to open the 2022 season against the Groton Zebras.  The home side started slowly, struggling to connect passes consistently on the fast turf.  As play continued SPS began to get their chances.  Brandon Cho ’24 was sent through on a partial break and hit the near post.  Teddy Fang ’26, likewise, had a great chance to finish as he too was able to get behind the Zebra defense.  The half ended scoreless, but the Big Red had begun to find their rhythm. 

The second half saw exciting up and down action for both teams early on.  St. Paul’s created pressure with Ben Thompson ’22 coming close and Patrick Cooley ’24 being dangerous on the right flank.  Twenty minutes into the half co-captain Cohen Williams ’23 struck a brilliant free kick from the corner of the box into the side netting to break the dead lock.  Groton raised their level of pressure and created quality chances.  Goalkeeper Sean Jang ’22 made several nice saves and the back four of Cooper Bailey ’22, Jack Wolfram ’22, Randy Fu ’24 and Spencer Kirby ’22 were resilient.  With nine minutes to play and errant clearance by the Big Red landed at the foot of a Groton attacker who hit a well struck ball from 25 yards out to knot the game at 1.  Despite great effort by both teams in the final minutes, the game would end in a 1 – 1 draw.

Many thanks to the spirited and positive Big Red crowd for their energy and noise.  The school community provided great atmosphere and spirit to open the 2022 season.

Next up for SPS is a home contest with the Brooks School on Wednesday also at the Bogle–Lechner field. We hope to see you there.

Go Big Red!

Sept 21, 2022 vs Brooks School, Loss 0-2

Big Red falls to Brooks 2-0

The Big Red hosted the Brooks School on the Bogle Lechner turf field on the last day of summer. Both teams came to play and it was an up and down the pitch in the early going. Brooks began to control the ball and created some opportunities from long range, but Sean Jang ’23 was up for the challenge. SPS had their best chances from Brandon Cho ’24 as he had a pair of headers that came close to finding the back of the net. The first half ended 0–0.

The second half saw Brooks get a quick start and have several chances very quickly. The Big Red held strong, but 15 minutes into the half Brooks was able to break the deadlock as some nifty dribbling along the goal line freed up the back post to slot the ball home. St. Paul’s continued to battle and some nice combination play in the final third freed up Cohen Williams ’23 on the right flank. A great strike by Cohen was bending inside the far post and it took a very good save by the Brooks keeper to prevent the tying goal. Brooks scored after an errant clearance to make it a 2 – 0 game with 18 minutes to play. Unfortunately , the Big Red could not close the gap. Congratulations to both teams for a well-played early season match.

St. Paul’s hosts the Hilltoppers of Worcester Academy next Wednesday on Hunt Field and look forward to the competition.

Sept 28, 2022 vs Worcester Academy, Loss 0-5

Big Red Beaten by Worcester Hilltoppers

The Big Red took on a very talented Worcester Academy side on Wednesday on beautiful Hunt field. The visitors were a complete side in terms skill and athleticism and capitalized just seven minutes into the game with a good ball into the box and some strong one on one play to finish. SPS fought back and five minutes later had their best chance of the afternoon when Ben Thompson ’23 sent Cohen Williams through on a partial breakaway. Cohen’s shot beat the Worcester goalkeeper but was stymied by the near goal post. Despite solid ball movement by the Big Red, pressure in the box by Worcester was too much to handle as the Hilltoppers proceeded to score two more goals before the half ended.

The second half was encouraging for SPS as their movement off the ball and better clean passing gave them a stronger possession game. Michael Nechipurenko ’24 had the best chance of the half getting free on the right flank for a quality strike. The WA goalkeeper made an excellent save. High marks to backs Cooper Bailey ’23, Randy Fu ’25, Jack Wolfram ’23 and Spencer Kirby ’23, Blake Truchon ’26, Declan Schweizer ’24, Colter Sienkiewicz ‘24 and Gavin Nestler ‘25 for their efforts all afternoon.

Goalkeepers Sean Jang ‘23 and Kristof Lovegren ’25 shared the work in net, and both performed admirably.

Next up — the Hoggers on NMH on Saturday. Go Big Red!

Oct 1, 2022 vs Northfield Mount Hermon, Loss 0-7

Big Red Drops Contest to Strong NMH Hoggers Squad

On the first day of October the Big Red hosted a talented NMH squad on Hunt Field. The first half was all NMH as they moved the ball and made excellent runs to create numerous chances. They did not miss their chances.

The second half showed more of what SPS could do. They fought hard, looked to possess the ball, move it quickly and most importantly never stopped competing. The Big Red had two quality chances in the half. Jack Wolfram had a brilliant volley off a cross that went just over the bar and Cohen Williams struck a ball very well that clanged off the post. The squad qill keep working hard.

Next up: The KUA Wildcats come to Millville on Wednesday to begin the Lakes Region play for SPS at 3:30 p.m.

Oct 5, 2022 vs Kimball Union Academy, Win 6-3

Comeback Victory for SPS

The Big Red took on an always hungry and talented KUA Wildcat squad at Hunt field on a gray October afternoon. It would be an up and down battle all afternoon. SPS got on the board first when 27 minutes in, striker Ben Thompson ’23 redirected a long throw in with a sublime back heel over the surprised KUA keeper. A ball off the post by Pat Cooley ’25 was followed by a Kaka Peng ’23 shot pushed just wide by a brilliant KUA keeper save could have put the Big Red up by more. The Wildcats created their chances late in the half and scored two quick goals in the final 10 minutes of the half and had the Pelicans questioning what they need to do to come back.

The answer came 17 minutes into the second half – score more goals. A nice service into the box by Jack Wolfram ’23 found the head of Cohen Williams ’23. 2–2! The chances began to come as the Big Red scored 5 goals in the second half. A Brandon Cho PK was followed by a sweet through ball from Williams to a steaking Thompson – side netting. Wolfram had the next two. The first off of a bangue ball from Cho and the second some quick combination play at the top of the box with Williams. A solid team effort made the difference in this one as the Big Red gets off to a good start in Lakes Region play.

Next up: The Big Red head to the Big Green of Deerfield for a 3:30 kickoff on Saturday.

Oct 8, 2022 vs Deerfield Academy, Loss 0-1

Deerfield Edges Big Red

There was not a cloud in the sky as four buses and close to 200 SPS athletes pulled onto the Deerfield campus. The Big Green carried the day, but the Big Red turned in several super tight contests. The boys varsity soccer game was certainly one of the close ones. The first half was end to end. Jack Wolfram ’23 created several early opportunities and Cohen Williams ’23 once again hit the post. On the other end of the pitch, Deerfield had their chances as well. The defense held as Blake Truchon ’26 cleared a sure goal off the line as did Cooper Bailey ’23. The Big Green did get a wide player in free in the final two minutes in the half. His finish turned out to be the difference in the game.

The second half felt as if the field was tilted in favor of SPS as they created tremendous pressure on the Deerfield net. The woodwork would not be friend to the Big Red as three more strikes glanced off the frame. Patrick Cooley had several quality opportunities, but the net remained empty. With so much attack by SPS, the Big Green did have some quality countering chances. Goalkeeper Sean Jang ’26 had to come up with two super saves late in the game to keep the game tight and give his club the chance to equalize. It was not to be as the Big Red ran out of time.

SPS heads to Berwick, ME on Wednesday for a 4:00 tilt.

Go Big Red!

Oct 12, 2022 vs Berwick Academy, Win 5-0

Five Different Scorers Lead Big Red Past Berwick

Sixth former Bryce Terry ’23 would get the game winner 28 minutes into the match fourth former Kristof Lovgren would earn the shutout as the Big Red played a very composed match earning a 5–nil victory over the Berwick Bullldogs. Other goal scorers on the afternoon were Cohen Williams ’23, Ben Thompson ’23, Brandon Cho ’24 and a penalty kick by Cooper Bailey ’23. It was a total team effort as everyone got involved in the action and moved the ball sharply and quickly in the victory. Well done!

SPS heads to Phillips Andover on Saturday for a 3:30 match.

Go Big Red!

Oct 15, 2022 vs Phillips Academy Andover, Tie 2-2

Big Red Rallies in Second Half to Earn Draw With Andover

On what can only be described as a quintessential New England fall afternoon, the Big Red traveled south on Route 93 with ten teams to take on the Big Blue of Phillips Andover. In the Boys Varsity soccer match the squad knew they had a challenge ahead of them as Andover has had a very good start to their season playing quality soccer. In the early going SPS could see why the Big Blue had been successful moving the ball crisply and early. Goalkeeper Sean Jang ’23 had to make his first save two minutes into the game and it was a brilliant one on a shot to his left. Andover found space again in the box minutes later and capitalized this time to make it 1–0. SPS began to settle into the game as time wore on and had their moments in attack. However, they could not get the quality strikes they would need in the final third to even the score. A failure by the Big Red to track back after a midfield foul gave PA a chance to extend their lead and they did just that. The half ended 2–0 in PA’s favor, but the Big Red felt they were still in the game.

The second half St. Paul’s were very successful in connecting their passes and did an excellent job building out of the back to help control the pace of play. Rand Fu ’25, Cooper Bailey ’23, Michael Nechipurenko ’24 and Kaka Peng ’23 were tidy and clean in their ball movement, and this allowed the Big Red to create numerous chances in the box. In the 77th minute they were finally rewarded as a Jack Wolfram ’23 ball in the box became loose for Marcelo Lacombe-Franca ’23 to push across the line. The lift and energy from the goal was palpitating as the Big Red pressed for more. This was not without risk as Andover created chances of their own and Jang was forced to make several more point-blank saves to keep the game close. In the final minutes Wolfram served another well-placed ball to the back post where Brandon Cho ’24 made a great run and won a clean header only to see the ball go off the cross bar. As the ball was cleared it came to Ben Thompson ’23 and with his now patented back heel strike he put the ball over the outstretched fingers of thew Andover keeper. 2–2 with minutes to play. In the final minute the Big Red created another chance to steal the game, but to no avail. This was a great effort by the entire team. A very well played second half against a quality opponent in Andover has the squad excited to take on Lakes Region foe, the always hard working, Holderness Bulls on Wednesday.

Go Big Red!

Oct 19, 2022 vs Holderness School, Win 5-0

SPS Team Effort Tops the Bulls

The Big Red headed north on Wednesday to take on the Holderness Bulls in Lakes Region action. The visiting St. Paul’s squad did a nice job possessing the ball early on, but it would take over 20 minutes before a Pat Cooley ’25 strike from 25 yards out would find the back of net. This gave the Big Red confidence, and they increased their attack. Marcelo Lacombe-Franca ‘23 scored his second goal in as many games as he finished a nifty through ball from Cohen Williams ’23. The half ended 2–0 in favor of SPS.

The second half saw more of the same. Jack Wolfram ’23 scored a pair of goals. The first of which was a brilliant strike when he turned at the top of the box and fired a left footed blast to the top left corner. Colter Sienkiewicz tallied his first goal of the season in the 89th minute to close out the scoring.

Other great moments in this great team effort were Sky Hong’s play attacking the right flank, several well served balls by Lucas Miller ‘25 from the left, a brilliant over lapping run by back Blake Truchon ’26 that almost resulted in a goal and a super Sean Jang ‘23 diving save on a 2nd half penalty kick. Jang and Kristof Lovegren ’25 did well earning the shutout this afternoon.

The Cushing Penguins come to Millville on Saturday for a Family Weekend Classico. Hope to see you there.

Go Big Red!

Oct 22, 2022 vs Cushing Academy, Win 5-1

Five Different Goal Scorers Lift Big Red Over Cushing

SPS Family Weekend was a huge success for the Big Red. It was great to have so many families back on campus for the first time in three years. The weather could not have been more perfect on Saturday afternoon as the Big Red took on the Pelicans of Cushing Academy. The game was played with skill and precision as SPS moved the ball very well over the course of the afternoon. Despite numerous chances early on, it would be a forty yard strike from Cohen Williams ’23 over the outstretched fingers of the Cushing keeper that would finally put SPS on the board. Goals by Ben Thompson ’23 and Pat Cooley ‘25 would follow before Cushing would get one of their own making it a 3–1 game with fifteen minutes to play. The Big Red picked up their attack again at the end of the game with another pair of goals - the first by Michael Nechipurenko ’24 and the second from Lucas Miller ’25. The Big Red goalkeepers Sean Jang ’23 and Kristof Lovegren ’25 shared the responsibilities in the net and while not tested often, made the saves they needed to make.

Another solid win by the Big Red with everyone involved and playing well. SPS looks forward to a few days off before they get back at it when they travel to New Hampton School for a Lakes Region tilt next Wednesday.

Go Big Red!

Oct 26, 2022 vs New Hampton School, Win 3-2

SPS Rallies Back to Tip New Hampton 3-2

Post the mid-fall recess, the Big Red got back to work as they travelled north on Rte. 93 to the New Hampton School. Early on it looked as if the Big Red would have another convincing win as they knocked the ball about while the Huskies defended with 11 men behind the ball. Six minutes in SPS was rewarded as Pat Cooley ’25 hit a one-time ball from the 18 off of a nice pass from Cohen Williams ’23. With confidence the Big Red pushed forward and got caught in transition by New Hampton giving up a breakaway and suddenly it was 1–1. Five minutes later SPS got caught out of position and a nifty long ball by the Huskies found the back of the net. Down 2–1 and SPS looked flustered. They finished the half creating a few good chances but could not equalize.

The second half the Big Red knew they had to put the ball in the back of the net. They also knew they could do it. However, New Hampton had confidence and believed they could get the next goal. Early in the half it would be Sean Jang ’23 making two brilliant saves who would lift the Big Red and get them on track. SPS moved the ball well and kept possession as well as getting more balls in the box. At the 50-minute mark, Randy Fu ’25 served a nice, lofted ball in the box where Sky Hong ’23 flicked it deftly through the New Hampton’s keepers hand. 2–2! The Big Red bench exulted and brought tremendous spirit to the players on the pitch. SPS pressed hard and saw balls go just wide, just over and some excellent stops by the Huskie keeper. With 10 minutes to play, co-captain James Shepard (in his second game back from missing the first half of the season) pushed forward from his center back position and hit a screamer from 25 yards out that went bar down and put the visitors up 3–2. More exultation!

New Hampton continued to work very hard but the Big Red was able to close out the game.

Next up on Saturday is a visit from the “other Big Red” of Exeter. Hunt Field at 3 p.m. — be there!

Oct 29, 2022 vs Phillips Exeter Academy, Loss 0-2

St. Paul’s Falls to Exeter

On a comfortably cool Saturday afternoon, SPS took on the other Big Red from Exeter. Exeter created the early chances in this one. The strong play of goalkeeper Sean Jang ’23 and smart defending by Cooper Bailey ’23, Kaka Peng ’23, Randy Fu ’25, James Shepard ’23 and Michael Nechipurenko ’24 kept Exeter off the board. Thirty-two minutes into the half however a loose ball came down in the SPS box and bounced around. The ball was not cleared before an Exeter player was able to put it in the net. The score remained 0–1 as the first half came to an end.

The second half saw St. Paul’s become more consistent in their play and do a better job possessing the ball and finding opportunities in the final third. The pace of play quickened as the play went end to end. For SPS Pat Cooley ‘25, Ben Thompson ‘23, Jack Wolfram ‘23, Marcelo Lacombe Franca ’23 and Brandon Cho ’24 all created opportunities. In the 70th minute Exeter was able to extend their lead on a very well placed corner kick for a header from 8 yards out. Credit the Big Red of SPS as they did not quit and fought hard over the final 20 minutes to close the gap but it was not to be.

St. Paul’s returns to Lakes Region play on Wednesday when they head to Tilton School for an important league match up.

Nov 2, 2022 vs Tilton School, Win 10-0

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Nov 5, 2022 vs Proctor Academy, Win 2-1

Big Comeback for Big Red

The Big Red took on the Hornets of Proctor Academy on SPS Senior Day as the squad played their last home game of the season. The starting line up of 6th formers Captain Cooper Bailey, Captain James Shepard, Spencer Kirby, Kaka Peng, Ben Thompson, Teddy Fang, Marcelo Lacombe-Franca, Sky Hong, Bryce Terry, Jack Wolfram took to Hunt Field for the final time. Missing today were Goalkeeper Sean Jang and Captain Cohen Williams. These guys came to play. And fortunately for the crowd, so did the Hornets. Both teams pressured hard defensively making it difficult to keep the ball for extended periods of time and the action went end to end. Colter Sienkiewicz had one of the best chances of the first half as he rang a well struck ball off the left post. The half would end 0–0.

Ten minutes into the second half Proctor would get on the board first. A misplayed ball in the back created a half chance for the guests and the Hornet striker would not be denied as he placed a clinical shot inside the right post. This did rally the Big Red. It would take just seven minutes for them to answer. Kaka Peng overlapped nicely on the left flank and after some skillful work on the goal line fed Ben Thompson at the top of the box. Ben slotted a ball perfectly across to Michael Nechipurenko who found the back of the net. On a roll now, the Big Red pressed on.  This time it would be Jack Wolfram making a solo run at the defense. Jack barreled through three Proctor defenders and miraculously kept the ball with him and suddenly he was by himself in on goal. Jack deftly placed the ball past the Hornet keeper, 2–1. It would take some strong defending by Shepard and Bailey and several key stops by keeper Kristof Lovegren to preserve the win. Well played by both teams. Congrats to all of the Big Red for battling back.

In the final week of the season, SPS heads to undefeated Vermont Academy on Wednesday and then to the shores of Lake Winnipesaukee and Brewster Academy on Saturday to close the 2022 out. 

Nov 9, 2022 vs Vermont Academy, Loss 0-4

Big Red Falls to VA

SPS travelled to Saxtons River, VT on Wednesday to take on a talented Vermont Academy side. The Big Red felt good about the early going as they possessed the ball well in the VA half. Unfortunately, midway through the half, Vermont earned their first corner kick of the afternoon and a loose ball on the backside of the net was finished by the VA attacker. SPS failed to clear another corner less than 10 minutes later and found themselves in a 2 – nil hole that would not be able to dig themselves out of. Credit the VA squad as they scored another pair of goals in the second half and SPS could not create quality offensive chances.

St. Paul’s wraps up the season on Saturday when they take on another hardworking squad in the Brewster Bobcats. Finish strong Big Red!

Nov 12, 2022 vs Brewster Academy, Tie 2-2

Big Red Draws With Brewster in Season Finale

The Big Red took their last trip together as they travelled to the shores of Lake Winnipesaukee to take on the Brewster Bobcats. The Bobcats jumped on the SPS early scoring less than a minute into the game as a bouncing ball in the box was not cleared on several occasions. The Big Red needed to shake off the shock and settle in and play. They did just that. It was an up and down contest as both teams had moments of carrying the play. At the 33 minute mark Cohen Williams bent a brilliant 25 yard strike off the left post and then off the right post before the ball settled into the back of the net for the equalizer. The half would end tied at 1.

It would be the Big Red with the early start in the second half. 3 minutes in Ben Thompson passed to Jack Wolfram with enough room to beat two defenders and hit a rocket into the top corner of the net. More chances came for the SPS from Pat Cooley and Michael Nechipurenko. Brewster pressed as well but were stymied by center backs James Shepard and Cooper Bailey who were immense in the air and on the ground all afternoon. St. Pauls’ would hold the lead until the 87th minute when Brewster would draw even with a long-range well-placed shot. The Big Red would not have enough time to retake the lead as the game ended in a 2 – 2 draw.

The St. Paul’s Boys Varsity soccer team wishes to say goodbye and thank you to a group of strong and committed 6th formers. James Shepard, Cooper Bailey, Cohen Williams, Kaka Peng, Ben Thompson, Sky Hong, Teddy Fang, Bryce Terry, Jack Wolfram, Marcelo Lacombe Franca, Sean Jang, and Spencer Kirby. We wish you all the best and look forward to you being great teammates in all you do in the future.

Boys Soccer - JV

Sept 17, 2022 vs Groton School, Tie 1-1

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Sept 21, 2022 vs Brooks School, Win 2-0

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Sept. 28, 2022 vs. Worcester Academy, Win 3-1

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Oct. 1, 2022 vs Northfield Mount Hermon, Loss 1-2

Big Red Battles NMH to the Final Whistle

Northfield Mount Hermon was at St. Paul’s for the third game of the year. Known for their depth and impressive talent, NMH were not to be underestimated by the JV Pelicans. St. Paul’s planned on giving them a good challenge by playing a rather defensive game. Coach Duclos’s strategy worked perfectly, letting only shots from the outskirts make it to the net, letting Hunter Morton gain in confidence during the first half. Only one beautifully played cross and header combination had the better of St. Paul’s defense in the first half. St. Paul’s Ryan Ham responded shortly after to tie the game off a broken play following a free kick, leading to a 1-1 game after 40 minutes.

About 10 minutes into the second half, a misjudged ball by St. Paul’s defense created a chance that their opponents were able to convert to take the lead 2-1. In a hard fought battle, St. Paul’s was handed their first loss against a strong Northfield Mount Hermon team.

Oct. 5, 2022 vs Kimball Union Academy, Tie 1-1

Big Red Draws with Wildcats

Kimball Union Academy visited St. Paul’s School after a strong start to their season. The game started with many scoring changes for the Wildcats which were denied by SPS goaltender Hunter Morton, one of which was a penalty kick. Later in the game, SPS managed to sneak one in: Henry Pan’s beautifully played lob from near midfield unexpectedly beat the defense and took the KUA goalie by surprise, giving St. Paul’s the lead for a few minutes. After being awarded a second penalty kick, KUA managed to tie the game before the end of the first half. After a rather uneventful second half, punctuated by a few scoring chances from St. Paul’s, the two teams were left on their hunger with a tied 1-1 game.

Oct. 8, 2022 vs Deerfield Academy, Tie 1-1

Big Red Draws with Big Green, 1-1

The Boys JV soccer team played their most confident, organized game of the season so far. After withstanding early attacks from Deerfield, the team began playing the ball up the left wing. Henry Wilson dribbled the ball into the box and won a first-half penalty. Ryan Ham took the penalty kick and deftly dispatched it into the bottom right corner. Deerfield came back in the second half and scored when ball was bouncing around the St. Paul’s box. Overall, it as an even competition. Hunter Morton had several big saves. Jerry Zhu played excellent defense. Samson Nguyen was a calm, tenacious midfield presence.


Next up for the Big Red is Hopkinton High on Thursday this week.

Oct. 12, 2022 vs Berwick, Win 5-4

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Oct. 13, 2022 vs Hopkinton High School, Win 5-4

SPS Beats Hopkinton, 5-4

St. Paul’s was at nearby Hopkinton School for a Thursday afternoon match-up against their JV team. Hal Johnson started the game in net while Hunter Morton went and played on the pitch as a defensive midfielder. The first goal of the game was buried by St. Paul’s’s Henry Wilson, following  an impressive individual effort and a fortunate deflection off the Hawks’ defense. Hopkinton held on tightly, tying the game about halfway through the first half. Jerry Zhu later created just enough space to send a high ball in the box for Tom Wang, who headed it past the Hopkinton keeper. A few minutes later, Hopkinton came back at it with two fortunate plays prompted by defensive errors, leading them to a 3-2 lead over SPS. However, right before the end of the first half, Hal Johnson quickly moved the ball to Temi Johnson which led to a sequence of passes allowing Samson Nguyen to score a long range goal to tie the game 3-3 (Henry Wilson and William Iler contributed.)

In the second half, Henry Wilson and Tom Wang both scored their second of the game, with Tom’s game-winning goal (with 4 minutes left) being a hard-fought battle following an inside-the-box indirect free kick that hit the cross bar. Hunter Morton took the lead in the net for the second half, making several key saves and almost stopping a penalty kick. St. Paul’s left Hopkinton with their third win of the season in a classic shootout with a final score of 5-4.

Oct. 15, 2022 vs Phillips Academy Andover, Loss 1-5

Boys JV Soccer Drops Contest vs Andover

On Andover’s family weekend, the St. Paul’s JV Soccer team faced a small, but skilled team. Andover opened the score with a good play initiated with a well threaded through ball past SPS’s last defender. St. Paul’s responded very quickly though, with a cross from Henry Wilson converted by Chris Tong, scoring his first of the season. Andover was able to sneak a second one in before the end of the first half, making it 2-1 for Andover.

St. Paul’s had a weak start of the 2nd half, letting Andover set the score to 4-1. After getting back into gear with only little scoring chances on each end, St. Paul’s allowed Andover to secure their win with a final four-goal lead, making the final score 5-1. Luka Clark and Samson Nguyen battled hard in the loss, with an aggressive and effective presence as wingers and midfielders, respectively.

Oct. 19, 2022 vs Holderness School, Win 3-0

Boys JV Soccer Handles Holderness

St. Paul’s JV Soccer team visited Holderness School on a chilly but sunny day on the fields. A strong start by the Big Red turned into multiple scoring chances, including one crossbar by David Kwon in the opening minutes of the contest. St. Paul’s solid ball movement and superior technical abilities did not convert on the scoresheet until several minutes into the second half, when a low shot by William Iler provided Henry Wilson with an easy rebound to put the Pelicans ahead 1-0. Both Charlie Hepp and Temi Johnson played a strong, safe defence helping St. Paul’s maintain its lead for a long time, with occasional chances brilliantly denied by goalie Hunter Morton. Shortly before the end of the second half, one of Emerson Wang’s frequent attempts outside the box deflected straight to striker Tom Wang, who released a canonball to secure St. Paul’s 4th win of the season. This win comes at a good time, with an upcoming Parent’s Weekend game against Cushing Academy. 

Oct. 22, 2022 vs Cushing Academy, Win 4-1

JV Soccer Wins on Family Weekend

On Family Weekend St. Paul’s was welcoming Cushing Academy for one last game before the long weekend. The warm weather and clear skies made it a great day for a soccer game. Despite a slow start, St. Paul’s managed to block the Cushing offense and get the first goal late in the first half. A beautifully played pass by Hal Johnson gave William Iler a chance to break away against the Cushing goalie. Right inside the edge of the box, a Cushing defender tackled will from behind, awarding him a penalty shot that he beautifully converted into a 1-0 lead. The first half ended with a clear domination by St. Paul’s and a score of 1-0.

Early in the second half, Charlie Hepp sent a rocket from right inside the midfield area. His shot slipped through the goaltender’s hands and gave SPS a 2-0 lead. Later on, it was Asun Zhu’s turn to show his technical abilities with a beautiful move in the box before lobbing the ball in the far right top corner. Shortly after Cushing managed to slip one past Hunter Morton off a corner kick, Junho Moon, who took a clean shot off the left post, helped Asun Zhu score his second of the game to give the SPS JV team a 4-1 win over Cushing Academy.

Oct 26, 2022 vs New Hampton School

Game canceled.

Oct 29, 2022 vs Phillips Exeter Academy, Win 2-1

SPS Holds Off Exeter

St. Paul’s were welcoming Exeter’s JV Soccer team for a well-anticipated competitive game. After a quick threatening start by the visitors, St. Paul’s managed to get one quality chance after a lucky bounce. This led to a corner kick that was converted by Henry Wilson, making the score 1-0 with less than 5 minutes played in the first half. Only a couple minutes later, St. Paul’s Ryan Ham doubled the score with intense pressure on Exeter’s defense, who fumbled the ball close to their box. St. Paul’s maintained the lead for most of the first half, until Exeter placed a beautiful ball in the top corner to reduce SPS’s lead to 1 before the end of the first half. 

A high-paced second half was punctuated with quality chances for both teams. Both goalies kept the score very tight in what was a goaltending duel. Hunter Morton came out victorious with multiple key saves and good communication with his defensive players, helping his team get away with an exciting 2-1 win over Exeter.

Nov 2, 2022 vs Cardigan Mountain, Win 4-3

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Nov 5, 2022 vs Proctor Academy, Win 2-0

Boys JV Soccer Wins Final Home Game

For their last home game of the season, St. Paul’s played Proctor Academy. Though Proctor’s season has not been successful so far, they gave a hard time to the St. Paul’s offense, limiting them to only one goal scored by Henry Wilson off a beauty corner kick by Charlie Hepp. Chances were missed by striker Mikey Williams and Asun Zhu, among many others.

The second half was rather uneventful after a couple chances for Proctor Academy denied by the SPS’s defense, notably Henry Pan and Scott Jiao, who played their last home game as St. Paul’s. Their defensive contribution to the team was non negligible this season, and along with Emerson Wang, Junho Moon, Daniel Lee (injured), they helped lead a strong team to an impressively strong record so far. With two games left, St. Paul’s will try and finish the season on a good note. With a humble 2-0 win over Proctor (2nd goal but Tom Wang assisted by William Iler), SPS’s record stands at a solid 8-2-2 as they enter their last week of the season.

Nov 9, 2022 vs Vermont Academy, Win 2-1

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Nov 12, 2022 vs Brewster Academy, Win 5-1

Big Red Finishes Strong

St. Paul’s travelled to Brewster Academy for the last game of the season. Brewster Academy’s strong start showed with a high number of shots directed towards Hunter Morton’s net before St. Paul’s recorded their first shot on net. A strong shot from outside the 18-yard line gave Brewster the lead, and had St. Paul’s trailing for the first time in a while.

Henry Wilson did not allow the home team to stay ahead long, as he accepted a clean pass from Will Iler to put one past Brewster’s goalie only a couple minutes after. William Iler also got his own from a similar angle later. The windy weather required St. Paul’s to modify their playing style to limit the number of turnovers, which left them leading 2-1 after 40 minutes of play.

Playing downwind in the second half truly helped the Big Red pick up the pace. Many quality chances emerged from clever passing plays, many of which starting from Jerry Fu’s right wing. St. Paul’s quick striking pair (Tom Wang and Ryan Ham) notably caused some disturbance in the offensive end, leading to Tom Wang burying the third goal for SPS with help from Ham. Later on, senior Scott Jiao playing striker made a beautiful pass for Luka Clark to score his first of the season. St. Paul’s concluded the game with a beautiful individual effort from Asun Zhu, who threaded the needle all the way to the goal line before placing the ball in the back of the net with his right foot. It was a good, warm day to finish the St. Paul’s JV Soccer season with a strong team win of 5-1 over Brewster Academy

Girls Soccer - Varsity

Sept 14, 2022 vs Kimball Union Academy, Win 2-1

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Sept 17, 2022 vs Groton School, Win 1-0

SPS Tops Groton Zebras in Opener

The St. Paul’s School Big Red matched up against the Groton School Zebras in the first game of the year on Hunt Field. In a tightly contested game, the Big Red came away with a 1-0 win as Avery Barton scored the game winner two minutes into the start of the 2nd half. On a Zebra goal keeper clearance, Caroline Briggs found Milly Kirkman in the middle of the field who then fed Barton some 30 yards out. Barton then skipped by a couple of Groton players and sent a right footed shot into the side netting past the diving keeper.

The 2nd half saw Groton come close to scoring, and Senior Keeper Olivia Connolly was up to the task as she made several saves from the speedy Groton attack. In the 70th minute Barton hit the crossbar from 30 yards. Groton’s speed was an asset, and the Big Red defended well on the break to prevent conceding a goal. The defensive combination of Casey, Hillery, Bohan and Wang played well, and Iler contributed off the bench. Bussey came close a few times, and worked tirelessly, checking back to help the midfield. Freshman holding Midfielder Ruminski did a nice job in earning her first start for the Big Red.

The Big Red has made a lot of progress since September 6 and look forward to facing the Rams of Tilton next in Lakes Region League action.

Sept 21, 2022 vs Tilton School, Win 2-0

SPS Gets 2-0 Win Over Tilton

The Big Red visited the Tilton Rams on Wednesday for a Lakes Region League matchup and came away with a hard earned 2-0 win. Avery Barton opened the scoring in the 30th minute as she burst in from the right side and sent a shot past the diving Ram keeper. Barton also hit the upright a few minutes later. The Big continued with some nice combination plays down the right flank and went close a few more times with efforts from Georgia Bussey, Tess Mulkerron, and Caroline Briggs.

The second half saw the Big Red go close, as the Ram keeper was up to the task. The midfield trio of Elle Ruminski, Avery Barton & Alexa Wang showed nice touches in this half. With 15 minutes left in the contest, Meg Bohan picked up the ball in her own half and drove down the left sideline and crossed a ball into the 6-yard area which was difficult for the keeper to handle, Tess Mulkerron pounced on the open ball and slotted in the first goal of her SPS career.

The Big Red has made huge strides since the start of the season and learning to show patience against teams that are deliberate. Up next for the Big Red are the Hilltoppers of Worcester Academy, last year’s Class A NEPSAC runners up.

Sept 24, 2022 vs Worcester Academy, Loss 0-3

SPS Drops 3-0 Contest to Worcester

The Big Red visited the Rams of Worcester Academy on Saturday in a contest which showed commitment, desire, and nice teamwork. The Hilltoppers reached last year’s NEPSAC Class final, and the Big Red showed they were up for this contest as they competed with every possession. WA went ahead with 7 minutes to go in the 1st half as they headed in a corner. The 2nd half showed more of Big Red’s desire, as they played themselves in a couple of threatening opportunities. Meg Bohan and Kiki Hillery were exceptional at the back, and they continued win their one-on-one battles. WA’s skill saw them score a couple more goals in the 2nd.

The entire Big Red team played with class and commitment today. Up next for the Big Red will be a visit to Proctor Academy for a Lakes Region contest.

Sept 26, 2022 vs Proctor Academy, Win 4-0

SPS Handles Proctor

The Proctor Academy Hornets hosted the Big Red in an early evening Lakes Region League match up, which was cut short in the 67th minute with the Big Red leading 4-0 because of lightening. In the 15th minute of the 1sthalf the Big Red were awarded a free kick 25 yards out, Avery Barton delivered a rocket to open the scoring. With 10 minutes left in the half, the Big Red reversed fields, with Georgia Bussey sending in a cross from the right side to see Lily Iler tap it home.

The 2nd half saw the Big Red continue to make chances. In the 54th minute terrific one touch play down the left side saw Avery Barton burst in with a shot from the 18 for her 2nd goal of the night. As the rain started to come down, the Big Red was awarded a free kick 20 yards out as Alexa Wang was brought down. Avery Barton stepped up and hit a shot into the top left, giving her a hat trick for the evening.

The entire Big Red squad played with intensity, and the back line came under pressure from the speedy Hornet forwards, but managed to play themselves out of tough situations. Next up for the Big Red is a visit to the Spartans of Lawrence Academy on Wednesday.

Sept 28, 2022 vs Lawrence Academy, Loss 0-6

GV Soccer Takes a 6-0 Loss to Lawrence Academy

The Big Red visited the Spartans of Lawrence Academy for a mid-week contest in Groton, Massachusetts. This former Independent League foe came out of the gates fast and put the Big Red in a defensive mode immediately. The Spartans pace and skill saw them create opportunities giving them a 4-0 halftime lead.

The 2nd half saw a huge cohesive improvement from the Big Red. The Big Red threatened on a few occasions and showed a lot of grit. This half also showed the Big Red making it difficult for the Spartans to get their shots off. The Big Red look to take the lessons learned in this contest forward to the visit of NMH on Saturday.

Oct 1, 2022 vs Northfield Mount Hermon, Win 1-0

GV Soccer Wins 1-0 Over NMH

The Big Red hosted the Hoggers of NMH on Saturday and earned a 1-0 victory. The game winner was scored by Senior Captain Avery Barton after just 9 minutes of play. With her back to goal, Avery received a ball from about 22 yards out spun and sent a high shot the goalkeeper could not handle. With this initial score, the NMH team started to string a few passes together in the midfield. The center back pairing on Kiki Hillery and Teaghan Casey were up to par on this day and successfully took care of any through balls. As the 1st half came to an end, Rhya Wilson managed to put one across the line, but this was just judged to not be a score as the NMH keeper was seemingly impeded.

The 2nd half was a little more open, and Georgia Bussey who worked tirelessly up front came close. Olivia Connolly was called into action a few times and showed terrific hands. This was a terrific bounce back game for the Big Red against a tough Class A squad. The Big Red visit the Wildcats of KUA for a Lakes Region contest on Wednesday.

Oct 5, 2022 vs Kimball Union Academy, Tie 0-0

GV Soccer Plays to 0-0 Tie With KUA

The Big Red visited the Kimball Union Wildcats in Lakes Region play this Wednesday and earned a 0-0 draw. In a game bereft of chances in the final third, both teams battled for control of the midfield, and neither got the upper hand. The Big Red put a few shots on the KUA keeper during 1st half action but could not find a score. Georgia Bussey came close off a corner kick, and Avery Barton sent a couple of nice shots sending the KUA keeper into action.

The 2nd half saw a continued battle in the midfield, and the emergence of Meg Bohan. Meg was responsible for making impressive runs with the ball on the left side, which created chances for Lily Iler, and Hadley Cepiel. The Big came close as Elle Ruminski sent a shot from outside the 18 yard which shaved the post into the side netting. The Big Red gave a tremendous output of energy in this contest and look forward to visiting Deerfield Academy on Saturday.

Oct 8, 2022 vs Deerfield Academy, Loss 0-1

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Oct 12, 2022 vs Milton Academy, Win 1-0

GV Soccer Holds Off Milton 1-0

The Big Red hosted the always tough and well organized Mustangs of Milton Academy this Wednesday and came away with a nicely earned 1-0 victory. The Mustangs used a build from the back possession game, while the Big Red used the flanks and tried to get behind the outside backs. The first half saw both teams create chances, and the Big Red came closest to opening the score as a point blank Milly Kirkman shot saw a tremendous kick save from the Mustang goal keeper.

The 2nd half saw the Big Red tactically press the Mustangs as they played out of the back. With 31 minutes left in the contest, Avery Barton picked off an errant pass 30 yards from goal and hit a shot from the 18 into the top left giving the Big Red a lead they would hold. Olivia Connolly’s fingertip save with minutes to go secured the win. Next on the calendar for the Big Red is another Class A contest versus the Big Blue of Andover.

Oct 14, 2022 vs Phillips Academy Andover, Tie 1-1

SPS Ties Andover 1-1 on the Road

The Big Red visited the Big Blue as they celebrated their parents weekend. This game was played on the turf at Phelps Stadium in Andover. The contest began with both teams possessing the ball and making forays into the opposing final third. The Big Red forced a few corners after some nice wing play, and in the 13th minute Hadley Cepiel scored with a lovely header from a perfect corner taken by Caroline Briggs. Immediately Andover made a few lineup changes, causing the Big Red problems in the final third. In the finals minutes of the 1st half, the Big Red conceded a penalty kick for hand ball in the area. The Andover player stepped up confidently to take the kick, and Olivia Connolly was equally confident in goal, and used a strong right arm to deflect the shot outside of the post. As the half winded down, Andover equalized off a failed clearance.

The 2nd half saw an amazing defensive effort put on by the Big Red. The Goal Keeping of Olivia Connolly, the back line combination of Teaghan Casey, Kiki Hillery, Meg Bohan, and Alexa Wang were fantastic. Avery Barton and Caroline Briggs were forced to defend deeper as the Big Red played without a holding midfielder. Lily Iler, Hadley Cepiel, Georgia Bussey all played with tremendous energy. The entire Big Red team showed a commitment and. Composure to earn this tie with Andover. The Big Red look forward to hosting the Holderness School Bulls on Wednesday.

Oct 19, 2022 vs Holderness School, Win 7-0

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Oct 22, 2022 vs Cushing Academy, Win 4-0

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Oct 26, 2022 vs St. Mark’s School, Loss 0-1

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Oct 29, 2022 vs Phillips Exeter Academy, Win 1-0

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Nov 2, 2022 vs Brewster Academy, Loss 0-2

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Nov 5, 2022 vs New Hampton School, Loss 0-1

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Nov 9, 2022 vs Vermont Academy, Win 11-0

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Nov 12, 2022 vs Austin Prep, Tie 1-1

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Girls Soccer - JV

Sept 17, 2022 vs Groton School

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Sept 21, 2022 vs Proctor Academy, Loss 1-2

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Sept 24, 2022 vs Worcester Academy

Game canceled

Sept 28, 2022 vs Lawrence Academy

Game canceled

Oct 1, 2022 vs Northfield Mount Hermon, Win 1-0

Pelicans Best Hoggers in Home Opener

The Girl’s Junior Varsity soccer team celebrated their first home game with a win over the Northfield Mount Herman Hoggers on Saturday. The teams were well matched and battled up and down the field throughout regulation time. Captain, Alexandra Green netted the first, and only, goal of the match in the eleventh minute of play when she brought the ball up the right side of the field, cut sharply into the box, and cleverly shot the ball over the goalie’s head into the back of the net. There were several other scoring opportunities throughout the game; however, shots wide, above the bar, and even hitting the post resulted in the final score of 1 – 0. Spirits were high for both teams as they high fived each other at the end of the match. Notable performances: Alexandra Green, Charlotte Machiels, and new comers to soccer and squad, Aydin Sahba Yaqouby and Luna Senot.

Oct 5, 2022 vs Kimball Union Academy, Win 3-0

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Oct 8, 2022 vs Deerfield Academy, Loss 0-4

The Big Green Paints the Big Red

This was just not the Big Red’s Day! SPS left the nest in Millville with high hopes of victory but by the time they finished the epic 80 minutes of play, they were down to one substitute, and an exhausted squad. Although the score was lopsided, SPS had their chances and did some nice work on the pitch. Goalie, Lou Szal, saw her fair share of shots and had a great game. Captain, Isabelle Erlinger, Alex Bobedilla, Maddie Morse, and Dibora Ogbe all played so hard that they were reclassified to the injured reserve list for the next few days. Spirits were lifted when the Big Red stopped at the Keene Plaza and grabbed dinner and were back in Millville in time for the Fiske Cup. Catch SPS GJV soccer at home on Wednesday when we take on the Mustangs from Milton Academy. Notable performances: The entire squad that played hard until the final whistle.

Oct 12, 2022 vs Milton Academy, Tie 4-4

Mustangs and Big Red Battle to the Last Seconds

Great to be back on the home pitch after making the trek to Deerfield last Saturday. The skies were blue and temps hovering around 60 at the kickoff. SPS came out with energy which resulted in a quick goal 3 minutes into the game from Captain Alex Green! The Milton Mustangs were not phased and scored one to tie when a ball got loose in the box during the 12th minute of play. The Big Red and the Mustangs clashed up and down the field until the 30th minute when Alex Green deftly pushed a ball around the left side of a defender and smartly crossed a shot just inside the far-right post. Great to go into half time up 2–1. 12 minutes into the second half, Milton snuck a shot into the lower right corner of the net, again tying the score at 2 a piece. SPS took the next two goals – one from a nifty corner placed in the box by Charlotte Machiels that ricocheted off numerous feet, and miraculously ended up in the net leaving the score at 4–2. Later, the Big Red suffered the danger of the dreaded two-goal lead when the Mustangs scored not once, but twice to tie the game. We shall not relive the final goals but suffice to say that there were many other memorable moments during the game. As a result, the squad is buoyed up and ready to take on the Big Blue down at Andover this weekend. Notable performances: Captain Alex Green for her hat trick! Sarah Lee and newcomer to the squad: Shea Sias.

Oct 15, 2022 vs Phillips Academy Andover, Loss 1-2

The Big Red Mixes With the Big Blue!

Since it was Andover’s Family Weekend the Big Red knew that winning this match on the road was going to be a challenge. Their hunch was right when not more than 10 minutes into the match, the Big Blue scored their first goal. A player managed to squeak through the middle of our defensive line and sharply struck a shot right past our goalie. Not to be out done, the Big Red came storming back and in the 16th minute of play Captain Alex Green slipped one by their goalie to even the score. Both teams battled furiously for the remaining 20 minutes of play during the first half, and went into half time with a tied score. Both teams came off the bench for the second half and mounted many potential scoring plays. Sweeper Captain, Isabelle Erlinger foiled many scoring attempts by stealing the ball from breakaway players. Goalie, Lou Szal saw shot after shot, making multiple gutsy saves when diving headfirst into flurries of feet. In the 24th minute there was a scuffle in front of the net, the ball bounced around, was found by a Blue foot, and tucked into the net just shy of the right post. The final ten minutes of play Big Red produced several scoring chances but the hosts kept clearing balls back to defensive end to keep the scoring chances to a minimum. Alas – SPS ended the match down a goal. Unfortunately, that is part of the game, and the Big Red has a chance to redeem themselves, home against the Holderness Bulls on Wednesday. Notable performances: Captain Isabelle Erlinger, Lou Szal, and newcomer to the squad, Dibora Ogbe.

Special note: Had we known that the Phillips Andover match was to be Coach Darling’s last soccer outing, we would have celebrated her (and Baby Samantha) in fine style.

Oct 19, 2022 vs Holderness School, Loss 1-3

Holderness Bulls Top the Big Red

The Bulls pulled into the parking lot and were clearly ready for action on the pitch. The first half started with steady up and down, back and forth play. Twice Holderness managed to score during the 8th and 12th minutes of play. It appeared that the ball was bouncing in the Bulls favor today. Ah – don’t judge a book by its cover! During the 14th minute of the first half, Sarah Lee struck a ball close to the 18 and it sailed into the left side of the net past the reach of the goalie’s hands. This match wasn’t over yet! The Big Red battled fiercely through the remaining minutes of the first half, but shots went wide or into the goalie’s hands. During the second half the Big Red pummeled the Bulls creating many chances. Unfortunately, the tie or win was not to be. Press as they might, the Big Red could not score, and the Bulls were able to get one last goal close to the end of the half.

Tune in during Family Weekend to see the squad take on the Penguins of Cushing Academy. Notable performances: EJ Johnson, Alex Bobadilla, and newcomer to the squad, Georgie Najar.

Oct 22, 2022 vs Cushing Academy, Win 4-0

Big Red Slides by Penguins for the Win

What a great way to end Family Weekend! The weather was some of New Hampshire’s finest when the Cushing Academy Penguins rolled into town on Saturday. From the start, the Big Red knew that they would be challenged by a slim roster; however, that made the squad determined to score early. That is exactly what happened when during the 3rd minute of play Captain Alex Green fired her signature shot from the left side of the 18 yard box to the right side of the goal putting SPS on the score board. The next goal of the half was earned by Sarah Lee in the 32nd minute of the half. SPS went into half time up 2–nil. The second half was a battle of attrition. Both teams lost players to balls in the face and the squads battled on playing with 9v9 rosters by the end. When the Big Red relocated Captain Isabelle Erlinger from sweeper to inside mid, she was able to sneak not one, but two more shots past the Penguin’s goalie to make the final score 4–0. SPS Coach would like to thank the Penguin’s coaches. It was a show of Cushing’s sportsmanship when the Penguins agreed to play with a reduced roster since they could have fielded more players. Notable performances: Cushing Academy for travel and gracious flexibility.

Oct 26, 2022 vs Kimball Union Academy

Game canceled

Oct 29, 2022 vs Phillips Exeter Academy, Loss 0-4

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Nov 5, 2022 vs New Hampton School, Win 5-0

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Nov 12, 2022 vs Austin Prep, Loss 1-2

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Volleyball - Varsity

Sept 17, 2022 vs Dana Hall School, Win 3-0

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Sept 21, 2022 vs Thayer Academy, Win 3-1

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Sept 24, 2022 vs Noble & Greenough, Win 3-0

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Sept 28, 2022 vs Lawrence Academy, Win 3-0

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Oct 1, 2022 vs Northfield Mount Hermon, Win 3-1

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Oct 5, 2022 vs Austin Prep, Win 3-2

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Oct 8, 2022 vs Deerfield Academy, Loss 0-3

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Oct 12, 2022 vs Milton Academy, Loss 1-3

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Oct 14, 2022 vs Phillips Academy Andover, Loss 0-3 [rescheduled]

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Oct 15, 2022 vs Phillips Academy Andover, Loss 0-3

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Oct 22, 2022 vs Loomis Chaffee, Loss 0-3

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Oct 26, 2022 vs Groton School, Win 3-2

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Oct 28, 2022 vs Brooks School, Win 3-0

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Oct 29, 2022 vs Phillips Exeter Academy, Loss 0-3

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Nov 2, 2022 vs Phillips Academy Andover, Loss 0-3

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Nov 5, 2022 vs Phillips Exeter Academy, Loss 0-3

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Nov 5, 2022 vs Dana Hall School, Win 3-0

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Volleyball - JV

Sept 21, 2022 vs Thayer Academy, Win 3-1

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Sept 24, 2022 vs Noble & Greenough, Win 3-0

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Sept 28, 2022 vs Lawrence Academy, Win 3-0

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Oct 1, 2022 vs Northfield Mount Hermon, Loss 1-3

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Oct 5, 2022 vs Austin Prep, Win 2-0

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Oct 8, 2022 vs Deerfield Academy, Loss 0-3

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Oct 12, 2022 vs Milton Academy, Win 3-0

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Oct 15, 2022 vs Phillips Academy Andover, Loss 0-2

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Oct 26, 2022 vs Groton School, Win 2-1

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Oct 29, 2022 vs Phillips Exeter Academy, Loss 0-3

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Nov 2, 2022 vs Phillips Academy Andover, Win 3-0

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Nov 5, 2022 vs Phillips Exeter Academy, Loss 0-3

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Nov 9, 2022 vs Deerfield Academy, Win 2-1

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