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Fay Magazine: Fall-Winter 2019

Fay Athletics Celebrates a Successful Fall Season

by Daintry Duffy Zaterka '88
It was a successful fall season for Fay athletics, which fielded 15 teams over five sports for grades 5-9.
It was a successful fall season for Fay athletics, which fielded 15 teams over five sports for grades 5-9. Cross country dominated the competition, as the boys and girls teams combined for an impressive 14-1 record. Good pack running on both teams and some young talented runners were the keys to their success. In a September quad meet against Dexter-Southfield, Rivers, and Nashoba Brooks, the Fay girls took the top five spots, with only 16 seconds separating the first and fifth runners. The boys also ran very well as a team, consistently breaking up their opponents’ scores with strong pairs of Fay runners in the top ten.
Girls varsity soccer and JV soccer both had strong seasons, with plenty of young players providing an excellent foundation for the future of the pro- gram. The girls JV team ended the season with two exciting victories, beating Rivers and Shore, and the girls 5/6 team also had their best season in many years, ending with a 4-4 record. Fielding four strong teams, the boys soccer program continued their winning ways. The varsity A team finished 12-1, placing third in the Eaglebrook Tournament, while the JV boys team went undefeated at 8-0-4. Overall, the record for the boys soccer program was an impressive 31-5-10.
The football team ended with a 2-5 record in a season that had several highlights. Fay brought home the “F Bowl” in the annual Fay-Fenn match-up, winning in decisive fashion 24-6. Although they lost their final game of the season against Fessenden 24-14, it was a well-contested game with a 16-14 score going into the final quarter.
With three teams and many girls trying the sport for the first time, the future of Fay’s field hockey program looks bright. The young players on the girls varsity team notched wins against Rivers, Nobles, and Dana Hall in addition to three losses and four ties. The ties included holding Nashoba Brooks to a 0-0 score at a frosty Friday Night Lights. The girls 5-6 field hockey team also had a strong season, ending with a 6-2 record.
With two growing teams and an enthusiastic cadre of players, many of whom were trying the sport for the first time, Fay volleyball also had a solid season that suggests a healthy future for the program.
On Thursday, November 21, the Fall Athletic Awards were held in Harris Theater, with a Lower School event recognizing 5/6 teams followed by an Upper School ceremony. You can see photos from these ceremonies, as well as more photos from the season, on our website at Fay in Pictures ( Congratulations to all our Fay athletes on a successful season!

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