Varsity Field Hockey Bests North Oldham

By Tony Butler, Athletic Director

Field Hockey
The varsity field hockey team traveled to North Oldham to take on the Mustangs last Thursday night. The team found victory in the road contest 2-0. Both goals were scored by Page Dabney, with an assist from exchange student Sterre Spikjer on one goal.  Dabney’s second goal came as a result of good timing and placement as she put back an offensive rebound to lead the Wyverns to victory.

On Wednesday night, the Wyverns continued to barnstorm through Louisville as they traveled to nearby district rival Manual for a match.  The Wyverns played the Crimson close in the first half, yielding only one goal.  St. Francis played hard in the second half but came up short as they fell 5-0.  

Upcoming Schedule:
Friday Home v. Holy Cross 5:30 p.m. – FALL SPORTS PICNIC
Monday @ South Oldham 6:00 p.m.

The Middle School A team played host to Holy Trinity on last Friday afternoon at Goshen.  The final was a 3-0 loss but the team continues to work hard on improving their skills.  

Upcoming Schedule:
Friday Home v. Crosby 4:30 p.m. – FALL SPORTS PICNIC
Tuesday Home v. Meyzeek 5:00 p.m.

Last Friday, the MS B team hosted Holy Spirit.  The first half ended with an exciting stick save from goalie Kathryn Denham to keep the score at 0-0.  The Wyverns played every bit as tough in the second half, but fell short and lost 3-0.  On Thursday afternoon, they took on KCD and won 3-0, with Lucy Frederick (2) and Katie Hammond scoring.

Upcoming Schedule:
Monday @ Anchorage 4:30 p.m.

The junior field hockey 3/4 team put up a tough game against a stiff opponent in KCD.  Though they eventually fell, the team is improving. Mya Stevenson had a solid effort in goal for the Wyverns.

Upcoming Schedule:
Saturday Home v. Highland Latin 11:00 a.m.

The junior field hockey 1/2 girls put up a valiant effort in a game against KCD.  Piper Kuhn scored twice in the 4-2 loss.

Upcoming Schedule:
Saturday Home v. KCD 9:00 a.m.

The varsity team found themselves in a battle last Thursday night against Frankfort at the Goshen Campus. They came out on top 4-2, with goals from Alex Resnik and Andrew Thurstone in the first half to send the Wyverns into halftime up 2-1.  In the second half, Wah Doe Moo scored from 30 yards out and Michael Malpartida put in a corner kick to finalize the victory.  Sam Erbes had an impressive game in goal, with Will Yelton and Harrison Crawford in the back protecting the lead and starting counter-attacks.  

On Wednesday, the Wyverns Varsity team hosted district rival Central in their opening district match of the season.  The last time these two teams met, it was a sloppy game played almost under water in last season’s district tournament.  The Yellowjackets prevailed in that one, ending the Wyverns two-year run to the Regional Tournament.  This time around, St. Francis was no different as the teams battled to a 3-3 tie after regulation. Wah Doe Moo (2) and Alex Resnik led the Wyverns’ offensive attack.  The game came down to penalty kicks and the Wyverns were up to the challenge.  Wah Doe Moo, Tom Soenksen, Johnny Simpson and Michael Malpartida all made their shots, and Sam Erbes saved two of the four shots he faced to preserve the win.  

Thursday night the Wyverns hosted Bethlehem in a regular season match. Going back to 2010, the Wyverns have been winless against the Eagles with a 0-4-1 record.  This season, the team notched its first win in the series in exciting fashion 3-1.  Tom Soenksen got it started with a well-placed goal off a Jonny Simpson assist.  Gabe Mutchnick and Andrew Thurstone also had goals in the victory.  The win pushed the Wyverns’ win streak to three and their overall record moves to 5-6.

Upcoming Schedule:
Friday Home v. Walden 6:00 p.m. – FALL SPORTS PICNIC
Monday V/JV Home v. Atherton 5:00/6:30 p.m.

Last Thursday, the MS A team visited Highland Latin. The final result was a tie with the score 3-3.  The goals were scored by Owen Carey, Kyle McLaughlin and WIll Cole. St. Francis was down 2-0 at halftime and came roaring back. The Wyverns held the lead until late in the game when a penalty-box foul gave Highland Latin a free kick, which tied the score at 3 each.

Last Friday, the A team defeated Waldorf 7-0.  Pepper Hilton, Connor Gorman and Luis Reyes scored their first goals of the season. Two quick goals within the first five minutes from Kyle McLaughlin, both assisted from Pepper Hilton, sealed the game for SFS.

Upcoming Schedule:
Friday Home v. Walden 4:30 p.m.- FALL SPORTS PICNIC
Monday Home v. Anchorage 4:30 p.m.

The MS B team hosted Brown this past Tuesday in a game rescheduled from earlier in the season.  They won decisively, with a final score of 6-0.  Goals were scored by Lars Barbercheck, Kennan King (2), Tyler King, Brian Haupt, and Isaiah Green.  

Upcoming Schedule:
Friday Home v. OSL 4:30 p.m. – FALL SPORTS PICNIC
Monday Home v. Anchorage 5:45 p.m.

The junior soccer team traveled to Collegiate on Saturday morning for a match against Brown School.  Team Butler and Team Whitty joined forces to take on the Bears, and they did not disappoint.  The team played well, passed the ball and assisted on a number of goals in the win.  Savion Butler led the offensive attack with a hat trick of goals.  

Upcoming Schedule:  
Friday Team Whitty v. Team Butler 3:45 p.m.- FALL SPORTS PICNIC
Saturday Team Whitty v. KCD 8:45 a.m.; Team Butler v. Collegiate 8:45 a.m.


St. Francis played Collegiate in a JV golf match on Friday last week at the Shawnee Golf Course.  Emerson Mudd, Clay Foye, Ryan Petiprin, and Jack Baize were on the course for the Wyverns.  Clay shot the best round (45).  St. Francis won the match despite rain from the second hole on.

The JV teams met again at Collegiate’s home course of Cherokee on Tuesday.   Emerson Mudd, Clay Foye, Ethan Mackin, Ryan Petiprin, Sam Edwards-Kuhn and Jack Baize formed the team for this match, with the four best scores determining the winner.  St. Francis won with a total of 216 vs. Collegiate’s 233.  Emerson had the low round, with a 50.

With a perfect record on the line, the team played its last match of the season Thursday night with a trip to face Beth Haven at Sun Valley Golf Course.  The Wyverns came out tough throughout the match.  Emerson Mudd and Clay Foye took on Beth Haven’s two players while the rest of the Wyverns played in a foursome.  Emerson and Clay went stroke for stroke with Beth Haven and were in it up until the end.  Unfortunately, their attempt to go unbeaten for the season fell short, as the Wyverns lost by four strokes, 104-108.  This is still the best season for the team by far.  St. Francis wishes seniors Emerson Mudd and Sam Edwards-Kuhn well as they have played their last match as Wyverns.  

Golf Senior Night is scheduled to coincide with Soccer Senior Night on October 1st.  The ceremony will begin following the soccer game.

Athletic Committee
The Athletic Department would like to invite any interested parents to join the Athletic Committee for the 2015-16 school year.  The Athletic Committee has a division on each campus that, as its main focus, helps organize major athletic events.  Those events include the Back-to-School Picnic, the Fall Sports Picnic, Senior Nights and banquets.  The committee also doubles as the Title IX committee on equity.  Meetings are typically monthly and can be accessed on either campus.  If you are interested or have any questions, please email Athletic Coordinator Tyler Whitchurch.