Senior Night for Field Hockey and Golf

By Tony Butler, Athletic Director

Senior Night for Field Hockey and Golf: Monday, October 12th
On Monday night, the field hockey team will play a home match against Seneca at the Goshen Campus.  It will be a special night for a group of seniors on both the field hockey and golf teams.  Senior Night festivities will begin at 4:30 p.m. Everyone is invited as we send them off in style.

Be sure to wear pink in support of our “Pink Out” event. We will be having a fundraiser with all proceeds benefiting the American Cancer Society.  Our “Pink Out” Challenge is to see which Senior Night generates the largest amount of donations.  The soccer team had an outstanding showing and the field hockey/golf teams are up next.  

The Athletic Department appreciates the following group of seniors and we wish them well in their future endeavors.
Field Hockey: Bailey Chapman, Page Dabney, Rose Gilbert, Lucy Lv, Mariah McCrocklin and Sterre Spijker (exchange student)  
Golf: Sam Edwards-Kuhn and Emerson Mudd.

Varsity Field Hockey
The varsity field hockey team had a tough road game against district opponent Holy Cross last Thursday. The Wyverns, who beat the Cougars in their first matchup of the season, tried to complete the season sweep.  Holy Cross scored early on, and tough field conditions kept the Wyverns from capitalizing on a number of opportunities.  

The 1-0 score mirrored the first match but the Wyverns were on the other side this time.  

The Wyverns played a makeup game versus district opponent Presentation on Tuesday. Presentation scored a goal within the first minute, and two more later in the first half. Shelly Lancaster tipped a goal in on a powerful assist from Page Dabney. Though the girls played like a different team in the second half, they were not able to come back from the three goals and lost 3-1.  Their loss dropped them to the 4th seed in the district, likely matching them against Butler in the first round of the tournament that starts in two weeks.  

On Tuesday, St. Francis played host to cross-town rival Atherton. The Wyverns played shorthanded due to injury and sickness but fought hard in the 5-1 loss.  The lone goal was scored by Hanna Cobb.

Thursday night, the varsity team took on North Oldham in a match at the Goshen Campus.  The Wyverns defeated North on their home field in September 2-0, and looked to complete the season sweep on this night.  St. Francis defeated the Mustangs 2-0 once again.  Up next is Seneca on Monday night at 5:00 p.m.  Senior Night festivities will begin at 4:30 p.m.  

Varsity Soccer
The soccer team celebrated their Senior Night in conjunction with the inaugural “Pink Out” against North Bullitt. The crowd arrived early in support of the seniors as they kicked off to start the game. It was an intense battle on the pitch.  Michael Malpartida scored two goals to tie the game in the final minutes before North Bullitt scored the go-ahead goal in the closing minutes to go up 3-2.  The JV beat North Bullitt with a score of 2-0. The goals were scored by Sam Erbes and Gabe Mutchnick.

Last Saturday, the team traveled to Nelson County to take on the Cardinals. Harrison Crawford scored off of a throw in from Michael Malpartida in the fourth minute to take the lead. The Wyverns eventually fell to the Nelson County 2-1. The JV team held their ground against Nelson County and fell 1-0.

On Monday, St. Francis traveled to Fern Creek to challenge a tough Tigers team.  They played together as a team but were defeated by Fern Creek 9-0.  The JV team lost 2-1. The lone goal was scored by Will Yelton.

On Tuesday, St. Francis traveled to Walden on their Senior Night. The starters played sparingly throughout the game. The rest of the team had to carry the workload as they won 2-0. The goals were scored by Tom Soenkson and Jonny Simpson.

Middle School Soccer
The A team beat Rock Creek 4-0 as the 8th graders took the field for the final regular season home game. We had a great season and finished 6-3-1 overall.

The B team lost to Rock Creek 2-1. The Wyverns fought hard to overcome the deficit but ran out of time. Lars Barbercheck scored for the Wyverns late in the second half and motivated his team in the second half. Brian Haupt had a fantastic season as keeper, saving countless volleys from opponents.

LISC Soccer Tournament
The 2015 Louisville Independent Schools Conference Tournament is annually held at the Goshen Campus.  The tournament features two divisions of play for middle school soccer, Silver and Gold.  The 8-team Gold Bracket highlights 7/8 teams from KCD, Collegiate, Walden, Highland Latin and, of course, host St. Francis.  The 4-team Silver Division is comprised of 5/6 teams from Meredith Dunn, Walden, KCD and St. Francis.  

The A Team opened the tournament strong against Walden on Tuesday night, winning 5-0 against the Wolverines.  Pepper Hilton set the pace of the game early on and ended up with a hat trick of goals by game’s end.  Kyle McLaughlin and Will Cole also scored goals. Bruce Hamilton did a fantastic job in goal, shutting out the Walden team. Excellent coordination throughout the field aided the scoring players and goalie, making Tuesday night’s game a true team win. Other standout performances include Connor Gorman, Owen Carey, John Ospital, and Lorenzo Mahoney.

Their win matched them with familiar opponent Collegiate on Wednesday night.  They fought valiantly against a strong Collegiate team and made an excellent showing. The teamwork and heart on display were top notch, but in the end this night drew the A Team’s season to a close as the Wyverns fell 4-0.  Final team record is 7-4-1.  

The B team also opened the tournament against Walden.   The Wyverns jumped out early with a quick goal from Lars Barbercheck early in the first half.  The Wolverines came back to tie the game midway through the period and took a 2-1 lead into halftime.  St. Francis came out poised in the second half as they controlled the ball and tested Walden’s defense for much of the half.  Isaiah Green scored early in the half and then Isaiah Robles connected on a free kick. The team finished the game off with great defense behind keeper Brian Haupt and eventually won the game 3-2.  

The win on Wednesday meant the team advanced to the Silver Division Championship on Thursday evening against Meredith Dunn.  The Wyverns fell short against the Eagles in their regular season match.  Early on both teams played with grit and it took a while for the first score by Meredith Dunn.  Lars Barbercheck scored a breakaway goal and the Wyverns went into halftime down 2-1.  Meredith Dunn proved a formidable opponent and eventually won 4-2.  This year marked consecutive trips to the Silver Division Championship for St. Francis.  Congrats to all the players, coaches and parents for a season well played.  

LS Basketball
We are still in need of coaches for the 3/4th grade girls’ team. If you are interested in coaching, please contact Tony Butler or Tyler Whitchurch.

If you are interested in playing basketball at any level, please contact Tyler Whitchurch to be added to the roster.