Gann took on a great opponent in Brimmer & May (B&M) on the beauriful turf field at Mt. Ida College. The Heifers were limited to 6 shots on goal converting 3 for goals: Alana Berman (2) Jenna Simes (1). B&M played a skillful transition and made the most of their offensive posessions. Defensive workhorses Abby Geffin, Hannah Epstein, Deena Karger, Saige Anapolle, Leah Gann, Lily Cantor and Sonia Marks (6 saves) in goal. Gann looks forward to hosting B&M on 5/9 to see how they match up again.
Two Gann student-athletes stepped up to play half of the game each in net for the Heifers at Landmark on Tuesday. Alana Berman had 5 saves in the first half and Julia Patkin made 3 saves! These players embodied a "Team Above Self"philosophy and the TEAM is grateful for their efforts in goal! Interestingly enough, thse same two players scored 3 of teh 4 Gann goals in the half of the game they were field players! Julia Patkin netted 2 goals right at the end of the first half and Alana Berman (1) goal. Liana Suttin also had a great goal in the second half. Amalya Charytan, Jordy Sisenwine and Mira Ganz helped organize the midfield and offense.
Gann Academy played an incrediblly matched opponent in Cambridge School of Weston (CSW). The contest brought out the best in both teams. Gann went goal for goal with CSW the entire game. it was a deadlock 7-7 at the half. Focus on team defense and draw controls helped Gann stay composed through the end of the game. WIth under 3 minutes the game was tied 15-15. Gann turned up their focus and team offense to execute an excellent offensive posession to net the winning goal. Gann goals were scored by Netanya Simon (5) Alana Berman (4), Jenna Simon (3) Noga Starobinski (2), Hannah Epstine (1), and Lily Cantor (1).As noteworthy is the team defense that held off a great offensive rush by CSW in the waining minutes of the game. Gann Defense was lead by Deena Karger, Ilana Jacobs, Leah Gann, Halle Sisenwein, Eliana Hiam, and Saige Anapolle. This Team vicoty was the epitomy of what educational athletics is all about - teamwork, communication, grit, selfless play!
Sonia Marks made an incredible 21 saves in net versus a strong Waring team. Her outstanding attitude and willingness to learn and grow in this new position has been inspiring her team all season. Another great defensive journey has come from another first year player, Jenna Bulanov who earned a defensive charge call with her great footwork and positioning. The defensive units who played together made a number of interceptions and ground ball pick ups. Leah Gann, Abby Geffin, Julia Patkin, Abby Geffin, Ariana Geffin and Ella Frank shared minutes working the backfield The Heifers stayed focused despite the score in both halves and was able to execute some great transition passing. The team offense all contributed to three goals scored by Alana Berman (2) and Lily Cantor (1).
On Thursday evening the Gann Lax team hosted Montrose JV's in a wonderful opportunity to support the learning and growth of younger players on each squad. Three Heifers made their Lacrosse debut: Jenna Bulanov, Ella Frank and Mira Ganz! We are SO proud of their dedication to learning the skills and game IQ of this sport. Their efforts this season were showcased on the field with great footwork, passing and communication. Fellow 9th graders Lily Cantor (5 goals); Ariana Geffin (6 draw controls); and Sonia Marks (9saves on 13 shots) all had outstanding games as well! 10th grader Hannah Friedman scored her first goals of the season (2) in addition to stellar defensive and midfield play again. Netanya Simon added 4 goals, and Liana Sutton and Noga Starobinski each had a goal. Something the team has been working on is scoring off of assists and Aviva Feinberg took that to heart contributing all 5 assists in the game to round out the Gann offense. Back from injury, Ilana Jacobs helped anchor and guide our new defense along with excellent on ball defending from Leah Gann.
Gann Girls Lacrosse and Boston Trinity were tied 3-3 at the half. The contest was evenly matched with speed and skill on both teams. Gann's halftime focus on transition passing and settled attack payed off. In addition to causing turnovers in the defensive and midfield areas, Gann's team play on attack resulted in a 5 goal to 2 goal advantage over BTA in the second half. Their committment to focus on the "little things" payed dividends. A defensive and midfield standout, Hannah Friedman, had poise with the ball under pressure and created havok on ball when defending (6 caused turn overs!). Adding to both the defensive and offensive success of this game was Halle Sisenwine who played solid minutes in the defensive wing position. Another big accomplishment was Lily Cantor's first career goal for Gann! The team continues to show improvement in their stick skills, on field awareness, and decision making. ROLLLLL HEIFS!
Girls Lacrosse has been working hard the last few weeks to prepare for this season opener. The team has focused on fundamental skill development and building the foundation of this years Sisterhood. All of this hard work resulted in a 6-2 victory over Chapel Hill. The team fought hard on both sides of the field. Our midfield earned many ground ball (GB) controls with Noga Starobinski collecting a team high 6 GB. Our outstanding defense was anchored by captains Saige Anapolle (6 interceptions) and Deena Karger (3 GB). Sonia Marks made her Gann Lacrosse debut in goal with 12 saves on 14 shots! The team is extremely proud of her focus and determination in net. Gann did not give up a goal in the second half. Quite a team accomplishment! Leading the way to net was Netanya Simon 3 goals 1 assist and Jenna Simes 3 goals. The Heifers are looking forward to their next contest on Tuesday April 2 @ Boston Trinity. ROLLLLL HEIFS!