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Tuesday, 9/21/2021

Soccer - Girl's Varsity
St Johns College High School
Loss 1-2

Tuesday, 9/21/2021

Soccer - Boy's Varsity
St Johns College High School
Loss 0-5

Tuesday, 9/21/2021

Soccer - Boy's JV
St Johns College High School
Loss 0-7

Monday, 9/20/2021

Tennis - Girl's Varsity
Oakcrest School
Win 9-0

Saturday, 9/18/2021

Football - Boy's Varsity
Potomac School
Loss 7-21


List of 4 news stories.

  • A Busy Holiday Weekend for the Cardinals

    Boys Soccer:
    Thursday, September 2:
    Boys Soccer Go Down in a Close 2-1 Loss:
    The boys tasted their first defeat to Seton Hall with a 2-1 loss. The team started very strong as they pressured high and got a break in the first five minutes of the game. A through ball was played to EJ Edora from midfield with EJ making use of the space and pass to Charlie Murphy who controlled and finished with a great second touch for the Cardinals to go up 1-0. 
    Poor defending caused the equalizer and the game was then balanced with both teams battling hard for a second goal. 
    Deep into the second half, a foul was given to Seton from the halfway line. They played a long ball in and scored from a header. 
    Coach Sasso said, "We have more work to do, but the chemistry of the boys is great."

    Saturday, September 4:
    Football Goes Down 33-15 In Home Opener:
    The Bishop Ireton Cardinals lost their home opener to St. Alban's 33-15. After an early turnover, Junior Jamie Kaiser got back on track finishing the day with two passing touchdowns to Senior Jay Johnson. Johnson, who caught passes of 49,32 and 24 yards, finished the day with 117 yards receiving on 7 receptions. Next up, the Cardinals will host Independence on Saturday, September 11th.
    Tuesday, September 7:
    Senior Ana Jones '22 and The Cardinals Spike Seton 3-0 in Home Opener:
    Ana Jones was unstoppable from the outside hitting position.  Ana played above and between their defensive blocks finding the floor for kill after kill.  Playing opposite Ana was Harper Lucchesi who also found success from the outside but did most of her damage while serving and scoring several key aces during a comeback in the second set when BI trailed by 10 points.  Lilly Taylor playing the right side was able to extend the defense of Seton by coming through with several offensive kills and had the match winning kill stopping Seton's short livid comeback. Ashley Davis also found success from the right side with several of her own kills and scored kills also while in the outside position On the defensive side, both middles, Hadley Reardon and Mackenzie Lodewick kept Seton's front row off balance with key blocks and played a great game above the net.  The defense was rounded out by great coverage and passing by Maddie Rauner, Harper Lucchesi and Ana Jones.  The team's offense was made possible by the consistent efforts of  Alex Rogers and Brenna Stiles at the setter position. 
    Girls Tennis:
    Tuesday, September 7:
    Girls Tennis Survives with a Close 5-4 Victory in a Non-Conference Win:
    Bishop Ireton’s women’s tennis team opened their 2021 campaign with a tough 5-4 non-league home win over Seton School on Tuesday. 
    Singles matches were won at #2 by Addison Parker, #3 by Sofia Khalil, #5 by Morgan Seibel, and at #6 by Sarah Finamore. With the team match tied 4-4, the team match was decided by the #2 doubles match.   Ainsley Scruggs and Sofia Khalil who won it 8-5 and clinched the match for BI as the lights came on and dusk settled in at Montgomery Park. 
    The Cardinals (1-0) travel to Madeira on Thursday, 9/9 for their first road match. 
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  • Boys Varsity Soccer Defeat JPG at Home Game Opener

    The Boys Varsity Soccer team started the 2021 campaign today at home against John Paul The Great. It was a great beginning to the season, as the boys earned a well-deserved 2-0 victory against a very strong opponent. The team was a bit nervous at kickoff, but shook off the nerves quickly and grew into the game. 
    Our first break came midway through the first half, with a free kick awarded to us on the right hand side in John Paul The Great’s half. Max Kuzmenko, our right back, sent a kick into the box, which deflected to Santiago Miller. Miller capitalized on the rebound, sending a low volley shot into the back of the net for the first goal. The 1-0 lead held through the first half, with the Cardinals defending well.
    The second half started with our opponents striving to even the score, but our stout team defense frustrated their efforts, and we were able to exploit the open space in their defense on the counterattack. 
    After battling for over 65 minutes, a Cardinal player was fouled at midfield, and Santiago Miller sent a quickly-taken free kick to our right winger Tyreke Fairclough, who took a great first touch and finished with a cheeky second touch to put the Cardinals 2-0 up. 
    John Paul The Great did get a penalty awarded to them in the 75th minute, but goalkeeper, Arthur Seng, denied the goal with a fantastic save, and Seng’s efforts throughout the 90 minutes earned him Man of the Match honors. After the final whistle, the boys rallied around Seng and lifted him up after the win.
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  • Girls Varsity Soccer Hard Fought Opener Against Potomac

    The Cardinals opened their Fall 2021 season with a 0-5 loss against the Potomac School Varsity team.  The first half of the match saw the Ireton defense under heavy attack from Potomac with a diving series of saves from senior captain Katie Scolese.  

    The Cardinals returned at half time with a stronger offensive presence and several passing sequences resulting in several attempts to score and shots on goal.  In the 63rd minute of the game, the Cardinals, led by senior captains, Jane Elkins and Bella O’Brien, found themselves in scoring position in a fierce goal-mouth battle only to be denied by the Potomac defense.  The Cardinals played a tough first match and will return to the pitch Thursday to play the Connelly School of the Holy Child on their home field at Witter.
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  • Coach Joe Moon

    Bishop Ireton Names New Head Coach for Wrestling

    Coach Joseph Michael Moon has been named the new Head Coach for Bishop Ireton Wrestling. Born in Alamance County, North Carolina, Coach Moon has over two decades of combined wrestling experience. He learned from and trained with Olympic and World champion wrestlers and coaches. A two-time North Carolina High School State Champion and a two time high school All-American, Coach Moon attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he graduated with a double major in Exercise Sport Science and Psychology. A four year letter, winner he boasted a top 12 national ranking in his senior NCAA campaign. Previously, Coach Moon was the head coach for the Tennessee Wrestling Academy.

    Coach Moon's philosophy is:

    "Sport is an excellent hands-on training tool for the trials of life. Forcing oneself to be emotionally and physically prepared for a difficult situation can be directly instilled through sport. There are no guarantees in life or in wrestling, being able to adapt to adversity is an important learned skill. Even with hours of preparation and effort one may fall short of goals initially. The lessons sport teaches, none better than wrestling, is that consistent attrition will eventually lead to a desired outcome. I want to build my students into happy, hard-working, successful people."

    Welcome to the Cardinal family, Coach Moon!
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