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.