A week before school started, Tabor student-athletes returned to campus to start a rigorous week of practices. Their hard work has paid off in the first two weeks of competition as the fall sports teams have had a successful start to their seasons.
The Girls’ Field Hockey Team is currently undefeated, having won three games since the start of the season. First, the Seawolves defeated Middlesex with a score of 1-0. Then, in a convincing victory, the team defeated Thayer with a score of 7-2. Over the weekend, in a tight game against Nobles, Tabor won 2-1 in overtime. The future of the team looks bright given that Nobles was the 2013 New England Champion Team.
The Girls’ Varsity Soccer Team is also off to a good start. The team had an undefeated season last year, resulting in a tie for the New England Championship Title. Even after graduating some strong players, the team continues their success in the 2014 season. The girls tied the talented Brooks team and then beat Milton 3-2. This past weekend, the team had a sound 5-1 victory over Kimball Union Academy.
The Boys’ Soccer Team has had a strong few weeks as well. Highlights of the start of their season include victories over Roxbury Latin and St. Sebastian’s School, as well as a tied game against St. George’s School. The team has had a busy few weeks with a lot of games, and they continue to prepare for their upcoming competitions.
The Boys’ and Girls’ Cross Country Teams have also started their seasons off successfully. In the first official meet, Tabor hosted six boys’ teams and six girls’ teams to kick off the season. The girls’ team defeated all six opponents, including the 2013 New England Champion, The Winsor School, while the JV team tied for second in the meet. The boys’ team defeated five of the six teams to earn second place and the boys’ JV team won the invitational. Last weekend, the two teams traveled to Middlesex where both the JV and Varsity Girls defeated their three opponents. The boys ran to an impressive third place in the five-team race.
The Varsity Football team is a young one after having graduated a number of players. They have proved to be impressive competition as they held their own against Berkshire this past weekend in a close game.
The future of the fall season looks bright for all of the teams. To access schedules and results, visit taboracademy.org/scheduleresults or follow the updates on Twitter at TA_WolfPack.
By Julia O’Rourke