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Weekend Raider Update: Oct. 5, 2020
Andrew Mouzin

The varsity field hockey team celebrated its seniors with a victory over Sion. The varsity volleyball squad stayed undefeated with big victories over Pleasant Hill and Heritage Christian. Freshman diver Zach Berg automatically qualified for state. Three girls tennis players qualified for individual state. Here is your Weekend Raider Update for Oct. 5, 2020.

Field Hockey
The varsity field hockey team honored its seniors last Thursday, Oct. 1, during its game agains Notre Dame de Sion. The Raiders came out victorious, winning 2-1. Goals were scored by sophomores Kate Wollard and Haddie Toney, and were assisted by junior Tate Angrist (2). The JV squad tied Sion, 1-1. The Raiders play Sion today, Monday, Oct. 5, at Sion.

Volleyball
The varsity volleyball team remained undefeated last week, securing a big victory over Pleasant Hill, 25-23, 24-26, 25-18, 25-17 on Thursday, Oct. 1, and going the distance with Heritage Christian Academy, 22-25, 25-22, 15-17, 13-25, 15-9 last Tuesday, Sept. 29. The team plays Lutheran tomorrow night, Oct. 6, at Lutheran.

Boys Swimming and Diving
The varsity boys swimming and diving team started off its season last week with three fantastic swim meets. The team went 2-1 in duals against Raytown, Raytown South and Ray-Pec last Wednesday, Sept. 30, in Raytown. The team upended both Raytown South (121-27) and Ray-Pec (101-77) and lost to Raytown (95-84). The 200-yard medley and 200-yard freestyle relay teams (freshman Nicholas Frank, sophomore Andrew Kim, freshman Tyler Sproull, senior Nick Trainor), Nick Trainor (50-yard freestyle), Nicholas Frank (200-yard freestyle, 100-yard backstroke) and freshman Zach Berg (diving) all finished in first place. Zach also automatically qualified for state in diving with 235 points. The team turned around the next day and nabbed fifth place in the Eubank Invitational, also in Raytown. 

Six school records fell over the two day span, including the 200-yard medley relay record, four records by Nicholas Frank (200-yard individual medley, 200 freestyle, 500-yard freestyle, 100 backstroke) and the diving record (in six dives) by Zach Berg. The week ended with the team defeating Belton and Missouri Military Academy Saturday, Oct. 3, in Belton. Zach Berg's 441 points on 11 dives also broke a school record. The team swims again Tuesday, Oct. 6, at Red Bridge YMCA.

Girls Tennis
The varsity girls tennis team qualified its doubles team of sisters Adella and Alisha Castaner, and freshman singles player Helen Hendricks, to the Class 3 state championships at individual districts Saturday, Oct. 3, at Park Hill South. The doubles team of seniors Jean Li and Ally Turtledove took fourth in the tournament. The team starts up team district play this week at home and will play the winner of Blue Springs/Blue Springs South tomorrow, Oct. 6.

Football
The varsity football team lost to a tough Lincoln College Preparatory Academy squad, 34-14. The team will try and get back in the win column Friday as they play their first home game of the season against Christ Preparatory Academy.

Boys Soccer
The varsity boys soccer team lost to a tough St. James Academy squad, 4-0, on Saturday, Oct. 3. The team faces Rockhurst in a big game tomorrow, Oct. 6, at Rockhurst.

Cross Country
The varsity boys and girls cross country teams competed in Grain Valley on Saturday, Oct. 3. The boys brought home second place out of 13 teams in the White division, with senior Jackson Chu finishing in fifth place individually and medaling.

Junior India Williams also medaled, finishing in 12th place individually out of a field of 44 runners. Boys JV runners Sam Kennedy (junior), Savino Go (junior) and Henry Ruland (junior) swept the top thre places in the boys small school JV race.

Girls Golf
The varsity girls golf team played St. Teresa's Academy and Park Hill last Wednesday, Sept. 30, at Shiloh Springs Golf Course. The team shot 210 on the day, just behind St. Teresa's. Sophomore Ava Rasmus medaled for the Raiders. The team plays today at Lakewood Oaks Country Club in Lee's Summit.