The week of October 17th was a great one for Middle School athletics, as various teams all had successful showings. The 3A volleyball team defeated Holy Family, 25-11 and 25-8 on Tuesday the 18th. The 1A volleyball team had two matches Thursday. St. Stephen’s forfeited the first match of the day and the Crusaders traveled over to Regents and defeated them two games to none.
Also that evening, the MS football team took on Hyde Park in a rematch from a non-conference game earlier in the year. After losing 6-19 the first time out, St. Andrew’s rebounded with a 12-7 win. All of the scoring for both teams came in the second quarter, and Cole Baker accounted for both Crusader touchdowns with runs of 22 and 67 yards. The defense came up huge at the end of the game, as the Panthers had a first and goal from the St. Andrew’s 3 yard line. St. Andrew’s defense kept them out of the end zone and preserved the win.
On Saturday, October 22nd, the cross country team hosted the St. Andrew’s Invitational for MS and South Zone meet for US. The MS boys took first place as a team, scoring 22 points, with the next finisher (Hill Country) at 51 points. Eighth grader Marco Quaroni took 1st place overall with a time of 11:25, and Cole Baker just outstretched a Regents runner for 2nd place. Eighth graders Henry Gaudin (5th overall), Noah Mele (7th overall), and Sam Johnson (14th overall) rounded out the team scoring for the Cru.
Finally, the MS field hockey traveled down to San Antonio to play St. Mary’s Hall in their final game of the year. It was a defensive battle, as the game winded up with a 0-0 tie. Goalie Ada Barbee and the rest of the defense kept the Barons from finding room to score.