Fall Season Comes to Close in Dallas at SPC

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Photo Courtesy of Anna Hooton '22

Field hockey team celebrates after winning their last game against TVS in SPC

Harrison Kemmer, Sports Editor

The fall sports season has come and gone, with all five sports able to get through their seasons. Four of the five teams made the SPC tournament, as boys volleyball, girls volleyball, field hockey, and cross country all made the trip to Dallas on November 4-6. FWCD came away with a total of three wins, and two top 10 finishes. The school also had four personal top 50 finishes. 

Girls volleyball had a good season, as they earned the sixth overall seed in the tournament. They went 0-2 in the tournament, but fought hard until the end. 

“I enjoyed representing the school by playing the sport I love. While the outcome wasn’t what we wanted, I loved being able to play with this team in the tournament,” Caroline Klein ‘23 said. 

The teams all stayed at a hotel in Dallas so that everyone could go watch their friends play. 

“It was bittersweet, but we ended the season on a hard-fought and exciting last set with the field hockey team cheering us on, so it was a good way to end the season,” volleyball player Sutton Howard ‘23 said. 

Boys volleyball had a fun season, as they beat St. Marks on senior night for their first win of the season. They went 1-2 in the tournament, as they beat Awty International 3-1 in their first game. 

“Playing at SPC felt rewarding after making big strides this season,” Femi Adedokun 22’ said. “However, even with all the excitement of the tournament, it was poignant knowing that it was going to be the last time going into battle with my team.” 

Field hockey had a good season this year, and a great tournament as they went 2-1, beating Episcopal 1-0 and TVS 1-0. They only let up one goal the entire tournament. 

“It was a roller coaster,” Lillian Buchanan ‘23 said. “You would think we were going to score and then you would think TVS was going to score. When Vivian [Todora ‘23] fell to the ground tipping the shot in, it was unreal. Next thing I knew we were all in a pile laughing and crying and screaming that we won.”  

FWCD field hockey snapped their winless streak against TVS field hockey with this victory as well. 

It felt really good to finally beat TVS after four years of not being able to, especially because we won at SPC ”

— Brailey Connor ‘22

 

Cross country had a fantastic season, as they set new personal highs throughout the year and made huge strides as a team. They finished tenth in both boys and girls races, and Sawyer Parker ‘22, Akil Collins ‘22, Jaya Conmy ‘25, and Murphy Hoefer ‘25 all finished top 50 in the race. 

All in all, the fall season was a fun one for FWCD, and the first games of winter sports are just around the corner.