Sept. 14 – 20
Women’s Cross Country
At the Boardman Invitational Varsity beat Kenston in a tiebreaker and took home 1st place. They were helped by junior Mia Compton-Engle who placed 5th and freshman Darby Murlin who placed second for the team. Freshman Elizabeth Murlin placed 69th and broke the tie. Open swept the top seven spots at the Cleveland Heights Meet. These top seven runners were, senior Anna Krouse, junior Grace Fraser, sophomore Audrey Cullen, freshman Caroline Harrison, senior Lauren Sheperd, senior Annika Jankowsky, and freshman Claudia Cullen.
Men’s Cross Country
Varsity placed 9th at the Boardman Invitational this weekend. Senior DeAndre Hall placed 13th overall with a time of 16:43. Junior Gage Weingart had a great race coming in 61st overall and 4th out of the Shaker runners. Open won the Cleveland Heights Tri-Meet with help from seniors Ben Cox and Sam Morris who placed 1st and 2nd respectively.
Varsity lost to Avon Lake this week. They lost 0-2 in a close game with outstanding defense on both sides. JV tied their game 0-0. This was another outstanding defensive game.
Varsity A won two out of their three games this week. On Monday, they beat Walsh 3-2 in a very close match. On Wednesday, they lost to Magnificat by the score of 0-5. Lastly, to end their week they beat HB 4-1. Varsity B won all four of their games this week. On Monday, they beat Walsh by a score of 3-2. On Tuesday, they beat Rocky River 4-1. They also beat Magnificat in an exciting match by the score 3-2. They ended their week with an impressive win over Cuyahoga Valley Christian Academy by the close score of 3-2. JV won two of their games this week. On Wednesday, they beat Laurel 4-1. On Thursday, they lost to Magnificat 1-4. To end their week they beat Cleveland Heights 3-2.
On Thursday, Varsity beat Hudson in an exciting overtime game. The goals in regular time were scored by sophomore Skylar Sokal and senior Lily Camp. The overtime goal that one it for Shaker was scored by freshman Charlotte Glasper.
Varsity beat Warrensville in three sets on Thursday. They won the first set 25-16 and the second 25-8. The secure the win they won the third set 25-11. Varsity faces off against Maple Heights on Tuesday.
Varsity lost their Thursday night game against Bedford. Senior Carson Fowler made a 33 yard field goal and senior Josh Lanier recovered a fumble for a Touchdown.
Varsity placed 4th out the 5 teams that played at the Us Invitational.They were led by junior Robert Kimmel who shot a 37 on the front 9 and a 35 on the back 9 for a combined score of 72. This was a low enough score for him to earn a medal.
Sept. 21 – Sept. 28
Varsity beat Cleveland Heights by a score of 6-0. Their goals were scored by freshman Charlotte Smyers who had two, junior Kate Meinhard who also had two, freshman Maya Carroll and senior Caroline Brancato. Three of the goals scored were assisted by senior Sierra Hurle which all came off of corner kicks. JV also beat Cleveland Heights with a stand-out offensive game, they ended up winning 10-0.
Varsity beat the 11th ranked Wooster in an impressive 2-1 win. They were able to maintain their undefeated record with goals from junior Luke Stefanski and senior Mark Sauerland. JV A tied their game against Wooster. It was a battle between defense and no team was able to score. JV B won their first game of the season against Mentor. They were helped by goals from sophomores Jackson Fowler and Athan White, who was assisted by sophomore James Rhodes.
On Tuesday, varsity beat Maple Heights in a close matchup. Shaker won the first two sets and the last set. On Thursday, varsity beat Shaw 3-0 by winning every set. They improved to 6-0 on the season. JV beat Shaw also by winning both sets. They won these sets 25-6 and 25-5.
On Wednesday, Varsity A won all their matches against Mayfield, including singles players senior Natalia Glinzler, sophomore Ruth Wilson, senior Kayla Lowery. On Friday, Varsity A lost to St. Joes 1-4 with only their only win coming in a doubles match won by senior Katy Cronin and junior Bella Glinzler. Varsity B won both of their matchups this week. On Monday, they won 4 out of their 5 matches against St. Joes. On Thursday, they beat Beaumont 4-1. JV also went undefeated this week by winning all 3 of their matches. On Monday, they beat St. Joes 3-2. On Wednesday, they beat Mayfield 4-1 and on Friday, they finished the week strong with a 3-2 win over Beaumont.
On Tuesday, Varsity lost their only game of the week in a close matchup. The game came down to a sudden death overtime where Magnificat scored and won. Shaker’s lone goal was scored by senior Lily Camp.
On Thursday, Varsity hosted Mentor at Shawnee Hills Golf Course. Shaker lost 199-178 and the lowest score that they shot was a 47.
Women’s Cross Country
On Saturday night, Varsity took home first place at the Riverside XC Night Invitational. They were led by senior Avery Blaszak who placed third and junior Mia Comton-Engle took 6th. This was the first time in Shaker XC history that six girls finish in under 20 minutes. Open placed 4th at the same invitational with help from senior Annika Janikowsky, freshman Claudia Cullen and senior Lauren Sheperd who took 16th, 17th and 18th respectively.
Men’s Cross Country
Varsity placed 3rd at the Riverside XC Night Invitational. They were led by senior DeAndre Hall who placed 3rd with a time of 16:20 and sophomore Andre Poggio who placed in the top 7 for his first time. All the top 7 Shaker runners finished in under 18 minutes. Open placed 5th at the Riverside XC Night Invitational. They were led by freshmen Felix Tanner and Julius Maximo.
Varsity lost in a heart-breaker. They were winning up until the last 20 seconds of the game when Lutheran East scored another touchdown. Junior Adam Diaz and Senior Max Benicasa connected on two touchdown passes, one in the first half and the other in the second.