A Spirited Abbey Day

Mackenzie Taylor, Staff Writer

On Saturday, September 24, Pingree hosted Portsmouth Abbey School for a day of competition, otherwise known as ‘Abbey Day.’ Almost every team, varsity or JV,  competed against Abbey hoping to come out with the win. It was a very competitive and exciting day.

“The spirit was very alive,” says senior Grace Romanelli. 

Boys varsity, JV1 and JV2 soccer teams all competed against Abbey at 2:30. Boys varsity soccer played a very close and aggressive match and in the end came away with a 1-0 win. JV soccer also defeated Abbey 2-1 and JV2 crushed their opponent 6-1.

Girls varsity soccer didn’t play Abbey but faced off against a very talented BBN team for one of their biggest games so far of the season. The game was back and forth until the very end, but ended up with Pingree losing 1-2. Girls JV1 soccer competed against Abbey where they came out with a huge shutout, winning 11-0. 

Varsity field hockey also played BBN in a very competitive game where they came away with a deserving 4-3 win.

Varsity and JV1 volleyball teams faced Abbey in two exciting matches. Varsity lost 1-3 in a very close game and JV was defeated by Abbey 1-2.

“There was a lot of spirit and energy at our game,” says varsity volleyball captain Sam Jones. “We ended up losing but it was a good learning moment as we beat them in the first set. I think all the energy really brought up our confidence and I think that shows how our team has improved since last year.”

The weekend was very successful with Pingree coming out with some solid wins as well as a couple of losses. Saturday saw the Pingree community come together with a lot of spirit and energy for football’s home opener and so many other terrific games of the day.