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Chloe Allis '25

Apr 21, 2023

While most students left for Long Spring Weekend right at noon on Friday, the girls lacrosse, track and field, and softball teams stayed just a little bit longer to compete for the MCup. The recent but esteemed rivalry matches Mercersburg Academy and The Madeira School. All three teams dominated the competition to secure the MCup this year for Mercersburg.

“The girls track team ran well against Madiera. In terms of morale, it's important to help them understand that in a dual meet, with only two teams, every performance, place, and point counts toward the end result,” said Rachel Mallory, assistant girls track coach. 

“A number of the distance athletes ran PRs [personal records] in their events, which was exciting since Mercersburg ran uncontested in both the mile and the two-mile, and it can be hard to stay focused on your own. The 4x100m team consisting of Addie Heldman ’25, Anneliese Iasiello ’26, Kyla Moore ’24, and Abby Kendall ’26 also had an outstanding performance, with Kendall coming from behind to take victory by only a few meters. It was a fun race to watch,” said Mallory. 

“I think the meet went well,” said Maddie Goodhart ’24, “Throughout the week we had some pretty tough workouts, which helped us prep for the meet. We also were able to look at things that went wrong during our last meet and fix them for the meet against Madeira. A few people set PRs, people got to try new events, and overall it was super fun! The meet also ended early, which was appreciated.”

Girls lacrosse dominated its game. “We played really well, winning 19-3 and showing how well we are working together and improving from game to game,” said girls lacrosse coach Kristin Ahlgren. “I loved the game because it was a time where every player was able to get in the game and make contributions!”

Twin sisters Zarreen and Zareena Sorho ’23 also both reached the 100 career points milestone during the game against Madeira. “I feel so proud of having accomplished a milestone like this. There’s always more milestones to achieve. This is just the beginning of something great,” said Zareena Sorho.

The girls’ softball team had an astonishing victory of 15-0 concluding the game in 5 innings. “I think the game went really well,” said Ava Guzic ’25, who scored four runs. “We made all the plays we were supposed to and got a lot of people around the bases. It was a lot of fun.”

Looking ahead to the rest of the season, all teams have some tough MAP: games, as well as other, equally as tough, competitions to prepare for. Every team is looking to work hard and perform their best. “The big goal is to always push to improve. We don't want to be the same as we were last week; we want to continue getting better throughout the season and be playing our best when we reach the final game!” said Ahlgren. 

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