Spring Sports Wrap Up with E/A Weekend

Big Red closes the season with six out of ten victories over Big Blue.

By
Brian Muldoon
May 27, 2017
Phillips Exeter Academy Boys Lacrosse

Boys varsity lacrosse topped Andover for the fourth time in the last six years with a 12-10 victory on Saturday afternoon. The two teams always play tight as Exeter has outscored Andover by just two goals, 52-50, in their last six meetings. 

It was a bright and sunny spring day on the Exeter campus as the 2016-17 athletic season came to a close with an exciting E/A weekend. Big Red claimed six out of ten victories over Big Blue.

Girls varsity lacrosse kicked off the action under the lights in Phelps Stadium on Friday night as it raced past Andover 11-4. Molly Seibel led the way with a monster performance as she found the back of the net five times in the win to wrap up Big Red’s season at 16-1-1.

Both the boys JV and girls JV lacrosse squads earned victories, 13-5 and 10-8 respectively, on Saturday afternoon while boys volleyball downed Andover for the third time this season, 3-0. Varsity baseball saw its late comeback attempt fall short as Andover squeaked past 4-2. Varsity softball dropped a 7-0 decision to Andover.

Big Red and Big Blue track teamed up and opened their race with a beautiful rendition of the National Anthem. Andover got the best of the boys, 83-62, but Exeter saw two longtime prep records snap. Matthew Wabunoha broke a 28-year-old 110 meter hurdles prep record by cruising to a time of 16.8 seconds while Jinwoo Kang broke the 800 meter prep record set back in 1983 with a time of 2:03.3. On the girls side, Big Red came through with a big win in the final event of the afternoon (4x400 meter relay) to top the blue 76-67.

Boys varsity lacrosse capped the day with a thrilling 12-10 win, staving off an Andover comeback push to finish the year at 15-3.

Exeter crew wrapped up their season with a fantastic performance at Interschols as all six boats advanced to the Grand Finals. On the girls side, boat two claimed second place and boat three grabbed third, while the first boat finished sixth overall. Both the second and third boats finished second on the boys side, while the first boat finished fifth at Lake Quinsigamond.