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Hammond girls soccer off to 4-0 start in region


By David Shelton

Senior Writer

Columbia – With an early 3-1 win over rival Cardinal Newman, a perennial state title contender in SCISA Class AAA, the Hammond School girls soccer team is proving they should be considered a title challenger as well.

Hammond’s win over their arch-rivals pushed their region record to 4-0 and gave the Skyhawks five wins in their first seven matches of the regular season. The lone early losses came to Class AAAAA public schools White Knoll and Irmo. The other early wins came against Lugoff-Elgin, Trinity-Byrnes, Heathwood Hall and Augusta Christian.

The Skyhawks have been very solid defensively in most outings in the early going while averaging five goals per game.

Leading the way offensively early have been junior Ellie Rickenmann and sophomore Claire Lewis. Each has tallied seven goals with Rickenmann adding five assists and Lewis three assists.

Senior Rosemary Angel has scored four goals with four assists while sophomore Heriot Sadler and eighth-grader Briana Pinasco each scoring four goals as well. Senior Briggs Edmunds has tallied three goals and freshman Katie Frye has added a pair of scores and two assists.

Sophomores Betsy Haile and Kate Oliver each have an early goal and each has three assists. Senior Anna Peacock, sophomore Rachel McCutchen and freshman Eme McQueen have scored a goal each.

The boys lacrosse team is a perennial contender for the SCISA state title, winning the title four times and losing in last year’s title match to Porter-Gaud.

The 2019 Skyhawks are playing a tough non-SCISA schedule as they prepare for a deep playoff run in April. The Skyhawks won four of their first seven contests in the regular season. The wins came against Greenbrier (Ga.), Lakeside (Ga.), Westwood and Spring Valley. The losses came to public school powers Dutch Fork, River Bluff and A.C. Flora.

Seniors Navaar Naimie and Julian McCue are veteran players and key offensive leaders on this year’s team. Naimie has 19 goals and eight assists early on while McCue has tallied 15 goals with 14 assists.

Junior Jackson Muschamp has added seven goals and an assist while sophomore Jack Word has five goals and two assists. Senior Warren Irvin and freshman Jackson Butler each have three goals, while junior Matthew Miller and eighth-grader Steve Glick have scored twice.

Hammond’s baseball team won their first six games of the regular season before taking their first loss to defending state champion Cardinal Newman.

The Skyhawks look to continue to improve and become a state title contender in May.

Leading the way for this year’s team are sophomore outfielder Reece Holbrook, a North Carolina commit, and freshman pitcher Tucker Toman, who has verbally committed to Oregon.

 Freshman first baseman Cooper Holbrook also rates as a top prospect in his class.




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