Varsity softball team knocks off Lyndhurst


The Varsity softball team defeated Lyndhurst 3-1 on Saturday, May 2, 2015.

by Nicola Fornino, Staff Writer

The Girls’ varsity softball team won their first round matchup of the Bergen County Tournament last Saturday in Glen Rock.

Glen Rock defeated Lyndhurst with a score of 3-1.

It was known that this game was going to be an interesting one because the teams were very close, almost equally matched.

Lyndhurst was ranked as the 18th seed, while Glen Rock was the 15th seed in the tournament.

In the first inning, Glen Rock went down 1-0.

As the game continued, Glen Rock’s defense became stronger and began to play as a unit. Pitcher, Kate Kelly (’15), and catcher, Carly Benjamin (’15), continued to adjust their positions as the game went on.

“They kept the team under control, defensively,” Kelly Dowell, head Varsity softball coach, said.

In the 5th inning, Victoria Small (’17) became the catalyst for the team and got the inning going with a single and Sarah Perry (’16) sacrificed Small to second base, now with one out.

“Vix Small got on with a single, Sarah Perry sacrifice bunted her over. And then Zoe Bender came up with a double,” Dowell explains. “That tied the game.”

Bender eventually came home to score after Ariel Shilitz (‘15) drove her in. Rebecca Nathanson (‘15) scored another run to add to the Glen Rock lead.

Within the last two innings, the score did not change, with Glen Rock ahead, 3-1.

“I knew that this game was going to be a good competition because I knew going into it, this pitcher that we were facing wasn’t a type of pitcher we had seen since the beginning of the season,” Dowell says of the attitude she had enter the game.

This year, the Varsity softball team has definitely showed their competitive fire, battling through this grudge match against Lyndhurst as this game added another win to their resume, continuing their 11 game winning streak.


A previous version of this article incorrectly listed Kate Kelly’s graduation year at 2016.  That has been fixed to the correct graduation year of 2015. 

A previous version of this article incorrectly spelled Ariel Shilitz’s name.  It has been fixed.