Hawken Sports Update: Week of September 14th

We know how busy the school year is and we know how difficult it is to stay up to date with your favorite Hawken sports teams – but don’t worry, we’ve got you covered.  For the remainder of the year, every Monday The Affirmative No will post sports scores, highlights, and accomplishments to our online paper.  Even better, these updates will be written by members of the athletic teams themselves, thus you will get the inside scoop from all of Hawken’s Varsity Teams.  Go Hawks!


Boys Soccer by Bjoern Kluwe.  The Hawken Boy’s Varsity soccer team had only one game this week against CVC rivals, Chagrin Falls. The first half was hotly contested and the Hawks managed to strike first. Anderson Clyde was once again able to get on the end of Charlie Ross’ corner in the middle of the first half. However, the Tigers unfortunately responded with a goal of their own seconds before the halftime whistle blew. The second half saw an overwhelming attack from the Tigers lead by senior Mac Mazzulo. In the end, Chagrin Falls came out on top. The rest of the week was spent tirelessly preparing for the home match on Tuesday against CVC leaders, Orange. Then on Thursday, the Hawks play Division II powerhouse CVCA.

Girls Soccer by Affno Staff.  The girls soccer team continued their winning streak by defeating Chagrin Falls by a score of 2-0.  This week, the team hopes to defeat conference opponent Orange on Thursday.  Good luck girls soccer!

Football by Jacob Cohen.  The Hawks played Gilmour on Saturday, September 12th.  The Hawks started fast pulling out to a 20-0 lead on the back of two Alex Friedman touchdowns. Gilmour responded with a 70 yard touchdown pass just before the half to make it 20-7 at halftime. The Lancers scored to start the second half closing the gap to 20-14. However, after the touchdown the Hawks defense stepped up. When Gilmour was driving the Hawks came up with a big defensive stand on 4th and 1. With less than 2 minutes remaining in the game Sophomore Danny Murphy intercepted Gilmour’s pass and took it back 45 yards for the score to seal the deal. The final score was 28-14 Hawken. This marked the football team’s first win over the Lancers since 2012. The win moves the Hawks to 3-0 already surpassing their win total from last season!  Keep up the good work, Hawks!

Field Hockey by Julia Hillenbrand.  The field hockey team finished a tough week with two losses against Stowe (3-0) and Hilliard (3-1), despite some good play and incredible team effort. Highlights include a standout game by Elisabeth Blossom against Hilliard Lynx.

Boys Golf by Sears Shultz.  The boys golf team improved their undefeated campaign to 8-0 this past week, cementing themselves as the clear Chagrin Valley Conference favorite.  We are currently practicing for the CVC tournament which will take place on September 21st.

Girls Golf by Affno Staff.  This past Thursday, the girls golf team traveled to Mayfield and claimed a victory (174 to 210).  Four of the five lowest scores came from Hawken golfers, led by Senior Captain Isabella Joseph who shot a 39.  This upcoming week, the Hawken girls golf team looks forward to a big match at Laurel on Wednesday!

Girls Tennis by Affno Staff.  This past week, the Hawken girls tennis squad had only one match again rival Laurel.  Sadly, the Hawks were defeated.  This week, the girls anticipate a challenging home match against Chagrin Falls on Thursday.

Girls Volleyball by Jasmine Walker.  This past week, the girls’ volleyball team continued to build on our great start to the season. As of Monday, September 15th, our record is 7-4, including multiple big wins against quality opponents. This past weekend the girls’ volleyball team won the Andrews Osborne Tournament. We’re looking forward to an exciting season!

Girls Cross Country by Leah Meisel.  Despite facing challenges of sickness and injury, the girls’ cross country team has had an amazing start to the season. We have finished really well in all of our meets so far, placing 3rd in the Madison U Wanna Come Back Invitational and 17th at the Tiffin Cross Country Carnival. In addition to our accomplishments as a team, we’ve also had sophomore Julia Aliazzi and junior Dalia Tabachnik bring home some individual medals for being top finishers. These girls never fail to amaze me. They come to every practice ready to work hard and give each workout everything that they’ve got, and it’s truly inspiring. I have no doubt that this hard work and dedication will pay off come post-season time. Though the size of our team is small, that is certainly not the size of the challenge that we are going to bring to cross country teams from all around the state.

Boys Cross Country by Isaac Jacobson.  So far this season, the boys cross country team has attended two events.  The first event was the Tiffin Cross Country Carnival, where every member of the boys team ran under 19 minutes for 5k.  Furthermore, at the Tiffin Cross Country Carnival, Freshman Michael Snyder ran a 17:38, placing him in the top 10 runners of all time for the school.  Next, we went out to the U Wanna Come Back Invitational, where the boys team placed 2nd in their division.  Just to note, over the last two years, the team has gone from 14 members last year to 26 members this year; we hope that this upward trend continues.