Volleyball The varsity volleyball team had two SPC counter games on the road last week. On Tuesday, they went to Ft. Worth Country Day to take on the Falcons. The Lions were able to get good reps for everyone on the roster en route to a 3-0 victory. The team then traveled to OKC to take on Casady in an important SPC counter match on Friday. The Cyclones took game 1 by a score of 19-25. The Lions answered with a 25-20 win in game 2, only to get edged out in game 3 (22-25). With no margin for error, the Lions responded in game 4 with some big hitting from juniors Daniel Sanchez and Tristan Doan. Seniors Tony D’Apice and Sam Ahmed provided the necessary back row defense which helped the Lions emerge with a 25-19 win in the 4th game, forcing the 5th and decisive game of the match to 15 points. In this game, the Lions appeared invincible, with several big blocks early that frustrated the Cyclone offense. The Lions were up 8-1 when it was time to switch sides and never allowed Casady to gain momentum, eventually winning the game 15-3 and the match 3-2. The team is now 2-1 in the SPC North Zone with two more SPC counter games this week, against Ft. Worth Country Day on Thursday and at TVS on Friday).
Football The varsity football team traveled to Houston for the second straight Friday to take on the Houston Christian Mustangs. Trailing 0-21 at the half, and then 0-35 at the end of the 3rd, the Lions got on the board early in the 4th quarter when Anthony Andrews found Paxton Scott for a touchdown making the score SM 7 – HC 35. That would be the remainder of the scoring for the game. This Friday, the Lions (0-3 in SPC, 2-3 overall) host Episcopal High School (2-0 in SPC 4A, 4-1 overall) from Houston at 7:00 p.m.
Cross Country The varsity cross country team was off this weekend. They will run in Conroe, Texas, this weekend on the same course that they will be competing on in the SPC Championship meet this November.
ALUMNI SPORTS NEWS While the Texas Rangers didn't make it to the playoffs, you can still support three St. Mark’s alums who are in the front office for the Tampa Bay Rays. Matthew Silverman ’94 (President of Baseball Operations), Brian Auld ’95 (Team President), and Barry Newell ’05 (Senior Director, Business Operation & Analytics) are all trying to help the Rays win their first World Series. The Rays secured a wild card bid for the playoffs this season with a 96-66 record in the 2019 regular season. The Rays then beat the Oakland Athletics in a one-game playoff to move on to the American League Division Series against the Houston Astros who had the most wins (107) in the majors this year. At the moment, the Rays trail the Astros 0-2 in the best of 5 series. The Rays will play again on Monday, October 7, at 1:05 p.m. with their season on the line.
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