Wednesday afternoons at Ridley are reserved for sports. Whether you play a competitive sport or are involved in sports for life or are working on the latest drama production all students are engaged. Yesterday was no different students were playing in competitive games and participating in sport for life. The weather was unseasonably warm for January, so a few of the rowers went out to the Henley course in Port Dalhousie and were able to get onto the water for a mid-winter row.
Flat water and 12 degree temperatures made for a great day to row.
The 1st girls’ volleyball team was at home for their season opener against Branksome Hall. The girls came out strong from the first serve and got an early 14-2 lead with the help of the setting/hitting duo of co-captains Alison Whitty and Tori Dykstra, as well as left side hitter, Chelsea Fischer.
They continued to dominate the play and show control and finesse and came out with a win of 25-10. The second set saw much of the same, with some well-timed digs by libero Madi Clarke and right side LeAndrea Armbrister. Again the girls came out with the win, 25-14.
The girls clenched the win in the third set (25-20) with help from newcomer Alyssa Toffolo and first year senior players, Eliza Coffin and Ellen McCann.
The 1st girls’ hockey team had a decisive 5-0 win over Villanova. The 1st boys’ hockey team was away at St. Andrew’s College and came away with a 5-4 victory over SAC giving them a shared first place in CISAA standings. The 1st boys’ basketball team won their first game of the Welland Tribune tournament 57-31 over Port High. The next game for the team is Friday night at 6:30 p.m. against Notre Dame.
Ridley College fields more than 45 competitive athletic teams annually, from Under 12 in the Lower School through our First teams in the Upper School and offers four program development sports (soccer, basketball, ice hockey, and rowing) for boys and girls in the Lower School that lead through to junior and senior teams in the Upper School, for more information on Ridley College athletics, please click here.