Despite Injury, Exciting Fall Season for Hilltoppers


Edward Reilly, Director of Athletics

It was a mild fall by New England standards and WA athletes have been the beneficiaries of terrific training conditions to practice and compete. For those in the mix to participate in the upcoming NEPSAC Championships, we wish you continued success.

Congratulations to Coach James Proctor who secured his 200th career win in a 2-1 road win over Phillips Andover. The team rallied for a thrilling 2-1 win over the Brunswick School on Saturday and will look to pull off another road win on Wednesday when they travel to the Salisbury School for a 4:00 pm contest.

The girls’ varsity soccer team kept their tournament hopes alive as they slipped past a determined Exeter squad, 1-0  in New Hampshire on Saturday. Tabor Academy utilized an impressive passing game and eased past the Hilltoppers on Wednesday afternoon, 5-2. The team has an important home contest with Phillips Andover on Wednesday afternoon at New Balance Field with a 2:45 pm kickoff.

The injury bug has riddled our Football team who competed hard but fell on the road to Andover 42-21. Wide out Zukudo Ighwenagu and quarterback, Asa Floyd connected on a couple of beautiful pass plays to keep the Hilltoppers within shouting distance. Seniors will be honored on Friday evening as Cheshire Academy comes to town for a 6:00 pm contest.

Varsity Field Hockey has hit a tough stretch and looks to rebound with a Tuesday afternoon contest with cross town rival Bancroft. Tabor beat the visiting Hilltoppers in Marion, Ma. on Wednesday by a 2-0 count and Middlesex School held on for a 3-2 win on Friday evening under the lights at Morse Field.

Volleyball dropped a pair of 4 set matches to Marianapolis Prep and Dana Hall School during the week and will travel to Lawrence Academy for a Monday afternoon tilt.

Both cross country teams used the trip to Wilbraham & Monson on Saturday to prepare for Saturday’s NEPSTA D-2 Championships at the Berkshire School.

V girls’ Volleyball split 2 matches, posting a 2-1 win over Marianapolis Prep and losing by the same 2-1 score to Dana Hall School.

WA girls’ JV soccer fell behind early at unbeaten Exeter on Saturday and dropped a 2-0 contest.

JV boys’ soccer continues their fine season with a 3-1 road win at the Rectory School on Wednesday. Road contests at Marianapolis and Cushing will close out the season and the soccer coaching career of WA’s Bob Thorn.