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Greenhill varsity teams compete in Winter Southwestern Preparatory Conference Championships from Feb. 9 to 11

From Feb. 9 to 11, Greenhill teams attended the annual Winter Southwestern Preparatory Conference (SPC) Championships and earned three top-three place finishes  in Houston. Every varsity program sent teams to compete at SPC at various schools in the Houston area.

Boys’ Varsity Soccer earned a second place finish at the tournament after reaching the final for the first time in years. They beat St. Andrew’s Episcopal School, St. John’s School and Cistercian Preparatory School, all 2-0, before finally losing 0-5 in the final to Episcopal High School.

“It was one heck of a season,” said captain Benjamin Stromberg.

Girls’ Varsity Soccer lost 1-0 in the opening round against Episcopal High School, competing without All-North Zone sophomore starter Caroline Simpson, who suffered an ACL injury late in the season. The girls’ squad recovered and rallied to win the consolation bracket with a 2-0 win over Casady School and 4-0 win over Houston Christian.  They finished in 9th place.

Senior Madison Cook, a Girls’ Varsity Soccer captain, said she was disappointed with the result but she felt like there were definitely some positives to the weekend.

“I felt like we really came together as a team over the course of the weekend and united in a way we hadn’t throughout the majority of the season,” she said.

Boys’ Varsity Basketball finished in 3rd place with a 63-60 victory over The Kinkaid  School. The team started strong with a 64-60 win over Houston Christian High School but lost 67-68 to Episcopal High School in a heated semifinals game.

Girls’ Varsity Basketball earned a 3rd place finish with their 58-45 win over Trinity Valley School.  They opened their tournament with a 61-46 victory over Episcopal High School before losing to The Kinkaid School 42-66 in the semifinals.

After a hard battle at a Conroe ISD swimming pool, Boys’ Varity Swimming finished in 12th place, earning two points, while Girls’ Varsity Swimming finished in 7th place, with 23 points at meet’s end.

“I think this year was about rebuilding for the swim team and myself. We got a lot of new people and when SPC came around it really showed how much of a family we had all become whether you were old or new to the team,” said sophomore Erica Yang.

Photo by Amber Coben

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