Sports Recap Week of September 5, 2022
The Varsity Volleyball team had a full slate of games last week - 2 non-league matches as well as a tournament. The Saints went 8-3 on the week, opening with a huge come from behind win over Verrado on Wednesday night. The Saints were down 0-2 to start the match but clawed their way back to force a 5th and deciding set. The Dog Pound was in full effect and helped push our NDP Saints to a 15-13 final set win! Over the weekend, the team went 6-3 at the Westwood Tournament of Champions and finished in 2nd place in the Silver Bracket. Junior Evan Hendrix ('24) fired her 1000th career high school kill for NDP. What a great achievement!
The JV volleyball Team went 2-0 on the week and the Frosh Team finished 1-1.
The Varsity Football Team opened their home campaign with a decisive 50-0 trouncing over visiting Ironwood. Junior Quarterback Noah Trigueros fired 5 touchdown passes with 280 passing yards. Sophomore Cooper Perry hauled in four touchdown receptions and 124 total receiving yards. Junior Reid Meyer ran for 58 yards and a TD as well. The JV Team lost a close one 14-24 to Desert Edge while the Freshman Team beat visiting Ironwood 30-6.
NDP's Cross Country teams raced at the Fountain Hills Invite at Fountain Park on Saturday with Junior Evan Grawer placing 7th for our boy's team and Junior Ava Handel placing 14th for our girl's team. Boys Varsity placed 6th overall and girl's varsity placed 12th overall.
Girls Golf squared off against Cactus Shadows on Wednesday and Makenna Cox led the way for the Saints with a 52.
Boy's golf took down Desert Mountain on Tuesday with a score of 147-162. Freshman Landon Ashcroft fired a 33 to lead all golfers.
Swimming had the week off.
Cheer and Pom looked fantastic as they showed NDP Saints Spirit at the Varsity Football game last Thursday night. The halftime performance was great! Keep working hard, ladies - your first competitions will be here before you know it!
The D1 Hockey Team opened their regular season and won twice over the weekend, beating Campo Verde 5-3 and Brophy 6-1. Junior, Cody Bjorndale tallied 4 goals and Senior, Tyler Posch scored five goals respectively. Shout out to the great crowd at the Brophy game on Sunday Night.