Updates from our first two days at JCC Maccabi!

jcc maccabi games and artsfest update!!! 

Games updates right from the coaches themselves!! 

Volleyball: game 1) baltimore v. westchester/albuquerque/phoenix 
Split- 25-16/ 14-25, strong serving by Shiraz LaDeaux (st.Louis) and Toby Dubin, great first match!! 
Game 2) v. San Francisco, won 2 25-20, 25-15, all around team effort, serves by Makena Owens (Seattle), Rachel Levitt
Game 3) v. Dallas, lost 2 17-25, 8-25, tough match after a late night, started strong and then lost momentum. 
Game 4) v. Israel, lost 2, 5-25, 5-25, intimidated by Israel’s jr. National team, outplayed, great offense by Anna hornstein.

Swimming had two good days. Brooke kasoff had 1 gold and 4 silvers, Rachel Kaplan has two bronze, Madi Kalen has 1 silver and 1 bronze, Dena Applyby has 1 silver, Jory Parson has 1 bronze, Eric Eig has 1 gold and 5 silvers and Jake Kalen has 1 silver and 1 bronze. The team is doing well representing Baltimore and having a good time. We also celebrated Brooke’s 16th birthday! 

Tennis: Sara Sefret went 4-0 in the round robin, Mollye Komins, Mackenzey Kaplan, Maddie Terrill and Zach Silverman all went 3-1! Alex,Cole,Paul, Ari, Seth and Benji all have played hard and are looking forward to competing for medals.

Boys basketball: yesterday the boys had two difficult opponents in the continental delegation (3-1) and midwestchester (4-0), playing with a lot of heart and energy the boys kept the games close. The boys did beat st.louis/tucson  today by 10 points improving their record to 1-2. After losing the second game today. The boys basketball team is determined to finish strong tomorrow. 

Girls basketball: the girls team is performing well and is bonding with girls from San Jose, Denver and York pa. The girls have given their best in every game. Hats off to Ali Flax, Chloe Franks, Emily Aron and Sunny Synder for their great leadership. They are having an amazing time as well as competing with total heart. 

Boys soccer: The boys drew a tough round robin teams and lost all 4 matches. We did get 2 goals so far from Matt and Drew. Overall the teams are very good and we got outplayed. Playoffs are tomorrow and we hope for better results. 

Girls soccer: The girls team has experienced a lot of delayed starts for their games however it has given them a lot of time to bond since we are comprised of athletes from Baltimore, Cincinnati, St. Louis and San Francisco.  After waiting out a heat advisory delay, the girls played hard their first time as a team in a 3-1 loss to Rockland/Mid-Westchester and competed against the LA blue team in a 4-0 loss. Wednesday morning the girls graciously volunteered to pick up trash from the field which had been used the night before for opening ceremonies. Their good deed paid off as they tied Vancouver/Stamford/Metro West in the morning and lost in a good match against Boca Raton. 

Jcc Maccabi ArtsFest!!! Our artist are busy at work! Culinary arts will be catering all ArtsFest participants lunches on Thursday. All Rock bands and vocalist have blended with their groups and are sounding amazing! Our photographers are snapping tons of pictures, dancers are dancing away and actors are acting at their best. Can’t wait to see all the final performances and visual arts master piece.

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