From an afternoon of nine hard-fought athletic contests at the Pingree School on Friday, October 20, Concord Academy emerged victorious, holding on to the Chandler Bowl, which CA had reclaimed the previous year. The 27th annual multi-sport competition between these rivals couldn’t have concluded in a more exciting fashion. Breaking a 4–4 tie, the varsity volleyball team won an intense, nail-biting five-set match in an extended volley that had the CA fans jumping to their feet with cheers.
JV volleyball and boys JV soccer earned CA’s first two points of the day. The boys varsity soccer team scored a last-minute goal for a 2–1 victory. And the girls varsity cross-country team narrowly pulled off an upset victory, evening the tally with Pingree prior to the final contest.
“I couldn’t be prouder of all of CA’s student-athletes who competed on Friday,” said Sue Johnson, director of athletics. “They demonstrated tremendous school and team spirit, steadiness under pressure, and great sportsmanship. I’m grateful to to the many fans who traveled to Pingree on Friday and to everyone who supported the event, including the many parent volunteers who provided CA with a gathering place full of snacks, drinks, and school spirit.”
The Chandler Bowl for Changing Lives is an athletic competition for a cause. Each year, the host school determines the charity, which both schools raise funds to benefit. This year, CA and Pingree raised over $800 for the Boys & Girls Clubs of America.
Watch CA’s varsity volleyball team claim the win for the final point, in slow motion, below.