by Maya J '16

Lady Sting’s Playoff Run Ends in City Quarterfinals

DSC05467This year, BSGE’s varsity softball team had their longest and most exciting playoff run yet. During the regular season the team was undefeated, finishing 15-0 in their PSAL Queens B Division, led by captains Nina Don ‘16 and Rakia Islam ‘16. Lady Sting was seeded #1 in Queens, and was given a first round bye. In the second round, the team defeated Robert H. Goddard High School 10-9 in a 6-run seventh inning rally. BSGE was then granted the overall #3 seed in the city out of the remaining 16 teams. After beating Sunset Park High School 8-1 in the third round, Lady Sting advanced to the quarterfinals for the first time in BSGE history. Despite losing 3-0 to the High School for Math, Science and Engineering, Lady Sting still finished the season as one of the top 8 teams out of the total 133 in B Division softball, an accomplishment that the players, the coaches, and the many spectators and fans are truly proud of.

For the eight seniors on the team, who have played a huge role in Lady Sting’s development over the past four years, the playoff push was a great end to high school softball. “It’s been a great run, but I’m very sad because these girls have been my family for the past 4 years,” explained Peyton Heron ‘16. “I’ll miss the bond we have, but because we have pride in ourselves we are always going to stick together. Lady Sting Pride!” Catcher and co-captain Rakia felt similarly. “It was our greatest season yet,” she said. “I’m very proud of everyone. It was a lot of fun, but I’m sad to be leaving.” Coaches Virge Ramos and Aly Lakhaney were excited about the team’s success this year. “It was a great season,” Coach Ramos said. “It was the first time in BSGE history that we made it past the second round. I am proud of each and every player.” On a personal note, I know I will miss my four years with this organization very, very much, and I am honored to have had the chance to play with such a dynamic, hardworking group of girls. ‘Til next season, Lady Sting!


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