MACC makes clean sweep against Grayson
MACC’s seasons first two matches, on January 13 at Rural Retreat and January 16 at Grayson County have gone well for the teams. Although a few teams lost the first match, the second match ended with a clean sweep.
The scores each breakdown as follows:
January 13 scores: All Around (61-20), English (43-45), Math (58-10), Science (43-60), Social Studies (100-33).
January 16 scores: All Around (55-20), English (30-25), Math (65-10), Science (55-15), History (85-35).
The teams are happy with how the matches went and are taking practices seriously. “The competition went really well. We really swept Thursday’s match,” Jonathan Du (11) says. “We’ve all been practicing in our free time and reviewing missed questions and it’s really paying off.”
“Overall, the first two matches went really well. Even though we (science) lost the first match, it was a learning experience,” Shraddha Patel (11) says. “We have practiced twice a week where we cover practice questions. It has definitely helped us be a better team, and hopefully, we’ll keep on improving.”
New members normally don’t participate in the matches like the veteran members, which can make some feel useless and leave a team, but their are some new members who are are improving and are starting to feel a part of the team. “Well during the first two matches, I felt kind of useless. For me to get better, I’ve been participating more during practice, so I can understand more of the questions.” said Aiden Stout (9).
Mr. Brown says he is proud of the teams, that they’ve done well. So far and no matter what, he’ll always be proud. “I think the first two matches went great. The teams won both of their matches, so I think it went great.” Mr. Brown, head coach, said.
The fourth match will be an away game at George Wythe High School on Thursday, January 23. The teams are ready for their next match.