Cavs Corner: Spring Has Sprung for DA Athletics

By Bria Irizarry
Twitter: @daathletics
Instagram: @dacavsathletics

We are bringing back our Performance of the Week for the spring 2022 season! Each Monday afternoon, visit @dacavsathletics on Instagram, where you will find a poll through which you can vote for one of two outstanding performances by our athletic teams. You will have 24 hours to vote, and Tuesday afternoon, our sports information team will see which team garnered the most votes from our community and we’ll share it here in News & Notes! 

Performance of the Week will kick off after spring break when all of our sports teams have begun their contests. In the meantime, here is a quick recap of the teams that have competed over the last week.


The varsity baseball team earned a 1–0 start to the season after defeating Durham School of the Arts (DSA) on Tuesday. The Cavs made a statement early as senior Ethan Goldstein singled into right field to bring classmate Sean Donahue home and go up 1–0 in the bottom of the first inning. In the top of the third inning, junior Ben Tarpey struck out all three Bulldogs, and Durham Academy capitalized on a home run by junior Sam Schaeffer in the following frame.

DSA snuck in its first two runs before ninth-grader Amare Burrus took the mound for DA and got the Cavs out of the inning with the bases loaded. In the bottom of the sixth inning, the Cavs scored their two final runs and ended the contest with a 9–3 victory over the Bulldogs. Durham Academy baseball will host Wesleyan at 4 this afternoon.

Girls Lacrosse

DA girls lacrosse kicked off the season with an 18–13 win over Chapel Hill High School on Tuesday. The Cavs exchanged possessions with the Tigers early on, but after a strong defensive stand — including two saves from senior goalkeeper Mirella Kades — sophomore Evelyn Guyer found junior Spencer Jennings to tally the first goal of the game. Guyer connected with senior Brooke Epstein for three more goals, and midway through the half, the Cavs held a 6–2 lead over Chapel Hill. The Tigers answered back with two goals of their own before sophomore Kyla Newkirk found the back of the net for the Cavs. By halftime, Durham Academy still led by four goals, 10–6.

The Tigers came out with some drive after halftime and scored back-to-back goals. Jennings was able to gain control of the draw, and eventually the Cavs responded with two goals of their own. With just under nine minutes left in the game, Jennings, Epstein and Guyer had contributed four more goals to extend the Cavs’ lead to 16–10. The Tigers were not able to match the Cavs’ offensive momentum, and ultimately DA took the win. The Cavs were led in scoring by Guyer with five goals and seven assists and by Epstein, who had seven goals and three assists. Junior Ada Hays also added an impressive five draw controls and eight ground balls.

The Cavs return to the field Friday afternoon when they host St. Mary’s at 4:15.


Spring Sports Records Week of March 3



Keeping Up with the Cavs

As always, you can keep up with the Cavs on Durham Academy’s website and the Durham Academy App (available on the Apple App Store).

  • For a list of all teams, their schedules and directions to games, visit
  • Click on an individual team to subscribe to automatic alerts about athletics results, postponements and cancellations, calendar and athletic event reminders.
  • All information about the daily athletics schedule is also available on DA’s Athletics Hotline: 919-489-2534 (ext. 5).

The DA App: Schedules and Results

  • The DA App allows you to keep up with athletics wherever you are. You can download the app from iTunes at The DA App pulls athletics content directly from the DA website and delivers it to iOS-based devices including iPhone and iPad.
  • The Athletics portion of the DA App (after launching, click Menu, then click Athletics to open) features results of recent games, a list of upcoming contests and team records.