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April 22 Fauquier County high school sports roundup

Wednesday, Apr. 23 | By Jeff Malmgren
The Highland Hawks rebounded from their first loss of the boys tennis season by beating the Wakefield Owls, 7-0, Tuesday at home in Warrenton.

Highland, ranked No. 1 in the latest VISAA Division II poll, improved its record to 7-1 overall and 4-0 in the Delaney Athletic Conference while No. 7 Wakefield fell to 5-4 overall and 2-2 in the DAC.

“They bring intensity and drive to every match to get the job done,” Hawks coach Paola Riccetti said.

Winning singles matches 8-0 for the Hawks were No. 1 Jack Thomas over Will Driskill, No. 3 Rich Gerhardt over Connor Mulvey and No. 5 Hampton Massie over Juan Lizarraga. No. 2 Adam Fenton beat Gabe Himelfarb, 8-2, while No. 4 Ward Van De Water rallied from a 6-5 deficit to beat Harwood Wolfson, 8-6.

In doubles play, Thomas and Van De Water beat Driskill and Himelfarb, 8-2, at No. 1, while Gerhardt and Traves Stolterfoht defeated Henry Ohrstrom and Cameron Abeel, 8-0, at No. 2.

Highland girls lacrosse 18, Wakefield 10

The Highland Hawks defeated the Wakefield girls lacrosse team, 18-10, Tuesday on the road in The Plains.

Highland led only 9-7 at halftime, but pulled away in the second half to improve its record to 5-2 (4-1 Delaney Athletic Conference) while the Owls fell to 1-7.

“After a slow start, our girls came out and dominated the second half,” Hawks coach Kristen Conques said. “Defense stepped up and our offense shined.”

Mackenzie Walker led Highland with five goals, but three Hawks scored four goals each – Carley Eldredge, Jessica Crew and Emy Ferrell. Sophia Sirianni had four assists. Adding one assist each were Eldredge, Crew and Walker.

Sarah Steenson led Wakefield with five goals and an assist, while Shelby Sipes had three goals and Alyssa Ortiz had seven saves.

Fauquier boys soccer 3, Eastern View 0

The Fauquier Falcons got their second consecutive victory Tuesday by beating the Eastern View boys soccer team, 3-0, on the road in Culpeper.

Gideon Nigh, Zac Faith and Matt Page scored Fauqiuer’s goals to help the Falcons improve their record to 2-4-1 overall and 1-1-2 in Conference 22.

Highland softball 11, Foxcroft 0
Highland softball 17, Foxcroft 0

For a pair of shutout wins, the Highland Hawks scored 28 runs during a doubleheader Tuesday at home in Warrenton.

The Hawks beat Foxcroft, 11-0 and 17-0, to improve their record to 7-0 in the Delaney Athletic Conference and 8-1 overall.

Eighth grade pitcher Jordanna Shorts got the win in both games, throwing a six-strikeout no-hitting in Game One.

Shelby Thornhill led the Highland offense with three runs and two walks on 1-for-1 hitting in the first game and a home run and triple on 2-for-3 hitting in Game Two. Hailey Place went 1-for-1 with a triple in the first game.

In Game Two, Jessica Simpson went 2-for-3 at the plate and got the save as a relief pitcher. Place went 3-for-3 while Ali Granato went 2-for-2 and Alie Brill went 1-for-2.

Virginia Episcopal boys lacrosse 14, Highland 1

Nick Whitehead scored the Highland Hawks lone goal Monday during a 14-1 loss to Virginia Episcopal on the road in Lynchburg.

Goalie Liam Walsh had 14 saves, but the Hawks’ record fell to 2-3 with the loss.

Manti Batistas led highland with five ground balls, while Gus Moshos and Whitehead had three each.

Highland girls soccer 3, Wakefield 1

Michele Micciche scored a pair of unassisted goals to help the Highland Hawks defeat the Wakefield girls soccer team, 3-1, Tuesday on the road in The Plains.

Maddie Rodgers added one goal off an assist by Annie Pendleton.

“Not the prettiest game, but I’m proud of the way we matched them physically,” said Highland coach Reynolds Oare, whose team improved to 5-3-1 overall and 2-1 in the Delaney Athletic Conference. “Good play from the back line.”
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