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April 24 Fauquier County high school sports roundup

Friday, Apr. 25 | By Jeff Malmgren
Sophia Sirianni and the Highland Hawks lost to Foxcroft, 14-8, Thursday. --Fauquier Times Staff Photo/Randy Litzinger
The Highland Hawks rebounded from consecutive losses by beating the Tandem Friends boys lacrosse team, 11-5, Thursday, at home in Warrenton.

Austin Day scored four goals on five shots to help the Hawks improve to 3-3 overall (2-2 Delaney Athletic Conference).

“Despite challenges in the fourth quarter, it was the best offensive game we’ve had,” Highland coach Kevin Helmick said. “We’ve gotten better with the ground balls, and defensively we did well.”

Brandon Landers led the Hawks with seven ground ball and three assists, while Manti Batistas and Jack Silvernale had five ground balls each. Silvernale also won 9 of 11 faceoffs and added an assist.

Nick Whitehead and Johnny Bounds added three goals each, while Logan Edwards had two assists and a goal, and Gus Moshos added four ground balls.

Goalie Liam Walsh finished with eight saves.

Foxcroft girls lacrosse 14, Highland 8

The Foxcroft girls lacrosse team took an early eight-goal lead en route to beating the Highland Hawks, 14-8, Thursday at home in Warrenton.

The Hawks (5-3 overall, 4-2 Delaney Athletic Conference) used a 3-0 run to narrow their deficit to 10-5 at halftime, but couldn’t overcome Foxcroft’s early lead.

“Foxcroft is a very fast offensive team and showed that with six early goals,” Hawks coach Kristen Conques said. “We did much better defensively in the second half.”

Alex Grace led Foxcroft, the No. 1 ranked team in VISAA Division II, with five goals, three draw controls and three ground balls. Emma Rogers added four goals, while Pipsy Steyn had three goals on three shots.

Lilly MacDonald and Millie McArthur had one goal each while Steyn added a pair of assists and draw controls.

For Highland, Jessica Crew had four goals on four shots while adding three ground balls and two draw controls. Mackenzie Walker had two goals, while Carley Eldredge and Sophia Sirianni added one each. Eldredge also had four ground balls and Sirianni had three.

Goalie Emma Walsh finished with 14 saves.
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