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Sept. 16 Fauquier County high school sports roundup

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Catie McCarthy and the Kettle Run Cougars beat Liberty, 3-1, Tuesday. --Fauquier Times Staff Photo/Randy Litzinger
The Kettle Run Cougars broke a brief losing streak Tuesday by beating the Liberty volleyball team, 3-1, at home in Nokesville.

Kettle Run won, 25-19, 25-14, 16-25, 25-17, to improve its record to 3-4 following consecutive losses. Meanwhile, the Eagles' four-match winning streak ended and their record fell to 5-2.

Sara Guerra led Liberty with 11 kills while Brittanie King had six and Emily Fitzwater had five. King added two-and-a-half blocks while Fitzwater had five aces and Eye Kraiwan had two digs.

Highland boys soccer 5, Randolph Macon 1

Ward Van de Water scored three goals to lead the Highland Hawks over the Randolph Macon boys soccer team, 5-1, Tuesday on the road in Front Royal.

"Played well for the majority of the game," said Hawks coach Reynolds Oare, whose team improved to 4-1 (2-0 Delaney Athletic conference). "Despite RMA being a tough place to play, we kept our heads, matched their physicality."

Ryan Edwards scored two goals for Highland while Antonio Bachmann and Cam Harris had two assists each.

Highland field hockey 11, Fredericksburg Christian 0

The Highland Hawks didn't even need a save from their goalie to shut out the Fredericksburg Christian field hockey team, 11-0, Tuesday at home in Warrenton.

The win was the Hawks' third consecutive and improved their record to 3-2.

"I am very proud of my team today," Highland coach Mary McCarthy said: "We played smart hockey and really began to utilize each other on the field."

Mackenzie Walker led Highland with four goals while Hannah King had three and Carley Eldredge and Emy Ferrell had two each. Emma Walsh, Eldredge and Ferrell had two assists apiece.

The Hawks took 36 shots on goal and finished the game with 23 corners.

Highland girls tennis 7, Randolph Macon 0

The Highland Hawks defeated the Randolph Macon girls tennis team, 7-0, Tuesday on the road in Front Royal to improve their record to 2-1 (2-0 Delaney Athletic Conference).

In singles play, Highland No. 1 Brynn Gibson beat Siqin Xie, 8-2, while No. 2 Elena Gioia defeated Somkene Madichie, 8-4, No. 3 Logan Van de Water defeated Amy Wang, 8-2, No. 4 Soleil Becker beat Victoria Voellem, 8-6, and No. 5 Abbey Wills defeated Bette Kebede, 8-0.

In doubles action, Gibson and Van de Water beat Xie and Wang, 8-6, at No. 1, while Gioia and Becker defeated Madichie and Voellem, 8-3, at No. 2.

Highland volleyball 3, Trinity Christian 1

With 18 kills from Elyse Serafin, the Highland Hawks beat the Trinity Christian volleyball team, 3-1, Tuesday on the road in Fairfax.

Serafin finished with a .188 hitting percentage as Highland won, 23-25, 25-20, 25-23, 25-17.

“Quality win,” said Hawks coach Gary Hicklin, whose team improved to 4-5 overall and 2-0 in the Delaney Athletic Conference. “Our overall play tonight was the most consistent that it has been thus far this season. Good defense and passing enabled Miranda Shaw to spread our offense effectively.”

Shaw finished with 40 assists while Julia Granato and Tayna Bopp had eight kills each. Mallory Ross added seven kills while Bopp had 10 digs and four aces, Granato had nine digs, Sarah Thornhill had six digs and three aces, and Shaw had three aces.

Previously, the Hawks went 1-2 at the North Cross tournament Saturday. They lost to Westover Christian, 25-15, 25-21, beat North Cross, 25-23, 25-17, and lost to Timberlake Christian, 25-15, 25-13.

Against Westover, Bopp led Highland with five kills, two aces and three digs. Against North Cross, Bopp and Granato had three kills each while Shaw had 15 assists. Jessica Simpson added four digs while Bopp and Serafin had four of the Hawks’ 16 aces.

Against Timberlake, Bopp had four kills and Granato had two aces.

“Overall, we learned a lot about ourselves and where we are,” Hicklin said. “We hit the ball well and served the ball well but our weakness was passing.”
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