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March 30 Fauquier County high school sports roundup

Monday, Mar. 30 | By Jeff Malmgren
The Wakefield Owls earned their first win of the girls lacrosse season by beating Oakscrest, 9-8, Monday on the road in McLean.

Senior Shelby Sipes fueled the victory with five goals and nine draw wins. Adding one goal each were Mary Clubb, Brianna Hutchison, Gracie Sacripanti and Danielle Russell.

Goalie Dori Redabaugh's 10 saves helped Wakefield improve to 1-3 (0-1 Delaney Athletic Conference).

Wakefield girls soccer 6, Fredericksburg Academy 1

The undefeated, youthful Wakefield Owls have two girls averaging 2.7 goals per game after beating the Fredericksburg Academy soccer team, 6-1, on the road Monday.

Eighth-grade midfielder Kristin Guiney and freshman midfielder Sofia Olmstead combined to score four goals Monday, giving them each eight goals this season for Wakefield (3-0). Guiney scored three times against Fredericksburg while Olmstead scored once.

With Wakefield leading, 1-0, Olmstead beat a defender to score her goal with about 16 minutes remaining in the first half. Then Guiney converted her first goal of the game with about eight minutes remaining in the first half to give the Owls a 3-0 halftime lead.

Olmstead helped create that goal as she battled for the ball with a Fredericksburg defender and it ended up at Guiney’s feet.

“Guiney recognized the keeper was off her line,” Owls coach Dan Beaver said, “and with tremendous poise chipped it over and in.”

Guiney added two more goals after halftime and had an assist on a cross to Karly Shepherd, who scored midway through the second half.

Earlier, 20 minutes into the first half, junior defender Elisabeth Arnold scored the first goal of the match on a free kick from about 55 yards out. A 15-20 mph wind aided that shot, and it affected play in other ways.

“Possession was hard to establish,” Beaver said. “Typically, if a player takes a mis-touch, they can recover, but today those balls rolled 5-10 yards off the girls’ feet and into a 50/50 situation, or loss of possession.”

Seton boys tennis 4, Wakefield 3

The Wakefield Owls suffered their first loss of the boys tennis season with Seton beating them, 4-3, Monday on the road in Manassas.

Wakefield (3-1) led the team dual early, 3-1, but Seton won the No. 5 singles match and then swept the doubles matches to claim the overall victory.

Owls No. 1 singles player Will Driskill defeated Thomas Rowzie, 8-0, while No. 2 Gabe Himelfarb beat Felix Seoh, 8-3, and No. 4 Henry Ohrstrom topped Tommy Vander Woude, 8-3. Seton No. 3 Kevin Geiran then defeated Harwood Wolfson, 8-4.

“Just needed one more win to seal the overall team victory,” Wakefield coach Simon Sjogren said.

However, Seton’s Philip Dotson took a 4-1 lead in the No. 5 singles match. He later fell behind, 7-5, against Wakefield’s Connor Mulvey, but then rallied to win the match via tiebreaker, 8-7 (9-7).

Later, Seton’s No. 1 doubles team of Rowzie and Geiran defeated Driskill and Macki Rich, 8-5, and its No. 2 team of Seoh and Garett Mee beat Himelfarb and Wolfson, 8-5, to clinch the team victory.
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