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April 4 Fauquier County high school sports roundup

Tuesday, May. 5 | By Jeff Malmgren
Fredericksburg Christian walked Highland's Hailey Place four times Monday during a 14-1 loss in Warrenton. -- Fauquier Times Staff File Photo/Randy Litzinger
With a 4-3 win Monday over Tandem Friends, the Wakefield Owls finished the boys tennis regular season with a 9-4 mark overall.

The Owls had lost to Tandem earlier this season, 4-3, but winning the rematch gave them a 6-4 final record in the Delaney Athletic Conference.

"Mental toughness and resiliency," Wakefield coach Simon Sjogren said after the win in The Plains. “It was a must win."

The Owls won four of five singles matches Monday with No. 1 player Will Driskill and No. 3 Gabe Himelfarb improving their singles records to 11-2. Driskill defeated John Diven, 8-6, while Himelfarb beat William Merrick, 8-1.

No. 4 Henry Ohrstrom defeated Harrison Spurzem, 8-1, while No. 5 Mackie Rich beat Craig Epstein, 8-1, and No. 2 Harwood Wolfson lost to Edward Driven, 8-1.

In doubles play, the No. 1 team of John Diven and Merrick topped Driskill and Daniel Andres de Recarte, 9-7, while the No. 2 team of Edward Diven and Spurzem defeated Wolfson and Ohrstrom, 8-2.

Highland girls lacrosse 15, Wakefield 9

With a 15-9 win Monday over the Wakefield Owls, the Highland Hawks placed second in the Delaney Athletic Conference girls lacrosse standings with a 6-2 record.

Wakefield fell to 1-7 in the DAC and 5-10 overall, while Highland improved to 9-2 overall.

“The girls finished the regular season strong and are ready to start the DAC tournament," Hawks coach Kristen Conques said.

Highland will host Fredericksburg Academy in the DAC semifinals Wednesday.

Against Wakefield, Mackenzie Walker had five goals, one assist and six draw controls, while Sophia Sirianni had four goals and two assists. Carley Eldredge added three goals and one assist, while Raegan Dodson had two goals.

The Owls' Dori Redabaugh had 12 saves while Gracie Sacripanti had five goals and one assist, and Shelby Sipes had three goals.

Trinity Christian baseball 6, Highland 2

The Highland Hawks finished the baseball regular season Monday with a 6-2 loss to Trinity Christian on the road in Fairfax.

Trinity pitcher John Sweet and Highland pitcher Tyler Zimmerman both gave complete game efforts, but Sweet had a perfect game through four innings and finished with seven strikeouts and four hits allowed over seven innings. Zimmerman allowed four earned runs on seven hits and three walks while striking out two over six innings.

The Hawks record fell to 3-3 in the Delaney Athletic Conference (7-10 overall) and they will play in the DAC tournament today against Randolph-Macon.

Against Trinity, Ralph Marcuccilli broke up the perfect game with a single, but Highland finished with only five base runners. Shane Buss went 1-for-3 with a double and run while Mark Terrell went 1-for-3 with a double and RBI.

Highland softball 14, Fredericksburg Christian 1

The Highland Hawks used nine walks and seven stolen bases to beat the Fredericksburg Christian softball team, 14-1, Monday at home in Warrenton.

“We tried to put pressure on their defense by being aggressive on the bases and make them make mistakes," said Hawks coach Jerry Williams, whose team improved to 11-1 overall and 7-0 in the Delaney Athletic Conference. "They were trying to pitch around our hitters … so we had to do something to get runners in scoring position."

Hailey Place, for example, walked four times, while Jessica Simpson led Highland with two hits.

Pitcher Jordanna Shorts, meanwhile, allowed only four hits and one walk while striking out seven.

“Jordanna was strong in circle as normal," Williams said.

Highland girls soccer 6, Tandem Friends 0

The Highland Hawks finished the regular season undefeated by beating the Tandem Friends girls soccer team, 6-0, Monday on the road in Charlottesville.

They improved to 10-0-2 overall and ended Delaney Athletic Conference play at 7-0.

Highland tied its last game, 1-1, with Seton.

“Good bounce back," Hawks coach Reynolds Oare said of their win over Tandem. "We controlled the game, put a lot of good possession together and defended very solidly. Created a lot of scoring chances."

Ashton Eicher led Highland with three goals while Annie Pendleton had two assists and a goal. Maddie Rodgers added two assists.

The Hawks will next play Thursday in the semifinals of the DAC tournament.
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