The Fauquier Falcons’ first softball game as a member of Conference 22 played out well, and quickly.
The Falcons defeated Chancellor, 10-0, Friday via 10-run rule in the bottom of the sixth inning at home in Warrenton. Fauquier out-hit Chancellor, 14-2, to begin the season with a 1-0 record.
The Falcons scored one run in both the first and second innings and then took a 5-0 by the end of the third. They added four runs in the fifth inning and ended the game with a run in the sixth on a Rachel Taylor RBI single.
Taylor led Fauquier’s offense with three RBIs and two runs on 4-for-4 hitting, including a triple, while ace pitcher Tess Miller got the shutout win by allowing two hits and two hit batsmen. Miller finished with eight strikeouts over the six innings.
Angelle Marshall went 2-for-2 with two RBIs and a double, while Ashtyn Foddrill went 2-for-4 with a run and RBI. LeAnn Brown went 1-for-2 with two runs, an RBI and a stolen base, while Jessie Goodwin went 1-for-3 with two runs, a double and a stolen base, and Josie Adgate went 1-for-1 with a run and an RBI.
Kettle Run boys tennis 9, Liberty 0
The Kettle Run Cougars have two wins in as many days after beating the Liberty boys tennis team, 9-0, Friday on the road in Bealeton.
Kettle Run swept seven of the nine matches and lost only four games total to improve to 2-0 overall and in the Evergreen District (1-0 Conference 27).
“Again I was pleased with our effort,” Cougars coach Stephen Sviatko said. “It is hard going against a young team like that but we played our match today.”
Winning singles matches 10-0 were No. 1 Nick Meding, No. 2 Andrew Rainger, No. 3 Ryan Powell, No. 5 Luke Schwenke and No. 6 KP Deliee. No. 4 Justin Smith won, 10-2.
In doubles action, Meding and Rainger won, 8-0, at No. 1, while No. 2 Powell and Smith won, 8-0, at No. 2 and Deliee and Ethan Schmidt won, 8-2, at No. 3.
Kettle Run will next play Monday against Eastern View at home.
“This will be a good test for our team to see if we are as good as I hope we are,” Sviatko said. “Eastern View has been very good that last couple of years.”
Fauquier girls soccer 2, Chancellor 1
The Fauquier Falcons’ Conference 22 debut Friday ended with a 2-1 victory over the Chancellor girls soccer team on the road in Fredericksburg.
Fauquier junior midfielder Mia Barreda scored the deciding goal with 15 minutes remaining in the first half on a free kick. From about 20 yards out, she kicked the ball over a Chancellor wall and sneaked it under the crossbar just above the hands of the Chargers’ goalkeeper, giving the Falcons a 2-0 lead at halftime.
Chancellor created a handful of corner kicks early in the second half and eventually scored on one about 10 minutes after halftime. The Chargers scored off a deflected ball to narrow their deficit to 2-1, but Fauquier goalkeeper Caroline Liebel held strong the rest of the match.
Lieble finished with 12 saves to help the Falcons begin the season with a 1-0 record.
“Both teams played extremely well considering … the limited ability of both teams to practice outdoors due to harsh weather conditions,” Falcons coach Rick Ashley said. “A quick and talented Chancellor team.”
Junior forward Cassidy Wagoner scored Fauquier’s first goal just five minutes into the match. The play began with Barreda passing to Kamryn Dietrich on run up the left sideline to the center of the 18-yard box. Then Dietrich gave the ball to Wagoner, who dribbled around the keeper and scored.
“Some excellent combination play,” Ashley said.
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