Despite a two-run rally in the bottom of the seventh inning, the Kettle Run Cougars began the 2014 softball season Monday with a 3-2 loss to Loudoun County on the road in Leesburg.
Loudoun broke a scoreless tie in the fifth inning with a pair of runs and then scored the deciding run in the sixth.
Kettle Run senior pitcher Kaitlin Munda allowed only one earned run over 5 2/3 innings, but took the loss. She gave up four hits, four walks and two hit batsmen while striking out four.
Offensively, sophomore shortstop Debbie Stuart had the Cougars’ two RBIs and finished 1-for-4. Freshman right fielder Kendall Penn went 1-for-2 with two walks, a run and a stolen base, while junior catcher Shelby Stegmaier went 2-for-4.
Liberty baseball 15, Courtland 10
The Liberty Eagles improved to 2-0 overall and in Conference 22 with a 15-10 win over the Courtland baseball team Monday on the road in Lee Hill.
Austin Booth got win in relief thanks to 17 hits by the Liberty offense. Brock Smith led the Eagles with a three-run home run and a double, while Justin White had a two-run homer. Logan Aylor and Tyler Fetherolf each hit a pair of doubles, while Booth and Ryan Fogle also had multiple-hit games.
Dylan Ramirez added a double, while Coy Brown, Alex Crowford and Bailey Russell each singled.
Fogle was the Eagles’ starting pitcher and allowed only one earned run over three innings. Baily Russell closed out the win for Booth.
Fauquier girls tennis 6, Culpeper 3
The Fauquier Falcons beat the Culpeper Blue girls tennis team, 6-3, Monday at home in Warrenton to improve their record to 2-0 overall and in the Evergreen District.
Winning singles matches for Fauquier were No. Isabelle Wessel, 10-1, No. 3 Eliane Zalewski-Williams, 10-2, No. 5 Kelley Violett, 10-0, and No. 6 Megan Magalhaes, 10-0. No. 2 Mackenzie Rollins and No. 4 Micensie Barrett each lost, 10-7.
In doubles play, Wessel and Rollins won, 8-1, at No. 1, while Zalewski-Williams and Magalheas lost, 8-6, at No. 2, and Barrett and Violett won, 8-0, at No. 3.
St. Maria Goretti girls lacrosse 17, Wakefield 11
Despite six goals from Sarah Steenson, the Wakefield Owls lost, 17-11, to the St. Maria Goretti girls lacrosse team Monday at home in The Plains.
The Owls’ record fell to 0-2 after previously falling to Mercersburg, 15-2, Saturday. Steenson also scored Wakefield’s two goals in that game, while Danielle Russel had an assist and goalie Alyssa Ortiz had 10 saves.
Against St. Maria Goretti, Shelby Sipes added four goals and an assist, while Gabby Castano had a goal and an assist. Ortiz added 21 saves.
Osbourn boys lacrosse 17, Liberty 15
Despite 11 goals combined by Tommy and Parker Smith, the Liberty Eagles lost to the Osbourn boys lacrosse team, 17-15, Monday at home in Bealeton.
Liberty trailed by a pair of goals most of the game, but rallied to take a lead in the third quarter. Osbourn responded with a run in the fourth, though.
“Osbourn’s offensive attack was awesome,” Eagles coach Scott Girolmo said. “Transition offense was too much for Liberty.”
Tommy Smith had six goals for Liberty and Parker Smith added five goals, an assist and six ground balls. But Osbourn’s countered with five goals and two assists by Jimmy Arensdorf, while Adam Goodman had five goals.
Liberty midfielder Austin Wolfe won 14 of 18 face-offs while adding seven ground balls and two goals.
Kettle Run boys lacrosse 13, James Monroe 3
The Kettle Run Cougars began the 2014 boys lacrosse season Monday with a 13-3 win over James Monroe at home in Nokesville.
Liberty transfer Morgan Ledden led Kettle Run with five goals and three assists, while Colson Jaynes had two goals and Tate Donaldson had three assists and one goal. Scoring one goal each were Tyler Jones, Danny Capps, Scott Dodge, Jackson Willie and Trevor Pechtimaldjion.
Adam Donaldson, Jones and Collin Kratzer also had one assist apiece.
Eastern View boys tennis 6, Kettle Run 3
The Kettle Run Cougars suffered their first boys tennis loss of the season, falling 6-3 Monday to Eastern View at home in Nokesville.
In singles play, No. 2 Andrew Rainger won, 10-2, and No. 6 KP Deliee won, 10-6. The Cougars, however, lost three of the other four singles matches, 10-6.
“It easily could [have gone] either way,” said Kettle Run coach Stephen Sviatko, whose record dropped to 2-1. “Eastern View is a very good team but I feel my team matched up well against them. A couple of points didn’t go our way.
“I feel once we get some more practice time in, we will be able to win the close matches,” he said.
Deliee and Schmidt got the Cougars’ lone doubles win, 10-7, at No. 3.
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