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May 20 Fauquier County high school sports roundup

Wednesday, May. 21 | By Jeff Malmgren
The Fauquier Falcons beat Brentsville, 2-1, Tuesday. --Fauquier Times Staff Photo/Randy Litzinger
The Fauquier Falcons finished the girls soccer regular season Tuesday with a 2-1 victory over Brentsville at home in Warrenton.

The win was the Falcons' fourth consecutive and improved their record to 10-5 (6-4 Conference 22).

Fauquier center midfielder Mia Barreda scored the second of her two goals with fewer than four minutes remaining in the first half to give the Falcons the lead for good. A corner kick by center back Laura Cornish flew over the Tigers' goalkeeper and Barreda tapped the ball into the goal from within the six-yard box.

In the second half, the Falcons' defense foiled some Brentsville scoring opportunities on counter attacks.

"Some amazing tackles from center back Elizabeth Liebel and some terrific interceptions from outside back Gaby Tirado," Fauquier coach Rich Ashley said.

The Falcons took a 1-0 lead fewer than three minutes into the match when left winger Siera Kroencke passed a ball back to Barreda, who scored from the top of the 18-yard box. Brentsville tied the game, 1-1, fewer than six minutes later.

Fauquier out-shot Brentsville, 18-9, in the match and Barreda fell short of a hat trick only because one of her late shots from about 20 yards out hit the crossbar and bounced away.

Brentsville softball 6, Fauquier 0

For only the second time this softball season, the Fauquier Falcons lost consecutive games.

They fell Tuesday to Brentsville, 6-0, on the road in Nokesville one day after losing to King George. The Tigers have dealt Fauquier (14-5) two of its five losses this season, also winning in April, 4-3.

Brentsville scored the decisive runs Tuesday in the bottom of the first inning with consecutive singles by Krista Panone, Erin Jones and Haleigh Kilby followed by a two-RBI single from Leah Shipp and an RBI double by Riley McCarthy – all before Fauquier recorded an out. Kayla Nadeau later hit a sacrifice fly.

Kilby finished with one run scored and a stolen base on 3-for-3 hitting, while Shipp went 2-for-2 with three RBIs and a run, and Jones went 2-for-4 with two runs. Fauquier pitcher Tess Miller took the loss after allowing five earned runs on six hits and two walks while striking out one over three innings. Apry Nalls allowed one earned run on three hits while striking out two over three innings.

Shipp got the shutout win for Brentsville by allowing four hits and two walks while striking out eight over seven innings. Nalls led Fauquier's hitters with a double on 2-for-2 hitting while Ashtyn Foddrell and Marlee Ott each went 1-for-3.
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