The Wakefield Owls lost their second consecutive girls tennis match, 6-1, Tuesday on the road in Manassas.
It was also the Owls’ first lost in the Delaney Athletic Conference (1-1), while they fell to 1-3 overall.
“It was another tough match,” Wakefield coach Simon Sjogren said. “A tough start to a long week of matches.”
Sophomore Sophie Coolidge provided the Owls’ only win. She beat Jessie Krynitsky, 9-8 (9-7), at No. 4 singles. Meanwhile, No. 1 Robin Ross lost to Emily Heim, 8-1, No. 2 Sarah Seventko fell to Fiona Geiran, 8-2, No. 3 Evy Edens lost to Sarah Heim, 8-3, and No. 5 Anna McLaughlin fell to Lily Powers, 8-6.
In doubles action, Ross and Seventko lost to Heim and Krynitsky, 8-1, at No. 1, while Edens and McLaughlin fell to Geiran and Heim, 8-0, at No. 2.
Highland boys soccer 3, Randolph Macon 1.
The Highland Hawks extended their undefeated streak to four games Tuesday with a 3-1 victory over the Randolph Macon boys soccer team at home in Warrenton.
With the win, Highland improved to 7-2-1 overall and 2-0-1 in the Delaney Athletic Conference.
“We took care of business against a pretty athletic team,” Hawks coach Reynolds Oare said. “We dominated possession and defended pretty well.”
Senior Tim Bartz led Highland with two goals off assists by senior Eddie Campell and freshman Conor White. Senior Evan Finley scored the Hawks’ other goal.
Highland field hockey 3, Middleburg Academy 0
The Highland Hawks broke a three-game losing streak Tuesday with a 3-0 road victory over the Middleburg Academy field hockey team.
The Hawks improved to 3-3 overall (2-2 Delaney Athletic Conference) with two goals by junior Mackenzie Walker and one goal by sophomore Carley Eldredge.
“The team really stepped up this game,” Highland coach Mollie Thorsen said. “I was happy to see them really utilizing the field and adjusting to the grass [field] flawlessly.”
The Hawks played their previous three games on their home field made of synthetic turf.
Highland girls tennis 6, Randolph Macon 1
By sweeping their singles matches Tuesday, the Highland Hawks defeated the Randolph Macon girls tennis team, 6-1, at home in Warrenton.
The Hawks improved their record to 2-3 overall (2-3 Delaney Athletic Conference) after being shut out in their two previous matches.
In singles play, Highland junior No. 1 Brynn Gibson won 8-5, while senior No. 2 Finley Broaddus won 8-6, senior No. 3 Mallory Ackerson won 8-3, eighth grade No. 4 Logan Van de Water won 8-4 and sophomore No. 5 Soleil Becker won 8-6.
In doubles action, Van de Water and Becker won 8-6 at No. 2, while Gibson and Ackerson lost 8-4 at No. 1.
Highland volleyball 3, Wakefield 0
For the second time this season, the Highland Hawks swept the Wakefield volleyball team, 3-0.
They beat the Owls, 25-9, 25-9, 25-13, Tuesday at home in Warrenton to improve their record to 8-4 overall and 3-1 in the Delaney Athletic Conference.
Highland finished with 21 aces and served at 89 percent. Equally impressive, the Hawks had a hitting rate of .324 with 34 kills and a passing rate of 2.44.
“We were really on point tonight,” Highland coach Gary Hicklin said. “That was the most solid performance we’ve had in every category.”
Earlier in the day, the Hawks moved up to No. 5 in the latest VISAA Division 2 poll.
Wakefield boys win DAC cross country meet
For the first time since 1985, the Wakefield boys cross country team won a Delaney Athletic Conference meet by placing first Tuesday in a race on Fredericksburg Christian’s course.
The Owls posted a score of 39 to edge Trinity Christian for the win. They also became the first team other than Quantico, Seton or Fredericksburg Academy to win a DAC meet over the past nine seasons.
Individually, Wakefield's Bailey Mahoney finished first, while Ben Weimer placed 10th, Ethan Mahoney took 12th and James Wroe finished 16th.
Alexis Russell led the Wakefield girls with a second-place finish.
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