The Wakefield Owls tied for the second time in three field hockey games, matching Foxcroft, 1-1, Friday at home in The Plains.
Brianna Hutchinson scored Wakefield's lone goal with an assist by Alex Boarts.
The Owls now have a 3-3-2 record.
Fredericksburg Academy girls tennis 6, Wakefield 1
For the second time in 13 days, the Wakefield Owls lost to the Fredericksburg Academy girls tennis team, falling 6-1 on the road Friday.
The Owls (2-4 overall, 2-3 Delaney Athletic Conference) previously lost to Fredericksburg, 7-0, Sept. 23.
“Sometimes a good loss is not necessarily a bad thing,” Owls coach Simon Sjogren said. “Wakefield
improved tremendously since the first meeting between these two schools. … The singles matches were tight throughout.”
No. 4 Sophie Coolidge got the Owls’ lone victory by beating Mackie Storage, 9-8 (7-5). Coolidge led 7-2, but Storage rallied to force the tiebreaker before finally bowing out. Wakefield No. 1 Robin Ross led 4-3 before losing 8-5 to Sam King, while No. 3 Sarah Seventko led 6-5 before falling 8-6 to Jenna LeMay.
Owls No. 2 Evy Edens lost to Kendra Nedell, 8-3, while No. 5 Anna McLaughlin fell to Elma Adusci, 8-1.
In doubles play, Ross and Edens lost to King and Nedell, 8-0, while Seventko and Coolidge fell to LeMay and Storage, 8-3.
Wakefield 3, Christ Chapel 2
The Wakefield Owls broke a three-match losing streak – their second such streak this season – by beating the Christ Chapel volleyball team, 3-2, Friday on the road in Woodbridge.
The Owls previously lost to Highland (3-0, Oct. 1), Wakefield Country Day (3-1, Sept. 26) and Fredericksburg Christian (3-0, Sept. 19). They also began the season on a three-game losing streak.
Wakefield improved its record to 2-6 with the win Friday over Christ Chapel, 18-25, 29-27, 26-24, 18-25, 15-2.
“It was great to get a second win under us,” Owls coach Lilly Withers said. “We've played a lot of tough teams, so it was great to play a team that we were evenly matched with.”
“I think it's great that the girls had to fight tooth and nail for the win,” she said. “They really earned it.”
After falling behind 1-0 in the match, Wakefield rallied and then dominated the fifth game. The Owls needed only three servers in that game: Ashley Alexander, Kelsey Winick and Casey Hinchman.
Carlisle boys soccer 5, Highland 2
Despite holding a two-goal lead, the Highland Hawks lost, 5-2, Friday to the Carlisle boys soccer team on the road in Danville.
Trailing 2-0 early in the second half, Carlisle scored three goals in about five minutes.
“Two of which were just ridiculous [shots] from deep,” Highland coach Reynolds Oare said. “We honestly outplayed them and had more chances other than those five minutes. They just finished their chances better than we did.”
Senior Tim Bartz gave the Hawks their early lead with a pair of goals assisted by Eddie Campell.
Highland’s record fell to 7-3-1 (2-0-1 Delaney Athletic Conference).
Highland field hockey 2, St. James 0
Highland coach Mollie Thorsen had high praise for her Hawks after their 2-0 win Friday over the St. James field hockey team on the road in Hagerstown.
“This was the most eloquent game we’ve ever played,” she said. “It was literally so beautiful to watch. Everyone played and played well.”
With the win, Highland improved its record to 4-3 (2-2 Delaney Athletic Conference).
Scoring goals for the Hawks were junior Phoebe Bain and eighth grader Buckley Norman.
Goals were scored by junior Phoebe Bain and 8th grader Buckley Norman.
Freshman goalie “Annie Pendleton had a few great saves,” Thorsen said.
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