In their most closely-contested game of the season, the Highland Hawks survived Friday for a 16-15 victory over the St. Anne's-Belfield girls lacrosse team to remain undefeated at 11-0.
Knew “this would be tough match-up and we may go down throughout the game,” Highland coach Kristen Conques said. “We focused on not letting it get to us and to never giving up.”
Kayla Soltys led the Hawks with eight draw controls while Abby Soltys had seven and Gabby Brisbin had four.
“We stayed aggressive, hustling after every draw and made adjustments defensively to slow down their speedy fast break,” Conques said. “This was an amazing team victory in which everyone was all in.”
Kayla Soltys also had seven goals and four assists, while Abby Soltys had four goals and four assists. Brisbin added three goals and an assist, while Juliana Silvernale and Margaret Groux (one assist) had one goal apiece. And goalie Maddie Turner finished with nine saves.
Kettle Run boys lacrosse 19, Brentsville 0
The Kettle Run Cougars recorded their fourth shutout of the season Thursday for a 19-0 victory on the road over Brentsville’s boys lacrosse team.
Goalie Peter Smith finished with nine saves to give Kettle Run a 3-0 record in Class 4 Region B with a 7-2 mark overall, including five consecutive victories with back-to-back shutouts, while the Tigers fell to 1-8 overall.
Offensively, 12 Cougars scored and they amassed 12 assists as a team.
Kettle Run baseball 8, James Wood 1
Joe Vogatsky pitched a 1-hitter and went 3-for-4 offensively to give the Kettle Run Cougars an 8-1 victory over James Wood's baseball team Thursday on the road in Winchester.
He struck out 10 and allowed only one unearned run with one walk over seven innings to boost Kettle Run's record to 7-7 overall and 4-3 in the Class 4 Northwestern District.
Vogatsky also had an RBI and walk at the plate, while Caden DeCroo went 2-for-4 with two runs, two steals and an RBI. Dan Dispanet added two RBIs, a double and run on 2-for-4 hitting, while Michael Aldrich went 2-for-3 with two runs, a double and walk. Plus, Jack Riley went 1-for-4 with a solo homer.
Fauquier baseball 7, Handley 4
Three Fauquier pitchers combined for a three-hitter to help the Falcons overcome four errors for a 7-4 victory over Handley's baseball team Thursday at home in Warrenton.
Starter James Swart earned the victory by striking out five and allowing one hit and zero walks over three scoreless innings to give Fauquier a 5-8 record with a 3-3 mark in the Class 4 Northwestern District. Dennis Minter added three strikeouts with one unearned run on one hit and zero walks over three innings, while Bobby Slater pitched on inning, allowing three unearned runs on one hit and one walk.
Offensively, Nate Winbarger had two runs, two RBIs, a walk and steal on 1-for-3 hitting, while Harrison Whitt went 2-for-2 with two runs, an RBI, steal and walk. Clay Goff added two runs, a walk and a steal on 1-for-3 hitting, while Nate Dulevitz went 2-for-3 with a steal.
Fauquier softball 10, Handley 0
Meghan Harrington struck out 16 batters Thursday to give the Fauquier Falcons a 10-0 victory over Handley's softball team in six innings via 10-run mercy rule at home in Warrenton.
She allowed only three hits and three walks over six scoreless innings to help Fauquier improve its record to 12-1 overall and 5-1 in the Class 4 Northwestern District.
Offensively, Emily Turner had three RBIs, a double and run on 2-for-3 hitting, while Lauren Davis went 2-for-3 with three runs and an RBI. Ashley Renzi added two runs and two steals on 1-for-3 hitting, while Callaway Lee went 2-for-4 with a double and run. Plus, Payton Swart had two steals, an RBI and walk on 1-for-3 hitting.
They scored five runs in the sixth inning to end the game early.
Brentsville baseball 8, Liberty 7
Justin Hairfield hit a walk-off RBI single to center field with two outs in the bottom of the eighth inning Thursday to give the Brentsville Tigers an 8-7 victory over Liberty's baseball team at home in Nokesville.
Braeden Deslippe scored the winning run after reaching base on a fielder's choice ground out and advancing to second on an Austin Fitzgerald walk, so Brentsville’s record improved to 12-1 while dropping the Eagles to 6-8.
The Tigers took a 4-1 lead in the bottom of the first inning and finished the third with a 6-1 advantage, but Liberty eventually tied the score at 7-7 with a four-run fourth inning and a two-run sixth, setting up Hairfield’s walk-off hit.
He finished with two RBIs and a steal on 3-for-5 hitting, while Jake DeLisi went 2-for-5 with two runs, two RBIs and a double. Vince DiMauro added two RBIs and a double on 2-for-4 hitting, while Austin Fitzgerald went 2-for-4 with an RBI and walk.
Finishing with two walks each were Mickey Haynes (1-for-3, two walks, triple, steal), Luke Binsted (0-for-3, run), Alex Seymour (1-for-3, run, RBI) and Deslippe (0-for-2, run). Seymour also earned the pitching victory in relief by striking out three while allowing two runs on three hits and a walk over three innings.
For Liberty, Logan Rodney had three RBIs, a triple and run on 2-for-3 hitting, while Will Coppage went 2-for-4 with a triple, double, RBI and run. Rock Hockman added two walks, a double and run on 2-for-3 hitting.