The Liberty Eagles continued their undefeated run in Class 4 Region B play Thursday by beating Fauquier’s girls lacrosse team 11-10 on the road in Warrenton.
Goalie Emily Markley made a career-high 14 saves to give the Eagles a 4-0 region record with a 6-1 mark overall, including a four consecutive wins on the road, while the Falcons fell to 0-2 and 1-2.
Offensively, Jada Milton and Kaila Lacey each scored three goals while Gretchen Thomas had two with one each from Lauren James and Regan Keys. Lacey and Thomas also had two assists each, while Mallie Lanier and Skyler Hadler had one apiece.
Kettle Run softball 7, Millbrook 2
The Kettle Run Cougars used six doubles Thursday to beat Millbrook’s softball team 7-2 on the road in Millbrook, giving them a 6-1 record with a 2-1 mark in the Class 4 Northwestern District.
Larissa James-LaBranche led them with two doubles, two RBIs and a run on 2-for-4 hitting, while Alyssa Space went 2-for-3 with two runs, a double, RBI and walk. Going 2-for-4 with a run each were Chelsea Dodson (RBI, steal), Ashley Hume and Jeanelle Johnson (RBI, double), while Lorraine Palmore went 2-for-4 with a double.
James-LaBranche hit a two-run double in the top of the first to help spark a six-run inning. That helped Hume earn the victory as Kettle Run’s starting pitcher. She struck out five while allowing two unearned runs on four hits and one walk over seven innings.
Highland girls soccer 5, North Cross 0
Caroline Lawson scored four goals Thursday and had one assist to give the Highland Hawks a 5-0 victory over North Cross’ girls soccer team on the road in Harrisonburg.
She helped them take a 4-0 lead in the first half en route to boosting their record to 5-0 (3-0 Delaney Athletic Conference).
“We came out with a lot of energy,” Highland coach Reynolds Oare said. “Totally controlled the flow of play for the entire first half. … Solid contributions from every single player.”
MacKenzie Cochrane scored the Hawks’ other goal while Rossi Long and Olivia Devening had one assist each. So Highland has outscored its opponents 14-0 cumulatively this season.
Highland boys tennis 8, Wakefield 1
The Highland Hawks continued their early undefeated run with an 8-1 victory over Wakefield’s boys tennis team Thursday on the road in The Plains.
The Hawks improved their record to 5-0 with 8-1 match victories from No. 1 singles player Will Jarvis, No. 5 Soren Roberts, the No. 2 doubles team of Roberts and Gavin Blackburn and the No. 3 team of Luke Warfield and Ben Blunt. Adding 8-2 wins were Blackburn in the No. 4 singles match and the No. 1 team of Jack Medica and Jarvis.
Medica also won the No. 2 singles match 8-6 with No. 6 Andrew Ewert winning 8-6, while Warfield lost 8-2 at No. 3.