Fauquier and Kettle Run each won a region semifinal game Monday to earn state berths and set up a rivalry rematch for the Class 4 Region B boys lacrosse tournament championship Thursday.
The top-seeded Cougars dominated No. 4 Brentsville 22-3 at home in Nokesville during the semifinals while the No. 2 Falcons beat No. 3 Culpeper 12-6 at home in Warrenton. So they will play each other again after Kettle Run won the regular season region title by defeating Fauquier 19-5 earlier this month. The Cougars will enter Thursday with a 13-2 record while the Falcons stand at 10-4.
For Kettle Run, Braedan Allen’s seven goals against Brentsville extended the Cougars’ winning streak to 11 games. Jimmy Dooly added four goals and Tyler McAnany had three assists, while goalie Peter Smith had four saves.
Kettle Run had seven forced turnovers in the game with defensive midfielders Connor Gladstone, Nick Fasce and Ethan Jakum combining for four. Gladstone also scored a pair of goals in transition as a long-stick midfielder.
For Fauquier, Ryan Kavounis had three goals against Culpeper, while adding two each were Chris Chesley, Nathan Robey and Shane O’Hara. Chesley also had three assists, while Kavounis and Robey had two apiece.
Rielan Pura added one assist, while finishing with one goal each were Pura, Nolan McEachin and Logan Railey, who scored the first goal of the game.
“A fantastic coast-to-coast effort,” Falcons coach J.B. Tippett said.
Brentsville girls lacrosse 21, Fauquier 6
The Brentsville Tigers earned a state berth Monday by beating Fauquier 21-6 during the semifinals of the Class 4 Region B girls lacrosse tournament at home in Nokesville.
Emma Delery and Linley Tirrell each scored six goals to help top-seeded Brentsville advance to play No. 3 James Monroe in the region final with a 13-1 record and seven-game winning streak after ending the season for the Falcons at 6-7.
Tigers goalie Anna Harris finished with 10 saves, including seven in the second half.