J.E.B. Stuart Girls Tennis
After losing a close match to Mount Vernon last week 5-4, the Lady Raiders came back with a thrilling victory over Wakefield High School on Tuesday, April 1, to win their first match in two years.
Co-captain and senior Julie Nguyen, together with Kathy Nguyen, contributed wins in both singles and doubles matches. The final score for the match against Wakefield was 6-3. The Raiders' current record is now 1-2, with their next match scheduled for Friday against Falls Church High School.
The McLean varsity softball team found itself in a battle with James Madison on Tuesday night, going deep into extra innings before ultimately falling to the Warhawks 4-3 in the ninth on the road.
McLean struck first, scoring a run in the first inning, which was the only score until the bottom of the fourth, when Toni McReynolds of the Warhawks belted a home run to tie the game at one.
The score remained tied 1-1 at the end of seven innings, sending it to extra innings. In the top of the eighth, McLean’s Alaura Maglio hit a double to left field to bring Lauren McColgan home for the leading run. However, the Warhawks’ Kaila Conlon got to third on a McLean error during the bottom of the eighth, and Kaycie Goddard hit a single to tie the game and send it into nine innings. In the ninth, McLean’s Sophia Iglesias hit a home run over the right field fence, again putting McLean ahead by one. However, the wheels fell off in the bottom of the ninth, as Madison’s Kristen Kyllo hit a game-tying double with an RBI, stole third, and with aid of a Kaila Conlon single, ran home to win the game for Madison. Each team had seven hits.
McLean’s next game is at Thomas Jefferson on Friday at 6:30 p.m.
McLean Boys Lacrosse
The Highlanders lacrosse team picked up another win on Friday against Robert E. Lee, moving their season record to 5-1-1. The Highlanders were led by three goals each by junior attack Brad Mason and senior attack Jake Blumenthal, with 10 saves from junior goalie Tyler Quinn. The Highlanders next game comes on Friday, where they travel to South Lakes for a game at 7:15 p.m.
George Mason Softball
On Monday, the Lady Mustangs proved no match for the combination of Briar Woods and Mother Nature, losing 15-0 after six innings in a rain-drenched road game. Both teams struggled with the conditions, with a wet ball and slippery bases affecting play.
Sophomore pitcher Jenny Lewis had the Mustangs’ only hit of the game, a double into the outfield that ruined the Falcons’ chance for a no-hitter. Despite a rough 0-4 start to the season, the Lady Mustangs are looking to turn their fortunes around.
Their next game is at home against Briar Woods on Monday, where they will undoubtedly be looking for revenge.