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Area High School Sports Roundup: George Mason Baseball Team Now 2-0; McLean Lacrosse Nets Pair of Victories

FALLS CHURCH H.S.

Falls Church High School’s lacrosse teams have made some noise recently, posting a series of convincing victories.
The girls lacrosse team is now 4-3 on the year and is enjoying a three-game winning-streak after routing Wakefield High 17-2, edging Edison High 10-8 and ripping J.E.B. Stuart 18-2. The squad will look to make it four in a row when it hosts Yorktown High on April 19.

FALLS CHURCH H.S.

Falls Church High School’s lacrosse teams have made some noise recently, posting a series of convincing victories.
The girls lacrosse team is now 4-3 on the year and is enjoying a three-game winning-streak after routing Wakefield High 17-2, edging Edison High 10-8 and ripping J.E.B. Stuart 18-2. The squad will look to make it four in a row when it hosts Yorktown High on April 19.
Not to be outdone, the boys lacrosse team crushed Wakefield 13-1 on April 7 and thumped J.E.B. Stuart High 16-5 on April 12. The team, now 3-3 on the year, travels to Yorktown High on April 19 and hosts Mount Vernon on April 23.
The boys and girls soccer teams continued to struggle last week, with both squads still in search of their first wins of the season.
The boys and girls track and field teams will host their second, and final, home meet of the season on April 21, and will finish the year with four meets on the road.
The girls tennis squad lost to Hayfield Secondary 6-3 on April 8. Among the bright spots for the Jaguars was the continued dominance of Meghan Farrell, who won both her singles match and a doubles match with partner Clara Dombroski. Farrell improved to 5-0 in singles play for the season, while teammate Katelyn Thomas earned her second singles win of the season against Hayfield.
The girls tennis team hosts Yorktown High on April 19 and travels to Mount Vernon High on April 21, while the boys tennis team will travel to Yorktown on April 19 and host Mount Vernon on the April 21.

 

GEORGE C. MARSHALL H.S.

George Marshall’s softball team earned a pair of victories last weekend, drubbing Langley 11-2 on April 9, then slipping past Annandale 1-0 in extra innings on April 10. On Tuesday, the Lady Statesmen stomped South Lakes 25-2.
Michelle Tilson provided a highlight of Marshall’s home victory over Langley by blasting her first homer of the season, a three-run shot. Olivia Ellis and Lauren Sanata also hit RBI triples in the game, with Sanata driving in three runs and Ellis bringing home two. Tilson, Ellis, Sanata, Meghan McNabb and Christine Grilliot all had two hits each, and Elaine Bennett and Mina Dunn added a hit apiece. Grilliot pitched six innings for the win, striking out seven. Haley Butterfield pitched the seventh inning for the save
After Friday’s offensive fireworks, Saturday morning’s contest was all defense. The game remained 0-0 until the bottom of the eighth, when McNabb stood at second base and Lexi McPhail reached first base on a dropped third strike. McNabb and McPhail moved to second and third on a hard-hit ball by Olivia Ellis to set the stage for Mina Dunn’s heroics. Dunn smacked a single up the middle to send McNabb home for the win.
On Monday, April 12, Marshall’s girls tennis team hosted Madison. Kelly Crider, Sarah Doan, Patricia Garvey, Mili Mittal, Heather Hopwood and Katie MacDowell all claimed victories for Marshall in the contest.
In other Statesmen news, Marshall High is looking for a new head boy’s basketball coach. The position will post for a week starting on April 21 in the FCPS Call for Coaches.

 

MCLEAN H.S.

On April 5, the boys lacrosse team beat Liberty District rival George Marshall 12-2 as the home team celebrated Senior Night. McLean’s seniors include Bobby Ludwick, Ben Felser, Kevin Collins, Jordan Bass, Sam Huffman, Evan Pardue, Cameron Payne, Nic Acton, and Young Joon Cho.
Payne, Nick Baker, Robert Frazee, Andrew Smith and Ibrahim Jacobs scored two goals each in the win, while Connor Gilmartin and Thomas Overby added a goal apiece.
On Tuesday, April 13, McLean’s girls lacrosse team beat South Lakes 17-6. McLean’s Mackenzie May had an impressive stat line in the contest: five goals, an assist, four groundballs and two draw controls.
“Mackenzie had an awesome game,” exclaimed Highlanders’ coach Anne Inzo. “Mackenzie is always a reliable player, both on offense and as a defensive force at midfield.
Rummer Bershtein is a dynamo,” Inzerello continued. “Despite being tightly marked, Rummer was able to power through the Seahawks’ defense to maintain her commanding presence on offense with four goals, two groundballs and a draw control, bringing her total to 19 goals in our first six games.”
McLean’s Nina Zegler and Bridget Smith both had three goals on the night. Rachel Sechler took the draw pull for the majority of the second half, and both Sechler and Rebecca Moser posted their first goals of the season against South Lakes. McLean goalie Hanna Longwell had nine saves in the contest, giving her 499 for her career.
The win put the Highlanders at 3-5 on the year, with just three regular-season games remaining. They’ll host Madison High on April 20 and Fairfax High on April 23.

 

GEORGE MASON H.S.

The baseball team routed Clarke 17-0 on April 13. Leading the hit parade for Mason were sophomore Max Kaplow, who got a solo homer in the first inning and singled twice thereafter; and senior Michael Wolfe, who hit two doubles and a single. Senior P.J. Anderson and sophomore Stephen Lubnow added two hits apiece for the winners. Mason is now 2-0 in Bull Run District play.

Sports Roundup information courtesy of Jacky Longwell, Laura Campbell, Robin Crider, Phil Duncan and Joe Swarm.

 

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