Area briefs: Clarke girls’ soccer team beats Dragons to stay unbeaten

Posted: May 1, 2013

From Star staff reports

BERRYVILLE — Aubrey Fletcher found the back of the net twice and Taylor Marshall found it once to help the Clarke County girls’ soccer team remain undefeated with a 3-1 win over visiting William Monroe Tuesday evening.

The Eagles (12-0, 10-0) scored twice in the first half and then added an insurance goal in the second to hold off the Dragons.

Senior defender Rachel Sefton finished with two assists, Marshall added an assist of her own and goalkeeper Jessie Ambrosio totaled seven saves in the win.

Baseball

Dragons 7, Eagles 2

BERRYVILLE — A four-run third inning gave visiting William Monroe all the cushion it would need in a win over Clarke County Tuesday.

Junior Patrick McGrath took the loss for the Eagles (5-10, 2-7 Bull Run), lasting 42/3 innings while allowing all seven Dragons’ runs before being relieved by teammate David Betz.

Junior Jarrett Sowder went deep with a solo shot in the seventh inning, freshman Evan Snapp finished 2 for 3 with a walk and senior Ike Dofflemyer went 1 for 4 with a run scored for Clarke County.

Boys’ Soccer

Dragons 2, Eagles 1

STANARDSVILLE — Clarke County fell behind 2-0 and never recovered in a loss to William Monroe on the road Tuesday evening.

The Eagles (7-4-1, 6-3-1 Bull Run) were called for a handball in the box late in the first half that resulted in a penalty kick and surrendered the eventual game winner in the 49th minute.

Senior Eric Hoyt scored the lone goal for Clarke County off an assist from junior George Novakowski in the 62nd minute. Junior goalkeeper Danny O’Donnell tallied eight saves in the loss.

College Softball

Three hornets receive All-ODAC honors

FOREST — Freshman Kimberly Brady headlines three Shenandoah University All-ODAC softball honorees in selections announced Tuesday afternoon by the league office.

Brady was tabbed as the league's Rookie of the Year in addition to earning first team honors in the outfield.

Junior Stephanie Cameron and senior Lauren McCabe rounded out the SU selections to the team with third team accolades at pitcher and first base, respectively.

Brady hit .392 on the season and a fifth-best .492 in league play to become just the second SU student-athlete to earn league Rookie of the Year honors.

She also was named as the ODAC Player of the Week one time.

Cameron, who led the league in both innings pitched and strikeouts, was 17-6 this spring to lead the Hornets from the pitching circle.

She earned ODAC Pitcher of the Week honors on two occasions.

McCabe, a four-year starter for coach Marlena Kotynski and a former standout at Clarke County High School, earns her first All-ODAC nod (and third All-league selection) after hitting .382 on the year with 50 hits and 34 RBI.

McCabe and Cameron also earned ODAC All-Tournament honors after helping the Hornets to a championship game appearance.