Area briefs: Handley boys’ soccer beats Sherando 2-1 in shortened game

Posted: May 6, 2014

From Star staff reports

WINCHESTER — Omar Trejo and Jay Fox each found the back of the net and it proved to be enough for Handley in a 2-1 win over Sherando that was called at halftime due to bad weather.

The Judges (4-7-1, 3-1 Northwestern District) jumped ahead early with Trejo’s goal, which came off an assist from Seth Bridgeforth, in the 3rd minute and Fox added to the lead with an unassisted goal in the 32nd minute.

The Warriors (7-3, 3-1) got their lone score from Jov Hall in the 34th minute off a pass from Andrew Wade.

Michael Davis totaled four saves in goal for Handley, while Kevin Riley finished with two saves in the loss.

Baseball

Patriots 19, Pioneers 0

STEPHENS CITY — Shenandoah Valley Christian Academy scored seven runs in the first inning and eight runs in the second inning of a blowout win over Fresta Valley that was shortened to five innings due to the mercy rule Monday.

SVCA (6-7) totaled 14 hits and provided more than enough run support for freshman Cody Robertson, who struck out 11 and allowed just three hits.

Patrick McGrath finished 4 for 5 with four runs and three RBIs, Tyler Fincham was 2 for 3 with three RBIs and Matt Rogers was 1 for 3 with two runs and three RBIs in the win.

Pioneers 8, Falcons 2

ASHBURN — Millbrook beat Briar Woods in a non-district game that was delayed due to lightning and was called after five innings.

The Pioneers (13-1) were led by Conor Hartigan (2 for 2 with two RBIs), Bruce Keenan (2 for 3, double, triple, one RBI) and Ryan Hartigan (1 for 2 with an RBI).

Anthony Simonelli started on the mound and went three innings, allowing two hits and two runs, before giving way to Michael Tinsman, who gave up one hit over two innings in the win.

Softball

Warriors 19, Judges 1

STEPHENS CITY — Heidi Brown threw a no-hitter and Carly Nixon hammered two home runs to lead Sherando over Handley in a game that was shortened to five innings Monday.

The Warriors (6-5, 4-3 Northwestern District) scored three times in the first inning, five times in the second and then pushed 10 across in the third to blow the game open.

Brown walked three and struck out eight, Nixon hit both two-run and three-run blasts, Jessy Shipman hit a two-run shot and Katlyn Manson finished 4 for 4 with three runs scored and three RBIs in the win.

Girls’ Soccer

Mustangs 6, Eagles 0

FALLS CHURCH — Clarke County was held to just one shot on goal in a loss to George Mason on the road Monday.

The Eagles (6-4, 6-4 Bull Run District) got 18 saves from junior Jessie Ambrosio in the loss.

Women’s Lacrosse

Seven Hornets earn All-ODAC accolades

FOREST — Shenandoah University had a maximum seven student-athletes earn All-ODAC honors for women’s lacrosse in selections announced Monday by the league office.

Seniors Samantha Sisson and Ashley Cross headline these seven honorees by being selected first team at midfield and goalkeeper, respectively.

For both women, it is the second straight year they have been named All-ODAC. Sisson has been a first team All-league pick in all four years of her career.

Cross, who was second team All-ODAC at goalkeeper last season, adds the first team accolade to the first team and Player of the Year honor she earned this past fall for field hockey.

Junior Liz Bereit and senior Erin Oliver both were selected second team All-ODAC for the second straight season while senior Samantha Donaghy, freshman Brittany Arndt and junior Juli Carbone grabbed third team honors.

Bereit and Arndt were selected at midfield, Oliver and Carbone on defense and Donaghy at attack.

Sisson, who finished her career as the program’s all-time leader in goals, assists, points and draw controls, led SU with 51 goals and 26 assists for 77 points. She also had six game-winning goals and a second-best 43 draw controls.

Cross, the program’s all-time leader in saves and goalkeeper wins, earns the second first-team honor of her career after posting an 8.40 goals against average and 175 saves in playing 1086 minutes this spring.

She was second in the league in both GAA and saves.

Bereit, who was named as the ODAC Player of the Week one time this season, picks up her third All-league accolade after scoring 40 goals and dishing out 27 assists for 67 points.

Bereit had a team-high 29 caused turnovers, was third in draw controls with 42 and scored a team-high 16 free position goals.

Oliver, who missed the first four games with an injury, came back to again anchor the defense. She had 13 groundballs and 15 caused turnovers to grab the All-ODAC accolade for the second time in as many years.

Donaghy was second on the team with 41 goals and added 12 assists for 53 points. Her 12 free position goals were second best on the team and she was fourth in draw controls with 27.

Arndt started the year on defense and flourished after moving to midfield five games into the year. In that time, she had 15 goals and three assists for 18 points, but was especially dominant in draw controls where her 52 led the squad.

She also chipped in 29 groundballs and 18 caused turnovers.

Carbone, the team co-captain along with Bereit, was a mainstay on defense again this spring. She posted 31 groundballs, 16 caused turnovers and five draw controls.

Wrestling

Eagles show well at Eastern National Championships

SALISBURY, Md. — A trio of Clarke County wrestlers had strong showings at the Mid-Atlantic Wrestling Association’s 2014 Eastern National Championships over the weekend.

Eighth-grader Bryan Wallace won the 175-pound championship in the Intermediate Division, while his brother, Eagles senior Ben Wallace, placed fifth in the Open Division at 177 pounds.

Clarke freshman Bayne Gordon took seventh in the Advanced Division at 110 pounds.