Area briefs: Judges sweep dual XC meet
WINCHESTER — Handley High School’s cross country teams swept Sherando in a Northwestern District dual meet at Kernstown Battlefield on Wednesday.
Handley’s girls won 22-35, and the Judges’ boys edged the Warriors 27-30.
Handley’s Aaron Arslan won the boys’ race with a time of 17 minutes, 27 seconds.
Cole Talton (second, 17:30), Garrett Patnode (third, 17:57), Noah Vogler (ninth, 18:29) and Casey Marchant (12th, 19:12) completed the Judges’ top five.
Daniel Snapp led Sherando in 17:58.
Handley’s girls’ team also swept the top three with Ashden Personius taking first in 21:25. Nicole King (21:30) followed in second, and Abby Swartz (21:37) came in third. Ruthie Rosenfeld (seventh, 22:06) and Candace Nelson (ninth, 22:18) rounded out Handley’s scoring five.
Katie Rogers led Sherando in 21:39.
Eagles sweep tri meet
BERRYVILLE — The Clarke County boys and girls each swept a tri meet against Bull Run District foes William Monroe and Madison County Wednesday at Mansfield Farm.
The Eagle boys scored 32 points to edge William Monroe (34). Madison County was third with 65 points.
Clarke County’s Matt Dietz won individually with a time of 17 minutes, 26 seconds. Ian Dors was fourth overall (18:21), Isaac Weintz was eighth (19:00), Michael Dietz was ninth (19:00) and Daniel York was 10th (19:08).
In the girls’ meet, Clarke County scored 37 points, William Monroe 41, and Madison County 47.
The Eagles were led by Sophia Biddle-Snead (second in 21:30, five seconds behind Madison County’s Katie Berry), Hayley Botts (sixth in 22:39), Amy Legare (eighth in 23:05), Rachel Dors (10th in 23:20) and Alex Harden (11th in 23:26).
Hornets 1, Eagles 0
BRIDGEWATER — The Shenandoah University women's soccer team took a major step forward to clinching an ODAC Tournament berth with a 1-0 win at Bridgewater Wednesday afternoon.
Shenandoah (7-5-1, 5-1-1 ODAC) made a Danielle Burris goal in the seventh minute stand up in the win over Bridgewater (7-5, 4-2).
Burris lofted a curving shot with her left foot that went off of Eagles keeper Taylor Riley’s hand and into the right panel.
Sophomore Erin Septer made four of her five saves in the second half to post her second solo shutout of the season.
Septer also has two shared shutouts.
SU outshot the Eagles 11-10 with BC taking six of the game's nine corner kicks.
The one-goal victory for Shenandoah continues a string of close games between the two schools. SU and BC have tied in each of the last three meetings in Winchester (2008, 2010, 2012) while Shenandoah has taken two of three one-goal contests in the last three games in Bridgewater (2009, 2011, 2013).
The Hornets remain in third place in the 13-team league with the victory. The top eight teams make the post-season tournament with seeds one through four hosting in the opening round.
Generals 3, Hornets 0
LEXINGTON — Host Washington & Lee kept its unbeaten ODAC men’s soccer record intact Wednesday afternoon with a victory over Shenandoah.
The Generals (6-0-5, 4-0-2 ODAC), who are also ranked tenth in the South Atlantic Region, scored two of their three goals in the first half to dispatch SU (0-12, 0-5).
Zach Colby had the game-winner for W&L, tallying unassisted in the 14th minute, before Zach Clarke scored in the 30th and 60th minutes to provide the final margin of victory.
Washington & Lee had 28-5 and 13-2 advantages in shots and corners, respectively.
Rodrigo Casteriana had five of his six saves in the first half for the Hornets.