Area briefs: Sherando girls’ soccer tops Blazers
STEPHENS CITY — The Sherando girls’ soccer team started its season off with an impressive 2-1 win over Spotswood Monday evening.
The Warriors (1-0) lost twice to the Trailblazers last season but showed that things were going to be different this time around when freshman Alex Snapp ripped a shot into the back of the net from 40 yards out off a pass from teammate Mandy Fogarty just four minutes into the game.
Fogarty would have her hand in Sherando’s second goal of the game as well, finding Victoria Dean for a score five minutes into the second half to make it 2-0.
Spotswood would score its lone goal with 10 minutes remaining in the game, but it was not enough as senior Maribeth Stotler-Watkins registered seven saves in the victory.Gobblers 4, Colonels 3
WINCHESTER — James Wood gave up three goals in the last 20 minutes — the last of which came with two minutes left — to lose to Broadway in a non-district season-opening game Monday.
The Colonels (0-1), who were tied 1-1 at the half with Broadway, received two goals and an assist from Emily Denton and a goal and an assist from Dulcie Kysela, who scored with 30 minutes remaining.
The Colonels were outshot 20-13. Emily Woods-Hulse and Leah Hancock combined for 11 saves in goal for James Wood.
Colonels 6, Huskies 0
LEESBURG — Addison Barber pitched five shutout innings and the Colonels had a six-run fourth inning in beating Tuscarora in Monday’s non-district season opener.
Barber allowed one hit and two walks while striking out seven batters for James Wood (1-0). Noah Keller finished off the last two innings, allowing three hits and one walk while striking out three.
Adam Kennedy had a two-run single, Dan Moss went 2 for 4 with an RBI single, and Nick Goode went 1 for 1 with a run and three walks.
Raiders 7, Pioneers 6
LEESBURG — Loudoun County scored the winning run on a bases-loaded wild pitch in the bottom of the seventh to beat Millbrook in a non-district season-opening game Monday.
The Pioneers (0-1), gave up a leadoff triple, then intentionally walked the bases. There were none out when the winning run scored.
Millbrook gave up three runs in the bottom of the fifth to give up a 5-3 lead. The Pioneers scored one run in the top of the seventh to tie the game at 6.
Millbrook was led by Zach Hughes (3 for 4 with a double, an RBI, and a run), Daniel Nawrocki (2 for 4) and Jacob Jaye (1 for 2 with an RBI). Nawrocki (five), James Morse (five) and Austin Detray (two), who took the loss, combined for 12 strikeouts.
Raiders 10, Pioneers 0
LEESBURG — Millbrook pitcher Sarah Clark only allowed five hits but was hurt by four errors in a game that was stopped after five innings.
The Pioneers (0-1) gave up four runs in both the first and fourth innings and a run in the second and the fifth of their season opener.
Clark pitched all five innings, allowing four earned runs and two walks.
Senior Maria Anderson went 2 for 3 and Emily Ringer finished 2 for 2 for Millbrook in the loss.
Huskies 12, Colonels 2
LEESBURG — Tuscarora broke open a 3-2 game with nine runs in the fourth inning to win a mercy-rule shortened game over James Wood in a non-district season opener.
Kierstyn Peacoe was on a pitch count and did not pitch after the third inning for James Wood. She gave up four hits (one a three-run home run in the third), hit a batter, walked three and struck out two.
At the plate, Peacoe led off the game with a single, hit a solo home run in the third and drew an intentional walk in the fifth. Rachael Largent had a single and RBI.
Colonels 2, Gobblers 0
BROADWAY — Jon Henriques scored both goals to lead James Wood to a season-opening victory over Broadway Monday.
The Colonels (1-0) received assists from Matt Rader and Joe Balderas. Cameron Frye earned the shutout in goal for James Wood, which finished with a 27-7 shot advantage.
Hawks 7, Eagles 2
FRONT ROYAL — Clarke County lost its season opener in a non-district match against Skyline Monday.
The Eagles (0-1) received wins at No. 2 doubles (Erika Hutchinson and Katie Kosiorek) by the score of 8-5 and at No. 3 doubles (Sam Smith and Syenna Graham) by the score of 9-8 (7-4 tiebreak).
Hornets sweep Spartans
YORK, Pa. — Shenandoah University earned its second straight non-league softball doubleheader sweep with a pair of wins over York College of Pennsylvania Monday afternoon.
The Hornets (8-6) were 6-3 winners in the opener before taking game two, 5-3, in eight innings over the Spartans (4-10).
SU took a 3-2 lead into the seventh inning of the nightcap only to see YCP send it into extra innings thanks to a leadoff triple followed by a fielder’s choice. The Hornets won it with in the eighth with a pair of unearned runs.
Pair of Hornets honored by ODAC
FOREST — The Shenandoah University baseball team swept the ODAC Player of the Week awards in selections announced Monday afternoon by the league office.
Sophomore Corbin Lucas was named as the league’s Player of the Week while freshman Darrell Thompson grabbed Pitcher of the Week accolades.