Area briefs: Thomson leads Handley to XC victory
Posted: October 4, 2012
From Star staff reports
PENN LAIRD — Handley senior Jim Thomson took first place overall, helping the Judges’ boys cross country team win the 14-team Burtner Classic on Wednesday.
Thomson won the meet with a time of 17 minutes, five seconds, posting the 10th fastest time ever on the course.
The Judges finished with 58 points, Fort Defiance followed in second with 108 and Spotswood took third with 132.
Aaron Arslan (4th, 17:39), Cole Talton (14th, 18:18), Sam Thomson (17th, 18:24) and Noah Vogler (22nd, 18:37) completed Handley’s scoring five.
In the girls’ race, Abby Swartz finished 15th (21:46) to help the Judges take third out of 13 girls’ teams. Megan Gaynor (20th, 22:26), Ruthie Rosenfeld (24th, 22:33), Anna Claire Wilkerson (29th, 22:53) and Candace Nelson (32nd, 23:05) rounded out the Judges’ top five.
Jefferson Forest won the the girls’ race with 27 points. E.C. Glass took second with 71, and Handley followed with 106.
Warriors sweep Hawks
FRONT ROYAL — Sherando swept a Northwestern District dual meet with Skyline at Rockland Park Wednesday.
The Warrior boys and girls swept the top seven spots en route to a pair of 15-50 wins.
The Warriors’ James Reese won with a time of 18 minutes, six seconds in the boys’ race. Justin Hammer (18:10) followed as the runner-up, and Brendan Dougherty (18:17) took third for Sherando. Ryan Hindle (18:22) and Seth Chewey (18:27) finished in fourth and fifth, respectively, to complete the Warriors’ top five.
Sherando’s Nisha Moore took first place with a time of 21 minutes, 44 seconds. Katie Rogers (second, 22:37), Andi Crosby (third, 22:47), Caitlin Dolan (fourth, 22:55) and Haley Powers (fifth, 23:08) completed the Warrior girls’ scoring.
Colonels, Pioneers split dual meet
WINCHESTER — James Wood’s Danny Aldstadt took first place with a time of 17 minutes, five seconds, leading the Colonels to a 23-32 Northwestern District win over Millbrook in Wednesday’s dual meet.
Luke Farinholt (third, 17:39), Andrew Shade (fourth, 18:06), Mark Bohler (fifth, 18:33) and Dylan Wilson (eighth, 18:34) completed James Wood’s scoring five.
Nathan Burgreen paced the Pioneers, finishing as the runner-up with a time of 17:34. Max Bader (fifth, 18:20), Cal Lockley (sixth, 18:26), Tyler Cox-Philyaw (ninth, 18:37) and Bruce Keenan (10th, 18:43) rounded out Millbrook’s top five.
Millbrook’s girls defeated James Wood 21-39, putting four runners in the top five.
Sophia Lee finished as the runner-up in 21:38 to pace Millbrook. Lee, Rylee Learn (third, 21:40) and Nadia Dahimene (fourth, 21:43) finished within five seconds of each other. Katrin Schneider (fifth, 22:07) and Maddie Treiber (seventh, 22:21) completed the Pioneers’ scoring five.
James Wood senior Amber Hawkins took first place, finishing 2:32 ahead of Lee with a time of 19:06. Brittany Arnold (sixth, 22:15), Madeline Long (ninth, 23:23), Molly Farinholt (11th, 24:07) and Halle Esparza (13th, 25:22) rounded out the Colonels’ top five.
Eagles 3rd at Bull Run tri-meet
WOODSTOCK — Clarke County senior Zach Campbell took first place overall in 16 minutes, 47 seconds to lead the Eagles to third place in a Bull Run District tri-meet with Central and George Mason Wednesday.
Matt Dietz (sixth, 17:31), George Novakowski (16th, 17:58), Isaac Weintz (19th, 19:27) and Macson McGuigan (33rd, 19:55) completed the Eagles’ scoring five. The boys’ team scores were not available.
In the girls’ race, Central edged George Mason 26-30. Clarke followed in third with 77 points.
Mackenzie Kibler came in 13th (22:14) to lead the Eagles. Hayley Botts (18th, 23:06), Allison Crandell (21st, 23:20), Rachel Dors (23rd, 23:58) and Eve Lettau (28th, 24:59) completed Clarke’s top five.
Generals 4, Hornets 0
WINCHESTER — Visiting Washington and Lee University scored a pair of early goals on its way to a ODAC victory over Shenandoah Wednesday evening.
The Generals (7-3, 4-1 ODAC) scored goals in the 15th and 18th minutes to take a lead they would not relinquish over the Hornets (2-9-1, 0-5).
The W&L defense was outstanding, holding SU to just four shots on the evening with two of those on-frame.
Washington & Lee pelted Shenandoah keeper James Dutcher with 24 shots, including 15 in the first half, with Dutcher making six saves.
Generals 3, Hornets 2
ASHLAND — Shenandoah University’s comeback fell just short in a ODAC loss at Randolph-Macon College Wednesday afternoon.
Macon (6-4, 5-1 ODAC) scored the first two goals of the game, but had to hold on as SU (4-7-1, 2-3-1) cut the deficit to one goal on two different occasions.
Freshman Catherine Major brought the Hornets to within one goal with her unassisted tally in the 53rd minute, and after the Yellow Jackets scored in the 58th, Major set up sophomore Courtney Boschert in the 87th minute to make the score 3-2.
Unfortunately for Shenandoah, Boschert’s shot was the final one of the contest.
SU had plenty of chances to score earlier in the contest, outshooting R-MC 20-12, but Jackets keeper Briana Housekeeper made seven saves.
Hornets keeper Nichole Pratt had three saves.
Jackets 3, Hornets 0
WINCHESTER — Visiting Randolph-Macon College remained unbeaten in ODAC play with a 3-0 win over Shenandoah University Wednesday night.
The Yellow Jackets (13-2, 6-0 ODAC) were 25-18, 25-17 and 25-15 winners over the Hornets (8-9, 2-4 ODAC).
SU started strong in the opening set, leading 4-1 and 9-7, but could not contain a strong Macon performance from the service line. R-MC, which had 14 total aces for the match, posted five of those in the opening set.
Tori Puryear led the victors with nine kills while Katie Rossberg added eight. Riley Martin and Bailey Troia led the team with 16 and 15 assists, respectively.
Schambach finished with seven kills for SU with Mary Harshman adding six. Kelcy Brown had 15 assists and Nicole Mueller and Megan Gillispie paced the defensive effort with 13 and 11 digs, respectively.