McLean Boys Lacrosse
The Highlander Lacrosse team traveled to the West Springfield Invitationals last week where they earned third place, losing against Hayfield, 11-4, on Tuesday, March 18 and picking up a win in overtime two days later against Mount Vernon. In the 12-11, overtime win against Mount Vernon, the Highlanders were led by senior attack George Arkwright who scored three goals, including the game-winner in overtime, coupled with two assists, and junior attacker Brad Mason’s three goals and one assist.
George C. Marshall Girls Tennis
The Lady Statesmen have begun their season with a hot start, with a victory over Madison in their regular season opener. The Lady Statesmen hope to keep the momentum rolling over their very busy next two weeks, when they play Woodson, Langley, Stone Bridge, McLean and Jefferson.
Falls Church Boys Lacrosse
The Jaguars started their season off right with an 11-5 victory over Marshall on Thursday, March 13. They hope to turn their victory into a win streak starting on this Thursday night, as they travel to Stone Bridge for their second road game in as many games this season. The Jags get a chance to play at home on Monday, March 31, facing Wakefield.
George C. Marshall Softball
The George C. Marshall girls softball team is off and running with a 4-1-1 record after starting their season on March 14 with a 20-0 drubbing of Falls Church. The Lady Statesmen traveled to Hayfield for a spring break tournament, where they dropped their first game against Jefferson, 4-3, only to win their next three games against Good Counsel, Chantilly and Edison. On the final day of the tournament, the girls tied host Hayfield 4-4. They officially begin their home season on Friday night at 6:30 p.m. against the girls of James Madison High School.
The Highlanders traveled to Myrtle Beach in South Carolina over their spring break for the Grand Strand Tournament. Through five games, the Lady Highlanders finished with a 3-2 record. The Highlanders only gave up six runs in all five games, with the last two games going into extra innings. The girls came back on Tuesday to face Yorktown on the road, where they gave up eight runs and lost 8-5.
George C. Marshall Boys’ Soccer
The Marshall boys soccer team is off to a 1-1 start in the regular season, thanks to a victory against Washington-Lee on Tuesday night, where they won 2-1 at home. Both Statesmen goals were scored by senior midfielder Gregory Goldbach, one on a penalty kick and the other with an assist credited to freshman striker Dylan Goodale. Earlier in the season, the Statesmen dropped a game 3-0 at home to Herndon, with coach Ricardo Silva attributing the loss to a “lack of attention on set pieces,” not lack of defensive posture. The Marshall boys will be visiting Falls Church this Friday at 7:15 p.m.
J.E.B. Stuart Boys Soccer
The Raiders’ first two games of the season both went into overtime. Before spring break, the Raiders lost to Hayfield 3-1 after surrendering two late overtime goals. However, on Tuesday night, the Raiders righted their ship, coming from behind to tie T.C. Williams 3-3. Sophomore forward Alex Cavanagh scored two of the three Stuart goals and first-year varsity sophomore Carlos Guerra tied the game with a great shot in the midst of a crowd. The combination of returning players and first-year varsity players give the Raider faithful a good deal of hope for the upcoming season. They travel to Washington-Lee tonight.
McLean Boys Tennis
The McLean boys tennis team has started hot traveled to Stone Bridge for their first Liberty District match. Despite cold, breezy conditions, McLean rolled out with a 7-2 victory. The number one singles player on the team is sophomore Anthony Bouche, who has won all three singles matches he has played so far. Bouche also won an 18-and-under boys tennis tournament last weekend, making him someone to watch out for. The Highlanders’ next match is against Thomas Jefferson on Friday.
The McLean baseball team is off to a fast start, racing out to a 4-1 record early on in the season. Over spring break, the Highlanders traveled to the “Let’s Play Two” Invitational in Prince William County, where they came in third place out of 12 teams. During that tournament, they beat Notre Dame Academy, last year’s private school Virginia state champion, 4-3 in the third place game. Junior infielder Erik Payne (6-10, 5 RBI) and senior pitcher Quinn Pippin (2-0, 0.75 ERA, 9 strikeouts in 9.1 innings) were both named to the all-tournament team. McLean next faces Stone Bridge at home on Friday night.