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Spring Sports Briefs

Mason High Girls Tennis

The Mason girls tennis team, after winning three of their last four matches and upsetting Freedom High School last Tuesday with some clutch play from their doubles teams, played host to National Cathedral last Thursday. The Mason girls squeaked out another tough victory, winning 5-4 over the visiting team. Michelle Repper dominated with an 8-0 victory in singles to lead the charge for the Lady Mustangs, while Annie Zweighaft celebrated her birthday with an 8-5 win over an extremely tough opponent. The doubles once again proved key, as the top two Mustang doubles teams notched victories to move the Lady Mustangs into the “W” column. Repper and Zweighaft played at the No. 1 spot, winning 8-5, while Claire Sedmak and Claire Prybulka won at No. 2 by the same score. After six early losses, the Lady Mustangs are fighting their way back to .500 with a 5-7 record to date. Their next game is Thursday, May 1 at home against Stone Ridge County Day.

McLean High Crew

The McLean Crew team is picking up momentum while the Virginia State Championships rapidly approach, judging by their performance at the Charlie Butt Regatta held on Saturday. The boys-eight team came in a close second to Yorktown in the finals, while the boys freshman eight finally pulled it together on the Potomac for their first victory. The boys first four and boys second eight each won third place in their races. The girls team also found some success, as the girls first four and girls fourth/novice eight won first place in their respective races. The girls lightweight eight took second place home, while the girls lightweight four earned fourth. The McLean lady scullers won third in the girls double and took first in the girls quad races.

McLean High Boys Lacrosse

After stumbling in the middle portion of the season, the Highlander lacrosse squad looks to put the pieces together heading into the playoffs. After pulling out of a four-game losing streak against Marshall on their Senior Night, the boys were looking to maintain that momentum heading into a game against Stone Bridge last Thursday night. In a high-scoring affair, the Highlanders conquered Stone Bridge, winning 16-10. Alex Russomanno tallied four goals and one assist night, while senior attack Steve Blumenthal added four of his own and junior attack Brad Mason added a hat trick. The win pulled their season record to 7-5-1 heading into the Liberty District Tournament and pulled the Highlanders into a three-way tie for fourth place overall, giving them a chance to host a district playoff game.

George C. Marshall Volleyball

George C. Marshall announced Chris Ann Becki as the new coach of their varsity volleyball squad on Wednesday, April 30. She is currently finishing her second club season with Virginia Elite Volleyball Club and spent two years with Washington-Lee High School in Arlington. Becki was recruited to play volleyball for Marymount University in Arlington, where she earned a number of awards and achievements throughout her career.

Mason High JV Softball

There was a lot to cheer about at George Mason High School on Friday, as the Mustangs JV softball team accomplished what has not been achieved in the past eight seasons of softball, they beat Clarke County Eagles. Mason trailed the Eagles by two runs early, but the Mustang bats caught fire in the second inning, scoring seven runs. Pitcher Krista Kelly, struck out nine, including two batters to end the game. Mason claimed the game thanks in part to some gritty defense, including a notable effort from Anna Horneman, who was hit with a bat in her catching hand but rose above the pain to make a critical out when she tracked down a wild pitch and was able to get it back to Kelly who made the tag at home. Sarah Langford (first base), Rachel BellPriscilla Torres (shortstop) and Hannah Gann (third base) all made crucial plays in the field to nail down the win for Mason. The Mustangs now 4-4 on the season and have won their last two games.