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Falls Church Youth Lacrosse Report

On Saturday, the Boys U13 team traveled to Springfield and jumped out to an early lead en route to a 5-0 win to bring their record to 3-3. Five players scored — Keenan Glahn, CT Tyeryar, Sean Cormany, Peter Kress and Austin Nooter. Goalie Nathaniel Schwarz anchored a stingy defense, limiting Springfield to only a few shots on goal. Falls Church midfielders controlled possession of the ball keeping pressure on Springfield’s defense throughout the game.

Also on Saturday, the U11 Boys traveled to unbeaten Fort Hunt and fell, 5-1, for their first loss of the year. After Fort Hunt scored four quick goals in the first period, the teams played the remaining three periods evenly, with each team scoring a goal. Jackson Cogar scored the lone goal, while Myles Cobb led the team with six ground balls followed by Cogar's three.

On Sunday, the Falls Church U11 girls hosted Alexandria and won for the fourth time in six games this year, 15-3. Claire Saunders led the scoring with four goals, while Claire Tourkin and Samie Boryan had three each. Tia Dahl chipped in with two goals and Maeve Donnelly, Sarah Lubnow and Maddie Hof had one each. Lauren Wilson, Rae Mondragon and Caroline Kerrigan got several ground balls. Caroline Duffett and Maria Torregrosa played well in goal to secure the win.

Also on Sunday, the U13 Girls traveled to Alexandria and played with toughness and determination against a perennially strong team, coming up just short in an 8-7 defeat.

Alexandria pulled ahead 6-1 at half time, but Falls Church played the second half with more determination, scoring six goals to Alexandria’s two, but the clock ran out before they could complete the comeback. Scoring for Falls Church were Victoria Nnaji with three goals, Abby Van Buren with two and Ellen Francis and Emma Washa with one each. Goalie Brooke Strong anchored a strong second-half defense along with Katie Seitz, Jeeha Kamran, Julia Western, Emily Bell and Susannah Whittle.

Falls Church Youth Lacrosse will host Boys game this Saturday morning and Girls games Sunday afternoon at George Mason High School's Moore Cadillac Stadium.