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Sports Roundup: Woodson Defeats Marshall at the Net, Mustangs Race to Second

W.T. Woodson Spikes It to Marshall High

The girls of Marshall High School’s varsity volleyball team suffered a 3-0 loss in last Thursday’s game against the Cavaliers. Final scores for each match were 9-25, 23-25 and 20-25.sportsCCchamps.jpg

The Cavaliers were led by juniors Becky Conway with seven kills, and Claudia Wainer and Megan Poppe, each of whom had three kills. Rachel Barfield garnered a total of 13 blocks, six of which were stuffed blocks and two of which were assisted stuff blocks. Seniors Jackie Hinton had 20 assists and three aces, while Rachel Reed had four aces and seven digs. Sophomore Jacquie Palaschak had three kills, four aces and 20 digs. The Cavaliers also had several service runs by Jackie Hinton, Rachel Reed, Julia Hoffman, and Jacquie Palaschak.

Madison High Takes Golf Win Versus TJHSST

Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology lost to district rival James Madison High School of Vienna during a golf match at Pine Crest Golf Course last Monday. At 150-174, low scores from Jefferson were turned in by Ben Choi and Stefan Kowalski. Though this was the fourth straight win for Madison, their lucky streak was broken when they lost 164-139 against Langley High School last Thursday, Sept. 11.

Mustangs Race to Second Place

The George Mason High School varsity cross country team participated in a district meet at Rappahannock County High School last Wednesday. Behind first-place winner Clarke County, GMHS boys and girls both placed second overall.

Freshman Natalie Young led the Lady Mustangs and was the race champion finishing with a time of 19:29. Sophomore Mollie Breen was eighth in 20:56. The next five girls for Mason – Claire Constance, Leah Roth, Michele de Mars, Karen Hamill and Courtney Ready – finished within five seconds of each other.

The boys were led by sophomore Jordan Robarge who placed seventh overall. Other notables were Matt Baker in eighth place, Teddy Rueckert in 12th, Louis Henninger in 16th, Nick Smirniotopolous in 19th, Kassim Rahawi in 21st and Daniel Drawbaugh in 24th.

TJ Cross Country Girls Snag Second Spot

The Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology girls’ cross country season got off to an impressive start last weekend, at their first meet – the Knights Crossing Invitational in Salem, Va. Both Girls Varsity and JV teams earned 2nd place finishes just a few points behind Blacksburg High School in both events. The TJ teams were competing against 32 other schools from across Virginia, Tennessee and West Virginia.

McLean Girls Win First District Volleyball Game

The McLean High School Girls Volleyball squad won their first district game of the 2008 season over George C. Marshall High School Tuesday night. The match started off an exciting first game going to 28-26 with several different lead changes. The following two game scores were 25-17 and 25-22. The Highlanders as a team had 31 kills and 9 aces in the victory. The win follows the Highlanders first loss on Sept. 11 to West Springfield. The Highlanders played extraordinarily well in the first game but unfortunately came up short 21-25 and then went on to lose the next two games 15-25 and 15-25. The Highlanders record is 1-0 in district matches and 3-1 in non-district matches. The next match will be against Yorktown at home on tonight.