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McLean HS Girls Volleyball is Hot Again

Following their first three consecutive victories of the season, the McLean High School Girls Varsity Volleyball team hit a hot-cold trail – losing 3-0 versus West Springfield High, winning 3-0 against George C. Marshall High, and then suffering a 3-1 loss during last Friday’s game to the visiting Yorktown Patriots.

However, this Monday, Sept. 22, the girls found their fire again, in a triumphant 3-0 win against South Lakes High School at home.

After getting off to a rocky start in their previous match against Yorktown High, dropping the first two games, the girls rallied to win the third game only to lose a very tight fourth match. Head Coach Steve Stotler praised the girls after the match for their perseverance and their ability to adapt to some new rotations.

Last Friday night’s defeat came after the Highlanders’ first district game of the 2008 season last Tuesday night. That match was highlighted by an exciting first game win of 28-26 with several different lead changes. McLean won the next two games 25-17 and 25-22. The Highlanders had 31 kills and 9 aces in the success. The Highlanders overall record is now 5-2.

J.E.B. Stuart Pigskin Suffers Second Upset

The J.E.B. Stuart High School Varsity Football team lost their second game in a row, 48-34, last Friday, Sept. 19 at Yorktown High School. Though their second consecutive loss, this is the Raiders’ third upset of the football season, with their single win, 30-14, secured at home against McLean High School earlier this month. With all three losses happening on an unfamiliar field, perhaps a home-turf advantage is key in future Raider victories. Time will tell in tomorrow’s game at home against George C. Marshall High School. Kickoff is at 7:30 p.m.

GCMHS Field Hockey Girls Secure Winning Streak

With an impressive overall season record of 8-5, George C. Marshall High School Girls Varsity Field Hockey team has done it again. Monday’s game marked perhaps just the beginning of their four-game winning streak, securing a 1-0 victory over Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology. Notably, junior Allison Lees scored the winning goal in the second half of the match. During last Saturday’s field hockey tournament in Herndon, Va., the girls placed third, a spot secured by Melie Campos’ play.

At the tournament, the Lady Statesmen won 4-0 in their first match versus Osbourn Park High, and also their second, 1-0, against Western Albermarle High School. Prior to the Herndon tourney, their four-game triumph kicked off in a 6-1 win over South Lakes High School.

Olympic Swimmer Inks Her Name at Local Swim Store

This Saturday, Sept. 27, Bishop O’Connell High School graduate and George Mason University student Kate Ziegler will be signing autographs for fans and locals alike at Sport Fair Inc. (5010 Lee Hwy., Arlington) from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Ziegler is a World Record Holder and 2008 Swimming Olympian. All are welcome to attend and no reservations are required for the autograph signing. For more information, call Sport Fair Inc.’s Margaret Connor at 703-524-9500.