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Area High School Sports Roundup

FALLS CHURCH H.S.

Jaguars Football Remains Winless into Week Two

After granting Annandale an early lead on Sept. 12, the Falls Church varsity football team fell 42-12 in their second game of the season. The Jaguars are 0-2 this year. sports-pic

FALLS CHURCH H.S.

Jaguars Football Remains Winless into Week Two

After granting Annandale an early lead on Sept. 12, the Falls Church varsity football team fell 42-12 in their second game of the season. The Jaguars are 0-2 this year.

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The Annandale Boys & Girls Club United 98 White kicked off the Fall 2009 season by successfully defending last year’s title at the FPYC Patriot Cup Tournament over the Labor Day weekend. The soccer players included: (top, left to right) Jake Nash, Brogan Meehan, Victor Blanco and Andrew Ours; (middle) Marcus Wilson and Daniel Salazar; and (bottom) Neal Marshall, Cody Kline, Joseph DiPetto and Josh Merkel. Coach Harry Opoku stands beside them. (Photo: Martin Meehan)

“When you play a good football team like Annandale you can’t make any mistakes, and we made plenty,” said Falls Church Coach Anthony Parker. Mistakes on special teams, including a blocked punt and two short punts, gave their opponents favorable field position.

Despite the large scoring deficit, several Jaguars finished the game with solid numbers. Senior Marcus Hughes had 108 rushing yards on 18 carries and one touchdown. Senior Kyle Ruttkay had 13 tackles and one interception, and junior Kevin Mulumba had 8 tackles and one interception.

Girls Finish 14th at Invitational; Boys Race Ends in Pile-Up

The Falls Church boys’ and girls’ cross-country teams competed in the Sept. 12 Monroe Parker Invitational, and both teams finished in the bottom half of the competition. The girls were 14th out of 22 teams, and the boys finished 24th out of 26 without two of their varsity runners.

According to Coach Rebecca Larson, the boys’ race resulted in a pile-up at the finish line because the officials were not prepared for a large number of runners finishing at the same time. The boys’ and girls’ teams will race next at the Oatlands Invitational on Sept. 26. “As long as we have everyone fit and healthy, I think we are going to have a great race,” Larson said.

GEORGE C. MARSHALL  H.S.

Lady Statesmen Volleyball Falls to Edison High, 1-3

The Marshall High School varsity volleyball team fell in four games to Edison on Sept. 14. The Lady Statesmen suffered a slow start, losing 8-25 in the first game against the Edison Eagles.

After winning the second set 25-20, Marshall lost the final two sets 26-28 and 18-25.

Freshman Isabella Borgiotti led the team with 13 kills. Senior Meara Goss had nine kills and Senior Lauren Hurlburt finished with four aces.

J.E.B. STUART H.S.

Stuart Volleyball Loses in Final Round to South Lakes

The Stuart varsity volleyball team finished the Raider Rumble tournament with a 2-1 record on Sept. 12, after losing in the championship match against South Lakes.

The Raiders beat George Mason and the Connelly School of the Holy Child to earn a spot in the final match, and then fell to South Lakes 3-2.

Sophomore Alex Hill had 10 kills in the final match. Junior Briana Ford and senior Nadine Slocum each had seven kills. Senior Andrea Suarez was selected to the All-Tournament team, and the tournament MVP award went to senior Danielle O’Brien.

The Raiders were set to play Annandale on Sept. 16. “The Raiders and [Annandale] Atoms should match up rather evenly, which should make for a very competitive match,” said Raiders Coach Sharon Ponton.

MCLEAN H.S.

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MCLEAN HIGH’S OLIVIA APPLEWHITE (left) helped lead the field hockey team to a 6-0 victory over South Lakes on Sept. 10. Applewhite tallied one goal and one assist. (Photo: Courtesy Jennifer Baker)

McLean Varsity Golf Even in Two Games

McLean High School boys’ varsity golf team holds a 4-2 record, after beating Stone Bridge High School on Sept. 10 and losing to Langley High School on Sept. 14.

At Reston National Golf Course, senior Ethan Arkin scored a 39 and junior Sam Nelson scored a 40 to help the Highlanders in their victory over Stone Bridge.

The boys’ second loss this season came at Riverbend, where Nelson shot an even par 36 and sophomore Nikos Pavlis shot a 41.

The Highlanders were set to play Fairfax on Sept. 16. The 36-hole District  Golf Tournament is set for Sept. 21 and 22 at the Herndon Centennial Golf Course.