This week’s Mustang Sports Roundup
Girls Varsity Softball
After a loss at home against Clarke County High School May 3, 1-9, and another loss May 6 at Madison County High School, 0-10, the girls varsity softball team was able to bring home a win at Manassas Park High School Tuesday, 3-1, bringing their season record to five wins and eight losses.
The girls played Wednesday at Rappahannock County High School, but results were unavailable at press time. The girls team will celebrate senior night in a home game against Strasburg High School Friday at 5 p.m., and will play Rappahannock County High School again on May 17 at 7 p.m. in an away game.
Boys Varsity Lacrosse
The boys varsity lacrosse team ended its season on a high note last Thursday with a 8-4 win at Park View High School. The win came after the team’s 1-11 loss at Washington and Lee High School the previous night. The team ended its season with a record of three wins and 11 losses.
Girls Varsity Lacrosse
After a 9-18 loss at home against Washington and Lee High School May 4, the girls varsity lacrosse team defeated Park View High School last Thursday, 22-6. The team ends its season with five wins and eight losses.
Despite the Washington and Lee loss, the lady Mustangs had much to celebrate that evening, as it was the team’s senior night and they celebrated the Mason lacrosse careers of five graduating team members: Midfielder Abby Johansen, who will attend Old Dominion University as a Division 1 lacrosse recruit; Manager Rosalyn Kaddache, who will attend Duke University; Manager Vanessa Mann, who will enter the United States Armed Forces; Attack Amanda Rolander, who will attend California State Polytechnic Institute; and Defender Brittney Rorrer, who will attend Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.
Mason’s nine points that game came from Johansen (five), sophomore midfielder Maeve Curtin (three), and sophomore midfielder Emily Bell (one). Junior goalie Susannah Whittle made seven stops.
Scoring the 22 goals against Park View High School were Johansen (10); Amanda Rolander (four), Kelly Ready and Emily Rosenburg (two); and Caroline Stahley, Samantha Rolander, Abby Vanburen and Emily Bell (one).
Whittle passed the 100 saves milestone, with the seven saves she made that night bumping her up to 102 saves this season.
Boys Varsity Tennis
The boys tennis team was on the road May 5 to play Clarke County High School. The Mustangs kept the team scoreless and earned 9 points for six singles matches and three doubles matches. Earning singles match wins were Kan Tagami, Jay Rodock, Karl Campanella-Dysart, Tommy Weber, Nate Jones and Daniel Fletcher. The Tagami/Rodock, Weber/Campanella-Dysart, and Jones/Fletcher teams each won their doubles matches. The team played at Episcopal High School Tuesday, but results were unavailable at press time. The team takes on Clarke County High School again May 16 at home at 5 p.m.
Girls Varsity Tennis
The girls varsity tennis team extended its season record to four wins and six losses May 5 with a senior night win against Clarke County High School, 7-2. Jessica Lim, Gemma Seidita, Christel De Ocampo, and Peggy Brozi all won their singles matches, and all three doubles teams – Lim and De Ocampo, Seidita and Brozi, and Dana Sember and Molly Sedmak – won their matches.
Graduating seniors honored at the event were Lim, a fourth-year Mason tennis player who will be attending Virginia Tech in the fall; De Ocampo, a fourth-year Mason tennis player who will be attending James Madison University in the fall; Maria Sugastti, a fourth-year Mason tennis player who will be attending Virginia Commonwealth University in the fall; Sedmak, a third-year Mason tennis player who will be attending Christopher Newport University in the fall; and Seidita, a second-year Mason tennis player who will be attending the University of Virginia in the fall. The team played Tuesday at Episcopal High School, but results were unavailable at press time. The girls team will play again at Clarke County High School on May 16 at 5 p.m.
Track and Field Team
The boys and girls track and field team competed in the Caroline Invitational May 6 in Milford and had several athletes finish in the top eight spots of various events.
In the 3200 meter race, sophomore Julia Estrada came in first with a time of 12:19. Senior Mollie Breen finished fourth (12:40) and sophomore Hannah Beaman came in fifth (12:41). Their times in the race qualified all three runners for the Virginia state championship meet June 4 at Radford University.
Junior Claire Constance placed seventh in the 800 meter race at the Caroline Invitational with a time of 2:39; senior Katie Breen placed eighth in the 400 meter race with a time of 1:04; and juniors Eva Estrada, Michele deMars and Abby Perez, placed third (5:34), fourth (5:36) and eighth (5:49), respectively.
Katie Breen also came in sixth in the 100 meter hurdles with a time of 19:03. In the field events, senior Najah Lawal recorded a mark of 15 feet to place eighth in the long jump event.
Overall, the girls team earned 38 points to rank a sixth place out of 13 teams competing in the invite.
On the boys side, senior Daniel Drawbaugh came in fifth in the 800 meter race with a time of 2:02 and sophomore Jeremy M. Brown finished fifth in 10:45.