2024-05-21 11:39 AM

Mustangs Prepare for Spring Playoffs

With the postseason now just around the corner, Meridian High School’s various athletics programs had another full slate of action this past week. Here is how they fared.

Baseball enjoyed a strong week, highlighted by a 25-1 walloping of Manassas Park on Senior Night on Tuesday. The night before that they beat Skyline at home in an exciting 5-4 comeback, but were unable to keep their win streak going as they fell at Brentsville on Friday. Their record is now 13-5, and they’ll conclude their regular season this week as they play at Skyline on Tuesday and then host William Monroe on Thursday.

Softball alternated between losses and wins, falling 1-7 to Skyline at home on Monday and then beating Manassas Park 11-0 on Tuesday, which was their Senior Night as well. They finished the week losing 2-12 at Brentsville on Friday, dropping to 10-6-1 on the year as they’ll finish out this week with the same schedule as baseball, at Skyline on Tuesday and then hosting Monroe on Thursday.

Boys’ soccer dominated at Skyline on Monday, winning 15-0, before coming home to tie Manassas Park 2-2 on Tuesday night. They then defeated Brentsville 6-2 on the road on Friday to improve to 11-3-1, and have only one regular season game remaining, playing Skyline again on Tuesday on their home turf. The girls, meanwhile, went 2-1 this week with back-to-back road wins at Skyline and Manassas Park on Monday and Tuesday, winning 7-0 and 11-0 respectively. They would lose at home to Brentsville on Friday, though, getting shut out 0-4. They’ll host Skyline on Tuesday as part of a doubleheader with the boys, with one last chance to improve upon their 9-3-2 record before the playoffs begin.

On the lacrosse field, the boys fell 5-11 to Kettle Run at home on Monday, but then went out and destroyed Eastern View on the road on Wednesday to the tune of 19-1, moving to 9-5 for the year. Their regular season is over, and they’ll await their playoff opponent on Thursday for what should be a home game. Meanwhile the girls won both of their games against Kettle Run and Eastern View, improving to 10-3, though neither of the scores were made available. They’ll play at James Monroe on Monday and then host Liberty-Bealeton on Wednesday to close out their regular season.

Finally, girls’ tennis has suddenly caught fire to close out their season, sweeping their three matchups of Warren County (8-1 on Monday), Skyline (9-0 on Tuesday), and Brentsville (7-2 on Friday), all at home. That brings their record to 8-7 as they go above .500 for the first time this year, and also marks the end of their regular season as they hope to carry the momentum forward.

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