Sports Recap 10/20/17

Varsity Boys Soccer
The Owls traveled to Saint Michael’s for a DAC game on 10/17/17. The boys controlled the game scoring four first-half goals to take a 4-1 lead into halftime. Scoring goals in the first half were in order: Connor Glennon, Chris O’Heir, Connor Glennon, and Alex Smith.  Chris O’Heir’s goal was on a header. Ryan Brown and Griffin Landis had assists in the half.  One minute into the second half Masa Nakauchi scored a goal assisted by Griffin Landis.   Pierce Mingione scored a goal with 23:15 left in the game assisted by Ryan Brown. Chris O’Heir scored his second goal assisted by Masa Nakauchi with three minutes left in the game. Pierce Mingione added his second goal in the last minute of the game. The Warriors added two second half goals, but the Owls secured the DAC Division II regular season championship and the top seed in the DAC tournament with the victory.
The Owls hosted Mountain View Christian Academy in a non-conference game on 10/20/17.   Ten minutes passed with no score until Nile Patel sent a nice pass to Connor Glennon from a corner kick that Connor headed into the goal.  Pierce Mingione scored three minutes later.  Ryan Brown stole a goal kick and sailed a nice left footed shot past the keeper for a goal with 17:17 left in the half. The boys led 3-0 at the half.  Connor Glennon scored his second goal off a ball that was mishandled by the defense on a free kick and then completed his hat trick less than three minutes later with a sliding goal.   John Mullins finished off the scoring by splitting the defense for a goal with 13:08 left in the game.  Mountain View scored twice in the last six minutes of the game, and the Owls secured a 6-2 victory.  Our record is 8 -2 overall and 5-0 in the DAC.
Varsity Cross Country
The Owls raced in the DAC third and final qualifying race at Darden Towe Park in Charlottesville on 10/17/17. There were 95 runners in the boys race.  Top runner Brenden Cwalina was unable to run due to injury. Despite his absence the team scored a 196 to beat out Saint Michael, Seton School and Wakefield School. Tyler Johnson was the top finisher for the WCDS boys coning in 36th place in 21:37.  Bernie Cieplak came in 48th in  a personal best, 22:20, followed by freshmen Peter McMahon’s personal best of 22:22 for 49th.   Jefferson Day also clocked a personal best time of 25:29 for 70th.   Hank Lin struggled some and finished 87th in 27:53. Rian Doughtery finished 93rd in 29:52.  James Gao did not run due to illness. The places listed are in order of overall finish. 
Varsity Volleyball
The Lady Owls traveled to Tandem Friends School on 10/18/17.  The Badgers sat atop the DAC Division II standings, and they controlled the first set winning it 25-14.  The Owls settled in and played a tough second set before dropping it 25-19.  The girls took the Badgers to the edge in the third set before losing 25-23.   The Badgers earned the 3-0 win.
The Lady Owls were in action the next night traveling on back to back days as they visited Legacy Christian Academy on 10/19/17.  It was a battle of evenly matched teams as the Saints took the first set 25-23.  The girls pushed forward for a 24-14 win in the second set to tie the match.  The Saints went on a run and controlled the third set taking it 25-9.  With their backs against the wall, WCDS showed their determination and spirit winning the fourth set 25-21 to tie the match.  The Owls prevailed with a hard fought 15-9 win in the final set and a 3-2 non-conference victory. No individual stats were available for this match.  Our record is 5-8 overall and 2-7 in the DAC on the season.
JV Volleyball
The Lady Owls traveled to Tandem Friends for a match on 10/18/17.   The Badgers won both sets on their way to a sweep. The loss concluded the season for the young team.  Coach Zylonis worked hard to mold the very young team and much experience was gained in the difficult season. Our record was 0-6 on the season.
Middle School Cross Country
The Owls ran in VMSC Championship race on 10/19 held at R-MA.  Ian Heffron led the boys in this race with a 12th place finish in 16:14.  Tim Tickal crossed in 19.51 a personal best, for 19th place. Finn McPherson finished in 21st in a personal best time of 20:52. Jack Gerard placed 23rd in 21:46, also a personal best. The girls were led again by Maeve Ciuba’s  12th place finish in 20:21.  Carmen O’Neill was 15th in her top time of the season of 21:01. Mariel Scoville was 16th in 21:15.  Sydney Gerard clocked a 23:15 for 17th place.  Congratulations to the team and Coach Day for a season of improved performances. 
Middle School Volleyball
The Lady Owls hosted Highland School’s A Team for a non-conference match on 10/17/17. The Owls controlled the first set early eventually leading 20-7 before the Hawks made a run scoring six of the next eight points.  A kill by Arella Nagle and an ace by her finished the first set off with a 25-14 win. Liza Dareing, Bayleigh Fox, Anika Pruntel and Bea Youngquist all served aces in the set. The Hawks led the second set 10-7, but following a Coach Pankow timeout the Hawks committed a hitting error.  Lauren Mehl rotated to serve and held it for seven straight points including three aces. A kill by Anika Pruntel gave the girls the serve with set and match point coming from a Liza Dareing kill for a 25-15 win and a 2-0 sweep of the Hawks.  Claire Mullins and Bea Youngquist also had kills in the second set.  The win finished off the season for the girls.  Congratulations to the team and Coach Pankow for a season of gaining experience for our girls.  Our record is 5-6 overall.