Sports Recap 09/22/17

Varsity Boys Soccer

The Owls traveled to play Chelsea Academy in a DAC game on 9/18/17.  Chris O’Heir scored the team’s first goal with an assist from Ryan BrownRyan Brown scored to push the lead to 2-0.  Pierce Mingione scored off an assist from Connor Glennon, but the Knights scored three unanswered goals to lead to a 3-3 tie at halftime.  The Knights took the lead with goal in the second half, but Ryan Brown answered off an assist from Pierce Mingione to tie it at 4-4.  An own goal was scored for the boys by a Knight defender, and Pierce Mingione scored a penalty kick to give the Owls a 6-4 lead. The Knights scored, but Conner Glennon countered with a goal, and the boys went on to a 7-5 victory. Our record is 2 -1 overall and 1-0 in the DAC.

Varsity Cross Country

The Owls traveled to Burke Lake Park, site of the DAC Championship for DAC Race 1 hosted by Trinity Christian School on 9/19/17. There were 99 runners in the race.   It was a good race as seven of our nine runners hit qualifying times for the DAC Championship and VISAA State Championship races.  Brenden Cwalina was the top finisher for the boys with a 16th place finish in 20:07.   Tyler Johnson came in 40th place in 22:00. Kevin He 48th and Bernie Cieplak 49th crossed together at 22:38.  Freshmen Peter McMahon scored in 61st place in 23:57.  Jefferson Day clocked a 25:51 for a 65th place. Hank Lin 67th with a time of 26:26.   James Gao finished in 28:07, and Rian Doughtery finished in 29:31.  Our team score was 153 as we beat Saint Michael and narrowly were behind R-MA.

Varsity Volleyball

The Lady Owls traveled to Saint Michael the Archangel High School for a DAC match on 9/15/17. The Warriors took the first set by the score of 25-15. The girls buckled down and evened the match with a tight 28-26 win in set two. The girls played another close set but won set three 25-19 to take a 2-1 set advantage.  The Warriors won the fourth set 25-18 and went on the win the final set 15-6 for a 3-2 win.  No individual stats were available for this match.

The Lady Owls hosted Fresta Valley Christian for a non-conference match on 9/19/17.   The Owls were tied with the Pioneers 16-16 following a kill and ace by the Pioneers but a Bridgette Larsen kill got the serve back as she rotated to serving for three straight points including a Lucy Clark kill.   Gwynn Major had an ace and three serving points to push the lead to 22-17, and following a Pioneers kill and service error Lucy Clark finished the set with two service points for a 25-18 win.  The second set was tied 13-13, and the Pioneers took the lead for the rest of the set as they had a kill and an ace in the last four points of the set to win it 25-20 and tie the match 1-1. Emma Cotter, Anna Schuster and Mari Tisera all had kills in the set with Schuster adding an ace.

The Owls controlled the third set leading the entire way for a 25-17 win.   Anna Schuster led the way with four kills in the set while Gwynn Major had two aces.   Emma Cotter added a kill.  The fourth set was all Pioneers early, but a Lucy Clark ace tied the score 9-9, and she held her serve for five more points to put the girls up 14-10.   The girls led the rest of the way with eighth grader Liza Dareing serving an ace on set and match point for a 25-16 win and a 3-1 match victory. Mari Tisera led with two kills in the set.

The Lady Owls hosted Front Royal Christian School for a non-conference match on 9/21/17.  The Warriors completely controlled the first set winning 25-7 on the strength of nine aces and two kills. The girls committed nine hitting errors to help the Warriors cause.  Lucy Clark did have a block kill in the set.  The Warriors used three aces and two kills to take a 13 to 4 lead  in the second set an ace by Anna Schuster closed the gap to 11-18 but the Warriors scored  five of the last six points of the set for a 25-14 victory and 2-0 lead in the match.  Bridgette Larsen, Rachel Cieplak and Anna Schuster had kills in the set. Lucy Clark and Anna Schuster had  aces  The Warriors did some substitutions in the third set with the girls leading  the set all the way until   the  Warriors tied it 20-20.   The Warriors had two kills and the girls committed a net violation in the last six points of the set and match that led to the Warriors winning the third set 25-23 for a 3-0 sweep.  Rachel Cieplak had two aces in the final set and Anna Schuster had two kills. Our record is 2-5 overall and 1-4 in the DAC on the season.

JV Volleyball

The Lady Owls hosted Fresta Valley on 9/19/17.    The first set was close with girls down 13-17 when Anika Pruntel rotated to serve. Pruntel served four straight points to even the match to include two aces, A Pioneer side out gave them the serve leading to six straight points and they went on to win the set 25-19. The girls committed four hitting errors in the last five points of the set.   Hannah Thede and Bea Youngquist contributed kills in the set.

The second set was controlled by the Pioneers early as they served up four aces in the first 10 points of the set. The girls trailed 6-15 but fought their way back into the set as two Hannah Thede aces cut the Pioneer lead to 20-16. A kill and an ace by the Pioneers finished off the set and match with a 25-19 win in the set and a 2-0 sweep.   Anika Pruntel had both an ace and a kill in the set and Bea Youngquist added a kill. Our record is 0-4 on the season.

Middle School Boys Soccer

The Owls hosted Fresta Valley Christian on 9/18/17 for a VMSC game.   The Owls had a good win on the home field.  The Pioneers challenged the Owls with their passing game, scoring then first goal of the game after a slow start.  John Mullins scored at the 19:30 mark to tie the game at 1-1.  The Pioneers lifted a long shot over keeper Alex Diehl after slipping through the defense.  Bobby Reid switched off in the middle to score quickly off an assist from John Mullins with 9:19 remaining in the half followed with another goal , a minute later,  by John Mullins, assisted by Manoa Weber, for a 3-2  lead to  end at the half.

In the second half the defense and keeper Alex Diehl shut out the Pioneers.   The boys outshot the Pioneers four to one for the game.  John Mullins completed his hat trick with team goal number four with 11:05 left.   The defensive line of Owen Schuster, Maddox Lowe, Jaden Johnson, and Manoa Weber kept the Pioneers at bay.  Bobby Reid added his second goal with six minutes left in the game.   The team’s final goal was scored by John Mullins, assisted by Kevin Yang, with a little over four minutes on the clock for a 6-2 VMSC victory.

The Owls traveled to Chelsea Academy for a rescheduled VMSC game on 9/20/17. Chelsea gave the Owls a persistent fight during their match, a reschedule due to rain.  The Owls played well in the first half, two goals being scored by John Mullins on a quick play at the goal and a solid run from half field beating all the defense.   The Knights scored two goals in the half, the second being a PK due to a trip in the box.  The score at the half was 2-2.  The second half was primarily a defensive game for the Owls.  The Knights had a strong passing game and managed to maintain possession for a significant portion of the half.  The boys held them out of the net until late in the half when they scored two more goals.   The boys had several good shots on goal but didn’t catch net, making the final score  4-2 loss.

The Owls hosted a shorthanded team from Sacred Heart on 9/21/17.  The game was played in a seven on seven format.  John Mullins was persistent from the get-go and scored on a long ball from Bobby Reid within two minutes of starting whistle.  Sacred Heart was on cue with fast runs which the defensive line of Alex Diehl, Maddox Lowe, Owen Schuster, and Logan Marks stopped.  Three more goals were scored on successive plays Bobby Reid catching net to close the half for a 5-0 lead.
Logan Marks began second period scoring with a great shot into the net.  Sacred Heart showed their defensive skills, maintaining no hold scoring through the 13-minute mark although both teams had many shot opportunities.  Scott Scoville and Kevin Yang proved invaluable in moving the ball down the field to the forwards William Eborn, Jaden Johnson, Garrick Church, Manoa Weber, and Vinnie Hendricks who helped secure three more team goals while Alex Diehl also scored for his team with 2 1/2 minutes left to play.  Sacred Heart made one final push to score and succeeded in netting a long shot to close the game with a 10-1 victory for the boys. John Mullins finished with five goals on the day. Our record is 1-2 in the VMSC and 3-2overall.

Middle School Cross Country

The Owls traveled to Martinsburg, West Virginia, to a VMSC meet hosted by Saint Joseph’s on 9/12/17.    The young runners were pushed in their first race of the year.  The boys got a 15th place finish by Finn McPherson in 20:23.   Next in was Ian Heffron in 16th place at 21:50 followed by Lincoln Day in 18th place in a time of 25:02.  Jack Gerard clocked a 25:13 for 19th place and Tim Tickal finished in 25:46 but did not place.  The girls were led by Maeve Ciuba’s 20.06 12th place finish. Carmen O’Neill clocked a 25:52 for 15th place. Mariel Scoville ran a 25:53 for 16th.   Sydney Gerard finished 17th in 25:54.

The Owls ran their second VMSC race at Rockland Park that was hosted by Front Royal Christian School. Most runners improved their times on a difficult course. Ian Heffron led the boys in this race with a 14th place finish in 18:17, an almost four minute improvement over the week before.  Finn McPherson crossed in 20:53 for 17th place followed by Lincoln Day in 18th place in a time of 22:39 to shave a minute and a half off his first week time. Tim Tickal trimmed two minutes off his time for a 23: 29 good for 19th place.  Jack Gerard did not place but clocked a 26:09.    The girls were led again by Maeve Ciuba’s 20:00, 6th place finish. Carmen O’Neill knocked off almost three minutes form her previous time running a 22:58 for 8th place. Sydney Gerard surged ahead finishing in  9th place in 25:34 while Mariel Scoville ran a 25:35 for 10th .

Middle School Volleyball

The Lady Owls did not play a match this week due to a cancelation. Our record is 2-2 overall and 1-2 in the VMSC