WCDS Sports Recap 10/05/18

Wakefield Country Day School Athletic Results

by Mike Costello, WCDS Athletic Director


MS Volleyball


The Owls traveled to Martinsburg, WV, to face Saint Joseph School in a VMSC match on 10/1/18.   Saint Joseph School controlled the sets and match with a 25-22, 25-14 win. Our record is 4-1 overall and 3-1 in the VMSC.


The Owls hosted Sacred Heart Academy on 10/2/18.  The Saints were down early in the first set, but tied it 9-9 and did not give up the lead. The Owls pulled close at 19-20, but the Saints scored the finals five points of the set on four aces to win 25-19.  The Owls got out to a 10-1 lead in the second set until they were plagued by hitting errors and service errors. They still had the lead, 23-14, when the Saints’ best server served up seven straight aces.  The Owls had their chances but dropped a heartbreaking set 27-25, and the Saints earned the 2-0 sweep. Ava Lubkemann led the girls with service aces in the match.


The Owls hosted Mountain View Christian Academy for their final, regular season VMSC match on 10/4/18.  The Owls were very precise in winning the first set, 25-13.  Lauren Mehl racked up five aces and seven serving points in the set, and Ava Lubkemann had four aces and six service points.  The Owls dominated the second set with Mehl serving the first 11 points of the set, including four aces.  Lubkemann added 10 serve points and five aces. Alexis Cross closed out the set and match with an ace for a 25-6 win and 2-0 sweep. The two teams played a third exhibition set so all players could gain some experience.  Our record is 5-2 overall and 4-2 in the VMSC.  The Owls will host a VMSC quarterfinal game on Tuesday 10/9/18 at 3:15 PM.


MS Cross Country


The Owls scheduled VMSC race at Rockland Park for 10/2/18 was moved one day.    The race, like the other VMSC races, was formatted with mixed male and female runners.  Maeve Ciuba led the girls with a 17th place finish in 20:09.  Mariel Scoville finished 18th in 20:29. Carmen O’Neill finished 21st in 22:40, and Sydney Gerard, who was feeling ill, finished 23rd in 22:50. Jack Gerard was again our lone male runner finishing 56th in 21:21


MS Soccer


The Owls hosted Eukarya Academy for a non-conference game on 10/1/18. There was only one shot on goal, by the Owls, in the first twenty minutes of the first half as both teams played defensively.  The Owls tallied three first-half shots to none by the Lions.  The Owls kicked five shots on goal in the second half but could not hit the net.  Keeper Fielding Christopher made several nice saves including one on a free kick just outside the box, and the game ended in a 0-0 tie.


The Owls hosted Randolph-Macon Academy on 10/2/18.  The Jackets scored two first half goals to lead 2-0 at the half.  The Owls got two goals from Winston McKee and an assist from Sean Regan in the second half, but the Jackets netted thee more goals for a 5-2 win.



The Owls landed their first VMSC win of the season with a 4-0 shutout of Fresta Valley on 10/4/18.   The Owls led 2-0 at the half on a goal by Sean Regan with 17 minutes to go in the half and a goal by Jacob DiDomenico with under a minute left. Kevin Yang gave the boys a 3-0 lead, and Sean Regan scored again with four minutes remaining for a 4-0 victory.  Our record is 1-2-1 overall and 1-2 in the VMSC


JV Volleyball

The Owls did not have a match this week. Our record is 2-0 on the season.



VAR Volleyball


The Owls hosted Legacy Christian in a non-conference match on 9/27/18 and came away with a tough 2-3 five set loss.  The Owls took the first set (25-17) after Lucy Clark served five straight serving aces and Anna Schuster had six kills and nine service points to take control of the set.  The second set was controlled by the Saints with the Saints scoring the last even points of the set on five aces and a kill for a 25-12 win.  The third set was tight with seven ties, but the Saints got a kill on set point for a 25-21 win. The Owls battled back to tie the match at 2-2 with a fourth set 25-21 win. Lucy Clark and Anna Schuster each had two aces in the set while Mari Tisera led the girls with two kills.   The decisive set saw the Owls get out to a 9-6 lead, but the Saints tied it three times before finishing the set and match with a kill and an ace for a 15-13 win and 3-2 team win.


The Owls hosted Randolph-Macon Academy for a DAC match on 10/3/18.  The Owls won the first set in close fashion, 25-22.  The second set was also close with the Owls prevailing 25-21.  The girls controlled the final set to win 25-12 for their second 3-0 sweep of the Jackets on the season.  Our record is 3-2 in the DAC and 4-3 overall.


VAR Cross Country


The Owls competed in the DAC race at Randolph-Macon Academy on 10/2/18.   The race featured 99 runners.  The Owls all improved their times on their way to qualifying all of their runners for the DAC and VISAAA championships. Michael Marciano led the boys, clocking a 21:34 to finish 45th.  Jefferson Day crossed in 22:16 for 54th place.  Shu Yu crossed in 23:28 for 70th place.  Peter McMahon was 71st in 23:30, and Timothy Tickal was 80th in 25:54. Ian Heffron made the best time improvement on the team cutting even more minutes off his season best, with a 86th place finish in 26:29.  James Gao qualified with a 26:47 for 91st place, and. Hank Lin finished 92nd place with a 26:00.


The Owls competed on a very difficult course at Middleburg Academy on 10/4/18 with several runners absent due to illness.  There were five schools represented at the meet:  Fairfax Home School, Front Royal Christian, Middleburg Academy, Shenandoah Valley Academy, and WCDS.  Jefferson day paced the boys with a 5th place finish in 26:29. Peter McMahon finished in 9th place in 27:12.  Timothy Tickal crossed in 11th place in 28:41. James Gao finished in 15th place in 31:59, and Ian Heffron finished 16th with a 32:14.


VAR Soccer


The Owls traveled to Chelsea Academy for a DAC game on10/3/18. The Knights controlled the game for a 12-0 win. Our record is 0-3 overall and 0-2 in the DAC on the season.