The Owls started off with a good win coming off of break defeating Notre Dame Academy 4-1 at home April 6. The girls scored two goals in the first half, one by Abby Whitaker and the other by Alex Cancio-Bello. Early in the second half Makenzie Magaro netted a goal. Abby Whitaker added her second goal to complete our scoring. The girls played good defense and goal keeper Sonia Mehta held the Dragons to a single goal.
The Owls traveled to Shenandoah Valley Christian Academy April 7 and played to a 1-1 tie. Christine Pankow scored in the first half and that score held until late in the match. SVCA scored their goal on a penalty kick in the last 3 minutes of the match. Our record is 1-1-2.
The Owls earned a 4-0 Delaney Athletic Conference Division 2 victory on the road at Emmanuel Christian on 4/9. This concluded a busy week for the girls. Abby Whitaker had a hat trick scoring three goals in the match. Christine Pankow added the other goal. Our record is 1-0 in the DAC and 2-1-2 overall.
After a strong opening in which the Owls jumped out to a quick 2-0 lead over Shenandoah County, the game tightened up considerably. Early in the second quarter the game was tied 3-3, but sloppy play at midfield and a distracted defense allowed Shenandoah to drive ahead to a 3-6 lead. With less than one minute left in the third quarter, the boys managed to battle back to tie the game up 6-6 going into the fourth quarter. Adrian Wassel won three consecutive face-offs and scored 3 goals in less than 50 seconds to make this possible.
The Owls scored again to take a 7-6 lead, and then the game was delayed for 30 minutes due to lightning. When play resumed, we quickly widened our lead to 8-6, but the other team responded with a goal, tightening it back up to a one goal game. The final score came with two seconds left on the clock, securing a 9-7 win.
The defense was led by outstanding play from veteran Hunter Kapp and rookie Scott Campbell. Scott was throwing many expertly timed checks, and using his strength and size to manage the opposing team in defensive and ground ball situations. The team was led at midfield by Adrian Wassel who once again dominated on face-offs winning 16 and only losing 2. Adrian also led the team on goals and points, scoring 5 goals and providing 2 assist for a total of 7 points. Alex Hernandez had two goals and 2 assists, and Woody Hazel had 2 goals. Our record is 3-0.
Middle School soccer
The Owls traveled to Wakefield School for a non-conference match April 9. The game was played tightly and the driving wind impacted both teams. Wakefield School scored a goal in the first half to take a 1-0 halftime lead. The girls had several good shots on goal but could not net a goal. We were called for off-sides on the one shot attempt that got by the goal keeper. The final outcome was a tough, 1-0 loss. Our record is 2-1.
Upcoming athletic events
Thursday, April 15 at 4 p.m.: Varsity Tennis vs. RMA away
Thursday, April 15 at 4 p.m., MS Girls Soccer vs. Fresta Valley, home
Thursday, April 15 at 5:30 p.m., Varsity Girls Soccer vs. Shenandoah Valley Academy, home
Friday, April 16 at 4:30 p.m., Varsity Soccer vs. Front Royal Flames, away