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Varsity Fall Sports Rewind

Loudoun Valley paced a 12-team field at the Bryan Gunter Invitational on Aug. 14 to win its second tournament title of the season.—Courtesy Photo
-Email varsity sports results and recaps to clukat @ virginianewsgroup.com.

Tuesday, Sept. 1


-Potomac Falls 163, John Champe 171 (9 holes)

-Stone Bridge 158, Herndon 179 (9 holes)

SBHS report: The Stone Bridge varsity golf team defeated Herndon High School in a nine-hole match this evening on Belmont Country Club's scenic front nine.

Scoring for Stone Bridge was as follows: Brandon Locke (36 - low medalist), Abby Bloom (38), Max Carollo (38) and Connor Steggerda (46). Also playing for the Bulldogs were Eli Robertson and Brandon Lisciandro.

Notable achievements for the Bulldogs featured Brandon Locke shooting even par and Abby Bloom scoring an eagle 3 on the par five fifth hole after a fantastic drive and 3 wood approach that left her with about a 4 foot putt.

Also, Max Carollo, in his first high school match playing in the top 6 players and being our only freshman, scored a 2-over par 38 - - his best 9-hole score for the Bulldogs.

The Stone Bridge Bulldog Golfers now have 6 wins and 0 losses for the regular season, in matches. The next match for the Bulldogs will be away at Rock Ridge High School's home course, South Riding, this Thursday.


-Falls Church 3, Park View 1

-Loudoun County 3, Tuscarora 0 (25-10, 25-15, 25-14)

LCHS report: The Loudoun County Raiders hosted a rematch with their crosstown rivals Tuscarora and prevailed with a win in straight sets. The Raiders are 2-0 on the season and will travel to Loudoun Valley on Thursday to play the Vikings.

The Raiders were led by Taylor Borup (14 kills, 15 digs, 3 blocks, 6 service points, 2 aces, 1 assist), Abby Wright (6 kills, 3 blocks, 4 service points), Rachel Voketaitis (6 kills, 1 dig, 2 blocks), Lauren Topper (6 kills, 1 dig), Hannah Aycock (5 kills, 3 digs, 1 block, 7 service points), Sela Carrington (4 kills, 1 dig, 3 blocks), Andersen Vaughan (18 assists, 7 digs, 9 service points, 4 aces, 1 kill), Logan Robberstad (15 assists, 4 digs, 1 kill), Rachael Cullen (6 digs, 13 service points, 3 aces), and Rebecca
Frey (4 digs, 6 service points, 1 assist).

THS report: The Huskies took the short trip across town to square off against the Loudoun County Raiders for the second time in seven days. The Huskies struggled with serve receive in the first set (10-25) and the Raiders kept the pressure on in the second and third set (15-25, 14-25), running away with the match.

Casey Armand and Alexxa Faison led the Husky offense with 3 kills each, Vanessa Marinelli had 6 assists, while Olivia Shaw led the defense with 14 digs. The Huskies will host the Oakton Cougars on Thursday night.

-John Champe 3, Kettle Run 0

JCHS note: The Knights improve to 3-0 on the season and 3-0 in Conference 22 play.

-Briar Woods 3, Rock Ridge 1 (25-12, 23-25, 25-14, 25-11)

BWHS stat leaders
Jasmine Ellison – 6 Aces, 8 Kills, 4 Digs, and 1 Assist
Samantha Martin – 1 Ace, 7 Kills, 3 digs, 3 double blocks, 1 assist
Riley Garrison – 6 Kills, 1 Dig, 4 Double Blocks
Natalie Rothrock – 1 Ace, 7 Kills, 2 digs, 2 double blocks

-Riverside 3, George Mason 0 (25-11, 25-21, 25-13)

RHS report: In its first-ever home opener, Riverside defeated George Mason High School in three straight sets. The Rams jumped out to an early lead in the match with a resounding 25­11 win. Haley Schneider led the service efforts with 11 successful serves, six of which were aces.

In a second set win of 25­21, Christianna Stephenson and Ashley Schaberg supplied three kills each. Capri Callis added three aces in set two as well. Set three took a turn in Riverside's favor with a final score of 25­13. Arden Barrett and Soraya Hayes tacked up seven successful serves a piece.

Overall for the night, Christianna Stephenson led with seven kills and Kendall Boxe tallied two big blocks. Loren Klass handled the vast majority of the serve receive in solid fashion to set up plays for kills. The Rams remain at home for Thursday's conference matchup against Clarke County.

Monday, Aug. 31


-Tuscarora 177, Park View 243 (9 holes)

-Dominion 175, Herndon 178 (9 holes)

DHS report: Dominion was able to narrowly squeak past Herndon, 175-178, on the par 35 layout of Herndon Centennial Golf Course. Dominion was led by Max Dyson, who shot 42.

Also scoring for the Titans were Kelvin Shen (43), Zach Davis (44) and Thomas Cook (46).

Thursday, Aug. 27


-Loudoun Valley 293, Woodgrove 319 (18 holes)

LVHS: Brandon Weaver 70, Max Cave 71, Adam Lockhart 72 and Ryan Hammer 81

-Dominion 160, John Champe 180 (9 holes)

DHS: Earning individual medalist honors for the Titans was Max Dyson, who recorded a 1-over par 37 on the par 36 layout of Algonkian GC. Freshman Zach Davis recorded a career-best 42 (+6) in his second high school golf match, which included a birdie on the 9th hole.

Max Dyson-37
Thomas Cook-40
Kelvin Shen-41
Zach Davis-42

Max Gonzalez-41
Matthew Chang-45
Caleb Coughlin-45
Ken Pereira/Devin Cooper-49


-Loudoun Valley 3, Handley 2

-Millbrook 3, Heritage 1

Wednesday, Aug. 26


-Park View 3, Wakefield 0

-Tuscarora 3, J.E.B. Stuart 0 (25-18, 25-15, 25-11)

THS report: The Huskies traveled to Falls Church to face the Stuart Raiders and looked to bounce back from a tough home loss to Loudoun County last night. The Huskies had a slow start in the first set but managed to pull themselves together and record the 3 set victory over a defensively scrappy Raider squad.

Casey Armand dominated the match hammering out 13 kills on the evening, while Alexxa Faison chipped in 5 kills and 4 blocks out of the middle. Olivia Shaw led the defensive effort for the Huskies with 18 digs and Vanessa Marinelli recorded a solid all-around outing with 4 kills, 21 assists, and 7 digs.

Player of the Game: Casey dominated the match, recording 13 kills on the evening and was the vocal leader that the team needed when it was struggling to get things going early in the match. Casey's inspirational leadership and powerful hitting helped the Huskies cruise to their first win of the season. Great job Casey!

THS stat leaders
Kills: Casey Armand - 13
Blocks: Alexxa Faison - 4
Digs: Olivia Shaw - 18
Aces: Jill Morris - 4


-Stone Bridge 322, McLean 325 (18 holes)

SBHS report: The Stone Bridge Bulldogs won a closely contested 18-hole match over the McLean High School Highlanders at Belmont Country Club. Scoring for the Bulldogs was anchored by Brandon Locke and Eli Robertson, both shooting 78.

Logan Goodrich shot an 82 and Abigail Bloom shot an 84. Brandon, Eli and Abby all had birdies during their rounds. Also playing for the Bulldogs were Connor Steggerda shooting an 84 and Matt Kapusta shooting an 87.

The Bulldogs have recorded a 5-0 record in matches this season. Stone Bridge's next match is Sept. 1 versus Herndon at Belmont Country Club.

Tuesday, Aug. 25


-Loudoun County 3, Tuscarora 1 (25-10, 24-26, 25-13, 25-17)

LCHS report: The Loudoun County Raiders traveled across town to play their Leesburg rival Tuscarora in their 2015 season opener and came away with the win .

The Raiders were led by Taylor Borup (24 kills, 7 digs, 3 blocks, 5 service points, and 2 aces), Rachel Voketaitis (7 kills, 1 assist), Hannah Aycock (8 kills, 2 digs), Abby Wright (4 kills, 1 block, 3 service points, and 1 ace), Lauren Topper (5 kills and 4 digs), Sela Carrington (5 kills and 1 block), Lindsay Olzawski (3 kills and 2 blocks), Ashley Rubino (1 block), Andersen Vaughan (23 assists, 5 digs, 6 service points, 1 ace, and 1 kill), Logan Robberstad (17 assists, 5 digs, 18 service points, 3 aces, 2 kills), Kaitlyn Nguyen (5 assists, 1 dig, and 2 service points), Rachael Cullen (11 digs, 4 assists, 1 service point, and 1 kill), Rebecca Frey (5 digs, 7 service points, and 2 aces), Josi Williams (1 dig, 10 service points, and 4 aces) and Hannah Sauer (1 service point and 1 ace).

The Raiders will host a rematch with Tuscarora on Tuesday, Sept. 1 at 7 p.m.

THS report: The young Husky team looked good in their first regular season match but the persistent Raiders proved to be too much to handle beating the Huskies in 4 sets. Alexxa Faison led the Husky attack with 8 kills followed closely by Jill Morris with 6 kills and Sarah Pearsall with 5 kills.

Defensively, Alexxa Faison led all blockers with 3.5 blocks on the evening while Vanessa Marinelli and Olivia Shaw had 11 and 9 digs respectively.


-Heritage 151, Dominion 168 (9 holes)

Garrett Ganley-34
Eli Newman-37
Bryce Rogers-40
Hayden Miller-40

Max Dyson-39
Kelvin Shen-40
Quinn Hollister-44
Thomas Cook-45

Monday, Aug. 24


-Loudoun Valley sets team record

The Loudoun Valley Vikings continued their torrid start to the 2015 varsity golf season in a dual match against second-year Rock Ridge High School. Four Vikings shot even par or better at South Riding Golf Club's par 72 course to set a school record for lowest team score (282) in an 18-hole match.

Ryan Hammer led the Vikings with his 3-under par round of 69, followed by Max Cave (70), Adam Lockhart (71) and Brandon Weaver (72).

Thursday, Aug. 20


-Tuscarora 175, Broad Run 186 (9 holes)

-Loudoun Valley 302, Freedom 339 (18 holes)

LVHS scoring: Weaver 70, Hammer 76, Cave 77, Lockhart 79

-Stone Bridge 158, Potomac Falls 180 (9 holes)

SBHS report: The Stone Bridge Bulldogs hosted the Potomac Falls Panthers in an intended 18-hole match on Thursday afternoon at Belmont Country Club. The match participants experienced a 90-minute delay because of the thunderstorm that moved through the golf course, reducing the match to 9 holes with a late evening finish.

Bulldog scorers: Eli Robertson, 37; Matt Kapusta, 42; Abby Bloom, 42 and Brandon Locke, 37. Also shooting rounds of 43 for the Bulldogs were Logan Goodrich and Cam Bender.

Both teams and parents were very patient in waiting for the storm to pass and Belmont Country Club invited the teams and spectators into the main mansion entrance foyer providing a safe and historic setting during the storm.

Wednesday, Aug. 19


-Dominion def. Park View

Dominion scored a four-player total of 186 at Algonkian Golf Course to earn a victory against Park View, who did not field a full roster for the 9-hole dual match. Earning medalist honors for the Titans was senior Jack Mu, who shot a career-best 42.

Jack Mu-42
Andrew Baker-45
Scott Wilcox-48
Brett Wells-51

Ngoc Do-51
Srey Hai-61

Monday, Aug. 17


-Dominion 164, Rock Ridge 182 (9 holes)

DHS report: Dominion defeated Rock Ridge in a 9-hole match at Algonkian Golf Course. Leading the way for the Titans was Kelvin Shen, who earned individual medalist honors with 2-over par 38.

Kelvin Shen-38
Max Dyson-41
Thomas Cook-42
Quinn Hollister-43

Justin Shin-42
Mark Sangster-46
Daniel Nguyen-46
Yash Kataki-48

-Stone Bridge 330, Woodgrove 336 (18 holes)

SBHS report: The Bulldog golfers were hosted by the Wolverine golfers at beautiful Stoneleigh Golf Club in an 18-hole match. The final score after a great effort by both teams in muggy, hot weather conditions was Stone Bridge 330 and Woodgrove 336.

Stone Bridge now has a 3-0 record in matches for the season. Bulldog scorers: Brandon Locke, 78; Eli Robertson, 85; Logan Goodrich, 83; and Abby Bloom, 84.

The Bulldogs gave a great effort on a course many of them had never played before the match. Also playing for Stone Bridge were Matt Kapusta and Cam Bender in the team's five and six positions. Playing as alternates were senior Brandon Lisciandro and Stone Bridge's only freshman this season, Max Carollo.

The Bulldogs' next match is against Potomac Falls High School at home course Belmont Country Club on Thursday, Aug. 20.

Friday, Aug. 14

Bryan Gunter Golf Invitational

Loudoun Valley - led by low medalist Ryan Hammer - took home top team honors in the two-day, 36-hole event.

Top 10 teams
Loudoun Valley 603
Sherando 611
Washington 621
Charlottesville 634
Centreville 639
Woodgrove 647
Dominion 655
James Wood 677
Millbrook 706
Handley 731

Top 5 individuals
Ryan Hammer (LV) 139
Brett Loy (SHE) 140
Adam Lockhart (LV) 144
Kelvin Shen (DOM) 145
Yoojin Kim (CEN) 145

Thursday, Aug. 13


-Stone Bridge 330, Broad Run 395 (18 holes)

SBHS report: The match was an 18-hole event held at Stone Bridge's home course, Belmont Country Club. Bulldog scorers: Brandon Locke, 81; Logan Goodrich, 87; Eli Robertson, 77; and Abby Bloom, 85.

Eli Robertson posted his lowest round of the one week old season. Also playing for Stone Bridge was Brandon Lisciandro.

Stone Bridge is showing continuous improvement and excellent stamina with this fourth 18-hole round in the past four days.

Wednesday, Aug. 12

Loudoun County Public Schools Golf Championship

Team standings and top four golfers for each school:

1. Loudoun County (305)
Monastero 71, Teasdale 75, Mullan 79, Odenwalt 80

2. Woodgrove (309)
Eastman 75, Caldes 77, Wilson 78, Klimek 79

3. Loudoun Valley (312)
Cave 72, Lockhart 75, Hammer 79, Jenkins 86

4. Briar Woods (313)
Sload 76, Gilbride 78, Keilholtz 78, Audi 81

5. Heritage (314)
Ganley 75, Petrillo 76, Hannon 78, Rogers 85

6. Stone Bridge (318)
Locke 75, Goodrich 79, Robertson 81, Kapusta 83

7. Tuscarora (322)
Poole 79, Hutchinson 80, Brouse 80, Morton/Love* 83

8. Freedom (324)
Nguyen 75, Capestany 82, Scanlon 83, Skinner 84

9. Dominion (327)
Shen 77, Dyson 82, Cook 84, Hollister 84

10. Riverside (332)
Musa 79, Tandale 84, Ganta 84, Pluntke 85

11. Potomac Falls (342)
Guintu 83, Hawes 85, Gallagher 86, Koon 88

12. Broad Run (359)
Wohlgemuth 83, Sullivan 87, Corbman 91, Goodwin 98

13. John Champe (364)
Gonzales 80, Pereira 94, Ranere 95, Chang 95

14. Rock Ridge (376)
Shin 89, Guntor 93, Sangster 96, Jannupreddy 98

15. Park View (476)
Do 107, Carter 120, Brooks 120, Hai 129

*Tied for team's fourth-best score

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