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Preps Roundup: Girls soccer, boys soccer, baseball, tennis
FROM STAFF REPORTS
Albemarle’s girls soccer team outscored Mountain View 4–3 in penalty kicks to earn a 2–1 win Thursday in the Commonwealth District tournament semifinals.
Nicole Burkhardt scored with 10 minutes left in regulation to tie the game for the Wildcats.
Morgan Skavdahl made 16 saves for Mountain View (9–5–4).
Spotsylvania 5, Eastern View 4
Spotsylvania scored five runs in the first three innings and held on to beat Eastern View.
Trevor Talley drove in three runs for Spotsylvania (13–6, 10–3), and Eastern View’s Ben Pittman connected on a pair of doubles to drive in two runs.
Spotsylvania’s Josh Ewing struck out six for the win, and Tanner May recorded nine strikeouts for Eastern View, which will face Culpeper today to decide the fourth seed in the Battlefield District playoffs.
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JOSH EWING (5-2) and Tommy Houck. TANNER MAY and Ben Pittman.
Essex 4, Washington & Lee 1
Marcus Garner tossed 10 strikeouts and gave up just four hits for Essex (16–3, 8–2), which claimed the Northern Neck’s regular-season title.
Josh Fones had eight strikeouts for the Eagles.
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JOHN FONES and Nate Cherry. MARCUS GARNER and Taylor Shackleford.
COURTLAND 6, CAROLINE 1
Andrew Oakes scored twice four Courtland (11–1– 2), which clinched the Battlefield’s regular-season crown.
Luke Taylor, Colby Hendricks, Jacob Patterson and Alex Cimini added goals for Courtland.
Mahmaud Mwofy netted Caroline’s lone goal.
COURTLAND 5, CULPEPER 2
Courtland’s Emily Lett and Katie Stine earned a doubles win on Thursday to clinch the Cougars’ 5–2 win against Culpeper in the Battlefield District Tournament consolation match.
The victory sealed a Region I tournament berth for Courtland (11–7).
Senior Marisa Morales won a key three-hour singles match for Courtland, which plays at York on Monday in the Region I quarterfinals.
Singles: Kristen Ramey (Cu) d. Jen Stanitski 6–4, 6–4; Marisa Morales (Ct) d. Kursten Anderson 7–5, 2–6, 7–5; Emily Lett (Ct) d. Caroline Shrewsberry 4–6, 6–3, 6–0; Katie Stine (Ct) d. Kendall Trout 7–5, 6–0; Alcia Bova (Ct) d. Lyndsay Morgan 6-2, 6–3; Ashley Beebe (Cu) d. Abby Holcombe 6–7, 6–2, 6–4.
Doubles: Lett–Stine (Ct) d. Beebe–Morgan 6–2, 6–3.
CHANCELLOR 3, JM 0
Austin Cox, Jacob Burke and Cameron Williams scored for the Chargers (8–6–1, 7–5–1) on senior night. Matt Johnson had five saves.