NOVA Football: September 28, 2012

Friday, September 28, 2012 
Briar Woods 35 – Tuscarora 6
Broad Run 37 – Herndon 7
Centreville 17 – Hayfield 16 [OT]
Chantilly 48 – Edison 25
Dominion 20 – Park View 15
James Madison 24 – Langley 21
Lake Braddock 21 – T.C. Williams 7
Loudoun County 48 – Woodgrove 7
Loudoun Valley 43 – Heritage 14
Madison County 33 – George Mason 7
McLean 42 – George Marshall 6
Mount Vernon 34 – Falls Church 12
Oakton 42 – R.E. Lee 0
Patriot 57 – Freedom 0
Robinson 53 – South County 23  (FSN Game of the Week)
Watch It on Channel 10 — Saturdays @ 4:30PM & Mondays @ 3:30PM.
Watch It on Red Apple 21 — Mondays @ 8:00PM.
South Lakes 27 – Louisa County 21
Stone Bridge 42 – Thomas Jefferson 7
Washington-Lee 49 – Wakefield 14
West Potomac 54 – Annandale 14
West Springfield 14 – W.T. Woodson 10
Westfield 35 – Fairfax 3
Yorktown 41 – Stuart 3

FSN Game of the Week now airs:
Channel 10 – Saturdays at 4:30PM and Mondays at 3:30PM.
Red Apple 21 – Mondays at 8:00PM.
Both channels can be found on Verizon FiOS, Cox, and Comcast.

Copies of games, both New and Old, can be ordered at www.PressBoxVideo.com.

NOVA Football: September 21, 2012

Friday, September 21, 2012 
Briar Woods 49 – Potomac Falls 3
Central 42 – George Mason 19
Centreville 14 – Herndon 0
Chantilly 49 – West Springfield 14
Edison 33 – Falls Church 27 [OT]
Fairfax 31 – South Lakes 15
Freedom (Loudoun) 55 – Wakefield 6
Heritage 29 – Park View 0
Hylton 39 – Forest Park 0
James Madison 29 – McLean 6  (FSN Game of the Week)
Watch It on Channel 10 — Verizon FiOS, Cox, and Comcast
Saturdays @ 4:30PM & Mondays @ 3:30PM.
Lake Braddock 37 – West Potomac 23
Langley 58 – Marshall 8
Manassas Park 48 – Madison County 14
Oakton 45 – Annandale 7
Osbourn Park 30 – Osbourn 26
Potomac 32 – Freedom (Prince William) 0
R.E. Lee 10 – W.T. Woodson 7
Stone Bridge 37 – Broad Run 14
Thomas Jefferson 42 – Stuart 0
Tuscarora 21 – Loudoun County 7
Washington-Lee 41 – Mount Vernon 20
Westfield 24 – Robinson 21
Woodberry Forest 39 – Paul VI 14
Woodbridge 48 – Gar-Field 20
Woodgrove 40 – Dominion 0
Yorktown 17 – Hayfield 10

Saturday, September 22, 2012 

South County @ T.C. Williams 1pm
Bishop O’Connell @ Archbishop Carroll 2:00p
Bishop Ireton @ Episcopal HS 1:30p
Pope John Paul the Great @ Flint Hill 1:00p
Potomac @ St. Stephen’s & St. Agnes 1:30p

FSN Game of the Week now airs on Channel 10 found on Verizon FiOS, Cox, and Comcast. Games are replayed Saturdays at 4:30PM and Mondays at 3:30PM.

Copies of games both New and Old can be ordered at www.PressBoxVideo.com.

NOVA Football: September 14, 2012

Friday, September 14, 2012

Annandale 32 – Stuart 27
Battlefield 33 – Potomac 14
Briar Woods 41 – Dominion 7
Centreville 30 – Mount Vernon 22
Chantilly 35 – Langley 34
Edison 14 – Washington-Lee 0
Fairfax 23 – McLean 0
Falls Church 45 – Marshall 25
Freedom (Prince William) 25 – Freedom (Loudoun) 22 [2 OT]
Madison 24 – Hayfield 17
Loudoun County 29 – Sherando 0
Oakton 28 – W.T. Woodson 0
Osbourn 23 – Hylton 13
Potomac Falls 23 – Heritage 20 [3 OT]
Robinson 49 – T.C. Williams 21
Stone Bridge 49 – South Lakes 7
Stonewall Jackson 55 – Osbourn Park 21
Thomas Jefferson 45 – Wakefield 6
Tuscarora 20 – Loudoun Valley 14
West Potomac 49 – South County 39
West Springfield 33 – R.E. Lee 14  (FSN Game of the Week)
Watch It on Channel 10 — Verizon FiOS, Cox, and Comcast
Saturdays @ 4:30PM & Mondays @ 3:30PM.
Westfield 49 – Lake Braddock 29
Woodgrove 41 – Park View 0
Yorktown 51 – Herndon 21

FSN Game of the Week now airs on Channel 10 found on Verizon FiOS, Cox, and Comcast. Games are replayed Saturdays at 4:30PM and Mondays at 3:30PM.

Copies of games both New and Old can be ordered at www.PressBoxVideo.com.

Volleyball: Robert E. Lee v. Washington-Lee – September 13, 2012

Submitted By R.E. Lee Volleyball

Moral victories stink because they still count as a loss, but Lee played by far its best overall match of the season. The Lancers fell to the visiting Washington-Lee Generals 20-25 / 25-23 / 13-25 / 17-25. The first set left the fans in the gym thinking what could have been. The Lancers got off to a fantastic start, building and holding a lead of 20-18, that’s when the team started playing “not to lose,” abandoned the aggression that got them there and gave up 7 straight points to lose the first set. But they didn’t stay down for long, storming back to take a thrilling 25-23 victory in set 2. Then the Lancers built on that momentum starting set 3 with a 7-0 run before slowly letting the Generals creep back into the game. Washington-Lee went on to wear down the Lancer defense with their jump float serves, tips and quick hits, but Lee never gave up, getting valuable contributions from starters and role players off the bench all night long. Junior setter Jazlyn Alexander played the best match yet of her young varsity career. She led the team in aces with 3, handed out 6 assists, had 4 digs and 3 kills of her own. Her sister senior outside hitter Yasmin Alexander had 4 kills and 2 aces. Senior setter Fernanda Rojas had 7 assists and 4 digs. Senior middle hitter Sophia Okorn led the Lancer attack with 6 kills but she had plenty of help – from the Alexander sisters and from middle hiiters Hayley Knapp and Jina Nkumrah, who each tallied 2 kills and played great in the front row. The Lancers lost a tough one, but their coaches are proud of the effort and hope to build on that intensity and aggressiveness as Lee hits the road Tuesday and travels to Jeb Stuart.

Please submit game updates, stats, story ideas, etc. for your team to news@fairfaxsportsnetwork.com.

Volleyball: Stone Bridge v. Yorktown – September 13, 2012

Submitted by Stone Bridge Volleyball

Stone Bridge defeated Yorktown Thursday night in 4 sets by scores of: 25-11, 25-20, 19-25, 25-21.

Stats for the Bulldogs:
Ryan Ackermann 14 kills, 5 digs
Mariah Brantley 7 kills, 12 digs, 5 aces
Megan Bryn 9 digs, 5 aces
Ashlyn Dunlop 2 kills
Megan Ellis 2 kills
Sarah Fairchild 24 digs, 2 aces
Cydney Gill 26 assists, 8 digs, 3 aces
Amy Gottschling 3 assists, 2 digs
Libby Haslett 4 kills, 1 dig, 3 solo blocks
Mackenzie Reilly 3 digs, 1 ace
Kendall Schulte 1 kill, 2 digs
Kelly Stancik 4 assists, 5 digs, 1 ace
Shannon Williams 10 kills, 1 solo block, 4 digs

Stone Bridge is currently 6 – 0.

Please send game updates, stats, story ideas, etc. for your team to news@fairfaxsportsnetwork.com.

NOVA Football: September 7-8, 2012

Friday, September 7, 2012

Battlefield 34 – Osbourn Park 13
Briar Woods 43 – Park View 0
Dominion 34 – Heritage 28 (In OT)
Gar-Field 37 – John Champe 6
Hayfield 49 – Stuart 0
Hermitage 35 – Lee-Davis 0
James Madison 39 – W.T. Woodson 13

Lake Braddock 29 – Annandale 25 (FSN Game of the Week)
Watch It on Channel 10 — Verizon FiOS, Cox, and Comcast
Saturdays @ 4:30PM & Mondays @ 3:30PM.

Langley 14 – Jefferson  6
Loudoun County 42 – Loudoun Valley 7
McLean 36 – Falls Church 12
Mount Vernon 31 – Marshall 7
Oakton 28 – South County 21
Osbourn 17 – Forest Park 13
R.E. Lee 20 – Edison 13
Sherando 41 – Washington 7
South Lakes 21 – Herndon 7
Stone Bridge 24 – Chantilly 8
Tuscarora 35 – Brentsville District 0
Washington-Lee 13 – Fairfax 7
West Potomac 27 – Centreville 20
West Springfield 38 – Robinson 14
Woodbridge 40 – Broad Run 22
Woodgrove 60 – Potomac Falls 21
Yorktown 59 – Wakefield 6

Saturday, September 8, 2012
Bishop O’Connell 49 – Massanutten Military 6
Bullis 43 – Bishop Ireton 15
Paul VI 36 – Flint Hill 35 (In OT)
Manassas Park 63 – Arcadia 0
St. Stephen’s & St. Agnes 14 – St. Christopher’s 12
Westfield 55 – T.C. Williams 28

FSN Game of the Week now airs on Channel 10 found on Verizon FiOS, Cox, and Comcast. Games are replayed Saturdays at 4:30PM and Mondays at 3:30PM.

NOVA Football: August 30-31, 2012

Thursday, August 30, 2012
Chantilly 48 – W.T. Woodson 7
Kellam 14 – Landstown 7
Langley 42 – Herndon 14
McLean 14 – Washington-Lee 12
Lee 47 – George Marshall 7
Stuart 35 – George Mason 6
T.C. Williams – 73 Wakefield 0
Thomas Jefferson 28 – Falls Church 12
West Potomac 34 – Mount Vernon 7
West Springfield 49 – Edison 19 (FSN Game of the Week)
Westfield 51 – South Lakes 13
Friday, August 31, 2012 
Briar Woods 20 – Broad Run 15
Centreville 28 – Lake Braddock 27
Fairfax 29 – Annandale 19
Fauquier 30 – Culpeper County 8
Freedom (Loudoun) 30 – John Champe 14
Hayfield 36 – South County 35
Heritage (Loudoun) 26 – Hedgesville (WV) 16
Hylton 10 – Battlefield 0
Kettle Run 42 – Potomac Falls 13
Liberty 28 – Park View 0
Loudoun Valley 52 – James Wood 19
Oakton 35 – James Madison 13
Stone Bridge 31 – Robinson 14
Stonewall Jackson 32 – Gar-Field 7
Woodbridge 27 – Franklin County 7
Woodgrove 65 – Brentsville District 0

FSN Game of the Week now airs on Channel 10 found on Verizon FiOS, Cox, and Comcast. Games are replayed Saturdays at 4:30PM and Mondays at 3:30PM.

Girls Lax: Langley Pummels McLean

Langley Saxons 18
McLean Highlanders 3

If the two teams have seen the Mel Gibson film, the Langley Saxons certainly didn’t follow the scri pt, as they routed the invading McLean Highlanders 18-3 Monday night.

The Saxon squad continued to demonstrate why they are considered one of Virginia’s elite teams. Currently ranked # 3 in the laxpower.com computer rankings, the Saxon sharp shooters hit the target at a 67% scoring rate. Led by scoring sensation sophomore Margo Swomley (4 goals on 5 shots and 1 assist), and junior Torrie Zarella (3 goals on 7 shots with 3 draws) and sophomore Nicky Pritchett (1 goal on 2 shots) the Saxons jumped out to a five goal half-time lead over the Highlanders by a sore of 8-3 and the Highlanders never found the net again.

The Saxons only improved their marksmanship in the second half as junior, Nicole Burkart, playing perhaps one of her best games of the season scored 2 goals on 3 shots and connected on 1 assist. “One of the most beautiful feeds from Torrie and shot by Nicole I’ve seen. If you blinked you missed it,” coach DeSomma commented.

The Lady Saxons quarterback, Elspeth McGarry controlled the tempo and had another smart all purpose game with 3 goals on 4 shots and 2 assists. The club’s fine shooting continued at a nearly 80% success rate in the second half as senior, Jill Canning, sophomore Mary Redmond and freshman Devon Clark each found the net with their only shots of the night.

Head Coach DeSomma commented, “Lost or hidden in this abundance of offensive exuberance is the fact our defense enhances our offensive success.”

The Langley patient, team-oriented style of offense, which relies on many passes and constant movement, has something to do with keeping all the players involved at both ends of the field and some credit must go to Langley’s first year goalie coach, Gary Morgan.

When asked, Coach Morgan explained, that taking on responsibility for our goalies has freed up coach DeSomma to focus on developing some of his younger players who have blossomed under his tutelage.  Sophomores Nicky Pritchett, and Margo Swomley are among the team leaders in goals scored and Ellie Glasgow and Kelly Martins, and Anna Helmer are strong and aggressive defensive middies.

When pressed for a statistical explanation for the teams fine performance, Coach DeSomma said the Saxons are blessed with talent and have great chemistry with senior leadership from captains, Natalie Dolan, Elspeth McGary and Mary Riley Pembroke. He also commented that there is just too much subjectivity in how teams keep track of these things and at Langley we take the most conservative approach we can. We track very closely only shots that score or those that would have scored had they not been stopped by the goalie. “We discount shots that go over the bar, or wide of the net or off the post. It’s in ours and our girls best interest to insure our statistics are as close to accurate as possible and that they reflect reality.”

Langley believes this approach gives them a much more accurate representation of how well a team is shooting and how well a goalie is playing. Using this method, the Saxons scored at a 67% rate of its shots

Langley’s Megan Link allowed only 3 goals on 7 shots for an excellent 57% save rate. The Saxon closer, Mary Riley Pembroke, stopped one free positon shot and smothered two point blank shots to go along with two interceptions to complete a 100% save rate.

When asked about her performance and her exceptional seasonal save rate of over 60% against some of Virginia’s top programs, Mary Riley said, “Megan and I hope to not see too many 1v1 point blank opportunities. Coach Morgan teaches us to relax and stay in good position and just react. Sometimes you catch it, more often your deflect it or it hits a part of your body and you just hope it doesn’t go in and your defense gets the rebound.”

A lot of what goes into making a save happens is the preparation before the shot. “Meg and I are fortunate to have a great defense in front of us. Natalie (Dolan, senior) is a strong physical player who sets the tone for our low D. Mary Beth (Winston, junior) never seems to be out of position, and Macy (Anderson, sophomore) has really stepped it up this year. They communicate and support each other to channel shooters into low percentage shooting zones. But they also need to count heavily upon our speedy middies, Jill (Canning), Kelly (Martins), Ellie (Glasgow), Nicky (Pritchett) and Elspeth (McGarry) to control the middle, and of course Torrie (Zarella) to take the draw.

It works! Go figure?  The stats don’t lie!

Recognized for their fine play this year, four Langley Saxons: Natalie Dolan (low D), Elspeth McGarry (middy), Mary Riley Pembroke (goalie) and junior Torrie Zarella (draw/middy) have been invited to represent Langley on the Northern Region Commonwealth Team.

Girls Lax: Langley Defeats South Lakes

Langley 20
South Lakes 1

Langley’s fab five celebrated Senior Night with a 20-1 victory against the Seahawks.  The Lady Saxon Clan honored their seniors: Jillian Canning (4 years); Natalie Dolan (3 years); Megan Link (1 year); Elspeth McGarry (4 years); and Mary Riley Pembroke (4 years); for their dedication and service in making the Langley Lax program a perennial power in Virginia.

The Saxons came out on this emotional night and demonstrated why they are  ranked #5 in Virginia by laxpower.com by quickly exploiting the Seahawks’ inexperience. Leading the onslaught Elspeth McGarry scored four  times and made sure her teammates had ample opportunities with six assists. Jill Canning added three goals of her own to help the cause.  Underclassman, Margo Swomley continued her exceptional play with five goals and two assists.  Some of Langley’s younger players also found the net, with sophomores Mary Redmond (2 goals), Caroline Mahoney (1 goal), Nicky Pritchett (1 goal), Kelly Martins (1 goal), and Anne Frances Davis adding a goal of her own to the tally.

The Saxon defense proved as stingy as usual, with goalie Megan Link stymieing the Seahawk’s every shot to guarantee a controlling 11-0 lead. Junior Kentyn Kaplan, with help from sophomores Devon Clark and Anna Helmer, organized a frenzied  freshman defense consisting of Amy Garrigan and Grace Goettman that conceded one second half South Lakes goal.

Unfortunately, the Saxons’ celebration was without an integral part of their team; junior Torrie Zarella was away attending the funeral of her beloved grandfather. The whole Saxon squad’s thoughts and prayers were with Torrie and her family.

Coach DeSomma said, “It was a wonderful evening, giving tribute to all the hard work and dedication these girls have contributed to continue the vaunted Langley lacrosse tradition. I’m sure it is a night that our seniors will always remember. I would like to thank the girls and all our parent involved for making it a memorable night.”

FSN Rewind: 04/24/08 – Chantilly vs. Oakton (BLAX)

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FSN Rewind: A recap of the 4.24.2008 the boys lacrosse game – Chantilly Chargers victory over the Oakton Cougars.