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Bulldogs Handle Warriors Easily in Boys’ Lax

High School Notebook

The Stone Bridge High boys’ lacrosse team defeated Wakefield handily, 22-1, in a non-district game last week. Bulldog sophomore attack Derek Maltz led Stone Bridge with three goals and three assists. Also for Stone Bridge, big games came from senior attack Nick Osbourne (4 goals, 1 assist), junior attack Chris Wilson (4 goals), senior midfielder Sean Smingler (1 goal) and senior midfielder Kevin Elliot (1 goal).

The game was Stone Bridge’s Senior Night and marked the final home career contest for the team’s four 12th graders.

In a recent non-district contest, Stone Bridge came from behind to defeat Herndon, 8-6. Leading the way for Stone Bridge were Maltz (2 goals), Wilson (1 goal, 1 assist), Osbourne (2 goals), junior midfielder Jack Burke (2 goals) and junior midfielder Tyler Lowdermilk (1 goal, 1 assist).

Bulldog goalie Donald Delaney, a sophomore, had 10 saves in the win.

Herndon led, 6-4, entering the fourth quarter. The Bulldogs scored four unanswered goals to gain the win.

<b>Stone Bridge High girls softball</b> pitcher Cassie Phillips tossed a no-hitter in the Bulldogs’ 4-0 Liberty District win over W.T. Woodson last Friday night. In seven innings of work, Phillips, a junior right hander, struck out two and walked one. One Woodson batter reached as a result of an error. The no-hitter was the first of Phillips’ high school career.

<b>Briar Woods</b> High baseball pitcher Austin Frattali (3-1 record) picked up his third win of the year as the Falcons pounded out 16 hits en route to a 14-4 victory over Dulles District rival Freedom. The game was shortened to five innings due to the 10-run mercy rule. A big offensive game for Briar Woods came from first baseman Ian Hickman (4-for-4, 3 doubles, 3 Runs, and 3 RBI).

<b>Other strong</b> hitting games for the Falcons came from Victor Rizzardi (triple, 2 runs, 2 RBI), Kyle Haufler (2 hits, including a double), Chris Wade (double, 3 runs, 2 RBI), Gavin Scherer (2 hits, including a double, 2 RBI), Logan Harris (2 hits and an RBI) and Alex Munro (2 hits, RBI).

Frattali allowed two earned runs and five hits over five innings of work to notch the win. He struck out one and walked four. Freedom High’s Kyle Severns knocked three doubles.

In another recent Briar Woods versus Freedom meeting, the Falcons edged the Eagles, 5-4. Chris Wade pitched 5-plus innings and smacked two doubles. Derek Belcher picked up his first save of the season.

Briar Woods held a 5-0 lead going into the top of the sixth inning, but the Freedom bats came alive as the Eagles scored four runs. Belcher was able to tame the Eagles' rally in the sixth, and then retired the side in the seventh to close out the win.

–Rich Sanders