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Alexandria Sports Briefs: T.C. Williams Boys Lacrosse Falls Against Oakton

The T.C. Williams boys lacrosse team hung around early against Oakton but eventually lost to the Cougars 11-4 on March 26 at Madison High School. Oakton led 3-1 at halftime.

The loss was the Titans’ third consecutive and dropped their record to 1-3.

"We made a lot of mistakes in our transition game, in clearing the ball from our defensive end and we lost focus during unsettled situations in our defensive end of the field," Titans coach Michael Mulherin wrote in an e-mail. "Our offense never really got going and Oakton continued through the game with a very aggressive defense and ride."

Robin Bomberger, Kirk Cooper, Ben Goodwin and Ben Bilodeau each scored a goal for T.C. Williams. Bomberger leads the Titans with 11.

"It was a very clean-played game by Oakton we well," Mulherin wrote, "and we had some exciting end-to-end play at several points during the game."

The Titans return to Patriot District action at 7:15 p.m. April 8 when they host Lake Braddock. T.C. Williams lost its district opener to West Springfield 18-1 on March 22.

"Going into spring break, our varsity team is only 1-3, but we continue to get better individually, and as a team," Mulherin wrote. "I’ve told our players from day one we’re not going to be concerned with wins and losses this year, but only improving ourselves and our team every day. Our boys have never quit this year, and I expect us to be competitive in every game this season. We have a tough schedule in April, but plenty of opportunity to succeed in our district and climb our way back in to postseason play."

<b>T.C. baseball loses</b>

The T.C. Williams baseball team lost its Patriot District opener to Woodson 10-4 on March 25.

The T.C. Williams baseball team opened its season with a 14-1, five-inning victory over Wakefield on March 17. Senior pitcher Chris Cattaneo tossed a complete game, striking out seven while not allowing an earned run.

"Chris had an excellent outing," head coach Andrew Simpson wrote in an e-mail. "He kept his pitch count down, worked ahead in the count and threw first-pitch strikes all night long. We wanted a strong performance to kick start our season and that is exactly what Chris delivered for us."

Sophomore first baseman Aaron Tovsky went 3-for-3 with a double, home run and three RBIs. Junior left-fielder Steve Weidman was 2-for-3 with a double and a home run and junior catcher Trav Clark was 2-for-3 and threw out both Wakefield attempted base stealers.

The Titans return from a spring break tournament in Savannah, Ga., to face Liberty (Maryland) at 5:30 p.m. April 5 at Simpson Field. T.C. Williams’ returns to district play when it travels to face Lee at 6:30 p.m. April 7.

<b>Episcopal Baseball Moves to 2-1</b>

The Episcopal baseball team defeated St. Anselm’s 10-0 and lost to St. Mary’s Ryken 8-4 on March 27 during the Wilson Tournament. The Maroon, which also defeated Randolph-Macon Academy 10-1 on March 24, is 2-1.

Episcopal is scheduled to play at 4 p.m. on April 1 during the Alexandria City Championship tournament at West Potomac High School.

<b>BI Baseball In Search of First Win</b>

The Bishop Ireton baseball team lost to DeMatha 4-3 on Saturday, dropping its record to 0-5. The Cardinals , who reached the Washington Catholic Athletic Conference final each of the last two seasons, also have WCAC losses against Good Counsel and Gonzaga.

Bishop Ireton is scheduled to play at 10 a.m. April 1 during the Alexandria City Championship tournament at West Potomac High School.

<b>T.C. Girls LAX Enters Break 2-3</b>

The T.C. Williams girls lacrosse team lost to Hayfield 16-8 on March 25, dropping its record to 2-3 entering spring break.

One night earlier, the Titans beat Dominion 18-17 in double overtime.

T.C. Williams is 0-2 in the Patriot District, including an 18-7 loss to West Springfield on March 22. The Titans return to district play at 7:15 p.m. April 8 when they travel to face Lake Braddock.

<b>T.C. Boys Tennis Evens Record</b>

The T.C. Williams boys tennis team defeated South County 6-3 on March 25, evening its record at 2-2. The Titans also defeated Lee 6-3 on March 19, and lost to West Springfield 7-2 (March 23) and Woodson 9-0 (March 16).

The Titans host Annandale at 4:30 p.m. April 6.

<b>T.C. Girls Tennis Off to 2-2 Start</b>

The T.C. Williams girls tennis team lost to South County 7-2 on March 25, dropping its record to 2-2. The Titans defeated West Springfield 7-2 on March 23 and Lee 6-3 on March 19 after opening the season with an 8-1 loss to Woodson on March 16.

The Titans travel to face Annandale at 4:30 p.m. April 6.

<b>Titans Softball Drops First Three</b>

The T.C. Williams softball team opened its season with losses to Chantilly (23-0), Jefferson (15-0) and Woodson (22-1). The Titans return from spring break to face Lee on the road at 6:30 p.m. April 7.

<b>Local Student Honored</b>

Alexandria native and Randolph-Macon Academy freshman Anastasia Voellm was named Most Valuable Player of the school’s Delaney Athletic Conference championship-winning varsity girls basketball team. She was also named conference co-Player of the Year.