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Mount Vernon Sports Briefs

<b>MV Baseball Wins Three Straight</b>

After losing a nine-inning battle against Stonewall Jackson in its opener, the Mount Vernon baseball team responded with three straight victories.

The Majors managed one run against Stonewall Jackson while facing Radford University signee Michael Costello. Mount Vernon quickly bounced back, pushing across 43 runs in its next three games. The Majors defeated Stuart (15-7) on March 25, and I.C. Norcom (11-1) and Woodrow Wilson (17-2) on March 27.

"It was a wake-up call in that first game only scoring that one run," Mount Vernon head coach Luke Sable said. "They responded well."

Mike Murdock had three of the Majors’ six hits against Stonewall Jackson. Since then, nearly everyone got involved. Alex Fox, Jimmy Woehrle and Logan Beougher each had two hits against Stuart. Andrew Sable had three RBIs.

Sable and Pat Reamy each had three RBIs against Norcom. Sable had three hits and Reamy two. Against Wilson, Mount Vernon scored nine first-inning runs. Sable, Murdock, Justin Boutin and Reamy each had two hits. Taggar Salcedo had three RBIs and Sable and Palacido each had two.

"The loss was kind of an eye-opener for some of the younger kids," infielder Sable said. "They realized what varsity baseball [was all about]."

Mount Vernon is participating in the Alexandria City Championship tournament, which runs through April 3. The Majors return to National District play with a home game against Yorktown at 6 p.m. April 6. The meeting is a rematch of last season’s district championship game.

<b>MV Boys Soccer Beats WP</b>

The Mount Vernon boys soccer team defeated West Potomac 3-1 on March 26.

Mount Vernon improved to 3-0 and will travel to face Marshall at 7 p.m. April 6. West Potomac is 1-2 and travels to take on South County at 7 p.m. April 6.

<b>WP Girls Soccer Beats MV</b>

The West Potomac girls soccer team beat Mount Vernon 3-0 on March 26.

Mount Vernon dropped to 2-2 and will host Marshall at 7 p.m. April 6. West Potomac hosts South County at 7 p.m. April 6.

<b>WP Girls LAX Loses Standout Donovan</b>

West Potomac junior defender Kelsey Donovan suffered a broken clavicle during a March 23 game against Dominion and is out for the remainder of the season, girls lacrosse head coach Lori Botha said.

Donovan is a team captain.

"That’s very bad news for us," Botha said. It is "quite upsetting."

West Potomac won the game 18-6. Botha said team parents were impressed by the Wolverines’ effort.

"They just clicked," Botha said. "It was really one of our best games."

West Potomac also lost to Lake Braddock, 9-5, on March 23, bringing its record to 1-2.

Botha said Margaret Kerr, Alexa Botha and Laina Schnieder have been the team’s top offensive players. Reserve Erin Hendry had three goals against Dominion.

West Potomac travels to face Mount Vernon at 7:15 p.m. April 5.