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Sports Briefs: Yorktown in Sole Possession of First Place

The Yorktown football team improved to 5-1 overall, 3-0 in the National District with a 30-0 win over Edison on Oct. 8. The victory gave the Patriots sole possession of first place in the district as Washington-Lee and Mount Vernon each lost on Friday, dropping their records to 2-1.

The shutout was Yorktown’s second of the season, including a 42-0 win over Madison on Sept. 10. The Patriots will host Stuart at 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 15 for homecoming. After facing Wakefield on Oct. 22, Yorktown will take on the teams currently tied for second place in back-to-back meetings. The Patriots will host Mount Vernon on Oct. 29 and wrap up the regular season by traveling to W-L on Nov. 5.

<b>W-L Loses to Stuart, Drops to 2-1</b>

The Washington-Lee football team suffered its first National District loss on Oct. 8, falling 34-7 at Stuart.

The Generals trailed 6-0 at halftime before Stuart’s Luis Torres returned the second half kickoff 87 yards for a touchdown. Another Stuart score put W-L in a 21-0 hole before the Generals got on the board with 5-yard touchdown run by quarterback Rigo Salguero with 2:08 remaining in the third. But the Generals got no closer and Stuart added a pair of fourth quarter touchdowns.

W-L’s Anthony Taylor rushed for 115 yards in 23 carries and Salguero finished with 73 yards and a score in 17 attempts. Defensively, Marshall Anders led the Generals with nine tackles. Taylor intercepted a pass and Mudsar Iqbal recorded one sack.

W-L will host Mount Vernon at 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 15 in a battle of second-place teams in the National District.

<b>Wakefield Gets First Win</b>

The Wakefield football team earned its first win of the 2010 season, defeating Falls Church 20-0 on Oct. 8. The Warriors improved to 1-5 overall, 1-2 in the National District.

Wakefield rushed for 276 yards, led by Louie Green’s 61. Terry Davis ran for 53 yards and Victor Leavell added 48. Quarterback Drew Powell completed 7 of 10 passes for 107 yards. Powell scored on a 28-yard run and Davis scored on a 20-yard run.

William Arrevalo connected on field goals of 34 and 23 yards, respectively, the first time since 1982 a Wakefield kicker has made two or more field goals in a game.

The Warriors will travel to face Hayfield at 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 15.

<b>O’Connell Loses to Gonzaga</b>

The Bishop O’Connell football team lost to Gonzaga, 48-7, on Oct. 9, dropping the Knights’ record to 2-4, 0-3 in the Washington Catholic Athletic Conference.

O’Connell’s Nicholas Morabito completed 5 of 12 passes for 80 yards and a touchdown. He threw one interception. Marvin Stewart rushed for 89 yards and Joshua Trimble caught four passes for 61 yards and a score.

The Knights will host Bishop McNamara at 1 p.m. on Oct. 16.

<b>No. 9 Yorktown Volleyball Beats No. 5 Fairfax</b>

The Yorktown volleyball team, ranked No. 9 in the Oct. 4 edition of the Northern Virginia Volleyball Coaches Association top 10 poll, defeated No. 5 Fairfax 3-0 on Oct. 6. The Patriots followed the win with a 3-0 victory over Mount Vernon the following night, improving their record to 9-2, 2-0 in the National District.

Fairfax was the third top-10 regional opponent Yorktown faced this season. The Patriots were swept by No. 1 Stone Bridge on Sept. 1 and were edged, 3-2, by No. 2 South County on Sept. 23. Yorktown will host defending National District champion Hayfield, ranked No. 7, on Oct. 18.

<b>W-L Volleyball Beats Marshall</b>

The Washington-Lee volleyball team defeated Marshall 3-0 (25-19, 25-14, 25-23) on Oct. 7, improving its record to 7-3. The Generals will travel to face Oakton at 7:15 p.m. on Oct. 14.