Sports Briefs: Yorktown Volleyball Improves to 5-1

Sports Briefs: Yorktown Volleyball Improves to 5-1

The Yorktown volleyball team defeated Lee 3-0 (25-16, 25-12, 25-21) on Sept. 20 to improve to 5-1. The Patriots also swept Thomas Jefferson on Sept. 15.

Ashley Rock led Yorktown with eight kills. The junior also finished with three aces, eight digs and two blocks. Katie Rock recorded four kills, three aces and nine digs, Eva Muszynski and Lauren Sims each finished with five aces and Taylor Brown had four aces and nine digs.

Yorktown was ranked No. 9 in the latest Northern Region Volleyball Coaches Association top 10 poll, two spots behind defending National District champion Hayfield. The Patriots’ lone loss this season came against No. 1 Stone Bridge.

Yorktown hosts No. 2 South County at 7:15 p.m. on Sept. 23 before returning to district play on the road against rival Washington-Lee at 7:15 p.m. on Sept. 27.

<b>W-L Defeats Defending District Champ</b>

The Washington-Lee football team opened National District play with a 23-7 victory over defending champion Hayfield on Sept. 16. The Generals outscored the Hawks 16-0 in the second half to bounce back from an 0-2 start.

W-L senior running back Anthony Taylor rushed 31 times for 158 yards and three touchdowns. Quarterback Rigo Salguero completed 5 of 9 passes for 72 yards and was intercepted once. He also rushed 18 times for 59 yards.

Defensively, W-L (1-2) limited Hayfield to 184 total yards. Keesean Braithwaite led the Generals with seven tackles. He also forced a fumble. Taylor finished with six tackles and Moussa Diallo and Tony Gomez each had five. Rodderick Gibson recorded a sack.

The Generals will travel to face Falls Church at 7:30 p.m. on Sept. 24. W-L’s next home game is the school’s homecoming contest against Jefferson at 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 1.

<b>Yorktown Football Falls to 2-1</b>

The Yorktown football team lost to Centreville 27-0 on Sept. 16, dropping its record to 2-1. The Patriots, who defeated Wilson and Madison to begin the season, will open National District play on the road against defending champion Hayfield at 7:15 p.m. on Sept. 24.

<b>Wakefield Drops to 0-3</b>

The Wakefield football team lost to McLean 37-6 on Sept. 16. The Warriors (0-3) will open National District play at Edison at 7:30 p.m. on Sept. 24.

<b>O’Connell Football Bounces Back</b>

The Bishop O’Connell football team jumped out to a 20-0 first quarter lead and cruised to a 47-12 win over St. Mary’s Ryken on Sept. 17. The Knights, who lost to St. Albans the previous week, improved to 2-1 and will open Washington Catholic Athletic Conference on the road against Good Counsel at 7 p.m. on Sept. 24.

Against St. Mary’s Ryken, Joshua Trimble, Patrick Simms and Marvin Stewart each scored two rushing touchdowns. Jason Makoutz scored one.