Wakefield County Day School in Huntly has announced recent feats at the Owls' sporting events.
The Owls varsity boys soccer team participated in a non-conference game on Sept. 13 at Wakefield School in The Plains. The Owls' Brad Castle had his first goal for the team with 8:54 left in the first half to give them a 1-0 lead at the half, thanks to keeper Alex Foster and the defense for keeping the opponents out of the net. Foster finished with nine saves. Campbell Baker scored in the second half with 2:30 remaining, and Wakefield scored a goal on a free kick. The Owls were victorious 2-1.
On Sept. 19, the Owls hosted Shenandoah Valley Christian Academy in a non-conference game. The Patriots scored two goals in the first 14 minutes of the game and two in the last two minutes of the half to take a 4-0 lead into the half. In the second half Max Lilburn, assisted by Sam Nolan, scored the first goal of his WCDS career. The Patriots won 5-1. The Owls' record for the season so far is 1-3.
In varsity volleyball, the Lady Owls hosted the Warriors from Quantico Middle High School on Sept. 13. Ashlyn Ramey held her serve for three straight points to give the girls a 9 to 3 lead and later a 22-14 lead after serving four straight points. The girls scored three of the last four points of the game for a 25-15 win. In the second game Kim and Emily Hennessey contributed to a 25-19 win.
The Warriors won the third game, and WCDS the fourth, with Kim Pankow serving the first six points of the game that ended in a 28-26 win for the Warriors, who also won the fifth game at 15-13, securing a 3-2 match victory. The Warriors are the number 11th ranked team in the first state poll (VISAA Division III) of the season. Kim Pankow had eight aces. Maeve Dale and Kendal Carroll served 100 percent. Dale also had six kills and seven blocks. Sydney Penza had five kills.
The Lady Owls traveled to Shenandoah Valley Christian Academy for a non-conference match on Sept. 16. The Patriots won all three games. Emily Hennessy, Maeve Dale, Sydney Penza and Vita Vyas each served 100 percent. Kim Pankow had six back row kills and two aces. WCDS's record is 2-4 for the season so far.
The Lady Owls traveled to Saint Michael the Archangel High School for a non-conference match on Sept. 19, winning all three games at 25-9, 25-8 and 25-7. The school's record is 3-4 overall.
In varsity cross country, the Owls traveled to Foxcroft School for a DAC race on Sept. 17. Michael Chen placed 19th in the boy's race with a 21:34. Lucas DuMez clocked a 21:44, for 21st place. Both boys' times qualified them for the upcoming state meet in November. Jerry Li crossed the finish line 74th in 30:08. Jessica Leskovec was the top finisher for our girl's team in 45th place with a time of 29:43. This time qualified Leskovec for the VISAA state meet. Peyton Wei finished 60 th 34:07 and Claudia Mak finished 64th in 36:20.
In junior varsity volleyball, the Lady Owls traveled to Shenandoah Valley Christian Academy for a match on Sept. 16 and won the match 2-0. Tatumn Vaught and Dante Parker served 100 percent. Alyssa Soldo had five aces and Brier Clough had four aces. Alyssa Soldo and Carolina Leonard each collected three kills.
On Sept. 17, the team lost the mach 2-1 to the Pioneers of Fresta Valley. Josephine Burns, Brier and Alyssa Soldo each had 4 aces. Brier Clough and Alyssa Soldo each had 3 kills. Alyssa Soldo, Carolina Leonard and Dante Parker each served 100 percent. WCDS's record is 3-3 on the season.
On Sept. 16, the middle school boys' soccer team won their second Valley Middle School Converence game of the season at Randolph Macon Academy in Front Royal, tying for first in the conference. Connor Glennon scored the first goal of the game to give the boys a 1-0 lead with Cooper Guiffre, Nile Patel, Conner Poe and Emerson Shepard paving his way.
On Sept. 19, the Owls hosted SVCA for a non-conference game that ended in a loss. The Owls' record is 2-1 overall and 2-0 in the VMSC.
The Lady Owls' middle school volleyball team lost both games to the Patriots on Sept. 16.
On Sept. 18 the Lady Owls scored their first season win in two matches against the Front Royal Flames. Its record is 1-2 overall and 0-1 in the VMSC.
On Sept. 17, the Owls middle school cross country team participated in VMSC race in Jefferson County, W.Va. Harmony Lindstrom, the only female runner for the Owls, finished ninth with a time of 18:23 cutting considerable time from the first race of the season. The boys' team finished third as a team, only one point behind Saint Joseph's. Tyler Johnson led the boys with a fifth place finish at 16:28. Gray Gilliam cut two minutes off his time from the first meet and finished in 16:35 in sixth place. Cole Romine turned in a time of 18:24 good for 11th place in the scoring. Other finishers for the boys were: Connor Baker, Parker Traxler, Jefferson Day, Gray Galeone and Cole Romine. The Owls finished third as a team two points behind St. Joseph's but ahead of Randolph-Macon Academy.