Daily Staff Reports
LURAY -- Nick Wakeman and Justin Mauck-Hill each found the back of the net twice on Thursday to lead a Central team that earned an 8-0 boys soccer win over Luray.
The Falcons controlled every aspect of the game, rattling off 23 shots while allowing only two to the Bulldogs. Marshall Brill added a goal and two assists, while goals by David Savage, Alex Alvarez and Michael Pierce helped Central improve to 3-1-1 on the year. Luray drops to 0-5 with the loss.
"This is only Luray's second or third season, so I give them a lot of credit," Central coach Ted Poor said. "They had actually stayed in every other game this season, so I was kind of surprised we were having so much success. But we've been working on our offensive techniques and the defense was as solid as ever."
Cougars 4, Rams 0
STRASBURG -- Manassas Park jumped out to an early lead on a goal by Allan Olivia and held on for a convincing 4-0 win over host Strasburg on Thursday. The two teams were fairly even in terms of shots, with the Cougars firing 14 and the Rams' 13, but Manassas Park's goalkeeper was able to make some tough saves and second half goals by Marco Dimas, Kun Ruiz and Oscar Flores helped preserve the win.
"It was a definite victory for them," Strasburg coach Joel Ross said. "They certainly weren't as good as Stonewall, but their keeper made some really nice saves. We had a number of good shots, including one that went off the post, but the scoreboard doesn't lie."
Prep girls soccer
Blazers 3, Generals 0
PENN LAIRD -- Host Spotswood blanked visiting Stonewall Jackson 3-0 in girls soccer on Thursday.
No further game details were provided.
Dragons 7, Patriots 4
MIDDLEBURG -- A few errors cost the Patriots on Thursday as they weren't able to overcome an early five-run deficit, falling to Notre Dame Academy 7-4. Shenandoah Valley pitcher Bryan Keyser went all six innings, allowing eight hits and seven runs, but only three earned runs. Meanwhile, the Patriots were led by Tyler Braun-Duin, who went 2-for-3 with a two-RBI double and a run scored in the loss.
"Bryan pitched well today. I was pleased with that," coach Bobby Wheelock said. "He had good command. He still walked four but they weren't bad walks as far as they go. He had good command of the strike zone, worked the count well and Notre Dame was a pretty tough team. You never like to lose but overall I think both teams played pretty well."
Warriors 13, Bulldogs 2
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. -- Sherando pounded out 10 hits to down host Martinsburg in five innings on Thursday.
Lexi Meeker went 2-for-2 with a three-run home run for Sherando (4-3).
"It was a line drive that went 200 feet," Warriors coach Garry Sawyer aid. "It was one of the hardest hit balls I've seen in a long time."
Paige Mills went 2-for-3 with a double, and Kourtney Paige added a 2-for-4 effort with a double for the Warriors.
Courtney Reid earned the win, allowing only five hits and one earned run while fanning two.
Hornets 12, Royals 6
WINCHESTER -- Shenandoah University ran its baseball winning streak to three games on Thursday with a 12-6 non-league victory over Eastern Mennonite.
After the Royals (8-14) took a 4-1 lead by scoring two runs in the first and one each in the second and third, No. 14 Shenandoah (26-6) got back into it with a two-run fourth.
Greg Van Sickler, who scored the Hornets' first run when Chris Ferry plated him with a double to center, got things started in the fourth with a double.
Two batters later, Cory Nelson hit the first of three home runs by the hosts. With the skies darkening in the fifth, Kevin Brashears tied the game with a one-out homer.
One out later, the next seven Shenandoah hitters reached base safely, with Scott Van Dusseldorp giving SU the lead for good with a two-run single.