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STRASBURG -- Strasburg's Wendy Diaz Sousa scored in the last minute of overtime to give the Rams a 1-0 Bull Run District girls soccer win over Central.
The goal was assisted by Kirsten Campbell. Strasburg outshot Central, 30-4. Strasburg goalkeeper Anna Sparacio had four saves.
"This was big for us," Strasburg coach Katherine Klus said. "It was our Senior Night. The girls played with intensity and heart, and dominated the game. Our shots just weren't going in."
SVCA 11, New Covenant 1
STEPHENS CITY -- Host Shenandoah Valley Christian Academy rolled to an 11-1 win over New Covenant in the VACA girls soccer state quarterfinals on Tuesday.
Sophomore Hannah McGann led the way for the Patriots' offense, scoring five goals in the match. Maddie Deason and Bethany Emswiller each scored two goals, and Jessica Crowley and Hayley North chipped in a goal apiece for SVCA (21-1). Junior Megan Norton had four assists for the Patriots.
SVCA will next travel to Martinsville on Friday for the VACA state semifinals, where it will face Southwest Virginia Home School, whom the Patriots beat in the state championship game last season.
Sherando 8, Skyline 0
FRONT ROYAL -- Sherando captured the second seed in the Northwestern District girls soccer tournament with an 8-0 win over rival Skyline on Tuesday.
Junior Amanda Fogarty and sophomore Audra Sites led the Warriors (8-6-1, 4-3-1 Northwestern) offensively, as each scored three goals in the match. Victoria Dean and junior-varsity call-up Olivia Elliott also had a goal apiece for Sherando.
Sherando will face No. 3 Handley on Saturday in the district tournament semifinals at Millbrook, while Skyline will face No. 4 James Wood in the play-in game on Thursday, also at Millbrook.
Central 12, Strasburg 9
STRASBURG -- The Falcons built an early lead and held off a Strasburg rally for a Bull Run District win. The two teams will meet again next Monday in the Bull Run District tournament quarterfinals. The game will be played at fourth-seeded Central.
Central scored four runs in the top of the first, and built the lead to 12-7 through five innings. The Rams rallied with two in the bottom of the sixth, and had the tying run at the plate in the seventh. Central threw out a Strasburg runner trying to steal second to end the game. The two teams combined for 25 hits. Strasburg committed seven errors.
Katelyn Poston led the Falcons (10-9, 6-7 Bull Run) going 3-for-4 with a run scored. Mikayla Viar went 2-for-5 with three runs scored, and Morgan Peters was 2-for-5 with a double and a single for Central. Katelin Kline and Bekah Ansbro each had two singles for the Falcons.
Jordi Kump took the loss for the Rams (8-12, 6-8 Bull Run).
Warren County 10, Brentsville 0 (6 innings)
FRONT ROYAL -- Senior Nicci Hutzell hit her first career home run in the bottom of the sixth inning to give host Warren County a 10-0 win over Evergreen District foe Brentsville on Tuesday.
Hutzell's homer was one of two hits for the senior in the game, and teammate Cassie Green went 3-for-3 at the plate. The Wildcats (9-9-1, 2-4-1 Evergreen) had 13 totals hits in the game.
Sophomore Paige McLachlan tossed all six innings for Warren County, surrendering just four hits while striking out six.
Warren County travels to Liberty on Thursday for the regular-season finale in what will be a battle for the fourth and final spot in the Evergreen District tournament. A loss would end the Wildcats' season.
Skyline 3, James Wood 1
FRONT ROYAL -- Host Skyline secured the third seed in the Northwestern District baseball tournament with a 3-1 win over James Wood on Tuesday night.
The Hawks (10-9, 5-6 Northwestern) got a solid effort on the mound by Chaz Rutherford, who was able to work around six Colonels hits and five walks to limit James Wood to just one run.
At the plate, Hunter Partlowe led the way for the Hawks, going 3-for-3 with two doubles and two RBIs.
Skyline travels to Sherando today for the regular-season finale for both teams.
Sherando 3, Handley 1
WINCHESTER -- Sherando survived a sluggish performance on Tuesday to pick up a 3-1 win over Handley in Northwestern District baseball action.
The Warriors (17-1, 11-0 Northwestern) may have been feeling the ill effects of a 13-day layoff between games, as the typically potent Sherando lineup managed just four hits off Handley starter Jacob Rudolph.
Senior John Bentley (6-0) pitched the complete game for the Warriors while allowing four hits and striking out nine batters.
Parkway Christian 7, SVCA 0
ROANOKE -- Shenandoah Valley Christian Academy's season came to an end on Tuesday as the Patriots fell to host Parkway Christian 7-0 in the VACA state quarterfinals.
SVCA (9-10) struggled to support starting pitcher Cody Robertson at the plate and in the field, as the Patriots managed just two hits and committed four errors. Robertson, an eighth-grader, allowed nine hits in the game, but struck out five Eagles batters. Only three of Robertson's runs allowed were earned.