Potomac rallies, tops Brooke Point

From staff reports

WOODBRIDGE — Potomac (12-5) scored four runs in the final two innings to earn a dramatic, 4-3, non-district win over Brooke Point Thursday.

In the sixth, the Panthers’ Brandon Maupin led off with a home run. After Potomac loaded the bases, Bobby Potter smacked a single to score two runs and tie the game.

An inning later, with Maupin and Matt Rainbolt on base, Brandon Clark tried a sacrifice bunt. But the throw from the Black-Hawks’ third baseman was offline, and Maupin came around for the game-winner.

Potter finished 2 for 4, as did Mike Giarizzi. Ryan Adams pitched the final two innings to earn the win, allowing just one hit while striking out two.

? CLARKE COUNTY 6, BRENTSVILLE 3: Clarke County scored all six of its runs in the first two innings in a Bull Run District win over Brentsville.

The Eagles batted around during a four-run second inning. Tyler Edwards went 2 for 3 with an RBI for the Tigers (4-10, 2-5 Bull Run), while Jacob Orr went 2 for 3 as well.

Brentsville pitcher Kevin Blaemire settled down after a rough beginning. In the final five innings, facing just one batter over the minimum.


? FOREST PARK 4, ATLEE 0: Kim Bonilla and Ali Krieger scored two goals each on Thursday night to lead the unbeaten Bruins to a 4-0 victory over Atlee.

Dara Elk had a pair of assists, while Ashley Blumer, Jennifer Hall and Ashleigh Holt also set up goals for Forest Park.

The Bruins improved to 9-0-1 overall with Marissa Paslick and Jess Rheinlander combining for the shutout in goal.

? OSBOURN 3, GAR-FIELD 1: Osbourn scored two unanswered goals in the second half to defeat Gar-Field in a non-district match.

Jenny Racine got the Eagles (4-3) on the board with a first-half goal before the Indians tied it with a penalty kick. Osbourn regained the lead in the second half on goals by Rianna Barrett and Dale Rossi.

Keeper Lauren Fenner made five saves for Osbourn.

? BRENTSVILLE 9, CLARKE COUNTY 0: Caly Cassady and Stephanie Hair each scored twice on Thursday as Brentsville held onto first place in the Bull Run District with a 9-0 victory over Clarke County.

The Tigers (8-2 overall, 6-0 district) also had goals by Kerry Hopson, Robyn Van Wingerden, Ryan Ruhstorfer, Erin Germain and Joanna Lilley.


? BRENTSVILLE 1, CLARKE COUNTY 0: Chris Tait broke a scoreless tie with a goal in the 68th minute as Brenstville outlasted Clarke County in Bull Run District soccer Thursday night.

The Tigers (5-5 overall, 5-3 district) combined for 14 shots on goal.

Goalie David Latham earned the shutout with four saves.

? WOODBRIDGE 2, E.C. GLASS 1: Josh Simms scored the game-winning goal in double overtime to lift Woodbridge past E.C. Glass in Lynchburg on Thursday night.

Evan Stepanick scored a first-half goal for the Vikings off an assist from Andrew Mendel.

Goalie Ryan Monastra made five saves in goal to earn the win for Woodbridge, which improved to 5-2-3 overall.

? OSBOURN 5, GAR-FIELD 0: Anthony Lewis scored three goals and Keith Osbourne and Jesus Ruiz added solo tallies as the Eagles improved to 7-3-1 with the shutout. Gar-Field falls to 2-5.


??BROOKE POINT 5, NORTH STAFFORD 4: Brooke Point edged North Stafford for the second time this season, 5-4, on Thursday to clinch the No. 4 seed in the Commonwealth District tournament next week.

The Wolverines will be the No. 5 seed and will play the Black-hawks on Tuesday in the first round of the tournament.

In No. 1 singles, North Stafford’s Adam Dunn beat Derek Roberston 10-8 while Brooke Point’s Horica Ionesco beat Jimmy Leeds 10-4 in No. 2 singles action. In No. 3, Chris Sestito of Brooke Point beat Josh Diddams 10-5 while North Stafford’s Andrew Smithey beat Thomas Riddle 11-10 and 10-7 in a tiebreaker.

At No. 5, Tim Hall of North Stafford beat John Carrington 10-6 while the Wolverines’ Rory Tyer lost to Steven Jones 10-5.

At No. 1 doubles, Dunn and Leeds beat Robertson and Riddle10-6. In No. 2 doubles action, Brooke’s John Rust and Sestito beat Josh Diddams and Mike Stevens 10-4. Ionesco and Carrington beat Hall and Tyer 10-3 in No. 3 doubles action.

? OSBOURN 8, FOREST PARK 1: Osbourn stayed undefeated on the season (11-0) with a non-district win over Forest Park.

At first singles, the Bruins’ Kevin Cretella won the first set, but Osbourn’s Jon Weber rebounded to win 4-6, 6-4, 6-1. At fifth singles, Osbourn’s Jose Aguirre also had a tight match, beating John Caniford 3-6, 6-4, 7-6 (7-5). Matt Krawczyk, Jeff McMahon and Pat Collins all won their matches in straight sets. Forest Park’s Derek Jimenez accounted for the Bruins’ only win, topping the Eagles’ David O’Brien 6-1, 2-6, 6-3.

Osbourn swept the doubles matches to secure the win.

? STAFFORD 9, CULPEPER 0: Top-seeded Matt Pugh, No. 2 seed Jesse Scott and No. 4 seed Josh Hylton each won by 10-0 margins on Thursday as Stafford shutout Culpeper in the Commonwealth District.

The Indians (10-2 overall, 8-2 district) lost only seven games in pro-set singles play.

Josh Summers, Scott Underwood and Brian Heffner also won for Stafford, which has a first-round bye in the district tournament.


? OSBOURN PARK 20, WOODBRIDGE 5: The Yellow Jackets stayed perfect after their first seven games as Shannon Smith scored six goals and had two assists. Kelly McConnell added five goals, Margie Lesser had four goals and four assists and Kerry Shannon scored four times and had a pair of assists in the win.

? HYLTON 14, OSBOURN 7: Ann Wisloski led the Bulldogs (6-2) with seven goals and Kristen McCormick had a goal and four assists. Jen Palmisano added three goals and two assists for Hylton. Osbourn (2-6) was paced by Katie Jones and Laura Bachman’s three goals each. Tiarra Jefferson was solid in net for the Eagles making a game-high 20 saves.