Unbeaten Bruins cruise to 21st win

From staff reports

DUMFRIES — Captains Ali Krieger, Marisa Gross and Megan Carroll played flawlessly in leading unbeaten Forest Park to a 3-0 win over visiting Brooke Point on Tuesday in the Northwest Region volleyball quarterfinals.

The 21-0 Bruins, who have lost only two individual games all season, disposed of the Commonwealth District runners-up 15-5, 15-7, 15-6.

Gross, a junior outside hitter, recorded a game-high 18 kills while Krieger, a senior setter, dished out 12 assists.

Carroll, a junior, had five digs and senior Jessica O’Neal had four blocks.

According to Forest Park coach Dan Jones, the Bruins were concerned with Brooke Point but executed their game plan perfectly.

“We knew that Brooke Point was a blocking team,” Jones said. “And we weren’t going to play to their strength. So we hit the ball to the lines and it worked.”

Forest Park, ranked third in the Group AAA state poll, played a complete game in all areas blocking, digging, passing and placement. Brooke Point wasn’t able to play to its strengths — blocking and deep serves.

“When we can’t block the ball and they were as precise as they were we didn’t stand a chance,” Brooke Point coach Amy Vardaro said.

Five seniors played their final game for the Black-Hawks including University of Maryland-bound Tina Aramburu, and fellow captains Jessica Galliani and Ashley Smith.

The Bruins host Franklin County on Thursday at 7 p.m.

FRANKLIN COUNTY 3, OSBOURN 2: The Western Valley’s Eagles defeated the Cedar Run’s Eagles 14-16, 15-11, 11-15, 15-10, 15-6.

Osbourn’s Lydia Sumner led the way with 25 kills and 17 assists. Laura Dwyer added 12 kills and seven blocks.

ALBEMARLE 3, HYLTON 0: The Patriots ended Hylton’s season with a 15-4, 15-2, 15-7 victory over the Bulldogs in Albemarle on Tuesday night.

The regional quarterfinal loss left Hylton at 11-10 this season.

“We were real young,” said coach Karen Mays. “We have great leadership in the four seniors we have returning. We’re pleased with the success we had in the district tournament and in making regionals.”

Albemarle visits Osbourn Park on Thursday.


WOODBRIDGE 19, STONEWALL JACKSON 0: Adam Rotruck started at quarterback and threw for a touchdown and ran for another as the Vikings improved to .500 and kept the Raiders winless.

Rotruck connected with Tyrone Harris on a 30-yard scoring strike in the second quarter, and Andrew Kodsi added the point after for a 7-0 halftime lead.

Rotruck, who ran eight times for 60 yards, scored on a 14-yard run in the third period and James Terry sealed the win with a 48-yard scoring jaunt in the fourth period. Both PATs, in the driving rain, failed.

Terry carried 11 times for 84 yards for the Vikings (4-4) in the non-district win. Derrick Holt added 14 carries for 80 yards. Stonewall Jackson fell to 0-8.

BRENTSVILLE 28, GEORGE MASON 0: Stuart Crane ran for two touchdowns and Sam Huff threw two touchdown passes as the Tigers won at home Tuesday in a Group A Bull Run District game.

Brentsville (7-1 overall) remained atop the district with a 3-0 record. Crane scored Brentsville’s first touchdown and Huff connected with Tommy Knoll to help put the Tigers up 14-0 at halftime.

In the second half, Crane scored again followed by a Huff-to-Jacob Orr touchdown pass to close out the scoring.

— George Lyons contributed to this report.

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