Meyer wins it in overtime

From staff and wire reports

CULPEPER Lara Meyer scored in the second overtime on Tuesday to spur Stafford to a 2-1 Commonwealth District victory at Culpeper in field hockey.

The Blue Devils’ Lauren Pearson opened the scoring with a second-half tally, but Stafford tied the game when Lindsey Piester scored off a corner. Maggi Chamberlain assisted on the game-tying goal.

The Indians improved to 7-2, 4-0 in the district and travel to North Stafford on Thursday.

NORTH STAFFORD 4, BROOKE POINT 0: Erin Murphy scored three times to lead North Stafford to a win over Brooke Point in a Commonwealth District contest.

Murphy had both of the Wolverines’ goals in the first half. Her first goal was assisted by Karen Price, while the second was assisted by Jessica Phillips. In the second half, Brittany Doyle made it 3-0 on a goal that was assisted by Amber Williams.

Murphy closed out the scoring with an unassisted goal, as North Stafford (5-3 overall, 3-1 Commonwealth) outshot the Black-Hawks 25-2.

Erin West stopped both shots in goal for the Wolverines, while Brooke Point goalie Nicole Bera made 21 saves.

North Stafford hosts Stafford on Thursday.


OSBOURN 3, POTOMAC 0: The Eagles defeated Potomac 16-14, 15-4, 16-14 as the Panthers dropped to 0-6 and the Eagles improved to 8-3. Lydia Sumner had 13 assists and 14 kills while teammate Laura Dwyer notched 14 kills in the win. Kristin Catino tallied 16 assists for Osbourn which faces Stonewall Jackson at home Thursday.

Jessica Bates (10 kills), Jennie Sapp (8 kills) and Stephanie Adkins (20 assists) led the effort for Potomac, which hosts Osbourn Park on Thursday.

COLONIAL FORGE 3, CULPEPER 0: Colonial Forge opened Commonwealth District play with a 15-1, 15-9, 15-10 victory at Culpeper.

For the Eagles (4-6 overall, 1-0 Commonwealth), Krista Hutchison and Kay May each tallied nine kills. Setter Mallory Philman finished with 17 assists, four kills and three aces.

Colonial Forge hosts Brooke Point on Thursday.

EMMANUEL CHRISTIAN 3, WAKEFIELD COUNTRY DAY 0: Sarah Kenney had a strong all-around match with four kills, two blocks, three assists and eight service points to lead Emmanuel Christian past Wakefield 15-3, 15-8, 15-0. Brittany Edgar chipped in with three kills, five assists and 11 service points. Teammate Jennifer Key had six service points, an assist and a block for Christian which improved to 6-4 overall, 2-1 in district play.


MANASSAS PARK 50, RAPPAHANNOCK COUNTY 32: Manassas Park ended a 30-game losing streak by winning its Bull Run District opener.

Manassas Park led by just two points at the half, but outscored Rappahannock 18-10 in the third to take the lead for good.

Stephanie Rigaud scored 13 points to lead the Cougars, while Tabitha White added 11. Samantha Marcell and Ashleigh Robinson scored eight and seven points, respectively.

The Cougars travel to George Mason on Tuesday.

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