Vikings upset OP

WOODBRIDGE — The Woodbridge Vikings overcame the loss of a starting outside hitter in game one and a huge deficit in game two to pull off their biggest volleyball victory of the season Thursday night.

Playing most of the night without senior Katie Hyde, who sprained an ankle early in the match, the Vikings relied on depth and defense to defeat Osbourn Park, 15-7, 16-14, 15-13.

Melanie Turner replaced Hyde in the rotation and came up with four kills for the Vikings. Senior outside hitter Carmen Myers led Woodbridge (4-2) with 11 kills and 26 back-row digs.

Outside hitter Shaylena Harper added nine kills and sophomore Meredith Overmyer finished with six kills.

Woodbridge rallied from a 14-9 deficit to pullout a win in game two and went on to hand the visiting Yellow Jackets their second loss following a 6-0 start.

Junior Niki Garlow teamed with Myers and senior Elizabeth Fulton for some of the night’s best defensive plays. She had 14 digs, while Fulton came up with four blocks in the middle.

Setter Jessica Rupnick ignited the offense with 21 assists.


NORTH STAFFORD 2, COLONIAL FORGE 1: Annie Clechannski scored 10:43 into overtime to lift North Stafford to a 2-1 Commonwealth District field hockey win over Colonial Forge on Thursday.

After giving up a 1-0 lead in the first half, the Wolverines (2-1 in the district) scored once in the second half on a goal by Erin Murphy. The Eagles (6-2, 1-2) scored in the first half on a goal by Misty Burton, which was assisted by Ashley Taylor and Amie Steele.

Breanne McTighe stopped nine shots in goal for the Eagles, while Kiki Long turned away 10 shots for North Stafford.

STAFFORD 4, BROOKE POINT 0: Anne Gehring scored a pair of goals and April Carper had two assists Thursday as Commonwealth District leader Stafford shut out the visiting Black-Hawks.

The Indians dominated play with 18 shots on goal and improved to 6-2 overall. Carper and Brittany Fowler assisted on Gehring’s goals, while Carper also set up freshman Rebecca Sullivan’s first varsity goal.

Kristin Beveridge scored unassisted to wrap up Stafford’s third consecutive district victory.

The Black-Hawks did not attempt a shot on goal.

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