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Madison's Julia Leas has already scored eight goals this season in girls soccer. (File photo by Deb Kolt)

MADISON GIRLS SOCCER: The 2018 Class 6 state runner-up Madison Warhawks are off to a dominating start through two games in girls high-school soccer action this season.

Madison routed Marshall, 7-0, in its first game, then blew out Lake Braddock, 8-0, in its second.

Julia Leas scored four goals against Lake Braddock. Faith Lee, Jackie Paredes, Virginia Miller and Elsa Sontheimer had one goal each. Assists went to Anna Bookshaver, Caroline Machonis and Alyssa Romer.

In the win over Marshall, Leas also had four goals. Sontheimer, Jordan Ramsey and Sarah Holec had the others. Lee and Paredes each had three assists and Miller had one.

Sam Constantine got the shutouts in goal in both victories.

Madison has seven new starters this season.

“We are off to a great start, figuring out our new team dynamics and each of our returners look that much stronger, hoping that this is our year,” Madison coach Devon Dowell said.

Leas and Faith Lee are Madison’s top two players along with Paredes, Sontheimer, Miller and Anna Bookstaver.

MADISON SOFTBALL: The two-time defending Class 6 state champion Madison Warhawks open their 2019 season on March 26 against the Langley Saxons.

Madison lost many starters from last season’s team, but return starting infielders Nicole Adkins and Nicole Giery, who also pitches.

Other top players for coach Jim Adkins’ team are Sofia Eberson, pitcher Liz Press, Sierra Shields, Keisha Young and Abbie Bolinger.

Madison enters the season with a two-year, 42-game winning streak. The Warhawks went undefeated last season and were ranked high in various national polls. Madison finished 28-0 last season with 16 shutouts.

McLEAN SOFTBALL: The McLean Highlanders, a perennial region contender, opened their 2019 season with a 14-0 no-hit rout over Chantilly, then lost to Stone Bridge, 1-0, in their second game.

Amanda Moore struck out 11 in four innings against Chantilly. McLean had eight hits. Bailey Johnson, Heather Geisler and Gabi Norton each had two RBI for McLean. Those four players are all top returners along with catcher Gracen Govan, Kylie Mabus, Emilie Sanchez, Riley Simon and Sarah Short.

Moore fanned eight in 62/3 innings against Stone Bridge, which won in walk-off fashion. McLean had just two hits.

LANGLEY YOUTH LACROSSE NIGHT: The Langley High School girls varsity lacrosse team is hosting Youth Night for Girls Lacrosse on Thursday, March 28 beginning at 5:45 p.m. Admission is free for those who wear their youth lacrosse jersey. Otherwise the cost is $5.

There will be a T-shirt give away, door prizes and raffle items, as well as a youth scrimmage at halftime of the varsity game.  The junior varsity game starts at 6 p.m. and the varsity at 7:30 p.m.


GIRLS STATE SEMI STREAK ENDS: The results from the 2018-19 girls high-school basketball season for public-school teams in the Sun Gazette coverage areas ended a streak of having at least one team reach the Virginia High School League’s state tournament semifinals.

Madison reached the state first-round this season, losing to T.C. Williams. No other local teams earned state berths. The last time a local girls team did not advance to the state semis was in 2013-14.

The Langley Saxons finished second in the state last winter, with Langley and Oakton both reaching the semifinals in 2016-17, when Oakton finished second in the state.

In 2015-16, Langley was second in the state and Oakton also reached the semifinal. In 2014-15, Oakton and Madison both lost in the semifinals.

POTOMAC SCHOOL ATHLETES ALL-LEAGUE: The following Potomac School athletes were chosen all-league in their various sports during the winter season.

Wrestling: Brown Anglin, Jud Cummings, Elie DeLaVille and Ely Lettow. Basketball: Preston Bacon, Jamel Melvin and Sara Park. Swimming: Andrew Bernstein, Will Fearey, Katie Gould, Casey O’Leary, Connor Smith and Annie Tuttle.


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