Centreville baseball: ’s baseball season is off and running to a good start, with the team amassing a 3-0 record one week into the regular season. In their home opener on Tuesday, March 13, they thrashed the Falls Church Jaguars, 19-0.
On Friday and Saturday the Wildcats traveled to the Tidewater region for two games, playing Cape Henry High on the 16th and Atlantic Shores Christian on March 17. Centreville recorded wins on both days, by scores of 5-3 and 8-5, respectively; both wins were credited to freshman pitcher Daniel Woodruff, the only freshman on the varsity baseball team.
The Wildcats were slated to take on Wakefield at home on Thursday, March 22 at 6:30 p.m.
Girls lacrosse: The team kicked off what promises to be a breakthrough season with a stomping 19-5 victory over Yorktown. Scoring was lead by freshman attacker Reagan Newell, who netted six goals and three assists, and junior midfielder, Carly Sane, with five goals and an assist. Senior Maggie Dulkerian contributed two goals and four assists. Sophomore Caroline Bollman also contributed one goal and two assists.
The earlier part of the game was controlled by senior midfielder, (three goals/two assists), who won three draw controls and four ground balls; control later was taken over by freshman Caroline Wakefield (two goals/four assists), with five draw controls.
Leading the defense were juniors Danielle Smith and Brooke Peterson, and freshman Brynn Doyle. Peterson ended the night with two interceptions, two caused turnovers and three ground balls for the Lady Wildcats. Smith had three ground balls and an interception, and Doyle had two caused turnovers and three ground balls.
The Lady Wildcats are scheduled to have a double home opener, taking on TC Williams on Tuesday, March 20 and West Springfield on Thursday, March 22.
Boys lacrosse: The varsity lacrosse team trounced Yorktown High School 18-8, in their opening game of the season, held at Centreville HS on Wednesday, March 14.
The Wildcats had a good showing from their offensive lines throughout the evening. Senior Zack Sikora led Centreville with four goals; he also received help from fellow senior Matt DeVera, who had one goal. Juniors Andy Balberde, Tyler Vennergrund, and David Weisbrodt each scored two goals; and junior Sean Doyle had one. Sophomore Kevin Hagan scored a hat trick with three goals, while sophomore Danny Meador finished the evening with two. Freshman Carson McEver also contributed a goal to the Wildcats’ total score for the night. Assists came from Zack Sikora, Tyler Vennergrund, Danny Meador and Chase Heiner.
A solid performance was received from the entire Centreville defense during the game, with a particularly strong “man down” effort. Sophomore goalie Ken Roy had an outstanding game, limiting Yorktown in their offensive endeavors throughout the game.
The Wildcats will encounter a challenging schedule in the next few weeks, as four consecutive away games are on tap for them; after that stretch, they will have three more away games during the spring break week of April 2-6. This year’s varsity team is coached by Jed Williams, with help from assistant coaches Oli Small, Don Hall and Kevin Sikora.
The boys JV lacrosse team tied Yorktown High School in their season home opener last Thursday night, March 15, with a final score of 7-7. The Wildcats found themselves down early in the game, but fought back to take a one-goal lead. With -0- seconds left on the clock, Yorktown was able to score and tie the game. An additional four minutes of overtime was played, but the score remained 7-7.
The Boys JV team is coached by former CVHS Wildcat lacrosse players and CVHS graduates, Andrew Shope (head coach) and Chris Baker.
Girls soccer: The team shook off their new-season jitters at Woodson, but ultimately fell to them, in their season opener on Tuesday night, March 13.
With two returning starters sidelined with injuries, and nine new players on the squad, the Lady Wildcats fell behind 2-0 early in the game; however, varsity soccer coach Gary Malebranche made some adjustments and the girls responded, creating several scoring opportunities that didn’t quite hit their mark before time expired. While they failed to capitalize in that game, the adjustments will serve them well through the season.
In their next clash—their home opener against the Patriots of Yorktown, on Thursday, March 20—the ladies rebounded from the loss with a 1-1 decision. The Lady Wildcats soccer team was scheduled to take on TC Williams at home on Monday, March 19, then travel to West Springfield to clash with the Spartans on Friday, March 23. Both games begin at 7 p.m.
Boys soccer: The Wildcats begun their season as well, winning two scrimmages before splitting their first two regular season games.
In scrimmage action, beat James Madison, 2-1; goals were scored by senior Connor Coward and sophomore Nick Dziminowicz, and assists were credited to Coward and to junior Andres Garcia. They then shut out Potomac Falls by a score of 3-0; goals were scored by Coward, Dziminowicz and junior Griffin Roland, and assists were tallied by Coward, Garcia and junior Luis Navarro.
On Tuesday, March 13, the Wildcats lost their regular season home opener, falling in overtime to WT Woodson by a score of 3-2. The goals were scored by Coward and Navarro, and two assists were picked up by Garcia.
The boys rebounded with a win two days later against host Yorktown, shutting out the Patriots 2-0. This time, goals were recorded by Coward and Garcia, and assists were recorded by Coward and Navarro.
The boys team was scheduled to visit TC Williams in Alexandria in their third non-district game in a row, on Monday, March 19, then will host non-district opponent West Springfield on Friday, March 23.
Girls and boys tennis and indoor track seasons are set to begin within the next week. Both boys and girls tennis teams play their regular season opener matches on Tuesday, March 20, against Concorde District foe Robinson. The boys visit Robinson while the girls are at home.
Then, on Thursday, March 22, the team take on district opponent Herndon; the boys play at home while the girls are the away team in this contest. All matches start at 3:30 p.m.
In spring outdoor track, Coach Givon Holmes and his team are ready to begin the season with a tilt against two other district opponents, Chantilly and Oakton, on Wednesday, March 28.