The Madison Boys Lacrosse Team (1-2) split two games this weekend with a 6-3 loss to Chantilly on Friday night and a 14-13 win over local rival Oakton High School on Saturday night.
In the opener against Chantilly, the Warhawks were behind 5-1 at halftime. The second half turned into a tough defensive battle with limited scoring and numerous penalties. Madison held Chantilly to one goal in the second half on an open net late in the game, but could only muster two goals for themselves for the final 6-3 result.
Junior Kyle Rowe won 13 faceoffs and added a goal and an assist for the Warhawks. Junior Nick Gabriel and sophomore Brett Simeck each had a goal for Madison. Juniors Chris Albright and Dusty Stahl each had two ground balls to lead the team. Warhawk junior goalie Matt Hayden had 13 saves.
The Saturday night game between Oakton and Madison was an end-to-end thriller with both teams scoring a number of transition goals. Madison was down 11-8 at the half, but came back with timely shooting, an invigorated defense and strong goaltending to win 14-13.
Nick Gabriel led the Warhawks in scoring with four goals and an assist to finish with five points. Kyle Rowe had another big night at the faceoff X winning 21 and adding three goals and an assist. Senior Kellen Schmitz and Junior Jim Bailey each had a goal and an assist, while Junior Ian Cooke had two goals in the game. Juniors Kyle Mancini and Matt Arndt and Brett Simeck each added one goal for the Madison. Matt Hayden started in goal for the Warhawks and registered twenty saves.
Matt Arndt and Dusty Stahl each had three ground balls to lead the Warhawks.
The Madison Boys lacrosse team will be back in action March 28 against the Marshall Statesman.
Warhawk Softball Kicks Off Season With A Win
The Madison Warhawks opened their 2012 softball season with a crushing 13-1 win over the Centreville Wildcats .
Junior Kelsey Ross got the start on the mound and delivered a three-hit masterpiece to earn her first victory of the season. The other part of the battery, junior catcher Brittany Powers, turned in an outstanding performance behind the plate.
Madison's defense was nearly flawless, committing only one error. Senior Janice Yahner contributed some highlight reel catches in right field to stop potential Wildcat rallies.
The offense was led by sophomores Kat Olson, who went 2 for 4 with a two-run homerun and a double that just missed leaving the park, and Kristyn Buscemi, who went 3 for 4 with 2 RBIs.
Senior Ally Grasso was 2 for 3 (RBI) with a double and reached base four times. Freshman Jackie Yahner started her high school career by going 2 for 4 with two RBIs. Ross (1 for 4, 2 RBIs) and sophomore Tori Lipnicky (1 for 3, 2 RBIs) rounded out the offensive attack. Sophomores Mary Bolinger and Elizabeth Fallas also contributed by reaching base twice.
The Warhawks have a busy week next week, playing five games in five days, including the opening game of their spring tournament and concluding the week at Westfield's spring tournament.
Madison Boys Varsity Tennis lost 7-2 Monday to Langley High
Marshall Boys Varsity Lacrosse lost 18-6 Monday against Robinson Secondary School
Marshall Boys JV Lacrosse lost 15-4 Monday against Robinson Secondary School
Dave Paddock and warhawksports.org contributed to this article.
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