Junior midfielder Matt Arndt scored two goals and Junior midfielder Kyle Rowe had a goal and two assists during Tuesday night's boys lacrosse game against South Lakes, but a strong second half from the Seahawks stunned Madison in a penalty-filled game as the Warhawks fell 8-7 at James Madison High School.
The loss drops Madison to 7-4 overall and 2-2 in the Liberty District. They are now in fifth place in the district with games remaining against co-District leader Stone Bridge, Thomas Jefferson and Fairfax.
Madison scored first with a goal from senior midfielder Connor Strock that was assisted by Rowe. Madison scored again on a goal from Arndt before the Seahawks got on the board. Madison also got first period goals from senior attackman Kellen Schmitz,assisted by Strock, and a goal from junior attackman Nick Gabriel, assisted by Schmitz. South Lakes scored twice more to end the first period at 4-3.
South Lakes struck first in the second period before sophomore attackman Brett Simeck scored an unassisted goal with 11 minutes remaining. Rowe scored his second at the 3:07 mark in the second with an assist from junior midfielder Ian Cooke. The score was 6-3 at the half.
After halftime, the Warhawk offense stagnated while South Lakes scored three to tie the game at 6-6 after 3 periods of play. Madison scored the first goal of the fourth period on a feed from Gabriel to Arndt who was right in front of the Goal. But the Seahawks scored the final two to win 8-7.
Junior netminder Matt Hayden made 13 saves in the loss. Rowe won 9 of 15 face-offs against South Lakes Peter Moran and sophomore defenseman Ben Headley led the team with 3 ground balls.
Madison’s next game is on Thursday night at Madison High School in a Liberty District matchup with Fairfax High School.
Madison Softball Takes Crown In Crosstown Matchup
The Madison High School softball team escaped with a 5-4 win over crosstown rivals Marshall Tuesday night after a Statesmen comeback almost knocked them off the leaderboard.
Madison jumped out to a 5-0 advantage, but Marshall fought back with two runs in the 6th and 7th innings and left the tying run on base when the contest ended.
Kelsey Ross went the distance for the Warhawks, giving up two earned runs on three hits while striking out three. Ross was also the star on offense, going 3 for 4 and driving in three of the Warhawks runs. Elizabeth Fallas also went 3 for 4 on the night. Others with multi-hit games included Ally Grasso (2 for 4, double) and Mary Bolinger (2 for 4). Tori Lipnicky (1 for 4, triple) and Kat Olson (1 for 4) added the Warhawks' other hits.
Defensively, Madison committed three errors which contributed to two unearned runs for Marshall. Kat Olson had an outstanding night in the field, including a highlight reel catch on a foul ball in the fourth inning. Ross also handled six comebackers and turned a double play on a line drive in the fifth.
Next up for the Warhawks is a Friday rematch with the Stone Bridge Bulldogs on Friday. The last time these two teams met was a great game won by the Bulldogs in extra innings.
- Madison Girls Varsity Soccer lost 2-1 Tuesday against Thomas Jefferson
- Madison Boys Varsity Soccer won 2-0 Tuesday against Thomas Jefferson
- Marshall Boys Varsity Baseball won 9-6 Tuesday against Madison
- Marshall Boys Varsity Soccer lost 5-2 Tuesday against Fairfax
- Marshall Girls Varsity Lacrosse won 17-12 Monday against McLean
- Marshall Boys Varsity Lacrosse lost 16-10 Monday against McLean
Dave Paddock contributed reporting to this story