Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Girls team defeats defending state champs Oakton to fight for a regional championship Friday.
In Northern Virginia Regional Tournament semi-final games, the Madison faithful were able to celebrate another doubleheader playoff win at home Wednesday night. In a very physical contest, the Madison girls team(16-1) defeated the defending state champion Oakton Cougars (10-6) by the score of 16-12. The game began as a tough defensive battle, with Oakton taking an early lead. The Warhawks mounted their comeback just before halftime and took an 8 – 6 advantage into the break. The momentum continued in Madison’s favor at the beginning of the second frame as they built a four goal lead which they refused to relinquish. Madison midfielder Alex Condon was the hot shooter for Madison with 5 goals and 1 assist. Six additional Warhawks …
Tuesday loss is the end of the season for the Warhawks.
If there's one thing Head Coach Grant Massey continues to say about his Madison High School girls soccer team, it's that the players can keep things close which "gives us a chance in every game," he said. That was true again Tuesday as the Warhawks held Washington-Lee to a 0-0 tie at the end of regulation in the first round of Northern Region Playoff Brackets. And like the team's loss in the Liberty District tournament last week, Madison wasn't going to go out without a fight. The Warhawks fought through four overtimes Tuesday before ultimately losing 1-0, ending a season marked by close games that didn't always swing in Madison's favor. Virginia Girls Soccer: Northern Region Playoff Bracket, Results The game was remniscient of last week's…
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Teams face off Tuesday in the first round of the hunt for the 2013 Northern Region title.
Top-seeded girls soccer teams from Virginia High School League's Northern Virginia districts return to the field this week to battle for the Northern Region title. The Northern Region Girls Soccer Tournament begins Tuesday night. Top seeds from district play host the first round. Games begin at 7 p.m. The playoffs are single-elimination. To find your team, click on the bracket above. Patch will be updating this article throughout the tournament. Northern Region Girls Soccer Tournament Schedule (all games begin at 7 p.m.):
Warhawks clinch district title after 21 straight wins
The Madison High School baseball team easily defeated Langley 11-2 on Monday to earn the 2013 Liberty District title — its eighth such title in just more than a decade. The win earns the Warhawks a top seed in the upcoming Northern Region tournament. It's been a storybook season for the Warhawks, including Coach Mark "Pudge" Gjormand, who earned his 300th win May 1 and was named the Liberty District Coach of the year. After starting off the season with 3-2 loss to Fairfax, Madison came back with a win and hasn't looked back, going on to win 21 straight games including Monday's championship. Three of the last four games have been shutouts, as the Warhawks have held their opponents scoreless throughout all innings. Madison will play at 5:30 …
Monday, May 20, 2013
Warhawk crew continues to roll.
Madison High School's womens crew brought home silver and gold from the Stotesbury Cup Regatta held last weekend in Philadelphia. This was the capstone of Madison’s most successful showing in team history with three boats in the finals and five boats reaching the semifinals. After a disappointing third place finish at the 2012 Stotesbury Cup, the women’s first varsity eight powered past National Cathedral by more than seven seconds to capture the gold at this prestigious regatta. Rowing for the Women’s First Eight were Hannah Brown, Zoe Kalousis, Karen Munyon, Carolina Ratcliff, George Ratcliff, Lexy Shannon, Caroline Williams, Grace Williams, and coxswain Sarah Voigt. The women’s second eight brought home hardware once again, …
Sunday, May 19, 2013
Marshall falls to Langley in semifinals.
Madison High School's baseball team continued to roll Friday night as it shut out Stone Bridge High 11-0 in the Liberty District semifinals. The win (20-1) sets the Warhawks up for an appearance in the Liberty District championship game next week. Dan Powers pitched a 1-hitter to seal the victory, according to the Washington Post. Luke Belt ripped a home run. Madison will face the Langley Saxons (14-7) at 7 p.m. Monday at Madison for the championship. Madison has won seven district championships in the past 11 years. Langley beat Marshall to move on to the title game, killing the idea of a cross-town rivalry championship. The Saxons beat the Statesmen 8-7 on Friday night.
Friday, May 17, 2013
Thursday night wins help keep the Warhawks alive in the playoffs.
In an unprecedented night for Madison Lacrosse, both the boys and girls lacrosse teams won in the quarterfinals Thursday night to advance to the Northern Region semifinals next week. Full Updated Northern Region Boys Lacrosse Playoff Schedule and Results Full Updated Northern Region Girls Lacrosse Playoff Schedule and Results The girls lacrosse team (15-1) defeated Centreville (11-4) in a lopsided 20-8 win. The Warhawks were lead by senior Erin Callahan and sophomore Kierra Sweeney, who had 5 goals and 2 assists a piece. Also contributing to the Warhawk attack: A key to Madison's win was aggressive play from defenders Rachel Brennan, Maddie Roberts and Christina Rusinski, who forced multiple turnovers. Winning goaltender Sigourney …
Thursday, May 16, 2013
McLean scores winning goal in Liberty District semis.
Madison High School girls soccer coach Grant Massey anticipated his team's semifinal match Wednesday night against McLean would be a close game. But it seems hard to believe Massey would have anticipated how tight the game — which sends a winning team to the district championships — would actually be. And at the end of regulation Wednesday, Madison and McLean entered overtime to resolve a 0-0 tie. Still scoreless after the first overtime, they entered another. And another. And another. And during the fourth overtime, three minute away from when both teams would be forced to settle the game with penalty kicks, a McLean highlander scored, ending a hard-fought battle for the Warhawks as well as a 6-1 win streak. The loss kicks Madison (10-5) …
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Warhawks face off against McLean at 7 p.m. Wednesday.
At this time last year, Madison High School's girls soccer team saw the end of its Liberty District run with a heart-breaking loss to Fairfax High in the semifinals. But staring down the 2013 Liberty District semifinals Wednesday night, the team is hoping to reverse history and post a win against McLean — a victory that would move them on to the Liberty District Finals later this week. The team (10-4, 5-2 Liberty) is riding momentum from a number of important wins over the past week. On Monday, the Warhawks came out on top of a 2-1 overtime thriller against cross-town rival Madison High School, with Kaitlyn Dorka scoring and Michelle Paredes getting the winning goal. Last Thursday, the team finished out its regular season with a 3-1 win, …
Warhawks posted wins Tuesday night, setting both teams up for quarter final appearances Thursday.
The Liberty District champion Madison Boys and Girls lacrosse teams continued to roll through area competition Tuesday, sweeping opponents in the first round of the Northern Region Playoffs to stay alive in the tournament. Full Updated Northern Region Boys Lacrosse Playoff Schedule and Results Full Updated Northern Region Girls Lacrosse Playoff Schedule and Results Just a few days after earning Liberty District crowns against Langley on the Saxons' home turf, the Madison girls and boys lacrosse teams returned home Tuesday as No. 1 seeds in the first round of the Northern Virginia Region Tournament. Looking very comfortable back on Warhawk territory, both teams cruised to lopsided victories. In the first game of the double-header, the girls…