Lax Rules: Boys and girls win Northern Sectional

Lax Rules: Boys and girls win Northern Sectional

Sarah Wallace

Both Woodgrove High School Boys and Girls Lacrosse teams won the Northern Sectional Championships, the girls on Friday, May 25, and the boys on Wednesday, May 30.

The boys game was postponed from Tuesday with 1:58 left in the first half. The score was tied 2-2 after Woodgrove goals from Denis Radcliffe and Matt Sears. When the game resumed, Chad Niergarth scored on a fast break assist from Jeremy Kendall to leave the first half score at 3-2. Woodgrove went up 8-4 in the third, but Dominion scored three unanswered goals to make it 8-7. Kellen McCarthy scored an unassisted goal to put Woodgrove up 9-7. Dominion scored with less than two seconds in the game for a final score of 9-8. Woodgrove goals: Radcliffe (3), Niergarth (2), Sears, McCarthy, Connor Loving, and Al Back. Woodgrove hosts Chantilly on Saturday in the state quarterfinal.

The girls defeated Valley 21-11 on Thursday, May 24, to advance to the sectional final and state quarterfinals. For the sectional finals, Woodgrove faced Loudoun County. Woodgrove led from start to finish. Keira Hornyak was strong on the draws for Woodgrove ball control. Ashlyn Dacey, Ellen Fuller, Hornyak, and Olivia Becker scored multiple goals in the win. Bailey Carver proved her worth as a Dulles First Team All-District goalie selection. Woodgrove hosts Langley on Saturday in the State Quarterfinal.