High School Sports Roundup

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Faith Christian Falls in VACA State Final: The Faith Christian Warriors girls’ soccer team ended the most successful season in school history with a 4-1 loss in the Virginia Association of Christian Athletics (VACA) state championship game to Fresta Valley Christian School.

The Warriors defeated SWVA Home School 2-1 to reach the final, but were shorthanded for the contest, missing three starters. Morgan Oliver scored the lone goal for the Warriors in the defeat.

“The girls have a lot of heart,” Head Coach Roy Lax said. “We have a good core group to build around, and I see no reason why we can’t have another great season next year.”

Patriots Season Comes to a Close: The Patrick Henry Patriots lacrosse team saw their season come to an end with an 11-10 loss to E.C. Glass last Thursday. The Patriots finish their season at 10-3 overall.

“It’s slightly disappointing, especially since we went to the state semifinals last year,” Head Coach Josh Wilkinson said. “It just came down to two games, and we lost both.”

Since E.C. Glass is the only other lacrosse program competing in the Western Valley District, Patrick Henry needed to defeat the Hilltoppers in order to keep their chances of advancing to the Northwest Regional tournament alive. The Patriots had already lost to Glass 13-12 in overtime last April.

Colonels Seek Berth in Regionals: The William Fleming Colonels defeated Halifax 3-0 to advance to the semifinals of the Western Valley District boys soccer tournament, where they will meet E.C. Glass with a berth in the Northwest Regional tournament on the line.

The Colonels (8-4-1) are hot at the right time, having only dropped one of their last six matches.

“We’re definitely playing our best soccer right now,” Head Coach Landon Moore said. “I’m confident that if we play well, we can win [on Thursday].”

The Colonels were winless against the Hilltoppers during the regular season, losing 2-1 on April 7th and earning a 2-2 tie on May 5th.