BRYC ’98 Elite wins Virginia State Cup
The BRYC '98 Elite, a U-13 girls’ travel soccer team from the Braddock Road Youth Club, beat Loudoun ’98 to capture the 2012 Virginia Youth Soccer Association State Cup this past weekend.
The 1-0 victory — secured by Lily Weber’s goal in double-overtime — qualifies the team to represent Virginia at the U.S. Youth Soccer Association Region I Championships in Lancaster, Pa., this summer.
Other states represented in Region I include: Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont and West Virginia.
BRYC ’98 Elite currently is ranked No. 1 in Virginia and No. 5 in Region I by www.gotsoccer.com.
Madison wins finale; tops McLean in tournament
In the final week of the season, Madison’s softball team came away with two wins that helped secure its postseason positioning.
Last week, the Warhawks traveled to take on the Thomas Jefferson to wrap up the regular season and came away with an 11-2 win.
Sophomore Elizabeth Fallas went the distance in the circle. She allowed four hits and one walk and had two strikeouts.
Madison's offense was led by sophomores Kat Olson and Tori Lipnicky. Juniors Alex Alvarez and Kelsey Ross also had multi-hit games for the Warhawks.
Madison’s other runs were driven in by Ally Grasso, Fallas, Mary Bolinger and Brittany Powers.
In the semifinals of the Liberty District tournament, the Madison fell behind early to McLean, but rallied late to claim a 7-3 victory and reach the district finals on Tuesday night.
McLean jumped out to a first-inning 3-0 lead, but Fallas settled down as Madison's hitters started to warm-up. The score was tied 3-3 after four innings.
Both teams then played through regulation not able to plate another run, but the Warhawks exploded in their half of the eighth to score four — the result of timely hitting and the Highlanders’ miscues.
Ross took over in the circle in the fifth inning for the Warhawks. Fallas gave up three runs (two earned) on five hits in four innings of work.
Ross followed that with four innings of work, allowing no runs on three hits while striking out four.
Olson led Madison's offense, going 2-for-4 with a double, two RBIs and a walk. Grasso went 2-for-5, also driving in two runs. Powers, Bolinger and Buscemi also had multi-hit games for the Warhawks.
Potomac School wins 5th MAC title
With a victory this past week, The Potomac School boys’ sports program achieved its fifth Mid-Atlantic Conference title in the 2011-12 school year. The school added a baseball title on May 18; it previously had won championships this year in football, basketball, lacrosse and tennis.
“The kids have been learning and improving in every sport; I’d match these coaches up with any school in the D.C. metro area,” said Rob Lee, boys’ athletic director. “We’re one of the smaller schools in the conference, but we work really hard, on the field and in the classroom.”