Behind Albemarle’s field hockey team, currently unbeaten in Jefferson District play, there’s a wild battle brewing between the next five squads in the standings, Western Albemarle, Charlottesville, Monticello Powhatan and Orange County.
On any given night, any of those four could seemingly knock off the other, and Tuesday, Charlottesville picked up a big win over the Warriors in overtime.
The Black Knights got the job done with an overtime goal by Ashley Clark off a corner with less than a minute left in the extra period. That goal allowed the Black Knights to take advantage of a strong performance in the cage by new keeper Casey Casarex.
The Black Knights drew first blood in the second half, with Millicent Schlegel finding Elena O’Brien to end a scoreless deadlock. Western responded right away with Erica Repich finishing off a Marlena Flynn drive to equalize.
That’s how regulation ended, setting the stage for Clark’s overtime game-winner.
Albemarle volleyball holds off Fluvanna County
It took five games, but Albemarle’s volleyball team stayed unbeaten in Jefferson District play with a 3-2 win over Fluvanna Tuesday night.
The Flucos took the Patriots to the brink, winning the opening game 28-26 before Albemarle responded with a dominant 25-14 win in game two and a 25-13 win in game three. In game four, Fluvanna bounced back, winning 25-23.
Albemarle then managed to win a back-and-forth game give 15-12 to close out the victory.
Katie Schnell had 16 kills and 21 digs to power the Albemarle attack. Danielle LaRosa, Madison Warlick and Adalee Lynch each had eight kills while Kelsey Marks had seven. Warlick added 19 digs while Marks had 13 digs and Bridget Pinnata chipped in 12. Marks also had four aces, as did Esther Amos and Marks powered the passing with 28 assists. LaRosa also had four blocks while Keira Roach had 20 assists.
Orange County hockey shuts out Louisa
Orange’s field hockey team rolled 6-0 past Louisa Tuesday, with Mariely Aquin notching three goals while Makayla Hillian had two goals. Haley Pritchett scored one.
The Hornets hit the road Wednesday to take on Monticello.
Western volleyball cruises past Charlottesville
Western Albemarle’s volleyball team picked up a 3-0 road victory Tuesday over Charlottesville, winning 25-13, 25-9 and 25-18 over the Black Knights.
Abby Johnson had nine kills to lead the Warriors while Caity Driver and Sarah Rhead each had seven kills. Sierra McCance notched 20 assists while Amelia Nichols finished with 10 digs. Amber Parker had seven digs and Cassidy Wilson chipped in six digs. Sarah Rhea finished with six aces.
Powhatan field hockey beat Monticello 1-0. Collegiate girls tennis beat STAB 9-0.