The Collegiate girls and boys and track teams hit the road last Wednesday, making the trek north to Williamsburg for the Walsingham Invitational.
Shahra Madison threw a season-best 32-5 to capture the shot put, posting the Oaks’ lone victory in the varsity competition.
Aja Shelton also came through in a big way, finishing third in the 100 meters and fourth in both the 200 meters and the long jump. Aja also ran a leg on the 4×100 relay that finished fourth, teaming with Faith Rush, Shahra Madison and Bailey Holmes-Spencer, who also finished sixth in the 100 meters.
For the varsity boys, Marcus Anderson just missed out on a second victory in as many meets in the high jump. Marcus matched the winning height of 5-6, but lost to the eventual champion, who had fewer misses.
K Chavis finished fourth in the high jump and joined Bash Townes, Marcus Anderson and Adam Grant on the 4×100-meter relay which took fifth.
Adam also picked up a pair of sixths in individual competition, scoring points in the 100 meters and long jump, where he soared 18-11 ½.
On the junior varsity front, Henry Lou claimed the 400 meters, topping the 14-man field in a time of 1:00.49.
For the girls JV, Alexandra Radiguet-Correa won the long jump, leading a 1-2-3 sweep for Collegiate. Alexandra jumped 13-2 ½ to take the top spot, while Joi Harper finished second and Ella Bashara took third.
The varsity boys tennis team, ranked fourth in the state, picked up two key wins last week upping their record to 4-1.
On Thursday, they defeated previously-undefeated Maury 5-4 with the doubles team of Nick Baker and Norain Rijhwani clinching the match with their number 2 doubles win.
On Friday, the team decimated Walsingham Academy, 8-1.
They play Thursday at Hampton Roads Academy
Norfolk Collegiate 8, Walsingham 1
Loope (NC) d. Sutton, 6-1, 6-1; Pearson (NC) d. Hester, 6-1, 6-0; Rijhwani (NC) d. Boyd, 6-2, 6-1; Baker (NC) d. Butches, 6-2, 6-1; Howell (NC) d. Masluk, 6-4, 6-7, 13-11; Maury (Walsingham) d. Dobrinsky, 6-2, 6-1.
Norfolk Collegiate 5, Maury 4
Loope (NC) d. Boswick, 6-0, 6-0; Pearson d. Lambert, 6-1, 6-1; Bilisoly d. Rijhwani, 1-6, 6-3, 10-7; Baker (NC) d. Russell, 6-0, 6-0; White (M) d. Howell, 7-5, 7-6; Willingham (M) d. Beale, 6-3, 6-3; Doubles: Loope-Pearson d. Lambert-Boswick, 6-1, 6-0; Rijhwani-Baker d. Bilisoly-White, 6-4, 6-4; Willingham (M) d. Howell-Chandi, 6-4, 6-3.
The boys lacrosse team fell to NorfolK Academy, 12-3 last week on the school’s Virginia Beach campus.
Senior Trey Ritter scored twice for the Oaks while fellow senior Grey Cottrell scored once.
For more pictures from the game, to to Oaks Boys Lacrosse.
Norfolk Academy 12, Norfolk Collegiate 3
G—NA, Berndt 3, Marshall 3, Wade 2, Frazier 2, L. Frazier, Brown; NC, Ritter 2, Cottrell.
Mary Elizabeth Corliss and Virginia Marshall each scored three times for the Oaks, who dropped their first game of the year.
The girls also lost 15-5 Saturday to Robinson in the North-South Invitational at Cape Henry.
For more pictures from the Academy game, go to Oaks Girls Lacrosse.
Norfolk Academy 21, Norfolk Collegiate 10
Four Oaks varsity teams play the ‘dogs from Norfolk Academy on Tuesday.
The festivities start with the young baseball team at Norfolk Academy at 4:30, joining the boys and girls lacrosse teams, which also have 4:30 games on the fields off Northampton Boulevard.
The girls lacrosse game is a showdown between the undefeated Oaks, ranked number one in Division II in Virginia, and Norfolk Academy, ranked number 8 in Division I. (lower enrollment figures mean the Oaks are competing in Division II instead of last spring’s Division I).
Across town is another marquee matchup, the 7 p.m. game at the ODU Soccer Stadium on 43rd Street featuring the Oaks girls soccer team, number two in Division II, against perennial power Norfolk Academy, ranked number five in Division I.
It’s Blue and White Night at the ODU field so wear your colors and bring your loud outdoor voice. The girls’ team tied defending Division I state champs St. Catherine’s on Friday.
The team is 5-0 and ranked number one in the state in Division II.
Junior Peyton Fancher scored four goals in the win while senior Mary Elizabeth Corliss and sophomore Jordan Sibley added a pair each. Senior Kristin Rempas rounded out the scoring.
“Our season is off to a fantastic start at 5-0. We have a couple of tough games coming up, but we are ready,” head coach Lindsey Belle said. “Everyone has been working really hard at practice and we have high hopes for a successful season this year.”
The team plays a big game Tuesday at Norfolk Academy followed by a game Friday at Cape Henry Collegiate.
VISAA Girls Lacrosse Poll #1 April 1st, 2014
1. Norfolk Collegiate
2. Fredericksburg Academy
5. Virginia Episcopal
Sophomore Joe Morrison had three hits and four runs-batted-in and eighth grader Hunter Flora had three hits and three RBIs to power the Oaks baseball team to a 12-3 win over Suffolk Christian on Saturday.
Eighth grader Jackson Burke and senior Cabell Thomas added two RBIs each in a 15-hit Oaks attack.
Sophomore Paul Mahoney pitched the first three innings, yielding one run, before being relieved by senior Mark Howlett who worked through early trouble to pitch four innings.
The Oaks scored three in the third when Howlett was hit by a pitch before Cabell Thomas singled. Paul Mahoney walked before Jimmy Hurley reached on an error scoring the second run. Morrison’s two-out single to center plated the third run.
In the fourth inning, Collegiate scored five times. Jack McCaffrey singled, Howlett reached on an error, and Thomas singled, scoring a run. Mahoney singled to plate another before Flora and Morrison each stroked two-out hits to score runs.
In the sixth, Collegiate added four more. Hurley singled to open the inning, moving up on Flora’s double before Morrison’s single down the rightfield line scored a pair. Burke doubled to drive in Morrison before Connor Hopkins singled to score Burke.
On Thursday, the Oaks could not preserve a 3-1 lead and fell to Norfolk Christian 5-3.
Collegiate broke on top when Thomas reached on an error, then scored on a second error in the first inning. In the third, Howlett singled, stole a base and went to third on a fielder’s choice before scoring on another error. Morrison singled to right, but the Oaks could not score more. Thomas had the only other hit for Collegiate.
The team plays Tuesday at Norfolk Academy.
For more pictures, go to Oaks Baseball 2014.
A tough and speedy defense and a sure-handed keeper allowed few chances as the Oaks girls soccer team drew with defending state champions St. Catherine’s 0-0, Friday, at the school’s beautifully manicured Goochland athletic complex.
The young team, which starts only two seniors, had the better chances on offense in the second half as Sarah Smith, Sarah Smallets and Cameron Brown went in on the St. Catherine’s keeper.
St. Catherine’s defeated the Oaks handily in last year’s state quarterfinal. Collegiate, now ranked number two in the state in Division II, is 4-1-1. St. Catherine’s remains undefeated on the season and is ranked number one on Division I.
“I am so incredibly proud of the performance our girls displayed against a very talented St. Catherine’s side,” said head coach Kai Evans. “Communication, a determined work rate and an infectious trust in one another allowed us to put together our most complete game to date.
“Most importantly the team is starting to believe. Starting to believe in their own abilities, starting to believe in each other and starting to believe that Norfolk Collegiate is in the conversation of the best independent school girl’s soccer programs in the state,”” he added. “There is a lot of work to be done, but we continue to take steps forward.”
Eighth grader Ashby Walker was named most valuable player as the Collegiate JV girls soccer team swept both their games at the Christine Garvey Memorial Soccer Tournament.
The Oaks defeated Jamestown 6-1 and York 6-0 in the tournament completed in March.
Here are some pictures from this week’s JV game. For more, go to Oaks girls JV soccer.
Marshall, a senior, is one of the leading scorers in the TCIS.
The team is now 3-0 on the season and next plays Friday against Maury High School at 7 p.m. on Powhatan Field on ODU’s campus.
Norfolk Collegiate 9, Bishop Sullivan 8
G—NC, Marshall 6, Fancher, Corliss 2; BSC, Mazzeo 3, Jones 2, Sullivan 2, Frothingham.