Norfolk Christian scored once in each half and the Oaks boys soccer team went down to defeat in the opener of the TCIS Tournament.
The game ended the team’s season with an 8-8 overall record, 4-4 in the TCIS.
“Commitment, effort and heart were the pillars for this year’s boys varsity soccer team at Norfolk Collegiate,” Coach Kai Evans said.
Twelve seniors graduated from last year’s squad so the team was a mix of young and old, experienced and newcomer.
“What this team lacked in soccer IQ and skill, they more than made up for in heart and hustle,” Evans added.
They won five straight, the longest streak of any boys team in the past three seasons.
“It was an honor working with and learning from such a wonderful group of young men,” Evans said. “The future remains bright for soccer at Norfolk Collegiate School with such exemplary leadership and effort lighting the way for future generations to come.”
For pictures from the season, go to Oaks Boys Soccer.
The girls volleyball team played two tough matches, coming out on the short end, losing in three sets to Norfolk Christian on Tuesday and Christchurch School on Saturday.
In the Christian loss, the game scores were 25-20, 25-13, and 25-20.
In the Christchurch match, senior Peyton Fancher had a whopping 24 assists, making beautiful sets for junior Bailey Jones, who had 18 kills.
The girls scrambled all over the court, digging balls, and prolonging rallies, but lost 25-21, 25-22, and 26-24.
The Varsity Girls Tennis team defeated St. Gertrude 6-3 at their Homecoming match on Saturday.
It was a beautiful sunny afternoon and the girls from both teams were decked out in their uniforms plus a bit of pink to honor Breast Cancer Awareness. Joining them for warm-ups on the court were Emma McMonagle in grade 3, Angelina Lancey in grade 4, and Solana Wesley in grade 5.
In doubles, the girls won only one match out of the three. Brooke Walthall and Carson McMonagle had a huge comeback at #3 doubles, winning 9-7 after being down 4-7. In singles the girls came storming back and won 5 out of 6 singles matches to win the match. “It took a tremendous team effort to pull out the win,” said Coach Debbie Meadows.
Winning in singles were: Rachel Brodsky at #2 singles (6-4, 7-5); Antonia Farny at #3 singles (6-3,6-0); Brooke Walthall at #4 singles (6-2,6-3); Kiersten Potter at #5 singles (6-4,2-6,10-5); Carson McMonagle at #6 singles (6-2,6-3)
Norfolk Collegiate 6, St. Gertrude 3
Williams (SG) d. Toomy, 6-1, 6-1; Brodsky (NC) d. Bailey, 6-4, 7-5; Farny (NC) d. Marks, 6-3, 6-0; Walthall (NC) d. Bond, 6-2, 6-3; Potter (NC) d. Jacques, 6-4, 2-6, 10-5; McMonagle (NC) d. Monnett, 6-2, 6-3.
Senior Demetra Protogyrou, junior Mary Douglas Wilson, and sophomore Logan White each scored a pair of goals at the Oaks field hockey team defeated Christchurch 6-0 Friday at home.
The girls play St. Gertrude’s Tuesday at home.
Norfolk Collegiate 6, Christchurch 0
G—White 2, Protogyrou 2, Wilson 2
The Varsity Girls tennis team defeated Peninsula Catholic 9-0 on Tuesday afternoon at Peninsula Catholic.
The Oaks will take on St. Gertrude for our Homecoming match on Saturday at 11 am at the upper school courts.
The girls will be decked out in their blue & white but will also be honoring Breast Cancer Awareness Month by wearing pink socks and pink ribbons in their hair. Come out and support a great cause.
Norfolk Collegiate 9, Peninsula Catholic 0
Toomy d. Wu, 6-0, 6-0; Brodsky dr. Edmonds, 6-0, 6-0; Farny d. Lydon, 6-0, 6-1; Walthall d. Ni, 6-0, 6-0; Potter d. Pham, 6-3, 6-0; Jett d. Dail, 6-0, 6-2.
The Collegiate cross country teams – running somewhat shorthanded – were front and center at the starting line on Saturday at the Norfolk Academy Invitational.
The boys were down two of their top five runners, while the girls were without four of their top seven athletes. Norfolk Academy won both the girls and boys divisions.
Chandler Branton went under 20 minutes for a second straight meet, finishing 15th in a time of 19:53 to lead the boys’ effort.
Thomas Batzel posted his best time of the season (20:09) as he took 17th and Frankie White wound up two spots back in 19th place, at 20:28.
Chas LeHew (23:49) wound up in 33rd place, Matt Unrein (24:58) turned in another solid performance as he took 36th, while Parker Gross (26:57) lowered his PR for the second time in as many races in finishing 38th.
Claudia King led the way for the girls, taking fifth place in 22:56. Maddie Foster followed in tenth (23:56), while Gina Leanzo (26:07) rounded out the Collegiate effort in 14th place, running a personal record for the third straight meet.
The Collegiate runners will be competing close to home on Thursday, taking part in the Norfolk Christian Invitational at Northside Park, just off Little Creek Road.
Norfolk Academy Meet
Teams: 1. Norfolk Academy 19; 2. Denbigh Baptist 52; 3. Norfolk Collegiate 64.
Individuals: 1. Petey Decker (NA) 16:47.70; 2. Freeman (Phoebus) 17:17.77; 3. Zachary Evans (Granby) 17:43.67.
Teams: 1. Norfolk Academy 15.
The varsity girls field hockey team dropped a home game, 3-0, to Walsingham Academy on Friday.
Earlier in the week, the Oaks bowed to Bishop Sullivan Catholic High School. The squad is now 3-6-1 on the season.
For nearly 50 new pictures, go to Oaks Field Hockey.
The team plays Christchurch School at home at 4 p.m. on Friday.
Collegiate sailors ruled the waves Saturday, winning the fleet racing regatta on the Elizabeth River, ten points ahead of second-place Christchurch School.
The Oaks finished with 39 points, Christchurch had 49 points, and third place finisher Norfolk Academy had 58 points.
The team of skipper Dreugh Phillips and crew Sarah Smith led the fleet with 18 points in seven races while skipper Ellie Maus and crew Ashley Obermeyer were closed behind with 21 points (lowest point total wins).
The Oaks sail at home on the Elizabeth River on Thursday, then travel to the MASSA Fleet Race in Maryland over the weekend.
For more pictures, go to Oaks sailing.
VISA Fleet Race Regatta
1. Norfolk Collegiate 39; 2. Christchurch 49; 3. Norfolk Academy 58; 4. Poquoson 120; 5. Phoebus 128; 6. Hampton Roads 152; 7. St. Christopher’s 167; 8. York 172; 9. Walsingham 191; 10. St. Catherine’s 225; 11. Smithfield 230; 12. Maury 233.
The girls volleyball team dropped a pair of matches, losing to Bishop Sullivan Catholic High School, 25-14, 25-17, and 25-11, before falling to Walsingham Academy in straight sets on Thursday.
The team plays at Peninsula Catholic on Tuesday, at Greenbrier Christian Academy on Thursday, and at home against Christchurch at 5:30 p.m. on Friday.
The boys soccer team closed out a good week with a 3-0 whitewash of Walsingham Academy on Friday.
Junior Chris Beck and sophomores Joey Swartz and Austin Beale scored for the Oaks. All three goals came on assists from midfielder Chris Bianchi.
The team is 6-6 on the season and plays at home against Atlantic Shores on Tuesday at 4 p.m.
Norfolk Collegiate 3, Walsingham 0
G—Beck, Swartz, Beale.