Girls Lacrosse Upsets Higher Seed in OT

The Oaks rallied from three-goals down in the second half as freshman Finley Connors brought them even then netted the winning goal with 56 seconds left in the second overtime as the sixth seeds defeated third-seeded Covenant in Charlottesville.

Ellie Robertson scored five goals and Anna Winn added four goals for Norfolk Collegiate. Katie Sullivan forced five turnovers to lead the Oaks’ defense.

The Oaks play Virginia Episcopal at 5 p.m. on Friday in the state semifinals.



Boys Lacrosse Away Today in State Quarterfinals

The boys lacrosse team plays top-seeded Virginia Episcopal School in the state quarterfinal today at 4 p.m.

The team is 6-7 on the season. For more pictures and video, go to Oaks Boys Lacrosse.

Girls Lacrosse Travels to Covenant

The girls lacrosse team, most recently 4-4 on the season, travels to The Covenant School for a state tournament quarterfinal Tuesday at 4 p.m.

For more pictures and video, go to Oaks Girls Lacrosse.


Baseball Team Away at State Tourney

The baseball team plays in the quarterfinals of the state tournament at Highland School Tuesday at 4:30.

The team, 11-6 on the season, dropped its opening round TCIS tournament game to Norfolk Christian. For mor pictures, go to Oaks baseball.

Girls Soccer Opens State Tourney at Home

The girls soccer team plays longtime nemesis Trinity Episcopal School, the team it defeated in the 2015 and 2016 state tournamwents, at home Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. in a quarterfinal tilt.

The girls fell to Norfolk Academy, 2-1, on Friday on a late goal by Academy after Molly Beegle put the Oaks on top early in the game. The team is 12-3 on the season.

For more pictures and video from the season, go to Oaks Soccer.

TCIS Soccer Championship Moved to Academy


The girls soccer team will play for the TCIS title today at 5:30 at Norfolk Academy, a change from the previously scheduled time and location.

The Oaks have just two losses on the season, one of them to Norfolk Academy, their opponent today.


How to Download Pictures

I’ve noticed readers of the blog like the pictures, really like the pictures.

On the Flickr Collegiate athletics page, there are now nearly 20,000 photos that have been viewed more than 1.2 million times.

So here’s a reminder how to download those pictures. Go to the NCS Athletics page.

Or go straight to the page of sets from various sports.

Click on the sport you want. A page of pictures will load. Scroll until you find one you want to see full screen. Click on it to open.

In the bottom right, you will see a downward-pointing arrow. Click on it and choose the size you want. Click again and, presto, the picture will download.


Soccer Teams Stays on a Roll

The girls soccere team, ranked third in the region, improved to 5-0 last week with a comeback win at home over Cape Henry Collegiate.

Collegiate trailed 1-0 at the half before Molly Beegle scored seconds into the second half to knot the score. The Oaks controlled play but were unable to net the go-ahead goal until Sarah Smith found the back of the net off a scramble in front following a corner kick. Smith’s second goal late in the game sealed the win.

The teams plays at the Steward School on Tuesday and at Norfolk Academy on Thursday.

For more pictures and video from the game, go to Oaks Soccer.


Girls Lax Split Games

The girls lacrosse team split their games last week, downing Nansemond-Suffolk Academy, 14-8, then bowing to Cape Henry Collegiate, 12-10.

In the Nansemond-Suffolk win, sophomore goalie Tracie Barraclough had 12 saves. Freshman Ellie Robertson notched four goals, one assist, and two draw controls. Senior Ashley Obermeyer chipped in with three goals, five draw controls, and two ground ball controls. Junior Anna Winn had three goals, one assist, three draw controls and one caused turnover. Freshman Finely Connors scored three goals. Senior Gabby Grinnan contributed two goals, one assist and one caused turnover.

The defense led by Freshman Katie Sullivan had one draw control, three ground ball controls and caused one turnover. Junior Melody Williford had a strong showing on defense, matching stick for stick with her attackers. Emma Wentworth helped on both ends of the field playing attack, midfield, and defense during the game.

Against Cape Henry, Collegiate was down by four at halftime but came roaring out to make three quick scores, then added another to tie the game at 8.

Senior attack Gabby Grinnan had three goals and one caused turnover. Freshman midfielder Ellie Robertson had two goals, and two draw controls along with one caused turnover. Freshman attacker Finley Connors had two goals. Senior midfielder Ashley Obermeyer had one goal, seven draw controls, two ground ball controls and four caused turnovers. Junior midfielder Anna Winn had three draw controls and three caused turnovers.

The defense was led by Freshman Katie Sullivan, who caused four turnovers, two leading to down the field goals for her. Junior Melody Williford had three caused turnovers and was key in recovering shots on goal.

The team, now 3-2, plays Steward School at home on Tuesday and travels to Norfolk Academy on Friday night.

Boys Lacrosse Downs Christian, Improves Record

The boys lacrosse team upped its record to 3-4 with a 14-7 shellacking of Norfolk Christian last week.

Sophomore Abe Musselmani scored seven goals — half the team’s total — to lead the Oaks. Senior Bryson Pettrey added four.

The team plays away this week at the Steward School and Norfolk Academy.

For more pictures and video, go to Boys Lacrosse.

Norfolk Collegiate 14, Norfolk Christian 7

G-N.Coll., Musselmani 7, Pettrey 4, Bunch, Lehew, Howlett; N.Ch., not provided.