Category Archives: soccer

Girls Fall in Semifinal

The Oaks girls soccer team just couldn’t solve the Norfolk Academy defense this season. They were unable to score in three games and Friday in Richmond that meant they lost, 1-0, in the Division I state semifinal.

The team ended the season 16-4. Senior Cameron Brown, who is headed to Brown University to play soccer, was named TCIS Player of the Year.

Molly Beegle, Sarah Smallets, Ashby Larkin and Shelby Hall were also named to the team.

The Oaks have advanced to at least the state semifinal game in the last four years.

In 2014, they won the state title. In 2015 and 2017, they lost in the semifinal. And in 2016, they were runner-up to St. Catherine’s School.

TCIS ALL Conference
First team

Cameron Brown, Norfolk Collegiate; Hannah Antonick, Norfolk Academy; Leigha Arcand, Hampton Roads; Katie Atherton, Cape Henry; Molly Beegle, Norfolk Collegiate; Abby Herrod, Nansemond-Suffolk; Veronica Hine, Bishop Sullivan; Anna Longacher, Cape Henry; Mackenzi Mills, Norfolk Academy; Emily Santana, Bishop Sullivan; Lauren Shohan, Hampton Roads; Sarah Smallets, Norfolk Collegiate; Taylor Smith, Cape Henry; Ruthie Techanchuk, Norfolk Christian; Haley Young, Norfolk Academy.

Second team

Kaitlyn Antonick, Norfolk Academy; Madison Capps, Norfolk Christian; Shelby Hall, Norfolk Collegiate; Kelly Hogan, Nansemond-Suffolk; Rebecca Jackson, Peninsula Catholic; Lindsay Kovalcik, Hampton Roads; Ashby Larkin, Norfolk Collegiate; Ginny Lynch, Walsingham; Laiken Speagle, Walsingham.





Girls Win; State Semifinal Friday

Cameron Brown, Ashby Larkin, Shelby Hall and Hannah Beale scored in a penalty kick shootout after the state quarterfinal game against Trinity Episcopal went past overtime and the fifth-seeded Oaks prevailed, 2-1.

The team plays top-seeded Norfolk Academy at 4 p.m. Friday in Richmond. Collegiate bowed to Academy, 3-0, Monday in the TCIS championship game.


Cameron Shot, Corner

Postponements: Soccer, Tennis, Golf in TCIS Today

Three teams are in TCIS tournament action today postponed from Friday and the weekend.

The golf team plays in the TCIS tournament all day. The tennis team, ranked number 3 in the state in Division II, plays at Norfolk Academy in an abbreviated TCIS tournament. And the girls soccer team, seeded fifth in the state in Division I, plays Norfolk Academy at ODU at 5 p.m. in the TCIS title game.

The girls soccer team is scheduled to open the state tournament at Trinity Episcopal, seeded fourth, on Tuesday.



Girls Win; Play Academy for TCIS Title Today

The girls soccer team, the defending TCIS champions and 2016 state runner-up, defeated Cape Henry, 2-1, on Wednesday and play at 4:30 today at ODU against Norfolk Academy for the 2017 TCIS title.

Shelby Hall broke a scoreless tie seconds into the second half with a goal against Cape Henry. Ashby Larkin added insurance with minutes left before Cape Henry scored a desperation goal to make it tight in the closing seconds.

The Oaks and the ‘dogs played to a 0-0 draw in the regular season.


Shelby Goal v. Cape Henry, TCIS Semifinal
Ashby Goal

Girls Win; Play Cape Henry in TCIS Semifinal Today

The girls soccer team, the defending regular season and tournament TCIS champions, crushed Norfolk Christian Academy Tuesday, 4-0, in the tournament quarterfinal.

Molley Beegle scored twice and Ashby Larkin and Emma Kalingking scored once as the Oaks turned a 1-0 halftime lead into a rout.

The team plays at home today at 4:30 against Cape Henry. The Oaks lost to the Dolphins during the regular season.

For more pictures and video, go to Oaks Soccer.

Molly Goal
Molly Goal


Boys Lacrosse Bows Out at TCIS Quarterfinal; Soccer Plays Today

The boys lacrosse season ended Monday with a 15-4 loss at Cape Henry in the Tidewater Conference quarterfinals.

The team ended the season with a 4-9 record.

For pictures and video, go to Oaks Lacrosse.

Meanwhile, the surging girls soccer team entered the TCIS tournament as the second seed and plays Norfolk Christian at home today at 4 p.m.

Girls Soccer Back on Winning Track

Ashby Larkin scored a hat trick and the girls soccer team overcame a 1-0 halftime deficit to defeat Trinity Episcopal, 4-1, at home on Saturday morning.

Senior Sarah Smallets got the Oaks even with a goal early in the second half before the defending TCIS champs and state runners-up took over the game with three more goals, all off the left foot of Larkin.

The team is now 10-3-1 on the season and plays at Norfolk Christian School on Tuesday.

For more pictures and video, go to Oaks Soccer.

Sarah Goal v. Trinity
Ashby Goal




Boys Win TCIS Quarterfinal

dsc_4666The speedy Josh Swartz scored twice and Trevor Rogers added a third goal as the Oaks defeated Walsingham, 3-1, in the quarterfinal of the TCIS Tournament on Tuesday.

The team plays at top-seeded Cape Henry today at 4 p.m.

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


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Heartbreaker: Boys Lose on Controversial Penalty Kick

dsc_3773The Oaks played their best game in years against Norfolk Academy on Thursday, but came up a goal short after the referee whistled a foul on a player just inside the box.

Academy’s Jay Wetmore converted the penalty kick with just three minutes remaining, putting Collegiate down for good, 4-3.

Earlier, the Oaks had tied the scored with about nine minutes remaining.
For more pictures, go to Oaks Boys Soccer.

Norfolk Academy 4, Norfolk Collegiate 3

G—NA, Sisino 2, Wetmore, Cochrane; NC, not provided.

Jay Wetmore scored the winning goal on a penalty kick with 3 minutes left in regulation.





Girls Second in State

DSC_2433Davidson College recruit Seeley Yoo scored twice, the first off a header five minutes into the game, and St. Catherine’s held on during a furious second half to win the state girls soccer championship, 2-0, over Norfolk Collegiate on Saturday in Richmond.

The loss was the first of the season for the Oaks, who finished 17-1-1, the best record in school history. They were TCIS champions for the second straight year and the second time in school history.

“It was a very good game,” St. Catherine’s coach Laurie Marshalek told a newspaper. “Throughout the entire 80 minutes, Norfolk Collegiate played hard. Even when it was 2-0, we weren’t comfortable with that lead knowing that at any point they could get a goal.”

The Oaks had several second-half chances, shooting just wide a couple of times and being stopped by the St. Catherine’s keeper several times.

DSC_2582For the game, Norfolk Collegiate had seven shots while St. Catherine’s had 13. Each team had five corner kicks. The Oaks were called for five fouls while St. Catherine’s was called for 11.

The 11 Oaks starters played all 80 minutes after playing all 100 minutes of Friday’s overtime game.

Cameron Brown, Sarah Smith, and Sarah Smallets were named to the first team All-State squad. No Oaks were named to the second team despite their second-place finish.

A broadcast of the entire game is online at VISAA Championship.

More pictures and video from the state championship are at Oaks Soccer.


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