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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.


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.

Girls Lacrosse Opens Season with Win, Loss

The Collegiate girls lacrosse squad bowed to visiting Sidwell Friends Saturday at home, the team’s first loss of the season after an opening 19-4 win over Christchurch School.

Goalie Tracie Barraclough had nine saves. Freshman Ellie Robertson scored twice and had two assists. Fellow freshman Finley Connors scored four points, one off of a turn over by defensive Freshman Katie Sullivan who made a run and pass to Finley. Senior Ashley Obermeyer also had one goal.

The team plays Thursday at Christchurch.

For more pictures, go to Oaks lacrosse. Thanks to Scott Robertson for the photos.

Oaks Win Thriller Over Cape Henry

Norfolk Collegiate squandered a 19-point first half lead, then rallied for a dramatic 67-64 win over Cape Henry Collegiate Monday night in The Treehouse.

Super Soph Jordan Battle slashed through the Dolphins’ wake for a triple double, pouring in 32 points, adding 11 assists and pulling down 10 rebounds. A. J. Davis with 12 and Jakeim Robertson with 11 also scored in double figures for Collegiate, now 14-12 and 6-2 in the TCIS.

Battle hit both ends of a one-and-one with about a minute left to put the Oaks in the lead. Cape Henry had the ball for the final minute, but was unable to score as Jaeden Jefferson partially blocked a shot with five seconds remaining and Battle grabbed the rebound, securing the win.

For more videos and pictures, go to Oaks Boys Hoops.

The boys play Norfolk Academy at 7 p.m. tonight, following the 5:30 start of the girls’ game.

Norfolk Collegiate 67, Cape Henry 64

CAPE HENRY: Moore 12, Cutler 7, T. Pope 9, J. Pope 6, Banister 10, Rucker 20.

NORFOLK COLLEGIATE: Davis 12, Jefferson 7, Robertson 11, Chatman 2, Lewis 3, Battle 32.

Last Seconds, Win Over Cape Henry


Final Free Throws Jordan Battle, Cape Henry Win