The girls volleyball team picked up its third win of the season, defeating Summit Christian in four sets, pulling out a 26-24 thriller in the finale.
Collegiate won the first two sets, 25-20 and 25-22 before dropping the third set.
The Oaks play at Nansemond Suffolk Academy and at Cape Henry this week.
Abe Musselmani made two spectacular saves and Max Swartz scored the clincher as the Oaks won the first NCS Classic Invitational on penalty kids Saturday morning at home.
Thomas Chatman scored off a header from a corner by Austin Fattizzi in the first half to bring the Oaks even with Peninsula Catholic at at 1-1. After Catholic took the lead down the stretech in the second half, Fattizzi drilled a penalty kick low into the corner to knot the score and send the game to penalty kicks.
With the title on the line, Elijah Jones, Thomas Chatman, Sam Jones and Max Swartz converted.
The Oaks are 5-3 on the season and 0-1 in the the TCIS. They play Friday at home against First Flight at 6:30 p.m. as part of Friday Night Lights.
For more pictures and video, go to Oaks Boys Soccer.
Starting today, Norfolk Collegiate and Norfolk Christian co-host the first NCS Boys Soccer Invitational. NCS, of course, refers to both schools.
“This is our first time collaborating with Norfolk Christian,” says Jon Hall, Collegiate’s athletic director. “We are looking to co-host some other sports too and grow the Wards Corner area athletically.”
Here is the schedule for the tourney. Get out and support it.
INAUGURAL NCS BOYS SOCCER INVITATIONAL
THURSDAY 14TH SEPTEMBER:
1ST ROUND GAMES:
GAME 1: NORFOLK CHRISTIAN VS. BEACH BREAKERS @NCH 15:45
GAME 2: ATLANTIC SHORES VS. PENINSULA CATHOLIC @NCH 17:15
GAME 3: PORTSMOUTH CHRISTIAN VS. WALSINGHAM ACAD. @NCO 16:30
GAME 4: STONEBRIDGE VS. NORFOLK COLLEGIATE @NCO 16:30
FRIDAY 15TH SEPTEMBER:
GAME 5: WINNER OF GAME 1 VS. WINNER OF GAME 2 @NCO 19:00
GAME 6: WINNER OF GAME 3 VS. WINNER OF GAME 4 @NCO 19:00
GAME 7: LOSER OF GAME 1 VS. LOSER OF GAME 2 @NCH 17:00
GAME 8: LOSER OF GAME 3 VS. LOSER OF GAME 4 @NCO 17:00
SATURDAY 16TH SEPTEMBER:
WINNER OF GAME 5 VS. WINNER OF GAME 6 @NCO 9:00
WINNER OF GAME 7 VS. WINNER OF GAME 8 @NCO 9:00
• FIRST NAMED TEAM WILL WEAR WHITE UNIFORMS
• ALL GAMES MUST HAVE A WINNER. IN EVENT OF A TIE AT FULL TIME THE GAME WILL BE DECIDED BY PENALTY KICKS (AS PER FIFA)
The surging and undefeated girls tennis team dispatched Nansemond-Suffolk Academy, 7-2, on Tuesday notching another win in what is building into a stellar season.
The Oaks swept the doubles matches with Gabrielle Toomy and Brooke Walthall, Julianna Selig and Solana Wesley, and Audrey Surgeon and Caroline Jordan winning. Toomy, Jordan, Ellie Robertson, and Carson McMonagle won their singles matches.
You don’t want to see a pair of Oaks across the net from you. In five team matches, they are 14-1 in doubles.
For more pictures from the match, go to Oaks Tennis.
The Oaks were coming off a dramatic weekend win as champions of the Trinity Tournament, snatching the crown from Trinity Episcopal, 5-4, as Selig and Ellie Robertson won 10-8 in the decisive tiebreaker.
After six singles matches, the Oaks were down 2-4.
Brooke Walthall teamed with Gabrielle Toomy at #1 doubles (8-3)and soon after Audrey Spurgeon and Caroline Jordan evened things at 4-4 by taking number #3 doubles (8-4). Robertson and Selig, playing together for the first time, were down 4-7.
They reeled off three straight games to even things at 7-7, and after falling behind 2-6 in the tiebreak, they came roaring back for the win.
Then it was time to play North Cross.
Again, no problem, but a lot of sweating. The Oaks won, 5-4.
Gabrielle Toomy was defeated at #1 (0-8), and Emma Smith picked up a win (her first singles match of the season) at #6 (8-2). Overall Match 1-1.
Julianna Selig was then defeated at #2 (1-8), at about the same time Audrey Spurgeon delivered her third victory of the day at #4. Overall Match 2-2.
Brooke Walthall then fell at #5 as a late rally fell short (5-8). Overall Match 2-3.
Robertson outlasted her opponent and pulled ahead late, keeping the Oaks chances alive. The match score was even at 3 apiece entering doubles.
Solana Wesley and Julianna Selig won at #2. Overall Match 4-4. Smith and Robertson fell behind, but came back string.
Oaks win. Oaks win. Oaks win. 5-4. The came home with a nice addition to the trophy case.
Ellie Robertson and Gabrielle Toomy were named to the All-Tournament team.
The Oaks were tied with Covenant School after the singles matches during Saturday’s state championship match, but couldn’t get over the hump in doubles, losing two of three matches to fall, 5-3.
Seniors Alex Loope, Austin Beale and Alex Duvall won their individual matches for Collegiate. The loss ended a stellar season for the Oaks.
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
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.
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.
The boys tennis team won their semifinal match, 5-1, over the Steward School in Richmond today and plays for the state title on Saturday.
The team plays Covenant at 11 a.m. Saturday for the Division II championship.
Senior Alex Loope, headed to Davidson, won No. 1 singles and teamed with Justin Silverman to take No. 1 doubles to lead the Oaks to a 6-2 win over North Cross in the Division II state quarterfinal. Senior Austin Beale also won 10-4 at No. 4 singles.
The third-seeded Oaks play in the semifinal at noon Friday at Collegiate School in Richmond.
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.