Sports Wrap-Up: September 27, 2019

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Sports Wrap-Up: September 27, 2019

Sports summaries for the week of September 23-27

Sports summaries for the week of September 23-27

Kayla Holt

Sports summaries for the week of September 23-27

Kayla Holt

Kayla Holt

Sports summaries for the week of September 23-27

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Field Hockey

Girls field hockey, both the varsity and junior varsity teams, lost to the Blake Bengals on Wednesday, September 25 . Varsity’s final score was 5-1. They played hard and played together, but it wasn’t enough for the Bengals.

“Since we didn’t have our own goalie I think would change the whole game,” senior Clarisse Gonzalez said.

Despite the loss, the team was able to share in the highlight of the game where senior Rachel Janzen scored her first career goal.  The girls are excited for their next game and to improve skill and technique in order to win.

JV also lost this past game with a score of 2-1. The girls played with better technique and good communication, but they still believe improvement is possible

“I don’t think we did anything wrong, we just have to work on getting the ball to the side of the field [and not] the center,” sophomore Bidushi Lakhemaru said.

Varsity plays next at Seneca Valley High School and junior varsity plays at Kennedy High School both on October 1.

 

Boys Soccer

Wolverines varsity soccer tied 2-2 with James Hubert Blake Bengals at Watkins Mill High School Wednesday, September 25.

Juniors Gerson Cedillos and Katim Njie both scored goals.

“We love being the underdogs because then we get to prove people wrong,” senior Victor Kum said.

The team plays next tonight, September 27 at 7:15pm against the Falcons at Poolesville High School.

 

Golf

The Watkins Mill golf team lost but finished in fourth at their match at Needwood Golf Course against Kennedy, Seneca Valley, and Albert Einstein high schools on September 26. “ We need to focus a little bit more and concentrate a little bit more. We need to know that ever shot matters,” golf coach Rick Riley said. 

The team had a few setbacks because of sick teammates but the match overall was a good one. The next match will be Tuesday, October 1 at Laytonsville Golf Course, where they will be going up against Poolesville, Seneca Valley, and Northwood high schools 

 

Girls soccer

Girls varsity soccer played two games this week, one on Tuesday, September 24 against Blake High School and one yesterday against Seneca Valley High School. The girls lost both games.

However, the girls played great yesterday against Seneca Valley, making sure to move around the play and push up on defense, and they only lost 2-0.

Even with the time close to ending the girls played hard until the very end.

“This is probably the best game we’ve played,” sophomore Ashley Vasquez said.

The junior varsity team played two games as well this week and ended the week with a win against Seneca Valley High School with a score of 4-1.

The girls played a great game, making sure to move around the ball and communicate to ensure they left the night with a win.

“The communication was really good on the field and we put our all into it,” freshman Elisah Garcia said.

 

Cross Country

On Tuesday September 24, the Watkins Mill Wolverine beat the Kennedy Cavaliers. Junior Naveen Smith came in first with a time of 19:32, a new record for him.

“I really just worked on my technique and did what we had done in practicing, I knew what I was capable of and just my best,” Smith said.

Watkins Mill had seven runners place top ten, juniors Jonas Clark, Chris Crews, Jonah Graham, Phillip Hartwell, Ifedapo Abiola, and sophomore Josh Burgos.

The ‘Rines next take on the Magruder Colonels on Wednesday, October 2

 

Girls Volleyball

Girls varsity volleyball had a great week of games. The girls had two games this week, sadly they lost their first game of the week against Quince Orchard High School with a score of 3-0.

However, the girls bounced back and won their game against Poolesville High school beating them with a score of 3-1.

“It went really well, we tried our hardest [and] we never gave up,” junior Letitia Fianko said.

The junior varsity girls played hard in their game against Quince Orchard High school, but lost 2-0. The girls knew what they needed to work on and applied that to their next game against Poolesville High School.

The girls came out with a win at the end and hopefully they end with another win in their next game which is home against Clarksburg on October 1.

“I feel like we definitely came together as a team to pull through in the third set,” sophomore Marley Hammond said.

 

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