Albemarle’s field hockey team got the season started off with a bang Tuesday night, beating Brooke Point 6-1 on the road in first-year head coach Brittany McElheny’s debut.
“The girls put in a lot of hard work in preseason and have bought into our new game philosophy,” McElheny said. “Today’s game really reflected a team-wide contribution for our success.”
Albemarle’s offensive balance back that observation up.
The Patriots built a 3-1 lead before the half and closed the door with a 3-0 second half. Five different Albemarle players notched goals, with Morgan Rose’s two-goal game leading the way. Seniors Lauren Hughlett, Morgan Stilley and Madison Birckhead scored a goal each. Sophomore Anna Murray also scored. Stilley also had an assist and Katelin Hunt also contributed with an assist. Albemarle unleashed a barrage of 29 shots on Brooke Point.
Albemarle goalies Lexi Snider and Logan Woods combined for five saves in the cage.
The Patriots will host St. Anne’s-Belfield next Friday at 6:30 p.m.
Albemarle golf edges Louisa
Albemarle got a tremendous performance from freshman Jack Kelly who birdied the final three holes in the nine-hole format to notch a 40 and spark the Patriots past Louisa County 166-168. Jack Bruns, Nick Ashby and Cooper Ezell all finished with 42s on the night.
Monroe golf beats Clarke
William Monroe’s golf team beat Clarke 154-174 Tuesday. Austin Crenshaw led the Dragons with a 34 while Gibson and Lesko finished with 38s. Sophomore Braydon Collier rounded out the scoring with a 44.
Albemarle volleyball fell 3-0 to Briar Woods Tuesday as the Patriots’ young, revamped lineup tried to get its footing in the early going of the season. Sophomore Gabriella led Albemarle with five kills. Emery Hawkins managed four kills.
Madison County volleyball beat Page County 3-0….Fluvanna County volleyball fell to Turner Ashby 3-0. … E.C. Glass volleyball beat Charlottesville 3-0. … Covenant boys soccer beat Stuart Hall 10-0 in the Eagles’ opener.