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The annual Ladybug – Warthog football game was held under blue skies last Friday in front of a record setting crowd of students, alumni and parents.
The Warthogs, who signed former Ladybug head coach Mr. Spence as a free agent during the off season, entered the game confident they could squish their opponents.
But former Ladybug standout player and now first-year coach Mr. Zlatos (HFA ’10) vowed that the Ladybugs would make the Warthogs squeal.
In a hard fought game that saw both teams move the ball up an down the field, the Ladybugs pulled away in the last quarter to record a 34-18 victory!
After the game, families enjoyed a fantastic spaghetti dinner organized by the booster club.
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The high school boys soccer team continued its winning ways, improving to 4-0 with two shutout victories over Saint Michael’s and one over Randolph Macon Academy. The team was backstopped by junior goalie Andrew R. and a strong defense, which has yet to give up a goal this season.
Paul Dow led the team with 6 goals during this three-game stretch, followed by Josh Mead, who will miss the next month with an ankle injury, with 3. Dominic Santschi and Anthony Storey each netted 2 goals, while Luis Ramirez and Declan Clune had 1 each. In addition, Daniel Mead, Eddie K. and Isaac Belleville scored their first high school goals.
Congratulations to the team for a great start to the season!
The high school Vendéens next take the field on Friday against Seton’s JV at Valley View.
Meanwhile, the junior high team lost a hard fought contest to Chelsea and a close 1-0 game to Seton on a penalty kick. The junior high looks to get back into the win column this week with games today and Thursday against Holy Family of Dale City and Manassas Christian at Valley View.
The high school team traveled to Fairfax Christian School and won a hard fought 2-0 victory. The Vendeens were led by their keeper and a strong defense. Last year’s leading scorers, Josh Mead and Paul Dow, tallied one goal each.
The junior high team, behind goals by Thomas Sanstchi (2), Jack Francis and Michael Belleville, powered past Linton Hall 4-0.
Come out to Valley View on Friday to watch the high school team take on Randolph Macon Academy at 3:30! Go Vendeens!
The Vendeens junior high and high school boys soccer teams will begin their seasons on Tuesday, September 9th.
This year’s junior high schedule includes 9 games, which the high school has a 14 game set, concluding on October 24th at Chelsea Academy in Front Royal.
The junior high team enters its fifth season, and has never had a losing season!
The high school team looks to build on its first ever winning season last year.
More information, and the full schedule for both teams, are available on the soccer page on the HFA Athletics website.
Go Vendeens! Holy Vendeen Martyrs, ora pro nobis!