Trojans' Tennis, Soccer Earn First Wins Of 2019
Trojans' Tennis, Soccer Earn First Wins Of 2019
Mike Brantley

The Trojans had a great start to the 2019-2020 school year as two teams earned their first wins of the season Tuesday.

The varsity girls' tennis team opened their season on Tuesday afternoon with a home match against Saint Gertrude. The Trojans came out firing, sweeping all three doubles matches to take a 3-0 lead in the match. Becky Villeda '22 had a great win at #2 singles, Dolby Forrest '20 won in straight sets at #4 singles, and Alana Fiscella '24 won at #5 singles in her first varsity match as an eighth grader. The Trojans ended up splitting the singles matches and came away with a 6-3 victory for the match.

Full Results:

#1 Doubles – Liz Barry/Olivia Clark vs. Greis/Erskin, WA 8-4

#2 Doubles – Becky Villeda/Alana Fiscella vs. Funk/Allocca, WA 8-3

#3 Doubles – Emily Zielinski/Dolby Forrest vs. Hatfield/Gallagher, WA 9-7

#1 Singles – Liz Barry vs. Greis, SG 6-3, 6-7, 4-10

#2 Singles – Becky Villeda vs. Hatfield, WA 6-3, 6-2

#3 Singles – Olivia Clark vs. Erskin, SG 6-2, 4-6, 8-10

#4 Singles – Dolby Forrest vs. Gallagher, WA 6-4, 6-4

#5 Singles – Alana Fiscella vs. Gray, WA 6-1, 6-2

#6 Singles – Emily Zielinski vs. Allocca, SG 6-1, 6-2

The Trojans are 1-0 and will return to the courts on Thursday at the Veritas School.

The varsity boys' soccer team opened their season last week with a 2-2 draw at Stonebridge. The Trojans twice held a one-goal lead in the game and came out with a draw after a late goal by Stonebridge. Harrison Flood '23 and Ethan Hayes '23 both scored goals in the opener for the Trojans.

On Tuesday, the Trojans played their home opener and emerged with a 5-1 victory over Summit Christian. Harrison Flood opened the scoring with an early goal for the Trojans on a nice through ball, assisted by Ethan Hayes. Keith Cardenas '23 added to the Trojans lead with a beautiful goal off of a nice assist by Roland Tilk '23. Matthew Wilcox '20 (assisted by Ethan Hayes) and Ethan Hayes both found the back of the net as well to give the Trojans a 4-0 halftime lead.

Josh Mardis '21 scored the Trojans' lone second half goal to give them a commanding 5-0 lead. A penalty kick in the last minute gave the Eagles of Summit Christian their only goal of the day. Goalkeeper Rudy Herakovich '21 played well in goal to help the Trojans to victory.

The Trojans are now 1-0-1 on the season and will return to play on Friday at Richmond Christian.