Trojans’ Varsity Teams Open Conference Play With Great Results Against HRA

Three of the Trojans' varsity teams kicked off TCIS play against Hampton Roads Academy Tuesday afternoon—with glowing results.

Girls' tennis
Jordan Thomas ’24 and Becky Villeda ’22 dominated #1 doubles, while Hannah Daniel ’26 and Skylar Nevin ‘22 had a comeback victory at #3 doubles to give the Trojans a 2-1 match lead. Jordan Thomas ’24 cruised at #1 singles, 6-0 and 6-0.

After losing the first sets, Becky Villeda (#2 singles) and Sallie Brooks ’24 (#4 singles) won their second to force tiebreakers. Becky handily won the tiebreak to put the overall match at 4-4. Sallie won her tiebreak 10-7 on the third match point to secure the thrilling 5-4 win for Walsingham. It was the second consecutive match in which Sallie won the deciding tiebreaker! 

The Trojans are now 3-1 overall, 1-0 in TCIS. Their next match is Thursday, Sept. 16 at Saint Gertrude High School.

Field hockey
It didn't take long for the Trojans to kick off the scoring with Hailey Diggs '24 finding the net within the first five minutes of the game to give the Trojans an early lead that they would never relinquish.

A short time later, Elizabeth Hamner '24 added another goal from the right corner of the goal to put the Trojans up 2-0. In the second quarter, Sarah Newman '22 drove in a powerful shot off a corner to make the score 3-0, which is how it would remain until the final whistle blew.

Clara Riggs '23 had her third consecutive shutout in goal.

The Trojans are now 4-0 overall, 1-0 in TCIS. Their next game is at home Thursday, Sept. 16, against Saint Gertrude High School.

Boys' soccer
The Trojans' boys' soccer team kicked off conference play with a huge draw against a tough opponent.

Sebby Vishton '24 opened the scoring in the first half on a breakaway assisted by Roland Tilk '23. The Trojans would take the 1-0 lead into halftime.

Early in the second half, HRA pulled even but Ethan Hayes '23 scored with 20 minutes left to retake the lead for the Trojans. HRA would again tie it up with 10 minutes left on a penalty kick goal. The Trojans had a chance for the late go-ahead goal in stoppage time but HRA's keeper made the save.

Strong defensive efforts from Carter Perry '25 and Chris Park '25 were key in securing the draw.

The Trojans are now 2-1-1 overall, 0-0-1 in TCIS. Their next match is Friday, Sept. 17, at home against Norfolk Academy.