After posting a 19-16 record while integrating a slew of fresh faces into the lineup last fall, Flint Hill bounced back with its third 30-win season in four years. In Saturday’s final, the Huskies (30-2) played six sophomores, one freshman, one junior and only one senior.
“The future looks bright at Flint Hill,” Coach Carrol Anderson said.
Stone Bridge wins third straight Northern Region title
The Bulldogs avenged their regular season finale defeat to Langley with a 25-18, 23-25, 26-24, 25-11, victory in Saturday’s Northern Region final to capture their third consecutive crown.
Middle hitters Libby Haslett and Shannon Williams led the offense with 14 kills apiece, senior outside hitter Ryan Ackermann added 12 kills and 15 digs, Sarah Fairchild had 21 digs and Cydney Gill provided 40 assists to help Stone Bridge fend off its Liberty District foe. Fairchild was The Saxons dealt the Bulldogs their first loss of the season in a five-set win on Oct. 25. Langley went on to win the Liberty District tournament and had won 18 of 19 before Satutday’s defeat.
With the win, Stone Bridge (26-2) will host Northwest Region runner-up Albemarle in Tuesday’s semifinals. The Saxons (24-5) will travel to Roanoke to take on Northwest champion Patrick Henry. The Patriots dealt Albemarle its first loss of the season with a thrilling five-set victory Saturday, 26-24, 19-25, 19-25, 28-26, 15-13.
Loudoun County makes it seven in a row
The Raiders continued their postseason dominance with a 20-25, 25-16, 25-16, 25-17 win over James Wood to claim their seventh straight AA Region II championship.
Maggie Phillips led the way with 11 kills, 15 digs and four aces, Dulles District player of the year Taylor Huewe added 15 kills, Megan Fox chipped in 38 assists and Kelsey Slack had 25 digs as Loudoun County won its 65th consecutive match against Region II teams.
The Raiders (25-1), who saw their string of four consecutive state titles snapped last November, will host New Kent in a AA quarterfinal on Tuesday.