Several state and regional tournament champions were decided last week, and state tournament play continues this week. The Lake Braddock girls soccer team completed an unbeaten season by winning the AAA state championship. In boys soccer, Robinson reached the championship game but fell to Kempsville. Langley won the AAA state team tennis title and George Mason's boys and girls teams both won the A team titles. Madison won the Northern Region softball title and Marshall captured the Northern Region baseball crown. Girls Soccer
Colleen Cunningham, Karen Jenkins and Emily Rice scored goals as Lake Braddock easily defeated Maury of Norfolk, 3-0, to win the AAA state championship in Richmond. The Bruins (20-0) reached the final with a dramatic comeback victory over Woodbridge. Lake Braddock scored three goals in the final 29 minutes to rally from a 2-0 deficit for the 3-2 win. Boys Soccer
Robinson fell, 2-0, to Kempsville of Virginia Beach in the AAA state finals. The Rams (16-3-2) defeated Woodbridge, 2-1, in double overtime on a goal by Larry Tabash to reach the finals. Tabash's goal came with 2:12 remaining in the second overtime. Girls Tennis
Jenny Boozell of George Mason won the A state championship in singles and teamed with Karen Metzler to capture the doubles crown. George Mason defeated Independence of Galax, 7-2, to win the team title. Boys Tennis
Langley defeated Salem, 8-1, to win the AAA state championship. Jefferson's Aaron Stolpman lost in the singles final to Wade McGuire of Richmond's Mills Godwin and Stolpman and Scott Frederick were defeated by McGuire and Raj Bonifacius in the doubles final.
George Mason won the A state title defeating Floyd County, 8-1. George Mason's Carl Rodriguez and Santiago Barrionuevo won the double title but Rodriguez lost to Lexington's Jim Osborne in the singles final. Softball
Cheryl Willson had two hits, including a two-run double which helped Madison (21-1) defeat Robinson, 11-6, to win the Northern Region championship and a berth in the AAA state tournament, which began earlier this week. Kristyn Abel pitched a complete game five-hitter with seven strikeouts for her 18th victory without a loss. The state championship game is tomorrow night at the site of the Eastern or Central Region champion.
Robinson defeated Edison, 6-4, in the semifinals as Janine Hablett, Jenni Woodard and Chris Cestaro all hit solo homers. Donna Weller's RBI single in the sixth inning lifted Madison over Wakefield, 1-0, in the other semifinal. Abel escaped a second and third, none out situation in the seventh to preserve the victory. Baseball
Pete Schourek pitched a three-hitter with 13 strikeouts and Robbie Felts' three-run first-inning home run paced Marshall to a 5-0 victory over West Springfield for the Northern Region championship. The Statesmen (21-1) played E.C. Glass earlier this week in the AAA state tournament semifinals. If Marshall won that game, the championship game will be tomorrow night at Fairfax.