Fauquier Coach Linda Lee wasn't sure how many shots Stafford recorded in Monday's first round AAA Northwestern Region field hockey game, but she knew it was many.
"I guess it was probably like 40 shots," Lee said with a laugh. "Although I don't know if it was that many. It certainly seems that way when the ball is in your own end all night."
Fauquier (9-9) ended its first season in Class AAA by falling to the undefeated and third-ranked Indians, 5-0. Despite not recording a shot on goal, the Falcons kept the game close most of the way. The score was tied at halftime, and the score was 1-0 until the final 5 1/2 minutes. Lee credited the resilience of her defense in helping limit Stafford's scoring for much of the game.
The future looks bright for the Falcons. Fauquier graduates four seniors, including just one -- Rachel Letteri -- from its defense.
"We could return as many as 16 players next year," Lee said. "I'm pleased with nine wins with this team. I'm looking forward to working with this team for a long time."
The Wakefield School girls' tennis team won its first Delaney Athletic Conference title with a 4-3 victory over visiting Highland School on Saturday. Laura Halley and Sarah Lidner won their doubles tiebreaker, 7-3, to secure the title.
-- LIAM DILLON and GENE WANG