Good Counsel won its first match of the season, defeating Paul VI Catholic, 25-23, 25-15, 27-25, in a Washington Catholic Athletic Conference volleyball match yesterday in Wheaton. The Falcons (1-6) clinched the victory in a tightly contested third game in which the score was tied at 19, 21, 22, 23, 24 and 25. Good Counsel scored the final two points of the match on a block by Lexi Miller and an ace by Kirin Erickson.
Falcons senior outside hitter Stacy Filocco served five consecutive points in the second game as Good Counsel took control of the match. Filocco finished with 18 kills, 17 digs, 4 aces and 6 blocks.
"She was just a terrific all-around player today," Good Counsel Coach Karen Kart said of Filocco.
Junior outside hitter Chiara Rivas-Morello added 16 digs, 12 kills and 6 aces for the Falcons.
Magruder won its 20th consecutive regular season volleyball match with a 25-18, 25-9, 25-12 victory over visiting Damascus. The streak dates from the 2002 season and includes the Colonels' 14 straight regular season wins last season. Taylor Herrgott had seven kills and two blocks for Magruder (5-0) and Laura George served seven aces. . . .
St. John's remained undefeated by defeating host Bishop Ireton, 25-16, 25-29, 25-13. The Cadets (10-0) were led by sisters Jourdan and Kristen Dozier -- Jourdan, a senior, had 7 kills, 16 digs, 5 assists and 5 blocks, while younger sister Kristen added 14 kills and nine blocks.
Langley captured the Virginia AAA Liberty District golf championship, finishing with a four-man total of 465 at Reston National in a two-day tournament shortened from 36 to 27 holes because of yesterday's rain.
The Saxons' district crown is their sixth in the last seven years. South Lakes ended Langley's run of five consecutive district titles last season.
Langley and second-place Madison (475 strokes) earned spots in next week's Northern Region championship. It will be Langley's seventh consecutive regional berth. The Saxons are undefeated in nine matches this season.
Langley has not qualified for the state tournament since 2001, when it won the state title.
"I would love to go to states with this year's team," Langley Coach Al Berg said. "They've been a great surprise."
Madison's Chris Murphy won the individual district title by firing a 2-under-par 105. Trey Olcott and Sam Banks paced Langley with scores of 114 and 115, respectively.
Landon remained undefeated in boys' soccer with a 4-0 victory over host St. Mary's-Annapolis. Senior goalkeeper Mike Wild had four saves, and Jake Samperton had two goals for the Bears (4-0).
-- Rich Campbell