An On the Board item in the Sept. 13 Sports section incorrectly described Westfield High School in Chantilly as a second-year school. The school opened in 2000. (Published 9/15/2005)
Just eight games into the field hockey season, Westfield has already set a school record for victories.
With a 5-1 win at home over Falls Church last night, the second-year Bulldogs improved to 8-0, besting their 7-9 record from a year ago.
Last night, Westfield had five players score. Seniors Angela Alfano, Erin Cronin, Kate Villars and juniors Danielle Girard and Meg Van Trees all struck, a result that has been characteristic of its season. So far 11 different Bulldogs have scored and the team has outscored its opponents 48-6.
"Somebody different every night is willing to step up and raise our level of play," said Coach Terri Towle, who has guided Westfield since the school opened six years ago. "We're really acting and playing as a true team. It's just really fun to watch and be a part of."
The Bulldogs won their early-season tournament and have already defeated perennial powers Annandale and Jefferson.
Nelson Scores Three Again
Junior Michaline Nelson had three goals as host Potomac School beat Bullis, 5-0, in girls' soccer. The win improved the Panthers to 3-0 and was the second time Nelson has scored three goals this season -- she accomplished it Friday in a 7-0 win against St. John's/Prospect Hall.
"She doesn't stop running. She links up every part of the field," Potomac School Coach Roberto da Silva said.
In their three wins, the Panthers have outscored opponents 19-6.
W.T. Woodson Prevails
Senior Virginia Driscoll has 15 kills and junior Alison Coleman had 13 kills and nine service aces to lead W.T. Woodson to a volleyball win at Annandale, 25-21, 25-16, 26-28, 25-18.
The win was especially sweet after the team suffered close losses to Herndon and Lake Braddock, said Coach Len Palaschak.
Junior Jenna Palaschak had 32 assists and sophomore Jennifer Younef had 56 digs. Younef has anchored the team that has two starting seniors.
"She's awesome," said Palaschak of Younef. "She is a phenomenal defensive specialist. She knows how to read players and attacks." . . .
Junior Christine Curley had a hole-in-one on the 143-yard third hole at River Bend Country Club in Madison's 156-158 win over Langley.
-- Liam Dillon
and Soraya McDonald