Holy Innocents’ girls’ soccer coach Clayton Schmitt got his 50th career win in dominating fashion last Thursday, as his Bears whipped Weber 11-1 on the road. Besides the honor, Coach Schmitt viewed the game as one of the team’s season best.

“It was definitely our best all-around performance of the year and was exciting to watch. We moved the ball well with Rachel Utz and Emily Grasing controlling the midfield and creating a litany of chances for our forwards.

“As for the 50th victory, we’ve been very fortunate to have had such great success on the field in these four plus years. I’m very thankful for the players, past and present, that have helped raise our program’s standards and expectations each and every season.”

HI got goals from Caroline Belisle (3), Emily Grasing (2), Mary Lu Hudgins, Hailey Zarrillo, Setareh Khani, Ann Riley Huber, Rachel Utz, and Shea Fleming. Belisle, only a sophomore, was the leading scorer last year and is the leader again thus far this campaign. 

The boys were also dominant, topping Weber 3-0. Blake Dobbs scored twice, Brandt Olsen once, while Ford Morgan, Scott Brumbeloe, and Ryan Harvey also starred. “I’m very proud of these boys,” Coach Carlos Carrillo said. “We’re ranked #8 in the state and should be moving up with this win.”

Moving to lacrosse, the girls had a big 10-8 win over rival Westminster last Thursday. “I am so proud of these girls; they played amazing,” Coach Brittnee DeVries said. “Also, the defense played as a unit and had great communication.”

Annie Parker scored four goals while Brooke Lindner and Antonia Martinez both added three each. Emily Kallis and Abigail Pagano led the defense and Devin Rubin excelled in goal.

The boys weren’t to be outdone, they topped King’s Ridge in double overtime in a key area match. Ryan Strasberg scored three goals, including the game-tying one and the clincher. Will Harrell scored twice and Heath Foster and Hayes Reifenberger once. Hunter Hawk was more than effective on face-offs while defensively, Graham Collins and Henry Ortman stepped up. 

Around the horn: Harrison Padgett hit a grand slam, Guillermo Granier also homered, and Freddie Reams got the win in a 10-0 win over ELCA early last week…Both tennis teams topped AIS – Garrett Johns continues to lead the boys while depth has been the key for the girls…Boys’ golf was led by Cannon Crane at the Westminster Invitational…Elizabeth Dickson and Lexi Baker have starred for the Lady golfers, though they lost by a stroke to Mt. Pisgah...Track competed at GAC and has gotten great things from Jackie Addy, Nick Gonzalez, William Welden, and Aiden Zeissner in the early going, to name only some.

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