A summary of Woodward Academy varsity teams over the past week.
Varsity baseball, fresh off their win over perennial power Columbus, struggled through a pair of games this past week. Last Friday the War Eagles traveled to Westminster to face the AAA ranked Wildcats. Westminster scored three first inning runs and then held on to defeat the War Eagles 4-3. On Thursday, this week Woodward traveled to Hebron Christian. Hebron Christian built an early lead on several Woodward defensive miscues and defeated Woodward 14-4. Woodward stands at 2-2 on the season.
Boys and girls soccer continued their dominance of Region 4-AAAA play each getting wins over region foe North Clayton. Both teams recorded 10-0 wins to conclude last week's schedule. This week the Lady War Eagles faced a highly-ranked Pace Academy squad, losing 5-1. The boys team played host to Lovett on Wednesday evening and scored a 4-0 victory. The girls are currently 3-2 while the boys are 6-1 overall.
Woodward's boys lacrosse team continued their early season dominance with a pair of wins. Over the weekend, Woodward Academy traveled to the Baylor School in Tennessee. The War Eagles cruised over the traditionally strong Baylor Raiders 20-3. Woodward then followed up with another lopsided win this week defeating Druid Hills 19-1. The boys squad is currently 3-0 on the year with their first big test of the season on February 27th at Starr's Mill. The girls lacrosse team had just one game on the schedule this week as the Lady War Eagles played host to Lambert High School. Lambert, a AAAAAAA classification school, featured a quick and talented squad which gave the Lady War Eagles troubles. The Lady Longhorns defeated Woodward 16-2 as the girls squad dropped to 1-1 on the year.
Woodward Academy's riflery team picked up an important Area win this week. On Wednesday, Woodward Academy played host to Social Circle. Annalyn Smith turned in a score of 294, out of a possible 300, to lead the War Eagles to a 1140-1124 win. Sydney Hallas and Crystal Chen each turned in scores of 284. The team is now 10-3 on the season with two matches remaining before the Region Championships on March 17th.
The boys & girls track and field teams opened their seasons at the Westlake Early Bird Classic last Saturday. The girls placed 4th and the boys placed 7th out of the 19 teams competing. Athletes earning top-3 finishes for Woodward were:
Makenli Forrest: 1st in the Shot Put and 1st in the Discus
Farron Edmonds: 1st in the 300M Hurdles
Garnet Brown: 3rd in the 3200M
Mary Grace Lesesne and Megan Singleton: tied for 3rd in the Pole Vault
The varsity tennis squads had their schedule disturbed some by inclement weather this week. Both squads were able to travel to the DeKalb Tennis Center this week to take on region foe Druid Hills. The boys team earned a 5-0 win while the girls squad won 3-0. Both teams stand at 2-1 on the young season.
Be sure to follow Woodward Academy Athletics on Twitter - @WAWarEagles – for news, updates and scores throughout the year.
SCORES (2/17/2016 – 2/23/2016):
Varsity baseball 3 Westminster 4
Varsity baseball 4 Hebron Christian 14
JV baseball 7 Westminster 6
9th Baseball 4 Lovett 4
9th Baseball 4 Lovett 14
9th Baseball 3 St. Pius X 4
Varsity girls soccer 10 North Clayton 0
Varsity girls soccer 1 Pace Academy 5
JV girls soccer 0 Lakeside-DeKalb 1
Varsity boys soccer 10 North Clayton 0
Varsity boys soccer 4 Lovett 0
JV boys soccer 2 Lovett 1
Varsity girls tennis 3 Druid Hills 0
Varsity boys tennis 5 Druid Hills 0
Varsity boys lacrosse 20 Baylor, TN 3
Varsity boys lacrosse 19 Druid Hills 1
Varsity girls lacrosse 2 Lambert 16Riflery 1140 Social Circle 1124