Weekly Sports Update: 4-16-16

By: Chris Long and Joel Bryant

Photos by: Sean Stoyko

Heritage had a very exciting week of spring sports going 6-3 across all varsity sports. Missed any of it? You’re in the right place. Below, we’ve organized our updates from each of the five major sports into individual sections. Each section includes a mini-recap, scores, and a player of the week. Scores and stats are derived from MaxPreps. Unfortunately, many other schools have failed to submit scores on MaxPreps, so the standings in lacrosse may not be accurate. Let us know if we need to make a correction.

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Varsity Softball

The Lady Huskies had another unbeaten week this week. They began by lopsidedly beating Broughton 15-2. The Huskies put up 10 runs in the first inning and never looked back in beating the Capitals. The second and final game of the week came on Friday night when the Huskies had another big win against Leesville. A six run second inning and a seven run seventh inning propelled the Huskies to their conference leading seventh win of the season. Next up Huskies host Sanderson Tuesday evening.

Results: 4/13 vs. Broughton (W 15-2), 4/15 @ Leesville Road (W 20-7)

Cap-8 Standings:  1. Huskies (7-1, 11-3), 2. Wake Forest (5-1, 11-4), 3. Wakefield (6-2, 8-4-1), 4. Millbrook (6-2, 8-6), 5. Leesville Road (3-4, 3-7), 6. Enloe (2-6, 6-10), 7. Broughton (1-6, 2-10), 8. Sanderson (0-8, 0-13)

Player of the Week: Imani Rochelle was a combined 5-for-7 this week with 4 RBIs from the plate. She also pitched on Friday giving up only 1 earned run (1 unearned) and striking out 6.

Up Next: 4/19 vs. Sanderson, 4/20 vs. Holly Springs, 4/22 @ Enloe

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Varsity Baseball

The Diamond Huskies had a very exciting and hard fought week of baseball this week. On Wednesday night the Huskies took care of the Broughton Capitals by the score of 5-1. On Friday night the Huskies had by far their longest game of the season up until this point. In the top of the fifth the Huskies rallied to tie the game at 4. That score stuck until finally in the top of the 13th Thayer Thomas was able to drive in Vito Patierno for the go-ahead run. RBIs from Branden Kuntz and Vinny Bailey tacked on two more runs and Kuntz shut the door on the Pride to give the Huskies a hard fought 7-4 win in 13 innings.

Results: 4/13 vs. Broughton (W 5-1), 4/15 @ Leesville Road (W 7-4)

Cap-8 Standings: 1. Millbrook (7-0, 11-5), 2. Sanderson (5-1, 9-5), 3. Huskies (6-2. 14-3), 4. Wake Forest (4-4, 9-9), 5. Leesville Road (4-4, 5-11), 6. Wakefield (3-4, 7-9) 7. Broughton (1-6, 5-13), 8. Enloe (0-8, 1-14-1)

Player of the Week: Brandon Kuntz pitched 3 scoreless innings to get the win and drove in a run in the 13 inning victory at Leesville on Friday night.

Up Next: 4/19 vs. Sanderson, 4/22 @ Enloe

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Varsity Women’s Soccer

The women’s soccer team had a .500 week this week. They kept themselves above Broughton in the table with a 3-1 win against the Capitals on Monday night. Fain Buete scored twice and Alcenia Purnell scored once to give the Huskies the win. The Huskies followed that up by dropping a 2-0 match against conference leading Leesville Road on Thursday night.

Results: 4/11 vs. Broughton (W 3-1), 4/13 @ Leesville Road (L 2-0)

Cap-8 Standings:  1. Leesville Road (6-0-2, 13-0-2), 2. Millbrook (6-0-2, 10-1-2), 3. Sanderson (4-3-1, 9-4-3), 4. Huskies (4-3-1, 7-4-2), 5. Broughton (3-4-1, 4-6-2), 6. Wakefield (2-4-1, 8-4-1), 7. Wake Forest (2-6, 6-7), 8. Enloe (0-8, 3-11)

Player of the Week: Fain Buete had two goals in the winning effort against Broughton on Monday.

Up Next:  4/18 vs. Sanderson, 4/20 vs. Enloe

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Varsity Men’s Lacrosse

The Men’s Lacrosse team had a mixed week this week. On Tuesday the men defeated Rolesville 15-7 and on Friday they fell to Wakefield 13-10. While the Huskies did drop the finale of the week at Wakefield, improvement can be found. The Huskies lost to Wakefield 14-5 on March 4th and only lost by 3 on Friday night. NOTE: Very few scores have been summited across Conference 4 so Maxpreps, so it is likely that the standings are not completely accurate.

Results: 4/12 vs. Rolesville (W 15-7), 4/15 @ Wakefield (L 13-10)

Conference 4 Standings:  1. Broughton (10-0, 12-0), 2. Wakefield (9-2, 8-2), 3. Leesville Road (8-2, 6-1), 4. Millbrook (5-3, 6-4), 5. Enloe (3-4, 8-4), 6. Huskies (3-5, 4-7), 7. Sanderson (1-6, 3-7)8. Garner Magnet (0-7, 1-10)

Up Next: 4/19 @ Millbrook

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Varsity Women’s Lacrosse

The Lady Huskies this week faced off only once and dropped the match to Wakefield. Caroline Savage opened the scoring less than 3 minutes into the contest, but then the Wolverines went on a 10-0 run during the mid part of the first half to put them ahead for good. The Huskies next take the field at Millbrook on Tuesday afternoon. NOTE: other teams on MaxPreps have failed to submit non-conference scores, so the standings are probably off.

Results: 4/15 vs. Wakefield (L 19-5)

Conference 4 Standings:  1. Broughton (4-0, 9-2), 2. Wakfield (5-1, 11-1), 3. Huskies (3-1, 7-5) 4. Millbrook (2-1, 8-3), 5. Enloe (2-2, 4-6), 6. Leesville Road (1-2, 4-5), 7. Wake Forest (2-4, 2-7), 8. Sanderson (0-4, 3-7)

Up Next: 4/19 @ Millbrook, 4/22 vs. Leesville Road

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