Weekly Sports Update 4-23-16

By: Chris Long and Joel Bryant

Photos by: Sean Stoyko

Heritage had a very exciting week of spring sports going 4-2 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.

Due to rain, all Friday games had to be postponed. Keep your eyes out for makeup dates to be determined in the near future.

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Varsity Softball

Husky softball rolled in their only game this week at home against Sanderson. While starting pitcher Imani Rochelle gave up two runs in the top half of the first, the Huskies responded by putting up a 7 spot in the bottom of the inning and didn’t relinquish the lead. A five run second, a three run third, and a four run fourth pushed the Huskies to a lopsided win over Sanderson.

Results: 4/19 vs. Sanderson (W 19-3)

Cap-8 Standings:  1. Huskies (8-1, 12-3), 2. Wake Forest (7-1, 13-4), 3. Wakefield (7-2, 9-5-1), 4. Millbrook (7-3, 10-7), 5. Leesville Road (3-5, 3-8), 6. Enloe (2-7, 6-12), 7. Broughton (1-7, 1-13), 8. Sanderson (0-9, 0-14)

Player of the Week: Amanda Burnette went 3-for-4 with 3 doubles and 3 RBIs in the win over Sanderson.

Up Next: 4/25 vs. Middle Creek, 4/27 vs. Wake Forest, 4/28 @ Millbrook

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Varsity Baseball

The Diamond Huskies had another exciting game in this week’s only contest. In the early innings Joe joe Procopio was roughed up a bit and the Huskies were put in an early 3-0 hole. In the bottom of the sixth the Huskies finally broke through for three runs taking advantage of a few Sanderson errors. The game went into the seventh tied at 3 and with the bases loaded in the bottom of the seventh Vinny Bailey singled to left center and the Huskies walked off victors.

Results: 4/19 vs. Sanderson (W 4-3)

Cap-8 Standings: 1. Millbrook (8-2, 12-7), 2. Huskies (7-2, 15-3), 3. Sanderson (7-2. 11-6), 4. Wake Forest (5-4, 10-9), 5. Leesville Road (4-5, 5-12), 6. Wakefield (4-5, 8-10) 7. Broughton (2-7, 6-14), 8. Enloe (0-9, 1-16-1)

Player of the Week: Branden Kunz. Kunz completely turned the game against Sanderson around. Down by two runs in the bottom of the 6th with a man on base, Kuntz squared up a bunt and hustled down the first base line. In the blink of an eye and two throwing errors later Kunz was safe at home and the game was tied.

Up Next: 4/27 vs. Wake Forest, 4/28 @ Millbrook

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Varsity Women’s Soccer

Husky soccer had a two very close hard fought games this week. The week began with a hard Overtime loss against Sanderson on Monday. Looking to takeover third place in the conference (thus get into position to get an automatic playoff berth) with a win the Huskies held Sanderson to only one goal in regulation but the Huskies only had one goal of their own. The game went into overtime and in the 89th minute Sanderson scored the go-ahead goal to keep their third place position in the conference table. In the second game of the week the Huskies traveled to Enloe where they were able to take care of the Eagles 3-2. Sanderson lost to Leesville on Wednesday so the Huskies continue to have the same conference record as the Spartans. However, by virtue of overall record Sanderson occupies third place in the conference and the Huskies have fourth.

Results: 4/18 vs. Sanderson (L 2-1), 4/20 vs. Enloe (W 3-2)

Cap-8 Standings:  1. Leesville Road (8-0-2, 16-0-2), 2. Millbrook (8-0-2, 12-1-2), 3. Sanderson (5-4-1, 10-5-3), 4. Huskies (5-4-1, 8-5-2), 5. Wakefield (4-4-1, 10-4-1), 6. Broughton (3-6-1, 4-8-2), 7. Wake Forest (2-8, 7-9), 8. Enloe (0-10, 3-13)

Player of the Week: Halle Powers had two goals in the win against Enloe on Wednesday.

Up Next:  4/25 vs. Millbrook, 4/26 @ Wake Forest, 4/28 vs. south Granville

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Varsity Men’s Lacrosse

The Men’s Lacrosse team had a huge win this week. Taking on conference foe Millbrook, the Huskies rose to the challenge and put up 9 goals against Millbrook goaltending while Blake Glenn held the Wildcats to only 7. The Huskies wrap up the season next week when they have senior night on Wednesday against Broughton and play at Garner on Friday. NOTE: Very few scores have been summited across Conference 4 so Maxpreps, so it is likely that the standings are not completely accurate.

Results: 4/19 vs. Millbrook (W 9-7)

Conference 4 Standings:  1. Leesville Road (7-0, 10-3), 2. Broughton (6-0, 14-0), 3. Wakefield (9-2, 10-3), 4. Millbrook (6-4, 7-6), 5. Enloe (5-4, 9-5), 6. Huskies (4-5, 6-7), 7. Sanderson (1-6, 3-8)8. Garner Magnet (0-8, 1-12)

Up Next: 4/27 vs. Broughton (Senior night), 4/29 @ Garner Magnet

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Varsity Women’s Lacrosse

The Lady Huskies dropped a tough one Tuesday night to the Wildcats of Millbrook. With the loss the Huskies fall to fourth in the conference standings, dropping out of the playoffs race. The Huskies will wrap up the season this week with senior night on Tuesday against Rolesville and at Broughton on Wednesday. NOTE: other teams on MaxPreps have failed to submit non-conference scores, so the standings are probably off.

Results: 4/19 @ Millbrook (L 20-7)

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

Up Next: 4/26 vs. Rolesville (Senior night), 4/27 @ Broughton

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