Sunday, September 23, 2012
Fairfax field hockey scores in overtime.
Written by Mike Cosgrove. Send your sports news to firstname.lastname@example.org. Fairfax Rebels Field Hockey team went on the road Wednesday night to put their undefeated record to test against the Madison Warhawks. After a scoreless first half, the Rebels started to gain momentum, winning possession and pressuring the Madison goal. The Rebels were able to turn the pressure into seven-second half penalty corners, but the Madison defense was able to limit the Rebels to just three shots on goal. Three minutes left in the game, with the score still tied at 0, the Rebels suffered a yellow card penalty. The yellow card put the Rebels down a player for the final minutes of the game as well as the first two minutes of the overtime 7v7 period. In overtime…
Sunday, September 9, 2012
Fairfax field hockey takes on Oakton.
Written by Mike Cosgrove. Share your sports news by emailing email@example.com. The Oakton Cougars (4-3) played host to the Fairfax Rebels (4-0) Friday night to finish off the last week before district play begins. The Rebels were able to press the Oakton goal early in the game, but were unable to crack a stout Oakton defense, despite drawing 11 first-half penalty corners. Despite the possession advantage, it was the Cougars who would get on the board first. Oakton senior captain Melissa Shebat split the Rebel defense on a fast counter attack and was able to beat charging Rebel goalie Mac Anderson to score. The goal was the first against the Fairfax defense this season, and gave the Cougars a 1-0 halftime lead. In the second half, the …
Thursday, September 6, 2012
Rebs take on Cougars Friday night.
Written by Mike Cosgrove. Share your sports news by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. The Fairfax Rebels remained undefeated with a 6-0 victory against Washington-Lee at Fairfax High School. The Rebels pushed their record to 4-0 while Mac Anderson, Shelby Allen and the Rebels defense remained unscored upon. Early in the game there was a lot of back and forth before the Rebels took control and started pressing the Generals' goal. Fairfax broke through on a penalty corner when senior captain Sam Zelenack received a pass in the circle from junior midfielder Sara Allen and beat the goalie to the far post. The second goal came when senior midfielder Amanda Blackwell took a pass from junior midfielder Jessica Bachelder and dribbled into the circle to …
Sunday, September 2, 2012
This is the third straight shutout by junior goalie Mac Anderson and the Rebels defense.
Written by Mike Cosgrove. Send your sports updates to email@example.com. The Fairfax Rebels Field Hockey team was on the road to take on the Chantilly Chargers Wednesday night. The Rebels (2-0) hoped to extend their perfect record in a non-district matchup. Early in the first half the play went end to end with both teams creating opportunities but neither team able to capitalize on the scoreboard. As the first half wore on, the Rebels started to take control, earning six penalty corners and generating 11 shots. Despite several sprawling saves by Chargers senior goalie Alexa McGee, the Rebels would finally break through when aenior Shannon Cosgrove was able to lift the rebound of a shot by junior Emily Freeman over McGee. The Rebels …
Thursday, August 30, 2012
Fairfax wins 1-0 over Woodson.
Story provided by Mike Cosgrove. Send your sports news and photos to firstname.lastname@example.org. The early season renewal of the cross town rivalry between the Fairfax Rebels and the Woodson Cavaliers featured two teams undefeated through the first week of the season. The Rebels (1-0) were coming off a victory over Robinson, while the Cavaliers (3-0-2) were coming off a successful performance at the Under the Lights tournament at Lee High School. The Rebels controlled play in the first half of the game, keeping the ball in the Cavaliers side of the field. The Rebels were able to draw eight penalty corners and nine shots, but senior goalie Jessica Peckins was up to the task and was able to keep the game scoreless at halftime. In the second half, the…
Tuesday, February 21, 2012
They play Yorktown next.
Fairfax fans met players on the court Monday night to celebrate a close victory over W.T. Woodson in the first round of the Northern Region tournament. The Rebels varsity basketball team grabbed the win with only a three-point lead. Final score: 54-51. They'll try to strengthen that margin Wednesday night as they take on Yorktown at home. The game starts at 7:30 p.m., but the team is looking for volunteers to help sell Rebel dogs and chili, pizza, sodas and other snacks starting at 6:45. Email Cindy Sweeney (email@example.com) or Nancy Melnick (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you're game. Gerrie Gray-Benedi submitted the above photo. If you'd like to send photos of your team in action, email email@example.com.