Spring Sports Roundup: 3/21-3/24

The first week of spring sports is officially in the books, with the baseball, softball, lacrosse, tennis, track & field, coed volleyball, and boys’ volleyball teams kicking off their 2023 campaigns.

Baseball: Coach Scott Davis’ sophomore season got off to a solid start on Tuesday, as the team took a 6-5 victory over Quince Orchard in extra innings. Another tough test followed on Thursday as B-CC came to town. A tight contest ensued, with the Barons taking a 10-7 victory. The Falcons will return to the diamond on March 28th against Northwood after their weekend contest against Walter Johnson was postponed.

Lacrosse: Both the girls’ and boys’ lacrosse teams began their seasons with sumptuous victories over Paint Branch on Wednesday. On the boys’ side, the PHS home crowd was treated to a 16-1 victory for the hosts, while the girls scored a 16-3 victory away from home. With identical schedules following early this week, the boys hosted Seneca Valley on Monday while the girls played away ahead of their home opener against Northwest on Thursday.

Softball: Softball began their season with a victory on Wednesday, taking a 2-0 win over Quince Orchard. Two more games were set to follow in short succession to bookend the weekend, with B-CC on Friday night before the team traveled to Walter Johnson on Monday. The B-CC game was postponed, while the Walter Johnson game went ahead.

Tennis: The 2022 state champion boys’ tennis team faced their first pair of challenges this weekend against strong 4A opponents. After suffering a close 4-3 defeat to Walter Johnson on Tuesday, the Falcons rebounded with a 5-3 victory over Bethesda-Chevy Chase on Wednesday. They returned to the court on Monday at John Poole Middle School as Gaithersburg came to town. It was a similar story for the girls’ team, who completed their first week of the season with a 1-1 record. The team lost their match against Walter Johnson 5-2, before taking a 4-3 victory over B-CC later in the week. The teams play parallel home-away schedules, which meant the girls traveled to Gaithersburg for their third contest of the season on Monday. On Wednesday, both teams will face off against Northwest.

Track & Field: The track & field team opened their own season on Tuesday at Seneca Valley High School for their first dual meet of the season. Team scoring is split by gender, posting two scores within the total team. On the boys’ side, the team suffered a heavy 103-28 defeat, while the girls fell just 17 points short, finishing with a 77-60 loss. Despite the scoreline, there were a number of impressive individual performances across the numerous participants from Poolesville. Over the weekend, the team returned to Seneca Valley to participate in the Screaming Eagles Invitational. Their senior night meet will take place on Wednesday.

Volleyball: The boys’ volleyball team fell short on their season opener at home 3 sets to 1 to a strong Rockville team that commanded the net. The boys team will face the Kennedy boys team who are coming off of two losses to open their season, losing 3-1 and 3-0 to Blake and Paint Branch respectively. The coed team also suffered a season opening defeat to Rockville, losing 3 sets to 0 in a heavy handed defeat. The coed team will play a strong Kennedy team who are undefeated with two 3-0 set wins to start off their season over Blake and Paint Branch.