Friday, November 9, 2018

Warhawks fall to Yorktown 2-3 is season opener

It was a tough Friday (11/9) night for both the Warhawk Varsity and JV squads. Despite an intense, hard fought game, the varsity were edged out 2-3 by Yorktown. After a scoreless first period, Yorktown took the lead half-way into the second. The Warhawks would not be denied and tied it up at the end of the second with a goal from senior Luke Pohlman assisted by freshman Leo Steiner. Continuing their offensive drive and successfully handling a 3-5 penalty kill, the Warhawks took the lead 5 minutes into the third with a goal from junior Tom Hetherington assisted by junior Keegan Sweeney. Unfortunately, things turned against the Warhawks as Yorktown managed to tie it up with 3 minutes left and squeak in a winning goal in final 48 seconds. The Madison/McLean "Warlanders" JV also had a tough evening, falling 0-3 against a large Battlefield squad. The Warlanders, managed to hold even with Battlefield until the final 7 seconds of the first when Battlefield scored on a break-away. Despite being outshot over 2-1, the Warlanders limited Battlefield to just 1 additional goal in the 2nd and another in the third.

Check out some of the photos.
photos by: Desiree Di Mauro

Sunday, May 13, 2018

Warhawks Battle Rams to 4-3 Victory

The Warhawks prevailed 4-3 against the Robinson Rams on 5/13. After a scoreless first period, the Warhawks shifted into high gear, led by sophomore Matt Hetherington and freshman Preston Cain. Matt scored unassisted at the start of the second and Preston blasted in a missed shot by Matt just 30 seconds later. Matt capped off the second with another unassisted goal. Robinson mounted a comeback at the start of the third, scoring twice, but the Warhawks answered back, with Matt's third goal of the evening, assisted again by Preston. The Rams scored again near the end of the third making it a one point game but the Warhawk defenders denied them the tie goal.

Sunday, May 6, 2018

Warhawks Fall to South Lakes 2-4

The Warhawks lost to Southlakes 2-4 on Sun 5/6. Although sophomore Michael Crespy, assisted by junior Jeff Hunter, was able to open the scoring mid-way through the first, the Warhawks struggled to keep the puck out of their end throughout the game. The Seahawks tied the score near the end of the first and took the lead in the second. With a single-handed end to end drive Michael Crespy managed to tie it up near the end of the second. But, outshot 32 - 18, the Warhawks were not able to withstand additional pressure from the Seahawks and gave up two more goals, ending the game down 2-4.

Sunday, April 29, 2018

Warhawks edged out by Gonzaga 2-3

The Warhawks struggled against Gonzaga on Sunday, spending much of the time in their defensive zone and getting out-shot 16-44. Despite the big deficit in shots, an impressive goal tending effort by freshman Ben D'Haiti kept the Warhawks in the game. After a scoreless first period, the Eagles took the lead early in the second. The Warhawks quickly responded with an unassisted goal from sophomore Will Albrittain. At end of second, sophomore Matt Hetherington, assisted by Nick Willey put the Warhawks in the lead. Unfortunately, that didn't last long. With a barrage of shots, the Eagles tied up the game and then took the lead in the third finishing ahead of the Warhawks 3 - 2.

Sunday, April 22, 2018

Warhawks Dominate Paul VI/St Stephens 12-3

The Warhawks were in control of the game from first puck drop to the final buzzer, out-shooting the Panthers 44 - 12. The Warhawks gradually ramped up pressure, effectively working together, moving the puck and keeping the Panthers scrambling, netting 3 goals in the first, 4 in the second and finishing strong with 5 goals in the third. The 12 Warhawk goals were scored by 10 different players, demonstrating how well they were working together as a team. The newest members of the team made an impressive contribution to both the defensive and offensive efforts. New Warhawk players Gavan Fink, Zacariyya Scavotto and Leo Steiner all netted their first high school goals. Zacariyya and Leo also assisted on multiple goals. 8th grade defenders Max Marr and Leo Steiner were able to repeatedly deny the Panthers scoring opportunities. Kudos also go to sophomore Tom Hetherington for scoring a hat-trick spread across all three periods.

The Warhawks play next on Sun 4/29 @ 5:25 against Gonzaga. They hope to continue the same effective teamwork and puck movement against this strong opponent.

Sunday, April 15, 2018

Warhawks Battle Langley Saxons to 2-2 Tie

The Warhawks battled the Langley Saxons to a 2-2 tie on Sun 4/15. The Saxons caught the Warhawks off-guard, coming out fast and scoring in the first minute. The Warhawks quickly responded with a goal by sophomore Matt Hetherington assisted by sophomore TJ Ezzard. Near the end of the first, the Saxons managed to re-take the lead. The Warhawks poured on the pressure in the 2nd and 3rd periods, out-shooting the Saxons 22-7. Eight grader Daniel Barahmand netted his first high school goal in the third to tie up the game. He was assisted by sophomore Will Albrittain.

Saturday, April 7, 2018

Warhawks win 7-1 vs McLean in Spring Opener

Congrats to the Warhawks on starting off the 2018 spring season with a solid 7-1 victory over McLean. The Warhawks started off slow, spending lots of time on defense and getting out-shot by the Highlanders 4 - 6 in both first and second periods. Despite the extremely low shot counts, the Warhawks managed to net 50% of the shots they did take.

Scoring was led off by sophomore Nick Willey with two impressive unassisted goals in the first. Sophomores Will Albrittain and TJ Ezzard picked up two more in the 2nd with an assist from 8th grader Zakariyya Scavotto. At the start of the third the Warhawks let up some and allowed the Highlanders to score their only goal. But that was quickly answered by the Hunter brothers dynamic due. 8th grader Jack Hunter scored his first high school goal with an assist by his big brother junior Jeff Hunter. The third period was finished off with goals from freshman Justin Machovina assisted by 8th grader Leo Steiner and sophomore TJ Ezzard. And then 8th grader Max Marr capped off the game with his first high school goal, unassisted.

The Warhawks' next game is Sun 4/15 @ 3:50 pm versus Langley.