After a heartbreaking, one-run loss in their debut, the Rockets mounted a late-game surge to solidly defeat Bodine in their second game of the season. SLA knocked in four runs in the first inning and launched to a 5-2 lead going into the third inning. Unfortunately, Bodine tied the game 7-7 heading into the fourth. Jumpstarted by SLA@B junior, Gianna Flego's triple in the 4th, SLA once again pulled ahead before a rough defensive stance in the 5th. The Rockets pulled together as a team and held Bodine to no runs in the last two innings and scored 10 to finish with a comfortable 22-14 win. Sophomore pitcher, Tia Roberts, pitched a full game, with 5 strikeouts. Five Rockets, including freshman, Ashley Delacruz, hit for extra bases. The Rockets take on Central on Tuesday.
Congratulations to the girls soccer team who defeated Olney 3-1 to advance to the quarterfinal round of the playoffs. Senior, Hannah Nicoletti, knocked in the first goal after the goalie bobbled her shot, making the score 1-0 at the half. Second half goals came from sophomore, Emma Schwingel-Sauer and senior defender, Bella Beato. The Rockets take on a tough opponent, Franklin Towne Charter School on Thursday at 5pm at Northeast HS.
The girls soccer team pulled out a nail biting overtime win over Prep Charter to win the Public League AA Championship on Monday. The game was tied 0-0 after regulation, despite dominating play by the Rockets. The two teams battled through two 15-minute overtime periods and the score was still tied.
After the first round of penalty kicks, with goals by Aateeyah Sharrieff, Alyssa Winner and Hannah Nicoletti, the score was tied 3-3 and the two teams went into a round of sudden death penalty kicks. Jackie Middleswarth scored on her kick, which was matched by a Prep Charter. Goalkeeper, Imani Holness, knocked the next goal in, followed by a missed Prep Charter goal for 5-4 win. The Rockets take on Archbishop Wood at 5pm Wednesday at the Northeast Supersite for the District 12 Championships.
The girls soccer team took home a 6-0 shutout win versus Furness on Wednesday. Captains, Alyssa Winner and Aateeyah Sharrieff, each had a pair of goals, while Emma Schwingel-Sauer and Hannah Nicoletti knocked in the other two scores. Co-captain, Imani Holness, and defenders, Jackie Middleswarth, Zoe Schwingel-Saur, Hanna Dunakin and Saraa Fadl fought hard to keep Furness out of their end of the field for much of the game. The Rockets advance to round two of the playoffs on Monday where they will play Northeast, who defeated them in a tough battle earlier in the season.
The Rockets had a commanding 10-0 win versus division rivals, George Washington, on Monday. Captain Alyssa Winner scored her third hat trick of the season, with Co-Captain, Aateeyah Sharrieff chipping in with two goals and three big assists. Freshman, Emma Schwingel-Sauer also had two goals. Other scores came from a penalty kick by Nikki Adeli, a beautiful long shot from Hannah Nicoletti and defender, Zoe Schwingel-Sauer's, first career goal--on her birthday! Goalkeeper and co-captain, Imani Holness, had her second shutout of the season.
The team is now 3-3 and preparing for a tough game versus Northeast on Wednesday. Go Rockets!