Over the weekend, the fall teams completed their rescheduled and modified seasons. Congratulations to all our teams for safe and successful seasons.
Bishop Ireton 3, Elizabeth Seton 1
The Cardinals offense was led by Taylor Wilmot, Hannah Roddy, and Harper Lucchesi with their dominant performance in the front row. The front row defense was solid all the way across. Our setters Taylor Wilmot and Brenna Stiles, helped control the pace of the game and put all our hitters in the best position to score points. Lilly Taylor stepped up and played the back row as Libero and did an outstanding job with her defense. Regardless of playing shorthanded, our team controlled the match from start to finish.
The Bishop Ireton Cross Country team were running Friday afternoon for the final meet of the season against Immanuel Christian School and Fairfax Home School. Freshman Maria Mate led the Cardinals, finishing second overall. Junior Elizabeth Ferguson was 3rd.
Senior David Burdick was the top finisher for the boys.
Bishop Ireton 7, McNamara 12
The varsity football team lost a hard fought 12-7 defensive battle to Bishop McNamara on Fannon Field on Saturday. McNamara took an early lead in the first quarter on their opening drive and took a 6-0 lead into the half. The Cardinals played another solid defensive game and the offense moved the ball consistently but struggled in the red zone. Ireton took the lead in the fourth quarter when Nick Hamer hauled in a 14 yard strike from Faisal Abu-Taa. Hamer converted the extra point to make the score 7-6 with just under eight minutes to go. On the ensuing drive McNamara converted on a key 3rd and 19 pass play with just under six minutes to go to keep their hopes alive. With just under three minutes remaining in the 4th quarter McNamara scored the go ahead touchdown but failed to convert on the two point conversion making the score 12-7. After Nick Hamer returned the kickoff to midfield Ireton marched to the McNamara 6 yard line with under a minute to play. Abu-Taa's third down pass was intercepted with 42 seconds remaining to seal the game for McNamara. The Cardinal football team is one of the most improved teams in the DMV and the future looks bright for B.I.
Saturday March 27, 2021 marked the first Annual Cardinal Cup Tournament featuring the entire Bishop Ireton Girls Soccer Program. Three teams competed on the day to accumulate the highest point spread to win the prized Cardinal Cup trophy. Also, this past Saturday the Bishop Ireton Girls Soccer Program celebrated and honored its 12 graduating seniors Savannah Hensley, Jessica Gerard (Captain), Elizabeth Hutchison (Captain), Brigid O’Connor, Mia Jocz, Natalie Briggs, Emme-Cate Heilburn, Alexandra Gray, Morgan Taylor (Captain), Francesca DiNapoli, Kelly Reilly and Mary-Claire Dyke. The graduating seniors competed as a team in the tournament and went undefeated to take home the Championship. Goals from Elizabeth Hutchison (1), Brigid O’Connor (1), and Mary-Claire Dyke (2) allowed the senior team to lift the Cardinal Cup trophy victoriously! Coach Lisa Alaoui, Coach Kenza Mdarhri-Alaoui, and Coach Matthew Zielezienski would like to thank the seniors for their contributions to the program over the past four years and wish them all the best in their future endeavors! #Cardinalforlife #BIGVS
In a varsity only contest, the Cardinals had a knockout win over Elizabeth Seton on sunny Saturday, March 27th, 6-0. The Cardinals added 2 early goals from Ella Rier ('23) and Annie Mule ('21). In the second quarter the Cardinals added 2 additional goals from Sarah Wood ('23) and a penalty stroke goal from Callie Rieder ('22).
In Ireton fashion, the Cardinals opened the second half early with a beautiful deflection goal from Callie Rieder ('22) for her second tally of the game. The offensive effort continued as Ireton got another goal from senior Paige Kern ('21) and Siena Puglisi ('23).
This was the end of a hybrid field hockey season with Ireton graduating 8 seniors. We look ahead to the Fall of '21 with extraordinary talent and more exciting games to come.
The varsity football team defeated Pope John Paul the Great 41-0 on Saturday afternoon in Dumfries, Virginia. The Cardinals offensive and defensive lines dominated the game racking up 405 yards of total offense while holding the Wolves to under 100 yards. Senior Jaeven Hughes had two of the team's four interceptions and also returned a punt 57 yards for a touchdown in the second quarter. Senior Chris Ntumba and sophomore Reid Burke also had interceptions.