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  • The girls cross country teams places 3rd overall at Virginia State Catholic Championship

    Cross Country Cardinals head to States, place third overall

    The Bishop Ireton Cross Country team traveled to Newport News on October 27th for the Virginia State Catholic Cross Country meet. The Cardinals took the meet by storm with the girls team finishing in 3rd overall!

    Top individual placements came from sophomores Maria Mate and Mollie Mildrew who finished 3rd and 5th place respectively. Freshman, Kathleen Ferguson placed 4th in the Junior Varsity race and junior, Sergio Burneo was the top boys runner, placing in 20th.
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  • Rick Sofield before a game in 2019

    Bishop Ireton Girls Lacrosse Head Coaching Change

    Varsity Girls Lacrosse Head Coach Rick Sofield has decided to step back from head coaching duties and transition into a new role as a Volunteer Assistant Coach of the team. Former assistant coach Brittany Stevenson will assume the responsibilities of Head Coach for the spring 2022 season. Rick leaves behind a dazzling legacy as a head coach at Bishop Ireton. After assuming the role in 2011, he has won more than 77% of games, led the team to five WCAC Championships (2014, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019), four VISAA Division 1 State Championships (2014, 2015, 2017, 2018), guided more than 50 players into NCAA lacrosse programs and received numerous coach of the year honors including USA Today National Coach of the Year.
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  • A Busy Holiday Weekend for the Cardinals

    Boys Soccer:
    Thursday, September 2:
    Boys Soccer Go Down in a Close 2-1 Loss:
    The boys tasted their first defeat to Seton Hall with a 2-1 loss. The team started very strong as they pressured high and got a break in the first five minutes of the game. A through ball was played to EJ Edora from midfield with EJ making use of the space and pass to Charlie Murphy who controlled and finished with a great second touch for the Cardinals to go up 1-0. 
    Poor defending caused the equalizer and the game was then balanced with both teams battling hard for a second goal. 
    Deep into the second half, a foul was given to Seton from the halfway line. They played a long ball in and scored from a header. 
    Coach Sasso said, "We have more work to do, but the chemistry of the boys is great."

    Saturday, September 4:
    Football Goes Down 33-15 In Home Opener:
    The Bishop Ireton Cardinals lost their home opener to St. Alban's 33-15. After an early turnover, Junior Jamie Kaiser got back on track finishing the day with two passing touchdowns to Senior Jay Johnson. Johnson, who caught passes of 49,32 and 24 yards, finished the day with 117 yards receiving on 7 receptions. Next up, the Cardinals will host Independence on Saturday, September 11th.
    Tuesday, September 7:
    Senior Ana Jones '22 and The Cardinals Spike Seton 3-0 in Home Opener:
    Ana Jones was unstoppable from the outside hitting position.  Ana played above and between their defensive blocks finding the floor for kill after kill.  Playing opposite Ana was Harper Lucchesi who also found success from the outside but did most of her damage while serving and scoring several key aces during a comeback in the second set when BI trailed by 10 points.  Lilly Taylor playing the right side was able to extend the defense of Seton by coming through with several offensive kills and had the match winning kill stopping Seton's short livid comeback. Ashley Davis also found success from the right side with several of her own kills and scored kills also while in the outside position On the defensive side, both middles, Hadley Reardon and Mackenzie Lodewick kept Seton's front row off balance with key blocks and played a great game above the net.  The defense was rounded out by great coverage and passing by Maddie Rauner, Harper Lucchesi and Ana Jones.  The team's offense was made possible by the consistent efforts of  Alex Rogers and Brenna Stiles at the setter position. 
    Girls Tennis:
    Tuesday, September 7:
    Girls Tennis Survives with a Close 5-4 Victory in a Non-Conference Win:
    Bishop Ireton’s women’s tennis team opened their 2021 campaign with a tough 5-4 non-league home win over Seton School on Tuesday. 
    Singles matches were won at #2 by Addison Parker, #3 by Sofia Khalil, #5 by Morgan Seibel, and at #6 by Sarah Finamore. With the team match tied 4-4, the team match was decided by the #2 doubles match.   Ainsley Scruggs and Sofia Khalil who won it 8-5 and clinched the match for BI as the lights came on and dusk settled in at Montgomery Park. 
    The Cardinals (1-0) travel to Madeira on Thursday, 9/9 for their first road match. 
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  • Boys Varsity Soccer Defeat JPG at Home Game Opener

    The Boys Varsity Soccer team started the 2021 campaign today at home against John Paul The Great. It was a great beginning to the season, as the boys earned a well-deserved 2-0 victory against a very strong opponent. The team was a bit nervous at kickoff, but shook off the nerves quickly and grew into the game. 
    Our first break came midway through the first half, with a free kick awarded to us on the right hand side in John Paul The Great’s half. Max Kuzmenko, our right back, sent a kick into the box, which deflected to Santiago Miller. Miller capitalized on the rebound, sending a low volley shot into the back of the net for the first goal. The 1-0 lead held through the first half, with the Cardinals defending well.
    The second half started with our opponents striving to even the score, but our stout team defense frustrated their efforts, and we were able to exploit the open space in their defense on the counterattack. 
    After battling for over 65 minutes, a Cardinal player was fouled at midfield, and Santiago Miller sent a quickly-taken free kick to our right winger Tyreke Fairclough, who took a great first touch and finished with a cheeky second touch to put the Cardinals 2-0 up. 
    John Paul The Great did get a penalty awarded to them in the 75th minute, but goalkeeper, Arthur Seng, denied the goal with a fantastic save, and Seng’s efforts throughout the 90 minutes earned him Man of the Match honors. After the final whistle, the boys rallied around Seng and lifted him up after the win.
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