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March 27 Sports Recap

Baseball walks-off against WJ in comeback victory; coed volleyball outlasts Magruder in 5th set; boys volleyball falls to Magruder in straight sets

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Pitcher and outfielder Justin Carboni pitches two perfect innings against WJ, and eventually brings in the game-winning run on a fielder's choice. Photo by Tomas Castro.

Pitcher and outfielder Justin Carboni pitches two perfect innings against WJ, and eventually brings in the game-winning run on a fielder's choice. Photo by Tomas Castro.

Pitcher and outfielder Justin Carboni pitches two perfect innings against WJ, and eventually brings in the game-winning run on a fielder's choice. Photo by Tomas Castro.

By Ben Levin and Amy Nankin

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Baseball

The baseball team (2–2) defeated the Walter Johnson Wildcats Monday on a walk-off fielder’s choice by pithcer and outfielder Justin Carboni.

The Vikes fell behind early, allowing at least one run in the first inning for a third consecutive game.

First baseman Noah Clement lead the comeback, crushing the game tying triple in the bottom of the seventh. Carboni and outfielder Eric Wayman also registered hits, with Carboni’s going for another RBI.

The Vikings play at Paint Branch on Thursday at 3:45.

Coed volleyball

The coed volleyball team (2–1) beat the Magruder Colonels with a close 3–2 victory Monday.

After putting an emphasis on technique and communication on the court after a loss against Poolesville last week, the team saw a great improvement in these areas.

“We really clicked as a team,” junior Lucia Mitnik said. “Hitters really connected with the setters and the defense was strong throughout the whole game.”

Going forward the team is going to continue moving lineups around and doing drill work to improve skills, Mitnik said.

The Vikings take on the B-CC Barons at 5:30 p.m. away on Wednesday.

Boys volleyball

The boys volleyball team (1–2) lost to the Magruder Colonels 3–0 Monday.

Although all three sets ended with close scores, the Vikings suffered from lack of connection between the passers and the setters.

The team is continuing to focus on improving teamwork and serves moving forward.

Next, the squad takes on the B-CC Barons at BCC on Wednesday.

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