Game #1 - Western's opening game was against E. C. Glass High School. The game was played
at City Stadium in Lynchburg. Western scored first on a goal by MacKenzie Smith to take a
1-0 lead with an assist coming from Lauren Pack. Later in the first half the lead was
extended to 2-0 on a goal by Samantha Houchens assisted by Lauren Pack. E. C. Glass
scored in the second half to make the score 2-1. Lauren Pack scored shortly
thereafter to give Western a 3-1 lead, and Kendall Kirtley scored the final goal to give
Western the 4-1 victory with an assist coming from Stephanie Baer. Anne Whitmore
had seven saves.
Game #2 - Western's first home game was against Albemarle High School. Albemarle
dominated play in the first half. Lauren Pack scored very early in the second half
for the game's only goal with the assist coming from a header by Ellen Mierzejewski.
Western picked up the intensity in the second half and controlled the action for most
of the second half. Jamie Patterson and Sara Holdren both had outstanding perfomances
providing the defensive pressure that held Albemarle scoreless. Anne Whitmore had ten
Game #3 - Western won an away game against Fluvanna County High School by the score of
6-0. Katy Nash scored two goals, Alex duPont, Ellen Mierzejewski, Lauren Pack, and Stephanie
Baer each scored one goal. Lauren Pack had two assists, Katy Nash, and Sara Holdren each had
one assist. The defense was anchored by Anne Whitmore, Jamie Patterson, and Sara Holdren. Anne
Whitmore had four saves and Gillian Badoud had two saves.
Game #4 - Western won a home game against Waynesboro High School by the score of 4-0. Late
in the first half Kendall Kirtley sent a blistering shot off the goalpost, Lauren Pack
controlled the rebound and put the ball in the net for the first score of the game. Early in
the second half Kendall Kirtley scored with the assist coming from Ellen Mierzejewski. Samantha
Houchens scored the next goal with assists from Alex duPont and Lauren Pack. Kendall Kirtley
scored the final goal on a short tap in after a tough battle by numerous players in
Waynesboro's goal box. The defense was led by Jamie Amory, Jamie Patterson, and Sara Holdren.
Anne Whitmore had three saves. Western had a total of thirty-eight shots for the game.
Game #5 - Western and Covenant High School played to a 0-0 tie in a game played at Western's home
field. Western dominated field position most of the game but was never able to put the ball
in the goal. Covenant's goalkeeper, Allison Veldhuis, played a fine game making numerous saves.
Game #6 - Western won an away game against Waynesboro High School by the score of
5-0. Katy Nash scored two goals, Ellen Mierzejewski, Lauren Pack, and Samantha Houchens each
scored one goal. Kendall Kirtley had two assists and Lauren Kennedy and Lauren Pack each had
one assist. Western had twenty-eight shots and Waynesboro had four shots. Anne Whitmore had
two saves and Gillian Badoud had two saves. Western was able to keep control of the ball most
of the time by having one of its best games passing the ball.
Game #7 - Western won a home game against Charlottesville High School by the score of 2-1. Lauren
Pack scored very early in the game to make the score 1-0. Charlottesville answered shortly thereafter
to tie the game at 1-1. With ten minutes gone in the first half Katy Nash scored to make the score
2-1 with the assist coming from Lauren Pack. After a fast start the game settled down to a hard fought
contest. Charlottesville dominated field position in the second half, putting a lot of pressure on
Western's defense. Jamie Amory did a fine job of clearing the ball numerous times to give Western's
defense time to regroup and get ready for Charlottesville's next attack on the goal. Whitney Thomas
had her best game of the season so far, playing tough defense. This game was truly a team effort by
Western as every player made significant contributions in achieving the victory.
Game #8 - Western won a home game against Fluvanna County High School by the score of 1-0. Katy Nash
scored with four minutes gone in the second half for the game's only goal. Western was able to control
field position for most of the game, but didn't do a good job of finishing on their numerous
opportunities. Gillian Badoud made a fine save near the end of the game on a hard shot by a Fluvanna
player who was just a few yards away from the goal.
Game #9 - Western and E. C. Glass High School played to a 0-0 tie in a game played at Western's home
field. Western was able get the ball in scoring position numerous times, but was never able to put the
ball in the goal. Western had many more shots on goal than E. C. Glass. Good goalkeeper play by E. C.
Glass was one of the reasons Western could not score.
Game #10 - Western won an away game against Monticello High School by the score of 9-0. Western took a
3-0 lead in the first half on three unassisted goals. Lauren Pack scored the first goal just three
minutes into the game. Stephanie Baer got the ball at midfield and dribbled all the way to the goal
to score Western's second goal. Katy Nash scored with three minutes left in the half to finish up the
first half scoring. In the second half Western scored six goals. Ellen Mierzejewski scored first with
the assist coming from Jamie Patterson. Lauren Pack scored next assisted by Stephanie Baer. The next
score was by Katy Nash with an assist from Ellen Mierzejewski. Lauren Pack got the next goal with the
assist again coming from Ellen Mierzejewski. Samantha Houchens scored the next goal with an assist from
Alex duPont. Frances Wheeler scored the final goal of the game.
Game #11 - Western won a home game against Monticello High School by the score of 14-0. Western scored
their first goal a minute and thirty seconds after the opening kickoff. Western scored quickly and
often after that to take a 9-0 halftime lead. Western added five goals in the second half. Fifteen
different players either scored a goal or got an assist. Lauren Pack scored two goals, Anne Whitmore,
Ellen Mierzejewski, Gillian Badoud, Jamie Amory, Jamie Patterson, Katy Nash, Kelli Hoff, Kendall Kirtley,
MacKenzie Smith, Megan Maupin, Samantha Houchens, and Stephanie Baer each scored one goal. Anne Whitmore
had three assists, Lauren Kennedy and MacKenzie Smith each had two assists, Alex duPont, Kendall Kirtley,
Lauren Pack, and Samantha Houchens each had one assist.
Game #12 - Western lost its first game of the season 2-0 in an away game against Charlottesville High School.
Charlottesville scored midway through the first half to take a 1-0 halftime lead. Charlottesville added a goal
in the second half and held Western scoreless for the 2-0 victory. Charlottesville played an agressive game
and consistently beat Western to the ball in a hard fought game.
SPRING 2000 JEFFERSON DISTRICT CHAMPIONS
Game #13 - Western captured the Jefferson District championship in a 2-1 victory over Charlottesville
High School in a game played at Western's home field. Charlottesville scored midway through the first
half to take a 1-0 lead. Charlottesville dominated field position in the first half, consistently keeping the
ball in their offensive half of the field. As the the second half began Western was able to get the ball
into their offensive half of the field for short periods of time. Midway through the second half Stephanie
Baer sent a corner kick directly in front of the goal. Both teams battled hard for the ball, Sara Holdren
was able to control the ball a couple of times and finally Kendall Kirtley was able to put the loose ball
in the goal to make the score 1-1. Sara Holdren got the assist on that goal. Immediately after Western
tied the score the excitement level and the energy level of the Western players increased dramatically.
Western began to be more aggressive on the field and started to control the action. Approximately ten minutes
later Katy Nash scored the game winning goal by positioning herself perfectly on the far post and
kicking the ball in the net on a nice cross by Kendall Kirtley. Kendall Kirtley got the assist on that
goal. One of the keys to the game was the outstanding play of Sara Holdren. During the second half Sara moved
from her normal defensive position up to the midfield and did a tremendous job of controlling the midfield.
Charlottesville was not able to generate much offense in the second half because they couldn't get the ball
past midfield. By having Sara move up to midfield Stephanie Baer pushed up and essentially became a third
forward and was able to make some nice short passes to keep the ball up near Charlottesville's goal.
Kendall Kirtley did a fine job of keeping the pressure on Charlottesville's defense by controlling the
ball near the sideline and pushing the ball hard into the corners. Everyone on the field was playing as
hard as they possibly could, it took a total team effort to gain the victory.