by Kate Billingsley
On Friday Apr. 21, the J.E.B. Stuart Athletic Program hosted a varsity soccer doubleheader against rival school, Falls Church.

The varsity girls teams faced off first, with their game starting at 5:45pm. The Stuart team,  ranked in the All-Met Top Ten, started off incredibly strong. Emma Nguyen, junior, scored the first goal of the night which was shortly followed by another goal from Boston College Commit, Anna Heilferty. Following these goals, sophomore, and recent Columbia University commit, Jordan Beverina scored two unanswered goals, making the score 4-0. Shortly after, senior, Michelle Leung scored making it 5-0. Beverina had two more goals, before the end of the game, giving herself a total of four goals. Finishing off the game, Helferty scored again, making the score 8-0.  

By the 60 minute mark of the game, the score was still 8-0, and the mercy rule was put into place, ending the game 20 minutes early. The J.E.B. Stuart girls varsity soccer game was victorious, making their record 7-2 so far this season.  

Beverina committed to play soccer at Columbia university just days before the rivalry game against Falls Church. After scoring four goals Beverina was all smiles, saying “It felt great! It was a nice way to top off a good week.” “My teammates are very supportive, they motivate me to do better and challenge myself.”

At 7:15, the J.E.B. Stuart boys soccer team hit the field. The team has new head coach, Systems of Support Teacher, Dylan Forshay. Starting the game off strong, senior, Joseph Dipetto scored making the score 1-0. Falls Church scored two unanswered goals and were ahead until the last few minutes, when  Angel Servellon, junior, had an amazing shot to tie up the game and send it into overtime. After the first overtime, the game was still tied 2-2, sending the game into a second overtime.

The game ended in a tie, after a resilient effort by the J.E.B. Stuart varsity boys soccer team. This tie brings their season record to 4-2-2.