Lady Falcons advance to state semis

Published 8:08 pm Monday, May 16, 2016

The third-seeded Fuqua School varsity softball team pulled away from visiting Portsmouth Christian School on Monday to win 14-4 in the Virginia Independent Schools Athletic Association Division III state quarterfinals.

Lady Falcons freshman Virginia Haney scored the final run of the game in the sixth inning to bring the run rule into effect against the sixth-seeded Lady Patriots.

“I thought it was a great performance today,” Fuqua Coach LaDonia Mujahid said of her team. “Fourteen runs — you can’t beat that. We fought all the way to the end. We came out swinging the bats today. It was just a great overall team effort.”

Fuqua improves to 8-7 overall and will play in the VISAA Division III state semifinals at 7 p.m. on Thursday against second-seeded Kenston Forest School at the Dinwiddie Sports Complex. The Lady Falcons split games against the Lady Kavaliers during the regular season.

If Fuqua wins, it will play in the state championship game at 7 p.m. on Friday at the Dinwiddie Sports Complex. A time on Saturday is reserved should inclement weather interrupt the tournament.