With an undefeated 8-0 record, which includes five shutouts, the Bishop O’Connell Knights began the week ranked the No. 1 girls high-school softball team in Virginia by Maxpreps.com.
The defending Division I private-school state champion Knights also have a 6-0 record and are atop the standings in the Washington Catholic Athletic Conference.
The team’s most recent victory was 24-0 over Holy Cross in WCAC action. Right-handed pitcher Katie Kutz threw a perfect game in the shortened five-inning slaughter-rule contest. She struck out 13 battears and threw 58 pitches in the victory.
With the bat, O’Connell amassed 18 hits. Sara Rollins led the way for the Knights with a homer, a double and three hits. Sofia Anderson also added three hits, as did Alyssa Dichard, including a triple.
Sophia Taliafero and Zoe Wanek each had two hits.