On Thursday, April 20, the Yellow Jacket team hosted a tri-match against number 3 in the state Division II Eastern Mennonite from Harrisonburg and Christ Chapel School from Woodbridge. The Jackets fought all afternoon, but came out one stroke short of sweeping the match. Eastern Mennonite was able to overcome an early lead by the R-MA team and won with a 188 to R-MA's 189 and Christ Chapel 227.
Leading the way for R-MA was senior Joseph Silek who shot the days low score of 44. Sophomore Jacob Karen shot a 46 and freshman Connor Gamma had a season best personal score of 47. With the split decision R-MA is now 9-2 overall and 5-1 in the D.A.C.
This was a moral victory for the Yellow Jackets who now know they can be competitive with the best teams in the state. R-MA travels to Army Navy Golf Course in Fairfax on Monday to play against Trinity Christian, who are ranked seventh in the state for V.I.S.A.A. Division II schools, and Highland. The Jackets return home on Tuesday to play against the 2nd place team in the VISAA Division II, Wakefield. On Thursday the team travels to Fredericksburg to play Fredericksburg Christian and Trinity Christian in a DAC tri-match.