In the first of two back-to-back home games this week, the George Mason High School field hockey team played a strong game Tuesday against the Bengals of Maryland’s Brookewood School but couldn’t clinch victory, falling in a 2-0 match-up.
The evenly matched teams both had their scoring chances in the first half, but Brookewood got on the board first when they scored following a scramble in front of the goal with less than two minutes left in the first half.
The Mustangs had some solid offensive drives the first half, especially by sophomore Julianne Kelly and senior Sarah Macris, but the team was unable to put the ball in the goal.
Brookewood scored again seven minutes into the second half.
After that, Mason often dominated play, keeping the ball in the Brookewood zone and keeping pressure on the goal.
Despite several penalty corners and strong offensive runs, the Mustangs were unable to convert and ended up losing a hard-fought contest to the Bengals 2-0.