By Manon Diz
The George Mason High School JV field hockey team finished its first official season last week. Led by Coach Katie Jones, the Mustangs ended with a record of four wins, two ties, and two losses.
The Mustangs played Kettle Run at home on Oct. 9, having defeated Kettle Run earlier in the season. Despite rainy and chilly weather, the team put up a good fight, but ultimately fell short 1-0.
Last Wednesday, the Mustangs played their second game against the Knights of Bishop O’Connell High School, in more pleasant weather. The Mustangs had a great last home game and came out on top 2-1 in a closely fought game.
The first goal was scored early in the first half by freshman center-forward Lydia Gorman, putting the Mustangs in the lead. For the remainder of the half, and much of the second half, the score remained fixed at 1-0.
After breaking away from Mustang defenders, a Knight forward drove the ball into the goal. This was answered by a goal-scoring opportunity by the Mustangs. With an assist from Gorman, eighth grade midfielder Meredith Johnson scored her first hockey goal, which also proved to be the winning shot.
Last Friday, the Mustangs traveled to Pope John Paul the Great Catholic High School to play their last game of the season. The girls played well on the grass field, using everything they had learned over the course of the fall season.
Toward the end of the second half, the Mustangs kept the ball in Wolves territory, bringing fans to their feet. Although both teams played with great effort, the game was scoreless when time ran out.