Mason Boys Win Soccer State Title

June 14, 2014 3:50 PM0 comments
George Mason senior midfielder Paul Darmstadter dibbles around Riverheads senior defender Bruce Lamond during the scoreless first half of the George Mason Mustangs' Virginia High School League (VHSL) 2A state championship victory over the Riverheads Gladiators. Darmstadter scored the first two goals of the match. (Photo: Drew Costley)

George Mason senior midfielder Paul Darmstadter dibbles around Riverheads senior defender Bruce Lamond during the scoreless first half of the George Mason Mustangs’ Virginia High School League (VHSL) 2A state championship victory over the Riverheads Gladiators. Darmstadter scored the first two goals of the match. (Photo: Drew Costley)

 By Drew Costley

George Mason High School’s boys varsity soccer team beat Riverheads High School 4-1 to win their second consecutive Virginia High School League (VHSL) championship this afternoon. It was also their seventh state championship since 2000. The George Mason Mustangs and Riverheads Gladiators played to a scoreless first half, but George Mason’s senior midfielder Paul Darmstadter scored on penalty kick in the 47th minute to put the Mustangs ahead 1-0. “There’s a lot of pressure, you know, when you’re taking a penalty kick,” Darmstadter said. “And definitely in the state championship, we have a big stadium, big crowd – there’s a lot of pressure.”

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