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Mason Girls Lacrosse Charges Ahead

Rolander2010_PotFalls-016The George Mason High School girls varsity lacrosse team scored two wins to open the 2010 season.

The Lady Mustangs won their first game Friday night, 12-5, over the Potomac High Panthers. They trumped the Heritage High Pride, a AAA school team, 21-11, Tuesday.

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Mustang junior attack Amanda Rolander (right) brings the ball to the Potomac Falls cage for a goal against Potomac Falls senior midfielder Amanda Chilli. (Photo: Jane Johansen)

The George Mason High School girls varsity lacrosse team scored two wins to open the 2010 season.

The Lady Mustangs won their first game Friday night, 12-5, over the Potomac High Panthers. They trumped the Heritage High Pride, a AAA school team, 21-11, Tuesday.

The girls’ victory over the Panthers came on the heel of the Mustangs’ junior varsity team’s 14-0 win earlier Friday.

Mustang senior midfielder Gwen Edwards stepped into the center circle to execute the first draw of the season. Edwards was also the team’s scoreboard leader, contributing four goals.

Additional goals were provided by Taylor Bottock, Abby Johansen, Grace Kuipers, Courtney Ready and Amanda Rolander.

On defense, key saves came by way of senior goalie Meghan Powell and seniors Chelsea Wilkes and Kuipers.

Despite Tuesday’s rain, the Lady Mustangs continued their winning streak, keeping Heritage High at bay throughout most of the game. The score at halftime was 16-6.

Johansen, a sophomore mid­fielder, delivered five goals for the Mustangs. Bottock and Ready added four each; Edwards, three; Christina Perez and Rolander, two each; and Kuipers with one.

Bottock and Johansen each provided two assists, and on defense, Powell made six saves as goalie.

The Lady Mustangs played South Lakes High School Wednesday night, with results too late for press.

The girls’ next home game will follow after spring break, on Thursday, April 8, against Broad Run High School, the defending Dulles District champion.

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