George Mason High School’s girls soccer team overwhelmed Madison County High School 6-1 last Wednesday, and defeated Woodstock’s Central High School 2-0 Tuesday, but the AAA Broad Run High School squad blanked the single-A Mason team, 4-0, Friday.
Traveling to Madison County posed no setback for George Mason, as sophomore Camille Rice scored an unassisted goal within the first minute of the game. Mason held onto the lead, and two more goals were scored before the half by senior captain Leah Roth and freshman Mary Keenan.
To begin the second half, Madison County scored a quick goal, but Mason responded with three more goals. Keenan and Roth both scored their second goals and junior Maggie Mascarenhas scored the last goal to secure the victory, 6-1. Freshman goalie Katie Cheney saved 13 shots on goal.
George Mason continued to play hard in their next game against AAA team Broad Run, but were on the defensive end for the majority of the game. Broad Run managed to score four goals in the 80 minutes of play.
“It helped us find areas of improvement and was good practice for the games to come,” sophomore Claire Trevisan said.
George Mason’s game against Central started with Mason maintaining possession and outshining Central with their passing combinations. Their many strides to goal and the domination however, did not lead to a goal before halftime despite Mason’s ability to “work as a cohesive unit,” manager Taylor Ford said.
George Mason remained in control for the second half as well. With a number of Central players packed in the goalie box, Mason struggled to score. Roth, however, managed to beat the defenders and score as the clock passed by the 73rd minute mark.
“I felt at ease when I scored because our team clearly deserved to have the lead,” Roth said.
Five minutes later, sophomore Natalie Florez drilled the ball in the net, giving Mason its final goal and ending the game 2-0.
“I was very proud of how we played because we controlled the game and were able to finish with a win,” Rice said.
The Lady Mustangs will not play another game until after Spring Break, returning to the field April 10 with an away game against William Monroe High School.