The George Mason High School girls soccer team defeated William Monroe High School Tuesday with a final score of 7-1. Despite only having one practice since Spring Break ended, team members showed quality performances and maintained possession throughout the majority of the game.
The team started off the game striding to goal. Assisted by sophomore Camille Rice, senior captain Leah Roth commenced a powerful shot to the upper right corner giving Mason its first goal at eight minutes. Only three minutes later, freshman Ava Roth drifted the ball in the net after a hustle play by sophomore Claire Trevisan to force the goalie out of position.
“It was encouraging to get off a couple goals to begin the game and took off the pressure,” sophomore Erica Schneider said.
Then, Trevisan flew down the field on a breakaway, leading her to face the goalie which she beat, giving her the open net to score on. To score Mason’s fourth goal moments later, Trevisan got yet another breakaway, which she used to pierce the ball in the far left corner.
With help from the defensive standouts junior Araba Ankuma and junior Miska Chehata, Mason continued to thread passes throughout the field. For her third assist of the game, Leah Roth passed to Ava Roth, who beat her defender and placed the ball in the far left corner. Moments later, William Monroe scored its first and only goal off of a corner kick. This ended the half with a score of 5-1.
“I felt confident at halftime, but knew we still needed to work hard as a team,” Ava Roth said.
George Mason continued its battle in the second half and managed to get many good scoring opportunities. Fifteen minutes into the half, Leah Roth scored her second goal off of a breakaway where she faked out the goalie to score. To score Mason’s final goal and her third, Trevisan speeded for a breakaway and placed the ball into the corner.
“It felt great to score three goals, especially knowing how proud I made my teammates,” Trevisan said.
The team hosts Rappahannock County High School Friday and Strasburg High School Tuesday.