This Week in Sports: Field Hockey

(Photo: Carol Sly)

HEADING INTO THE PLAYOFFS at 8-8 is George Mason High Schoolโ€™s field hockey team. The Mustangs will host Culpeper County High School tomorrow night in the Northwestern District quarterfinals. Mason split its two games against Culpeper this season.

(Photo: Carol Sly)

A RED HOT OCTOBER helped even up the Mustangsโ€™ record. Going 4-2 over the past two and a half weeks, starting with a 2-0 win over Fauquier High School on Oct. 1, Mason carries some momentum into the postseason. A 3-2 win over Pope John Paul the Great Catholic High School Tuesday night capped off a resurgent season, with senior goalkeeper Josie Shaw (top photo) protecting the net while junior forward Natalie Boldt (bottom photo) and the rest of the offense continuing to pressure opposing defenses.