Midway through the season, George Mason High School’s boys lacrosse team has a record of 4-2 before heading into conference play in the 4A Dulles district.
Winning is fun — scratch that, it’s awesome — but head coach Frank Spinello likes the attitude his team is displaying early in the year more than the results they’re getting.
George Mason High School’s girls lacrosse team has a solid 4-2 record as it nears the middle of its season, with a two-week string of four consecutive wins and a total point differential of 69-15.
The formula worked its way to a 2-0 lead, but some attrition on the back line exposed the Mustangs to the lead-trimming and then tying score, with the Jaguars’ final tally coming in the closing seconds of regulation.
The teams are all in different positions — some are looking to continue years-long state championship streaks, others are looking to supplant rivals at the regional and state level and a few are just trying to recuperate from a big graduating class last spring.
“Once they took the lead, you felt the momentum completely switch,” Mason head coach Chris Capannola said.
Mason’s narrow margin of error started to take its toll as it gradually succumbed to East Rock’s length in the second half.
Mason’s downfall and the manner in which it happened made the loss all the more painful.
Lacroix’s heroics helped resolve a tense final 10 minutes of action for the Mustangs.
Now the Mustangs are set to host Strasburg — a team they swept during the regular season series.