Mason fell victim to the Tigers’ big plays several times throughout the night, and once the offense went cold and injuries started piling up in the second half, the Mustangs struggled to keep pace.
“We came out tense. We don’t play well when we’re tense. Some teams play well serious, we don’t. We have to be having fun,” said Junior outside hitter Megan Boesen.
George Mason High School’s volleyball team now has four straight-set victories in a row after acing away the playoff hopes of Maggie Walker Governor’s School in the 3B Region quarterfinal Tuesday night.
The Mustangs struggled early on both sides of the ball, allowing three first-half touchdowns and were down 21-0 at the end of the half.
After finding themselves down 14-0 in the first quarter, the Mustangs would rebound to take a late lead that they couldn’t hold onto in crunch time.
The girls team won the district title with 48 points and extended a 17-year streak of placing in the top-2 within the district. Meanwhile, the boys team came in second, just four points behind Central High School.
The Mustangs’ victory over Wildcats concluded their regular season with three consecutive, straight set wins.
A winning ace from the hands of junior outside hitter Megan Boesen capped off a night where Mason finished a clean match against the visiting Dragons.
The Falcons landed the first blow when they found endzone with 6:49 left before halftime, but Mason’s 15 unanswered points and a defensive stand would eventually earn them the win.
The Mustangs will host Culpeper County High School tomorrow night in the Northwestern District quarterfinals.