BY ALLIE PLATA
SPECIAL TO THE FALLS CHURCH TIMES
October 23, 2012
The 2-year-old Mustang field hockey team, with a record of 4-3-1, has stepped it up in the past few weeks, winning their last three games in a row.
The girls played Brookewood High School on Wednesday, October 17th, winning 1-0. The Mustangs played a solid game, with multiple shots on goal and quick clears defensively. The winning shot, scored by freshman Caroline Stricker, was only the first of her many goals to follow.
At their home game on Friday, October 19th, the girls took on Briarwoods High School. It was a close game, tied 1-1 (goal scored by Stricker) at the end of the second half. The game went into a twelve-minute overtime, with only 7 players from each team on the field playing to the first goal scored.
The Mustangs’ perseverance was key to their success; the winning goal was scored by Stricker to end the game.
“Out of all nights to win, I think this night meant much more to me because it was “Senior Night” and everyone, especially the seniors, wanted it so badly… our hard work really showed off,” said senior Isabella Dod.
Catch the girls in action at their last home game on tonight (Tuesday, October 23) against Woodrow Wilson High School.
SPECIAL TO THE FALLS CHURCH TIMES
October 18, 2012
Come see MASON FIELD HOCKEY in action this Friday when the JV team plays Briar Woods Team B at 6:30 PM and Varsity meets Briar Woods Team A at 7:45 PM. Friday is also “Senior Night” when the seven seniors and their contributions to building the field hockey program will be recognized during the pregame announcements.
GAME SUMMARY: Mustang Field Hockey triumphs 2-0 over Potomac
By Allie Plata
On Saturday, October 13, the Mason varsity field hockey team traveled to Leesburg to play one of the many Potomac Field Hockey teams. The girls came out and pushed Potomac’s defense to the limit by moving the ball with accuracy and precision offensively. Sophomore Emma Graig scored the Mustang’s first goal of the game, keeping the momentum high. Senior Rachel Pugh, leading scorer on the varsity team, scored a second goal for the Mustangs, securing a win. “Scoring a goal is such a great feeling! Especially hearing it slap the backstop on the goal… I love it!” said Pugh.
Field hockey has taken off in Falls Church! In its second year, the George Mason High School Field Hockey Club has expanded to 40 girls and more than doubled the number of games. The club fields both varsity and junior varsity teams under new head coach Anne Steenhoek. Assistant coaches are Elizabeth Garner, Kristen Terry, Briana Solomita, Mary Lancaster and Gussie Reilly. The teams practice three times a week on the GMHS turf field.
As the result of impressive fundraising efforts, the club has been able to purchase uniforms and goalie equipment. The teams will compete against teams in the Loudoun County-based Potomac Field Hockey Club. In addition, the club has games or scrimmages scheduled with several local public and private schools (McLean HS, Yorktown HS, The Potomac School, Madeira, Bishop O’Connell HS).
George Mason will have its first home games at Moore Cadillac Stadium this Friday night September 28 against teams from Potomac Field Hockey Club. The JV game will begin at 6:30pm and the varsity game will begin at 7:45pm. Admission is free, but donations are accepted as the club does not receive school funding.
The GMHS Girls Field Hockey team will hold a fundraiser at Flippin Pizza Thursday, September 13 from 4-9pm to help buy new uniforms for the 40 girls now on its roster. Flippin Pizza will donate 50% of proceeds from sales to patrons presenting the fundraising flyer.
Support the Lady Mustangs Field Hockey team Saturday June 23, 12 noon to 4pm at Chaisin’ Tails Restaurant, 2200 North Westmoreland Street. As you enjoy the great food, you also will enjoy the United States vs. Argentina field hockey game on TV – one of the top international matches of the season.
Chasin’ Tails, one of the hottest new restaurants in the area, will generously donate a percentage of proceeds to our GMHS Girls Field Hockey team. Please come to watch top-notch international field hockey and enjoy delicious food in support of our Lady Mustangs! We look forward to seeing you there!!
By JOEY PUGH
April 30, 2012
The George Mason High School Girls Field Hockey Club is keeping the excitement alive in the spring. The team played in the “Beach Bash” tournament in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware last weekend, gaining lots of experience against teams from around the region.
Rising 8th – 11th grade girls and parents interested in the team may send inquiries to email@example.com for information about the Spring meeting, summer camps, and more.