By David Witzel
Falls Church Times Staff
May 30, 2013
George Mason’s Boys and Girls varsity soccer teams won both sides of a double-header last night to assure trips to the State Tournament.
In the semi-final round of the Region B Tournament, the Mustang Girls defeated Appomattox County 7 to 0, while the boys overcame a tough Nelson County team to win 2 to 1. The victories guarantee a trip to the 2013 State Championship Tournament which will start with quarterfinal games for both teams at home on June 4.
In a spirited display, all seven of the Girls goals came with Mason playing one player down following a questionable red card in the middle of the first period. The boys dominated their game against Nelson County but had a hard time finding the net. Heroic work by the Nelson goalkeeper Francisco Becerra-Torres and several shots off the frame kept the game tight.
The Girls enter the State Tournament on a quest to win their 6th straight state title and 8th overall. The Boys return to State for the third time in four years after failing to leave District play last year.
The Mustang Girls won the Bull Run District regular season in a play-off game against Clarke County 3 to 0 and then lost the final game of the District tournament, again to Clarke 1 to 0 at home. They finished the regular season with a 14-2-0 record, both losses 1 to 0 against Clarke County.
The Boys team went through the regular season and District Tournament undefeated, beating Clarke County in the Tournament 2 to 1. The boys finished District play with a 12-0-1 record, marred only by a scoreless tie against last-year’s Virginia Group A State Champion, Manassas Park.
The Girls travel to Stuarts Draft High School on Friday 5/31 for the Region B Championship game at 6pm. Stuarts Draft defeated Clarke 2 to 1 on their way to the Region title game.
The Boys travel to Stonewall Jackson High School for their game, also on Friday, at 7pm.
Falls Church Times Staff
June 12, 2011
The George Mason Girls Soccer team won an unprecedented fourth-straight Virginia State Group A soccer championship defeating Clark County 2 to 0 in Radford on Saturday. The George Mason Boys fell to Manassas Park 3 to 2 in a hard-fought contest to finish as runner-up.
The Girls defeated Radford 5 to 0 on Friday to advance to the State Finals hosted at Radford University in Radford, VA.
In the finals, George Mason defeated Bull Run District rival Clark County for the fifth time this season. Senior Violet Miller and Junior Leah Roth found the back of the net for George Mason.
The Boys soundly defeated Galax 8 to 0 on Friday to challenge Manassas Park in the Saturday Final, a rematch of the District and Regional Finals.
Breakdowns during the final 12 minutes of the first half led to the Mustangs giving up three goals to a strong Man Park side. Returning in the second half to play with considerable intensity, a Mustang goal by Cole Hinson and a successful penalty kick by Eion Oosterbaan allowed George Mason to pull within one, but they were unable to equalize.
The Mustang Boys defeated Manassas Park in their first meeting of the season, but have lost the following four matches to their new rival. This was the Cougars first State soccer title. Mason has played in the State finals six times since 1999, winning five times, including the past two years.
By FALLS CHURCH TIMES STAFF
June 5, 2011
George Mason’s Girls Soccer team clinched the Virginia Region B Championship on Friday with a 2 to 1 victory over Clark County High School and are headed to the State Tournament to try for their fourth straight State Champion title. Meanwhile the Boys lost to their new rival Manassas Park High School 2 to 1, but will nonetheless also continue to the State Tournament in pursuit of their third straight State title.
The Lady Mustangs’ victory over Clark County was their fourth this season and followed a tense District Championship match that was marred by a controversial red card against Mason. The call was reversed on appeal.
They will play the quarterfinals round of the State Tournament on Tuesday night, June 7, at home against Northampton High School.The Boys fell to Manassas Park for the third straight time, after beating them 1 to 0 early in the season. As runner-up in Region B, George Mason will travel to Northampton for the quarterfinals game at 6pm on June 7.
Though George Mason had never lost to Manassas Park before this year, the two teams have quickly become fierce rivals, playing some great soccer. Manassas Park has now claimed the Bull Run District and Region B titles by beating George Mason. With two victories in State play, the Mustangs might have another shot at Manassas Park in the State Finals.
George Mason High School senior Violet Miller has signed a National Letter of Intent to play Division 1 soccer at the University of Richmond.
Miller, a three-year starter for Mason Coach Jennifer Parsons, helped propel the Mustangs to three consecutive VHSL Group A state championships. She has tallied 76 goals in her high-school career while garnering first-team All District, All Region, and All State honors in each of her three seasons. In 2010 Miller was the Bull Run District, Region B and Group A State Player of the Year.
In addition to her play for George Mason and the Washington Freedom U20 team in the summer of 2010, Miller has had a stellar career for Coach Jac Cicala and the McLean MPS Azul, helping that team win Virginia State Cup Championships in 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, and 2011.
Miller also is the Senior Class President at George Mason High School, a member of the National Honor Society, and volunteers at the Ronald McDonald House in Fairfax, Virginia, and Sunrise Assisted Living facility in Falls Church.
June 14, 2010
Three Times a Charm for the Ladies
With a pair of goals from junior Hannah Walker and another from sophomore Leah Roth, George Mason’s Lady Mustangs defeated Radford 3-1 in a 90 minute battle for the championship. Mason downed the Radford Bobcats in a match that was controlled by the Mustang midfield and defense for a majority of the game. Mason girls have now won the Group A State Soccer Championship 3 years in a row.
A Sweet Sunday for the Mason Boys
The Mason boys team defeated Radford 2 – 1 in their game played Sunday as their Saturday game was called due to thunder and lighting. The Mason boys team were also defending state champions — winning their second year in a row.
By FALLS CHURCH TIMES STAFF
June 12, 2010
The George Mason Girls soccer team defeated Gate City, 5-1, on Friday to win a spot in today’s state championship game at Radford University. The Lady Mustangs will face Radford, which defeated Madison County, 5-2, in the other semi-final match up.
On Tuesday Mason defeated Northumberland, 7-0, in the quarter-finals.