Mustang Soccer Lands 4-Peat and Close-2nd

Mustang Girls Celebrate Their 4th Straight State Title {Photo Credit: Charlotte Hyland}

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.

Senior Mustang Girls and Their Coaches Host Their 4th State Champion Trophy. {Photo Credit: Charlotte Hyland}

Violet Miller (10) and Leah Roth (20) accounted for the 2 goals scored in the State Final. {Photo Credit: Charlotte Hyland}

George Mason Boys Soccer, 2011 {Photo Credit: Tracy Back}

Jordon Robarge Takes a Shot while Paul Darmstadter (7) follows and Harris Schaffer (12) waits in the box during the 2011 State Division A Semi-finals against Galax. {Photo Credit: Tracy Back}

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.

The Washington Post provided good coverage of both the Girls’ and Boys’ games.

June 13, 2011 


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