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Mason Lax Preps for Playoffs; Boys, Girls Try to Rebound from Skids

After starting the season with an undefeated mark of 7-0 the girls varsity lacrosse team ended the season with a record of 8-6, dropping its final five games of the season.

“We started off the season very strong and somewhere along the way we lost a little bit of focus,” Mason Head Coach Kara Hanover said.

The most recent defeat for the Mustangs was a 12-7 loss on senior night  at home to Heritage.

Mason held a 5-4 lead at halftime, and pushed it to 6-4 before Heritage wrested control of the game away from the Mustangs.

Catherine Duarte and Sally Blakemore led the scoring for the Mustangs with three goals apiece, while Allie Atkeson added a marker of her own.

The Mustangs will have new life when they begin their playoff drive this Thursday, May 10 against Potomac Falls at 7 p.m. at Mason High School.

“The postseason is a brand new start for us,” Hanover said. “We can put the regular season behind us and just focus on Potomac Falls.”


Boys to Face Loudon County Thursday

Similar to their female counterparts, the boys team sprinted to a 5-1 start on the season, but finished at .500 with a record of 6-6.

“I was a little disappointed with the second half of the season,” Mason Head Coach Richard Costello said. “After spring break we came back a little flat and finished 1-5.”

That stretch included two one-goal losses.

Now the Mustangs will have to regroup as they travel to Loudon County for an opening round playoff game on Thursday at 7 p.m. Mason fell by two goals to Loudon County in a game on March 22.