The Mustangs were experiencing a strange new feeling this season — the sting of a loss. With three days to straighten themselves out before a home game with Potomac Falls, the Mason lacrosse team was preparing for a strong second half of the season.
The Mustangs charged out onto their own field on Thursday night against Potomac Falls, dominating both offensively and defensively in an 11-3 victory. Anchored by sophomore Michael Duning, with five goals and junior Josh Brew, with three goals and two assists, the Mustangs built up a 8-1 lead, scoring three more goals in the second half. Goalies Ewan Oglethorpe and Tim Koning switched at the half, both playing sensationally against the Panther attack with 12 saves combined. Seniors Russell Intermaggio, Andrew Breen and sophomore Ben Stewart led the Mustang defense to stifle Potomac Falls throughout the game, allowing very few open shots on net.
The Mustangs kept rolling Monday, pasting visiting Wakefield, 20-0. Junior John Mann and Duning headed a Mustang charge that scored relentlessly throughout the game. The Mason defense played equally well, limiting Wakefield to under 15 shots for the entire game. The tandem of Mason goalies stoned the Warriors for the first shutout of the season.
Now 9-1, the Mustangs look to keep their momentum rolling this week with a home game against Freedom-South Riding at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, April 24.