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After First Defeat, Falls Church Lax U11s Resume Winning Ways


On Saturday, the U11 Boys resumed their winning ways by beating Spotsylvania, 5-3, at George Mason High School’s Moore Cadillac Stadium. Spotsylvania jumped out to a quick one-goal lead before Eriksen Johansen (four goals) and Brandon Ward (one goal) put up five unanswered tallies. The team continued to move the ball well as Myles Cobb assisted on two goals, while Ward also had an assist. Hustle was also a key factor in the victory, as Sean Fitzgerald picked up 10 ground balls followed by Andrew Trauth with four. Ward, Brendon Smith, Connar Mulcahy and Hayden Sausville had three each to help Falls Church secure the win.


Also on Saturday, the U13 Boys hosted a talented Annandale squad. Falls Church played with determination but was unable to overcome Annandale, losing 4-1. Sean Cormany scored the lone Falls Church goal. Keenan Glahn was once again outstanding in goal and was supported by a strong defensive effort led by Austin Gogal and Patrick Trauth.

On Sunday, the U13 Girls hosted Stafford, who gained the early 5-1 advantage in the first half before Falls Church clawed back with five goals in the second half. However, Stafford’s two goals in the second half propelled them to the 7-6 victory. Goalie Emma Washa played another excellent game, stopping a number of tough shots. Scoring for Falls Church was Kendal Swenson and Victoria Nnaji, both with two goals, and Abby Van Buren and Kallen Shea with one each.

Also on Sunday, the U11 Girls took on a strong and undefeated Braddock Road team. Braddock Road’s fast break goals led them to a 14-7 victory. However, Falls Church played excellent settled defense led by Rae Mondragon and got strong midfield play particularly from Annie Wilson. Maddie Hof led the scoring for Falls Church with four goals.

This coming weekend all Falls Church teams are on the road. The U13 Boys have a Saturday game at Fort Hunt and a Sunday game at Prince William, while the U11 Boys travel to Stafford on Saturday. This weekend is the last regular season game for the girls, with both the U13s and U11s traveling to Arlington on Sunday.