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Lady Mustangs Lacrosse Beats South Lakes Seahawks 19-8

Mason-Girls-LacrosseThe George Mason High School varsity girls lacrosse team prevailed over South Lakes, 19-8, last Wednesday, bringing their season record so far to 3-0.

 

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GMHS Mustang senior defender Grace Kuipers (no. 7) races for a ground ball at center field. Mustang senior defender Chelsea Wilkes (no. 8) and junior attack Amanda Rolander closely follow, challenged by South Lakes midfielders sophomore Abby Reed (center) and freshman Maria Leith (no. 4). (Photo: Jane Johansen)

The George Mason High School varsity girls lacrosse team prevailed over South Lakes, 19-8, last Wednesday, bringing their season record so far to 3-0.

In their last game before spring break, the Lady Mustangs led the AAA South Lakes Seahawks 14-5 at halftime. The girls were able to bring many from the bench to maintain the early lead.

With the Seahawks taking 19 shots on goal, senior Mason goalie Meghan Powell saw plenty of action, making nine saves.

Junior midfielder Abby Johansen led the Mustang scoring with seven goals, followd by senior attack Taylor Bottock with five, senior midfielder co-captain Gwen Edwards with four and a goal each from senior co-captain Grace Kuipers and Christina Perez, and sophomore Abby Perez.

Senior defender and co-captain Chelsea Wilkes and Edwards had four ground balls each, followed by Johansen with three.

Wilkes and Edwards also performed well at the center circle, effecting five draw controls each.

In the second half, Mason was able to flex its defensive skills a bit, with senior defender Katrina Snyder and Perez making interceptions.

Mason returns after spring break with a home game against Eastern View at 7:15 p.m. April 5. The girls then host defending Dulles District Champions, the Broad Run Spartans, on April 8.