George Mason High School’s girls soccer team won the Virginia Region B championship tonight, knocking off Madison County, 4-1, at home.
On a quest for their third-straight state title, the Lady Mustangs fell behind early, 1-0, but Mason’s Hannah Walker tied it up less than five minutes later. “I think the [Madison] goal came at a good time, and served as a good wake up call for our team,” Mason coach Jennifer Parsons said. The ‘Stangs would add one more goal, from Violet Miller, in the first half and went into halftime up 2-1.
Mason wasn’t done scoring, however, and added two more goals, both from Leah Roth, in the second.
“I was especially happy with the second half of the game, I thought my team played very smart soccer, as the girls didn’t just sit on the 2-1 lead”, Parsons said. “The girls really wanted to come out and set themselves apart from Madison on the score sheet.”
On her team’s dominant performance, Parsons said “I really thought that each and every player on my team gave 100% on the field tonight and I was really proud of them for that. This is a great result and will provide good confidence going into the state tournament next week and we hope to contiue our goal-scoring momentum and success!”
The two-time defending state champs will host a quaterfinal state tourney game against the Region A runner-up, Northumberland High School, at home on Tuesday.