Mason Girls Soccer Battling Weather More Than Opponents

The George Mason High School girls soccer team has been unstoppable in Bull Run District play this season.

Well, not exactly.

The Mustangs actually were stopped at the beginning of this week, but not by anything an opponent did.

Instead, Mother Nature remained undefeated.

Mason’s home match against Strasburg High was canceled because of lightning, and the team’s road match on Tuesday at Rappahannock High was canceled because of poor field conditions.

Mason head coach Jennifer Parson explained that to take the field on Monday, there needed to be 30 consecutive minutes of lightning-free skies. After waiting and hour and a half with no luck, the match was called.

Monday was to be Senior Night.

“I think they were a little disappointed,” Parsons said. “They were excited [for senior night].”

Tuesday’s game against Rapp was called before the Mustangs even boarded the bus for the long ride west.

Monday’s match, and Senior Night with it, was rescheduled for tonight at home. Tuesday’s match has been rescheduled for Thursday. Both make ups are weather permitting.

“It makes it tough to think you’re going to play and then not,” Parsons said. “We’ve been through it before. It’s a mental challenge.”

Parsons is unsure of what will happen if either or both of their matches can’t be played. Thursday is the last scheduled day of Bull Run District regular season play, and the district tournament is scheduled to begin on Friday.

Mason has already earned a first-round bye in the district tournament, and will host a semifinal on Monday at 8 p.m.

Heading into this week, the Mustangs sported a record of 10-4, and had won it’s last eight matches by a combined score of 51-2.

In addition to negotiating weather patterns and gearing up for the post-season, Parsons also must balance some of her player’s club soccer commitments, as well as nurse a fractured foot.

“It’s tricky at this time of year,” she said.

Mason plays on Monday at home in the Bull Run District tournament semifinals at 8 p.m.