Girls Varsity Volleyball
Despite boasting three consecutive wins against Pope John Paul, William Monroe and Central high schools after coming out of the Raider Rumble tournament, the volleyball team lost its Tuesday evening game to Strasburg High School, 1-3. After coming back from a loss in the first match to win in the second, many mistakes troubled the girls and they ended up losing the game.
“Our girls gave everything they had against the defending district champs and the next time we play them the results will be different,” Coach Erik Healey said. He added that the team is starting to gel, and learned from its fifth-place performance at the Raider Rumble how to work together.
The team will continue its three-game-a-week pace with games against Madison County, Pope John Paul and Rappahannock County high schools in the coming week.
“The team is feeling confident despite the tough loss to Strasburg,” Healey said. “As long as our defense stays tough and our offense plays smart, we should be able to add to our win column this week.”
Varsity Cross COuntry
The boys and girls varsity cross country teams ran in the Oatlands Invitational last Saturday. The girls team, defending VHSL state champions, came in fifth and the boys squad came in 30th. More than 60 Mason runners competed in a field of more than 3,000.