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Mason Cruises Past Madison County Despite Sidelined Starters

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Eion Oosterbaan handily blazes by Madison County’s defense, giving him the edge to score a hat trick last Friday night. (Courtesy Photo)

The George Mason High School boys soccer team, hosting Madison County High School last Friday, dominated throughout the game and ended with a score of 5-0. Despite the entire starting defensive line being unable to play due to injuries, Mason managed to control the ball and the tempo without giving Madison County any scoring opportunities.

To score Mason’s first goal, senior captain Eion Oosterbaan received a long through ball enabling him to have a breakaway, which he placed in the back of the net. Shortly after, Oosterbaan crossed to junior Adam Witzel who positioned himself in front of the open net, allowing him to tap the ball in and increase the lead to 2-0. To end the half, freshman Kavon Nowroozi got the ball to Oosterbaan, who scored his second goal and Mason’s third.

Mason continued to possess the ball. Off of a corner kick, freshman Thomas Rund headed the ball across the goal frame to sophomore Truman Custer, who tapped the ball in the net. To score Mason’s fifth and final goal, Oosterbaan pierced the ball into the far left corner of the net from the top of the box.

“Our young guys stepped up big in this game, and our level of play didn’t drop off a bit even though we were missing several key players,” said Oosterbaan.
George Mason will host William Monroe High School next Tuesday.