by Liz Lizama
The George Mason High School varsity girls soccer team’s regular season schedule slowed down this week with just one home game this past Tuesday.
The one-week break from last week’s game against William Monroe High School and a minor rain delay had little impact on the Mustangs’ performance as they trampled Central High School 8-0.
Sophomore forward/midfielder Becca Crouch kicked off scoring for the Mustangs six minutes into the game. Thereafter, Mason’s offense proved unstoppable at 5-0 by halftime.
The Mustangs added three more goals in the second half to end the game early as a result of the slaughter rule.
Mason dominated the field, only allowing the Falcons two shots the entire game. The shutout marks senior goalkeeper Katie Cheney’s ninth of the season.
Senior forward/midfielder Ava Roth led the Mustangs in scoring with four of Mason’s eight goals. Crouch, freshman forward/midfielder Izzy Armstrong and junior midfielders Kate Mills and Melissa Johnson each contributed one goal.
In addition to Crouch’s s early goal in the game, she assisted with four of Mason’s goals. Forward/midfielders Corinne Carson (junior), Victoria Rund (freshman) and Megan Butler (sophomore) each had one assist.
The now 13-0 undefeated Mustangs will play their last regular season home game tomorrow against Manassas Park High School.
“As we move forward into the post-season we are looking to keep our standard of play high and focus on improving the little things like movement off of the ball and our first touch,” said head coach Jennifer Parsons after Tuesday’s game.
“The team has grown tremendously throughout this season, and we are excited to be getting closer to the post-season.”