Fall Sports Wrap Up At Meridian, Field Hockey Is State Runner-Up

That’s a wrap on fall sports season for the Meridian Mustangs, and it was another successful one for multiple teams. Most notably, girls’ field hockey competed in the State Finals after beating Poquoson 1-0 on Friday at Virginia Beach’s Kellam High School, but they fell 6-0 to now three-time defending champion Tabb.

Still, it was an amazing season for the girls, who ended with a final record of 21-1, and four players – Cassie DuBois, C.C. Carmody, Delaney Flanagan, and Lucy Hladky – were named to the All-Regional first team, while Lila Deering, Gia Khan, and goaltender Briana Corry all made the second team. Additionally, DuBois was awarded the Regional Player of the Year while head coach Anne Steenhoek was the Coach of the Year.

Mustangs Cross Country Team finishes 8th Place in State Tournament. (Photo: FCCPS/Jeff Buck)

The girls’ cross country team also competed in states, and finished eighth overall as a group as Molly Moore’s 31st place individual result led the way. Tucker Albaugh also competed individually for the boys, and finished 65th in his race despite battling an illness. Congratulations to both squads on another great season!

Finally, football’s year wrapped up with a 49-20 loss at Brentsville in the regional playoffs, ending their campaign with a 4-7 record. Still, that’s several games improved from the one-win 2022 season, and things should be looking up once again in 2024 as the young group continues to gain experience.