An undefeated season is no more, as the Mustangs volleyball team’s 15-0 record added its first — and only — loss when it fell 3-1 to New Kent High School in the Class 3 state semi-final on Tuesday night.
Despite the unprecedented schedule (only six games), rigorous covid protocols and having to practice and play in snow and sleet, they ended the season with a 4-2 record and the co-District Championship title.
News from all the falls sports for this week in Mustang athletics.
A round-up covering the adapted Fall sports season with blurbs on football, field hockey and volleyball.
Capping an unusual season, the Mustang Boys and Girls Swim Teams traveled to Christiansburg last week to compete in the Class 3 Swimming State Championship.
As unusual and unwelcome as a Covid-cautious season could be, the girls basketball team for the City of Falls Church’s high school was happy to walk away from it with a Class 3 state title after a 65-49 victory over Spotswood High School on Saturday night.
School may not be face-to-face quite yet, but the return of high school sports a month ago have given students a much-anticipated sense of normalcy.
The senior competition will begin on Jan. 14 and conclude on Jan. 17. Junior competition will take place on Jan. 20 and 21. There will be no spectators, but the seats will be filled with cardboard cutouts and fans were encouraged to submit their pictures for the cutouts. The sound of applause will be piped in.
Mason clawed back into contention by tying the game at 41 and sending it into overtime, but the Mustangs never led during the period and were ultimately outdone by the visitors from Norfolk.
Rollins’ back-to-back three-pointers pushed Mason ahead 35-28 with 3:28 remaining and came at just the right time as the Tigers had cut into the Mustangs’ 27-21 lead that started off the fourth quarter.