Monthly Archives: June 2017

2017.06.10 Boys Lacrosse: E.C. Glass @ Riverside, 4A State Final

Salem, VA (June 10, 2017) – For the first time in a while, the Riverside Rams boys lacrosse team was wearing the darker color signifying that they were not the higher seed. And they were going up against the EC Glass Hilltoppers, a team that had just thoroughly trounced the Dominion Titans, the Rams' close rival. Mason…
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2017.06.10 Boys Soccer: Riverside @ Blacksburg, 3A State Final

Salem, VA (June 10, 2017) – No one would have blamed the Riverside Rams if they had just phoned it in today. After a grueling four-overtime semifinal victory less than twenty-four hours before this match began an exhausted team was what they had to offer to the Blacksburg Bruins. From the start the Bruins looked fresher, but…
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2017.06.06 Boys Soccer: Spotswood @ Riverside, 3A State Semifinal

Salem, VA (June 9, 2017) – As opposed to the earlier match for the Riverside Rams girls soccer team, the boys version was the favorite in this state semifinal match. Even when you say that, however, that doesn't mean the other team isn't ready to play. And ready they were. While the Rams had the possession edge, the…
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2017.06.06 Girls Soccer: Riverside @ Western Albemarle, 3A State Semifinal

Salem, VA (June 9, 2017) – The day broke with much promise for the Riverside Rams. Playing in their first ever state semifinal, could they upset the top-seeded Warriors from Western Albemarle? Sporting a record of 20-2 entering the match, the Warriors were clearly the favorite. But, for much of the first half of this match--played in beautiful Salem,…
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2017.06.07 Boys Lacrosse: Midlothian @ Riverside, 4A State Semifinal

Lansdowne, VA (June 7, 2017) – The Riverside Rams wore special red jerseys signifying the importance of this first-ever semifinal boys lacrosse game at home. In their way was a tough Midlothian Trojans team who had equal reason to expect a spot in the state championship game. With roaring crowds supporting both sides, the match opened up fast…
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2017.06.07 Girls Lacrosse: Monticello @ Riverside, 4A State Semifinal

Lansdowne, VA (June 7, 2017) – An air of excitement permeated Riverside stadium as the home-standing Rams prepared for their state semifinal lacrosse game against the visiting Monticello Mustangs. The Rams' previous playoff games had been blowouts, but this one--with so much on the line--would surely be different. Well, not so much. Behind five goals from Rachel Giachinta…
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2017.06.06 Boys Lacrosse: Dominion @ Riverside, 4A North Final

Lansdowne, VA (June 3, 2017) – There was no question that a visit from the Dominion Titans would be a test for the red hot Riverside Rams. Would the home field prove to be enough of an advantage? The Dominion crowd was good, too, so a Ram victory was not a given. Riverside built an early 5-1…
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2017.06.02 Boys Soccer: York @ Riverside, 3A East Semifinal

Lansdowne, VA (June 2, 2017) – Their previous match had been a cakewalk so the Riverside Rams had not yet been tested in their first ever regional tournament. Would the York Falcons provide stiffer competition? Although the Rams dominated possession, the Falcons were clearly a better prepared side at every position than the previous opponent. Riverside had…
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2017.06.02 Girls Lacrosse: George Mason @ Riverside, 4A North Final

Lansdowne, VA (June 2, 2017) – Before the Riverside Rams fans had a chance to sit down, it was 2-0. But this wasn't the typical start they were accustomed to. No, the lead belonged to the George Mason Mustangs. Would this game finally undo the home team's unbeaten streak? Well, no, actually, because after a quick timeout the…
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2017.06.01 Boys Soccer: Thomas Jefferson @ Riverside, 3A East Quarterfinal

Lansdowne, VA (June 1, 2017) – Before the game even started, the Riverside Rams were ahead. Well, technically, the scoreboard reflected the goal scored in the first eight minutes played two days ago--before the match was called due to inclement weather. If you trend that out--one goal per eight minutes--would the final score be 10-0? Troy Jackson (10)…
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