Category Archives: Field Hockey

2017.10.26 Field Hockey: Stone Bridge @ Potomac Falls, Dulles District Final

Sterling, VA (October 26, 2017) – To date, the eight-team Dulles District field hockey tournament had gone perfectly true to form. The higher seed won every quarterfinal game and both semifinals, which led to the championship matchup between the top two teams. And the specific path for the finalists had been remarkably the same. The top-seeded…
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2017.10.05 Field Hockey: Woodgrove @ Riverside

Sterling, VA (October 5, 2017) – In what has become something of a tradition for Loudoun County high school field hockey, four teams gathered for a double-header. In the nightcap, the Woodgrove Wolverines were the "home" team for an important matchup--at Dominion High School. The opponent, the Riverside Rams, were one of the hottest teams in…
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2017.10.05 Field Hockey: Heritage @ Dominion

Sterling, VA (October 5, 2017) – It was 1-1 at halftime, but what did you expect? With the Heritage Pride visiting the Dominion Titans the matchup included two of the top three teams in the Dulles District, and it was bound to be a tight one. The first half of play was excellent. In front of…
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2017.09.26 Field Hockey: Stone Bridge @ Tuscarora

Ashburn, VA (September 26, 2017) – As the season pushes past the midpoint, Loudoun County high schools are finding out where they stand. Some, like the Tuscarora Huskies are struggling regularly against competition while others, like the Stone Bridge Bulldogs have not achieved elite status, but are trending well. At 2-5, the Huskies needed a win…
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2017.09.26 Field Hockey: Broad Run @ Rock Ridge

Ashburn, VA (September 26, 2017) – On the first ever Senior Night for the Rock Ridge Phoenix field hockey program, the team was hoping for their first victory of the season for Olivia Ouimet, their lone member of the class of 2018. Standing in their way were the Broad Run Spartans, sporting a modest 3-6 record…
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2017.09.19 Field Hockey: Dominion @ Potomac Falls

Sterling, VA (September 19, 2017) – A year ago, attending a field hockey match between two Loudoun County high schools was somewhat of a novelty. The overall level of play was erratic and even the officiating was inconsistent. Everyone on the field, on the sidelines, and in the stands was learning the game and some were…
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2017.09.19 Field Hockey: Riverside @ Park View

Sterling, VA (September 19, 2017) – What a difference a year makes. For the host Park View Patriots, the excitement of a brand new team and a relatively new sport has not yet worn off. For the visiting Riverside Rams, with a full season behind them, it's now all about systems of play, aggressive attack, and…
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2017.09.12 Field Hockey: Dominion @ Freedom

South Riding, VA (September 12, 2017) – The regular occurrence of double-headers has had the nice effect of creating a field hockey community and a camaraderie that spans across teams and schools in Loudoun County. And, on a beautiful late summer afternoon, the Freedom Eagles hosted the Dominion Titans for the first half of another twinbill.…
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2017.09.12 Field Hockey: Heritage @ Potomac Falls

South Riding, VA (September 12, 2017) – At Freedom High School, the Heritage Pride "visited" the Potomac Falls Panthers for a matchup of highly-rated teams. Heading into the game, Heritage was 5-1, but Potomac Falls had a slightly better overall record at 5-0. Chas Sumser Photography was there to capture the action and emotion and posted…
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2017.08.31 Field Hockey: Potomac Falls @ Park View

Sterling, VA (August 31, 2017) – Playing their first ever field hockey home game, and with a small but loud and supportive crowd behind them, the Park View Patriots took the pitch brimming with confidence. They could hardly contain their excitement as ear-to-ear grins spread across each face during player introductions. On the other side stood…
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2016.10.27 Field Hockey: Briar Woods @ Potomac Falls, Conf. 14 Final

Leesburg, VA (October 27, 2016) – When the first ever Conference 14 field hockey tournament bracket was announced, Briar woods had earned a first round bye as the third seed of six teams. But that meant they would likely have to be in the role of underdog by first beating second-seeded Stone Bridge, which they did, and then…
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2016.10.17 Field Hockey: Loudoun County @ Broad Run

Ashburn, VA (October 17, 2016) – All indications are that the inaugural first season of high school field hockey in Loudoun County will be seen as a huge success. The season will wrap up over the next two days with final matches played across the county. Hopefully, the trend of double-headers will continue next season. The four…
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2016.10.17 Field Hockey: Briar Woods @ Woodgrove

Ashburn, VA (October 17, 2016) – All indications are that the inaugural first season of high school field hockey in Loudoun County will be seen as a huge success. The season will wrap up over the next two days with final matches played across the county. Hopefully, the trend of double-headers will continue next season. The four…
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2016.09.12 Field Hockey: Potomac Falls @ Riverside

Sterling, VA (September 12, 2016) – On a warm, but not stifling evening, four Loudoun County high school field hockey teams met to continue the growth and acceptance of this new sport. It's clear from the maturing level of play that the players and teams are increasing their skill, which makes the flow of play more even…
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2016.09.12 Field Hockey: Heritage @ Dominion

Sterling, VA (September 12, 2016) – On a warm, but not stifling evening, four Loudoun County high school field hockey teams met to continue the growth and acceptance of this new sport. It's clear from the maturing level of play that the players and teams are increasing their skill, which makes the flow of play more even…
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2016.09.01 Field Hockey: Briar Woods @ Tuscarora

Leesburg, VA (September 1, 2016) – After a summer of intense heat and virtually no precipitation, a thirty-minute rain/lightning delay came out of the blue. Literally. But the end result was a bit lower temperature and a little less humidity. Oh, and a nice rainbow to boot. Chas Sumser Photography was there to capture the action and posted…
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2016.08.31 Field Hockey: Potomac Falls @ Loudoun County

Ashburn, VA (August 31, 2016) – Perhaps it's because field hockey is not fully funded this year, but the multitude of double-headers is a great way to introduce this new sport to the Loudoun County community. Watching four teams in action on any given night allows spectators (and photographers) to gain insight into the game and…
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2016.08.31 Field Hockey: Woodgrove @ Broad Run

Ashburn, VA (August 31, 2016) – Perhaps it's because field hockey is not fully funded this year, but the multitude of double-headers is a great way to introduce this new sport to the Loudoun County community. Watching four teams in action on any given night allows spectators (and photographers) to gain insight into the game and…
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2016.08.23 Field Hockey: Woodgrove @ Loudoun Valley

Purcellville, VA (August 23, 2016) – As an exhausting, overheated summer comes to a close, there was an air of newness and excitement in the stadium as four Loudoun County high schools played their initial varsity field hockey matches. While many on the sidelines--including this photographer--tried to make sense of the nuances of this sport, the athletes on…
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