Category Archives: Field Hockey

2018.09.17 Field Hockey: Heritage @ Freedom

Ashburn, VA (September 17, 2018) – As the season begins to move past the opening few weeks, teams are starting to find their identities. The look that the Heritage Pride has found is that of a dynamic offensive juggernaut. They seem to grow more fine-tuned in each game they play, and their opponent tonight, the Freedom…
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2018.09.17 Field Hockey: Stone Bridge @ Riverside

Ashburn, VA (September 17, 2018) – Coming off a tough loss to Heritage, the Stone Bridge Bulldogs got a lucky break when the matchup with the Riverside Rams was moved to Bulldog Stadium due to the possibility of inclement weather. Time would tell which would arrive first, bad weather or more good luck. Chas Sumser Photography…
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2018.09.12 Field Hockey: Heritage @ Stone Bridge

Ashburn, VA (September 12, 2018) – On paper, there wasn't much difference between the Heritage Pride (5-0) and the Stone Bridge Bulldogs (4-0). Both teams sported prolific offenses with the Pride scoring rate (4.6 goals per game) slightly better than the Bulldogs' pace (4.3). And both teams had stingy defenses with the Bulldogs giving up just…
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2018.09.11 Field Hockey: Heritage @ Briar Woods

Potomac Falls, VA (September 11, 2018) – The Briar Woods Falcons and Heritage Pride entered this misty evening match with one loss between them so far this season. The only blemish was a Falcons loss to the powerful Riverside Rams. Chas Sumser Photography was there to capture the action and emotion and posted a gallery of images…
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2018.09.11 Field Hockey: Dominion @ Potomac Falls

Potomac Falls, VA (September 11, 2018) – It's always a good match when cross-town rivals meet, and that goes for games between the Dominion Titans and the Potomac Falls Panthers. Both teams have had some early season field hockey success. The Titans, 2-3 entering the game, were looking for an identity, while the host Panthers were…
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08.22.18 Field Hockey: Park View @ Rock Ridge

 Aldie, VA (August 22, 2018) – In the second game of a double-header at John Champe High School, the Rock Ridge Phoenix hosted the Park View Patriots. It would be a good chance for both teams to see where they stand on the night before the new school year begins. Chas Sumser Photography was there to…
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08.22.18 Field Hockey: Heritage @ John Champe

Aldie, VA (August 22, 2018) – The last day of summer, literally, brought a slight touch of cooler weather to the first game of a field hockey double-header. And it was the John Champe Knights hosting the Heritage Pride. Chas Sumser Photography was there to capture the action and emotion and posted a gallery of images from…
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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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