Category Archives: Lacrosse

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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2017.06.07 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 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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2017.05.31 Boys Lacrosse: Freedom @ Riverside, 4A West Semifinal

Lansdowne, VA (May 31, 2017) – As soon as the field cleared after the Riverside Rams girls lacrosse team won their regional matchup, their male counterparts raced on to the turf to start warmups. In front of them were the Freedom Eagles who would try to block the Rams from matching the girls' success. The Eagles raced…
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2017.05.31 Girls Lacrosse: Dominion @ Riverside, 4A West Semifinal

Lansdowne, VA (May 31, 2017) – In an unusual occurrence for this spring season, there was only a slight weather delay prior to the start of this regional girls lacrosse matchup. When the weather finally cleared, and the gates opened up, on came the Dominion Titans and the top-seeded Riverside Rams. There were two times when Dominion…
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2017.05.19 Boys Lacrosse: Loudoun Valley @ Riverside, Dulles West Semifinal

Lansdowne, VA (May 19, 2017) – Thursday night's postponement meant an early start for Friday's semifinal matchup between the Loudoun Valley Vikings, who got there by defeating the Heritage Pride in the play-in game, and the Riverside Rams, the top seed. Surprisingly, the Vikings jumped out to a 3-0 lead, but the Rams clawed back to make…
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2017.05.18 Girls Soccer: Warren County @ Riverside, Conf. 28 Quarterfinal

Lansdowne, VA (May 18, 2017) – Playing in its first post-season game ever, the Riverside Rams girls soccer team hosted the Warren County Wildcats on a blistering mid-May afternoon. From the start, the Rams dominated the match. If not for the play of the Wildcats' outstanding goalkeeper, the Rams would have been much further ahead than the 2-1 halftime score…
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2017.05.18 Girls Lacrosse: Heritage @ Riverside, Dulles West Semifinal

[adsanity id=46739 align=alignnone /] Lansdowne, VA (May 18, 2017) – It took over twenty-four hours to complete the game, but the Riverside Rams continued their winning ways with a resounding victory over the Heritage Pride in a Dulles West semi-final. The match began on Thursday afternoon under bright sun and high temperatures. The pace of play was equally torrid…
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2017.05.12 Girls Lacrosse: Riverside @ Rock Ridge

Ashburn, VA (May 12, 2017) – With seniors on their team for the first time, the Rock Ridge Phoenix was about to cap off a solid season entering the game at 8-5. In front of them were the undefeated Riverside Rams--with no seniors at all--and who, at 13-0, were looking to finish undefeated. Could Rock Ridge be a…
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2017.05.09 Boys Lacrosse: Dominion @ Loudoun County

Leesburg, VA (May 9, 2017) – With everyone fighting for playoff positions, this matchup was a big one. Leading the Dulles East group were the visiting Dominion Titans. On home turf were the Loudoun County Raiders, in second place in Dulles West. Both teams sported identical records at 8-3. The first few minutes of the match were close, but by…
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2017.04.30 Boys Lacrosse: Loudoun County @ Briar Woods

Ashburn, VA (April 30, 2017) – A forty-five minute rain delay created an unusual start time for this highly anticipated matchup of two great LCPS boys lacrosse teams. After a brief thunderstorm that created steamy conditions, the visiting Loudoun County Raiders and the host Briar Woods Falcons went to work at 10:45 on a Saturday morning. Both…
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2017.04.28 Boys Lacrosse: Heritage @ Rock Ridge

Ashburn, VA (April 28, 2017) – As the season turns towards the playoffs both the visiting Heritage Pride and the home-standing Rock Ridge Phoenix were looking to gain a bit of momentum. A win for either could motivate them for a run in the playoffs. As is typical of LCPS boys lacrosse, the play was very physical…
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2017.04.18 Girls Lacrosse: John Champe @ Loudoun County

Leesburg, VA (April 18, 2017) – As the season reaches the midpoint and begins to round the final turn, both the Loudoun County Raiders and the John Champe were looking to build on modest overall records. A win for either team could be the start of a surge toward the playoffs. From the start it was Loudoun County…
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2017.03.31 Boys Lacrosse: Loudoun County @ Loudoun Valley

Purcellville, VA (March 31, 2017) – It wasn't that long ago when any sporting event featuring the Loudoun Valley Vikings and the Loudoun County Raiders would be a big deal. Whenever two of the original LCPS schools played, you knew it was a rivalry game, but now each team has at least one cross-town rival in their…
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2016.07.14 Special: Best of 2015-16 High School Sports

Ashburn, VA (July 14, 2016) – It's been a true privilege to photograph high school sports in Loudoun County for the last four years. I've witnessed breathtaking moments, heartbreaking disappointments, thrilling victories, and stunning upsets. I've seen great team victories and brilliant individual championships. I've sat in a field bundled up waiting for cross country racers to…
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2016.06.07 Boys Lacrosse: Hanover @ Dominion, 4A State Semfinal

Sterling, VA (June 7, 2016) – The Hanover Hawks visited the Dominion Titans with the winner advancing to the 4A State championship game. Chas Sumser was there to cover the action and posted a gallery of 111 images. The Titans jumped out to a quick 5-0 lead, and it looked like this was going to be a blowout. But…
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2016.05.31 Boys Lacrosse: Woodgrove @ Freedom, 4A West Semifinal

South Riding, VA (May 31, 2016) – Highly-rated all season, the Woodgrove Wolverines entered Olsen stadium a second seed in the 4A West Regional tournament, but still the favorite. Could the Freedom Eagles, in front of a raucous home crowd, carry over their momentum from their conference championship match? Chas Sumser was there to cover the…
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2016.05.31 Girls Lacrosse: Woodgrove @ Freedom, 4A West Semifinal

South Riding, VA (May 31, 2016) – You don't get to be the two-time defending state champion for nothing, and the Woodgrove Wolverines carried their banners high into this 4A West Regional match. Waiting for them were the undefeated Freedom Eagles, on a bit of a championship high of their own. Chas Sumser was there to cover…
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