Category Archives: Riverside

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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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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2017.05.26 Boys Soccer: James Monroe @ Riverside, Conf. 28 Final

Lansdowne, VA (May 26, 2017) – Entering the match for the Conference 28 Championship, both the host Riverside Rams and the visiting James Monroe Yellow Jackets had won two playoff games. The Rams had a slightly easier route, beating the eighth and fifth seeds, while the Jackets had to upset the second seeded William Monroe to get…
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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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2017.05.11 Boys Soccer: Riverside @ Park View

Sterling, VA (May 11, 2017) – The Riverside Rams entered the game confidently behind an unblemished 14-0-2 regular season record. Their test would be against the Park View Patriots, the 2016 4A State Champions also sporting an outstanding record at 11-2-0. The match might not matter much in terms of playoff seeding, but it certainly would give…
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2017.04.21 Track: Wolverine Classic Invitational

Purcellville, VA (April 21, 2017) – Right in the middle of the girls 4x800 relay--the opening event of the 2017 Wolverine Classic Invitational track and field meet--the hoped against, but not unexpected announcement came. "Clear the stadium," the announcer said, "lightning has been witnessed in the area. All runners return to their school buses, all spectators…
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2017.02.10 Girls Basketball: Skyline @ Riverside, Conf. 28 Quarterfinal

Lansdowne, VA (February 10, 2017) – The Riverside Lady Rams entered the conference tournament with the fourth seed, home court advantage and high hopes of advancing well into the postseason. In their way were the visiting Skyline Hawks. The game started well enough for the Rams as they held a slim lead early in the first quarter.…
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