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 as the host Rams piled on the goals and quickly built a ten-goal lead.
Chas Sumser, Viva Loudoun photographer, was there to capture the action and emotion and posted a gallery of images from the game.
But ominous weather crept in from the west and as the halftime whistle blew so did the wind and rain. After a delay of more than an hour, the second half was postponed until Friday with Riverside in front, 16-4.
The rest of the game was played as a possession exercise for the Rams. The well-coached team worked intricate weaving patterns across the fields, which gave the Pride a chance to work on their defensive positioning as well. There was no scoreboard on the practice field, but in a nice show of sportsmanship Riverside took very few shots to close out the match.
Final score: Riverside 18 - Heritage 4.