The Virginia AAA field hockey tournament will be held tonight through Saturday at Oakton High School. No Northern Region team has won a Virginia AAA title since McLean in 1986. Lake Braddock, this year's Northern Region runner-up, was the last Northern Region team to advance to the state title game, losing 2-0 to Frank Cox in 1998. Lake Braddock also advanced to the title game in 1997, the last time the state tournament was held at Oakton.
Directions: From Washington or eastern Fairfax, take I-66 west to exit 62 north (Nutley Street). Stay in the far left lane after exiting and take the first left onto Virginia Center Boulevard, which changes to Country Creek Road. Follow Country Creek Road to the school. From Route 123, go to Nutley Street south. Follow Nutley Street to Virginia Center Boulevard and turn right. Virginia Center Boulevard changes to Country Creek Road; follow it to the school. From Route 50 heading west, turn right at Pickett Road, which become Blake Lane at Lee Highway. Turn right on Sutton Road at the third light after Lee Highway. Using public transit, take the Orange Line Metro to the Vienna stop. Exit at the north side of the station, take a left and walk a few blocks to the school.