Sweeper Mike Chavez scored on a 27-yard free kick from the left side midway through the first half to help lead George Mason to a 2-0 win over visiting Clarke County in last night's Virginia A Bull Run District championship in Falls Church.
Junior forward Adam Knudson scored the second goal of the night around the 49th minute, beating several defenders and faking out the goalkeeper before shooting.
"We'd been working on pulling the keeper off the near post all season long," George Mason Coach Frank Spinello said. "So to see it happen in the championship game was satisfying."
Goalkeeper Alex Fatovic notched his 10th shutout of the season. The Mustangs (13-2-1) will host the winner of the Buffalo Gap-Riverheads game at 5 p.m. Tuesday in the Region B quarterfinals.
Lauren Frankiewicz struck out 18 and was one walk from a perfect game as she led Madison to an 8-0 victory over visiting Falls Church in the first round of the Virginia AAA Northern Region softball tournament.
Last night's no-hitter was the seventh of the season for the junior All-Met. The Warhawks, meanwhile, had fifteen hits. Freshman Heather Jones and sophomore Ashli Breau each had two singles, two RBI and one run scored, and Kim McCarthy finished with a single, a double, an RBI and a run scored.
Frankiewicz, Madison's leading hitter at .520, had a double, a single, two RBI and one run scored. The Warhawks will play the winner of last night's Westfield-West Potomac game at 6 p.m. Monday at Falls Church. . . .
Mount Vernon's home game with W.T. Woodson in the Northern Region first round game was suspended because of weather and will be resumed at the Alexandria area school at 7:30 p.m. today. Mount Vernon led 1-0 with two outs in the top of the fourth when the game was called.
Gar-Field junior midfielder Darrien Ruggles' first-half goal proved to be the game-winner as the Indians boys' soccer team defeated Forest Park, 1-0, to complete a boy-girl sweep of the host Bruins in the Virginia AAA Cardinal District championship games last night in Woodbridge.
In the girls' game, junior forward Shawn Wickham scored in the 56th minute, and the Indians held on to knock off the No. 8 Bruins, 1-0.
On Monday, both Gar-Field teams will make their first Northwestern Region soccer appearances since the 1990s.
-- Carl Little