Brambleton, VA (May 20, 2017) – The Briar Woods Varsity Lacrosse Team flew away with the Conference 14 Championship win last night with 28 seconds left in the game that spanned two days due to thunderstorm weather conditions. The boys on both teams were eager to get it done and Stone Bridge had something to prove. While down 8 to 2 from the first two periods on Thursday night, the Bulldogs were firing up to prove something – maybe to overcome adversity of their prior loss to the Falcons.
On Friday with two periods remaining in the delayed game, seniors on both teams were in the middle of each of their team huddles firing up and inspiring their teammates to give it their all in order to win the conference championship. The team that struck first and often with goals would have a significant advantage to winning the title. The Falcons scored first in the 3rd quarter, and then the Bulldogs retaliated with their goal. It was a hard fought after that. Briar Woods senior, Matthew Harris and Nick Romano, both propelled the Falcons with three goals and one assist each.
However, there was a storm brewing both figuratively and literally. The game was held up due to lightning and the thunderstorm. When play resumed, Bulldogs down by 4, they came back with precision goals by Jordan Lee, the Cole Brothers: Dominick and Nickolas, and Jimmy Stratton to tie it up 10-10. With all the shots on goal by the Bulldogs, Falcon senior goalkeeper, Will Juneau, had his hands full and put in some great work! On the other side of the field, Bulldogs freshman goalkeeper, Tyler Judson, was keeping up with his opponent all the way until the last 28 seconds of the game. While everyone thinking the game was going to go into overtime, Matthew Harris had other ideas and a fierce amount of determination. Harris got the ball and positioned himself and executed a laser shot past Judson for the VHSL Conference 14 win.
Viva Loudoun Photographer, Steven Holland, was on the field capturing the great work of the Bulldogs and Falcons. Here are a few pics from last nights game. A complete photo gallery will follow.
Let’s give it up for both teams who played extremely hard against each other amidst the weather conditions that Mother Nature dealt everyone this past Thursday and Friday.
Both teams will move on to the VHSL 5A regional championships. There is a possibility these two teams could face each other AGAIN! Wow, that will be one you just have to come out and see for yourself.
Stay tuned for the photo gallery from last nights game.
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