Two minutes into the varsity game, Briar Woods has a one goal lead
Sports Action Images by Chas Sumser, VivaLoudoun Photographer
Ashburn, VA (Apr 11, 2016) – The Briar Woods High School Falcons visited the Broad Run High School Spartans for a highly anticipated night of girls soccer. Chas Sumser was there to cover the action and posted a varsity gallery of 90 images and a JV gallery of 94 images.
A strong wind was the third opponent in the JV match. In the first half, the run of play was entirely in the Broad Run defensive end. In the second half, after the teams turned around, play was entirely in the Briar Woods defensive end. It looked like the game would end in a tie, but the Falcon keeper could not control a late free kick that dipped and swerved as it came hard toward the net. The Spartans smashed home the rebound to finish the game’s only goal.
Final score: Broad Run 1 – Briar Woods 0.
In the varsity match, the wind was not as much of a force, but it certainly influenced the arc of a corner kick taken just two minutes into the match by the Falcons. It floated and curved just above the outstretched arms of the Spartan keeper where it was finished for a Briar Woods, 1-0 lead. Midway through the period, Briar Woods struck again to take a commanding 2-0 lead into halftime.
But Broad Run wasn’t finished and definitely stepped up their game in the second half. The play was even until about fifteen minutes remaining, but that’s when the Spartans poured it on the Falcon defense. Finally getting a goal to cut the margin in half with six minutes left, Broad Run threatened, but did not score again.
Final score: Briar Woods 2 – Broad Run 1.
You can see more photo galleries by Chas Sumser at VivaLoudoun.