Leesburg (Apr 24, 2015) – Chas Sumser photographed the Broad Run High School vs. Tuscarora High School girls soccer match on Friday, April 24 and posted this photo gallery with 96 images.
The night began with a ceremony honoring Coach Fortune, from Tuscarora, and Madison Small, from Broad Run. Both left us too soon and galvanized the two high school communities. With both teams highly ranked, undefeated and tied at the top of the Conference 14, this was sure to be an emotion-filled battle, and it was.
Late in the first half, awarded a penalty kick, Tuscarora struck first and took a 1-0 lead at the break. The match was played mostly at midfield with a slight possession edge to the Huskies. Both defenses were rock solid. The second half began with an invigorated Spartan attack putting increased pressure in the Tuscarora defensive third. But then, Broad Run’s Lexi Taylor crushed a header off a corner kick and it was game on. The intense play went back and forth, up and down the field, and it looked like the match was headed to overtime.
With about a minute left, off a rebound, Leah Deutsch found the back of the net with a laser from twenty yards out sealing the second huge win in a row for the Spartans.