Lansdowne, VA (May 20, 2017) – It took over twenty-four hours to complete the game, but the Riverside Rams continued their winning ways with a resounding victory over the Heritage Pride in a Dulles West semi-final.
Chas Sumser, Viva Loudoun photographer, was there to capture the action and emotion and posted a gallery of images from the game.
The match began on Thursday afternoon under bright sun and high temperatures. The pace of play was equally torrid as the host Rams piled on the goals and quickly built a ten-goal lead.
But ominous weather crept in from the westm and as the halftime whistle blew so did the wind and rain. After a delay of more than an hour, the second half was postponed until Friday with Riverside in front, 16-4.
The rest of the game was played as a possession exercise for the Rams. The well-coached team worked intricate weaving patterns across the fields, which gave the Pride a chance to work on their defensive positioning as well. There was no scoreboard on the practice field, but in a nice show of sportsmanship Riverside took very few shots to close out the match.
Final score: Riverside 18 – Heritage 4.