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Briar Woods and Tuscarora have each advanced to the semifinal round of the 5A North Region girls’ soccer tournament.—File Photo/Rick Wasser

A look ahead: Regional playoff pairings

The varsity postseason continues this week with regional tournament action. Teams will vie for regional supremacy and to earn state tournament bids as the 4A West Region and the 5A North Region will crown champions in baseball, softball, boys' soccer, girls' soccer, boys' lacrosse' girls' lacrosse, boys' tennis and girls' tennis.

Katie Orrison is seated in center with her parents Maura and Larry Orrison, and Raider girls’ lacrosse coach Katie Bowers.—Courtesy Photo

Orrison to play lacrosse at Christopher Newport

Loudoun County High School senior Katie Orrison will continue her academic and lacrosse career at Christopher Newport University in Newport News. Orrison has proven herself as both a skilled attacker and leader of the LCHS program for the last four years.
Pipsy Steyn

Highland denies Foxcroft’s bid for third straight state title

The lacrosse team of Middleburg-based Foxcroft School was thwarted Saturday afternoon in its bid for a third consecutive Virginia Independent Schools Athletic Association Division II state championship, losing 12-4 to nearby rival Highland School inside Robins Stadium at the University of Richmond. Almost exactly one year after dramatically defeating Highland on a game-winning Alex Grace goal four seconds before the final buzzer, the Hawks got revenge on the Foxes.

The Briar Woods Falcons are 2016 Conference 14 baseball tournament champions.—Photo Courtesy/Don Ventrice

Loudoun’s Varsity Sports Rewind: May 18-20 postseason games

Broad Run boys and Tuscarora girls won Conference 14 soccer tournament championship games Friday night. The match-ups are set for Conference 21-B and Conference 22 tournament championship games, scheduled for Tuesday evening.

The Stone Bridge Bulldogs are 2016 Conference 14 boys’ lacrosse tournament champions.—Times-Mirror/Michael Marzzacco

Strong finish lifts Stone Bridge past Briar Woods in Conference 14 lacrosse title game

Entering the fourth quarter trailing by a goal, Stone Bridge reeled off four consecutive goals to take the lead for good in a 9-7 victory against crosstown rival Briar Woods May 19 in the Conference 14 boys' lacrosse championship game. The reigning Group 5A state champion Bulldogs remained undefeated this season with the narrow win.

Senior captain Pipsy Steyn scored the decisive goal in Foxcroft’s 8-7 victory against Covenant.—Courtesy Photo

Foxcroft lacrosse returns to VISAA state semifinals

Senior Winnie Mason scored three goals to help No. 2 seed Foxcroft School outlast No. 7 seed Covenant School, 8-7, in the Virginia Independent Schools Athletic Association Division II state girls' lacrosse quarterfinals May 17 in Middleburg.

5A Loudoun Group lacrosse tournament bracket

Potomac Falls girls and Stone Bridge boys are the top seeds for the 2016 Loudoun Group lacrosse tournament. Play begins May 13 with first-round games.

Potomac Falls High School girls’ lacrosse players are warmly greeted by fans as they exit the field following a 16-8 home victory May 9 against Broad Run.—Times-Mirror/Rick Wasser

Close-knit Potomac Falls poised for postseason success

In this Jim Birks' third year at the controls of the Potomac Falls High School girls' lacrosse program, the Panthers' head coach is witnessing a kind of program-wide momentum. As the Panthers enter the postseason, Birks says "there's a sense of confidence about what they can accomplish."

Junior Adam Rankin and the Dominion Titans are taking it one game at a time as the postseason nears.—Times-Mirror/Mike Walgren

Dominion proves dominant in shutout win

Dominion High School boys' lacrosse players surrounded senior goalie JP Renick, and one-by-one, hugged him in celebration. The Titans had plenty of reason to rejoice May 9 following their 15-0 victory against reigning VHSL 4A state champion Loudoun Valley.

Potomac Falls junior Tori Birks, right, and Broad Run senior Lexy Biller vie for the ball during a May 9 game.—Times-Mirror/Rick Wasser

Photos: Potomac Falls defeats Broad Run in girls’ lacrosse

The Potomac Falls Panthers completed an undefeated run through their Conference 14 regular-season schedule with a 16-8 victory against the Broad Run Spartans May 9 in Sterling.

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