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Madelyn Lazorchak, Alexa Silverman and Courtenay Kaplan are filled with emotion following Tuscarora’s 2-0 victory against Briar Woods in the Conference 14 girls’ soccer championship game.—Times-Mirror/Rick Wasser

Tuscarora nets first conference crown as Kaplan shuts door on Briar Woods

For four years, goalkeeper Courtenay Kaplan has walked by a board at school that displayed Tuscarora High School's conference champions - a board that did not include girls’ soccer. The board gave her a subtle, daily reminder of unfinished business for the Huskies. Now, Kaplan and her teammates have found their place on that elusive board.

Broad Run players rejoice following a hard-fought 3-2 victory against Stone Bridge in the Conference 14 boys’ soccer championship game.—Times-Mirror/Carl Lukat

Broad Run fends off Stone Bridge’s challenge to win conference title

With overtime looming after Stone Bridge junior Emmanuel Robertson netted the equalizer in the 76th minute, Broad Run pushed to conclude the Conference 14 boys' soccer championship game in regulation.

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.

Loudoun Valley junior Taylor Creel, left, and Woodgrove junior Hailey Dunster elevate to play a ball in the air.—Times-Mirror/Rick Wasser

Loudoun Valley defeats Woodgrove on Senior Night

The evening of May 16 proved to be a special one for Loudoun Valley High School's girls' soccer team. The Vikings honored their five seniors prior to the game and then proceeded to shut out neighborhood rival Woodgrove 2-0 in the regular-season finale for both teams.

Heritage senior Mohamed Mahgoub celebrates with Nick Scola after Mahgoub scored the Pride’s second goal in a 2-1 victory May 6 in Sterling.—Times-Mirror/Rick Wasser

Taking Pride: Heritage tops Park View to take control of conference

The joy of celebration was more than the usual post-victory jubilance for Heritage following its 2-1 defeat of host Park View in varsity boys' soccer May 6 in Sterling. The Pride realized the victory they had just earned put them in the driver's seat of the six-team Conference 21-B standings.

Stone Bridge moved to 12-0 this season following a 20-4 victory against John Champe.—Times-Mirror/Rick Wasser

Loudoun’s Varsity Spring Sports Rewind: April 25-May 3 games

Tuscarora defeated Broad Run 6-4 on the baseball diamond Tuesday night to improve to 12-4 overall and 3-2 in Conference 14 play. Senior Bryce Pearson earned the pitching win for the Huskies. Look inside for scores and submitted recaps from baseball, lacrosse, soccer, softball and tennis.

Briar Woods senior Colin Shutler will continue his soccer career at the University of Virginia.—Times-Mirror/David Manning

My brother’s a keeper: Colin Shutler to join older sibling Chris as college goalkeeper

When Colin Shutler signed a national letter of intent with the University of Virginia, he completed a matched set. Two Shutler brothers graduating from Briar Woods High School over two years; two soccer goalkeepers playing for Division I colleges. Colin is bound for Virginia while Chris Shutler is a freshman with Binghamton University.

Briar Woods senior Gavin Verfurth plays the ball during a boys’ soccer game versus Tuscarora. Verfuth netted the lone goal in the Falcons’ 1-0 victory.—Times-Mirror/David Manning

Briar Woods blanks Tuscarora in Conference 14 soccer showdown

Gavin Verfurth’s early second-half strike proved to be the difference April 14 in Briar Woods’ 1-0 boys' soccer victory versus host Tuscarora in Leesburg. Verfurth fired home the game’s lone goal from close range on a putback of his own saved shot in the 50th minute to give the Falcons their third straight win in Conference 14 play.

Girls’ soccer: Deutsch to Deutsch lifts Broad Run past Tuscarora in overtime

Sometimes, the perfect shot in soccer takes more than just solid contact or a sound follow through. At least in Anna Deutsch’s case, sometimes it takes just a bit of hoping for the best, too. Deutsch scored two goals, including the game-winner in overtime, to help Broad Run defeat host Tuscarora, 2-1, in the Conference 14 opener for both highly-ranked teams April 1 in Leesburg.

Heritage High School senior Connor Bradley follows the family tradition set forth by his grandfather Gordon Bradley.—Times-Mirror/Rick Wasser

Local standout carries on famous grandfather’s soccer legacy

Gordon Bradley died in 2008. In his 74 years on Earth, he played professional soccer in three countries, head coached the sport's biggest stars, managed the United States men's national team and earned enshrinement in three different halls of fame.

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