George Ranch H.S.

GRHS Longhorn News 3-5-2023

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A Message From Heather Patterson, GRHS Principal

Happy Sunday GRHS Longhorns,

Hang on tight! Spring break is coming! Those good choices MATTER this week too! Keep BEING THE ONE that stays on top of your studies, wear your ID and be in dress code, walk in with a "get it done" attitude, and always show kindness to others. The CHOICES you make today...WILL affect the "perks" aka exemptions you are wanting! You totally got this!

It's Women's History Month...and Wednesday is International Woman's stay tuned for another Trivia Advisory Challenge! Whose class will win the next class treat?

Who is interested in making a positive impact at George Ranch High School?? If that’s YOU, then join the GRHS PTO Executive Board! See the info below! This is not the same time commitment as an Elementary don't be scared! :)

ID Weekly Reminder

ID MUST be worn visibly on the top half of your body EVERY DAY! I announce this EVERY SINGLE MORNING. If you cannot find yours please scan the Blue/Yellow QR code in this newsletter, in the classrooms, or hanging in the front of the school service window to buy one. We will continue to do ID sweeps, and anyone without one will be charged $5 and given a new one. This is NOT optional, as it is part of dress code, but more importantly a safety measure so we can quickly see who belongs and who does not on campus.

Assistant Principal Support Team (ALPHA split by LAST NAME)

Assistant Principal contact info (by last name alpha split):

Chris Cuellar - Assistant Principal (Alpha Split A-EK)

Carrie Yanta -Assistant Principal (Alpha Split EL-LA)

Jessie Eilenstine - Assistant Principal (Alpha Split LE-P)

Marqueshah Coy - Assistant Principal (Alpha Split Q-Z)

Counselor Support Team:

Jamie Rufo (alpha split A-Dan)

Stacey Richards (alpha split Dao-Hou)

Abraham Vil (alpha split Hov-Mom)

Alicia Henley-Stegent Dual Credit & (alpha split Mon-Sac)

Ashley Hunt (alpha split Sad-Z)

Carin Reeves 504/AP

Francheska Arias - College Career Facilitator (CCF)-

Marci Macha -George Ranch Registrar -

Nicholas Cavallo - Campus Athletic Coordinator (boys athletic questions/concerns)

Alicia Dutch - Assistant Campus Coordinator (girls athletic questions/concerns)

Included in this edition of our GRHS Longhorn News:

  • Spring Break is Coming! March 13th-17th
  • Join the GRHS PTO Executive Board! This is not the same time commitment as an Elementary don't be scared! :)
  • It's Tamale Time for the Band! Get your order in now, since the deadline is the 10th!
  • Attendance Notes MUST be turned in within 5 days of when you return! (see link in newsletter)
  • Summer Dual Credit Registration Closes March 10th! Don't wait, seats fill up fast!
  • NHS provides Peer Tutoring Every Wednesday Morning in the Library!
  • Struggling to pass one of your EOC's? Additional Twice a Week After School STAAR Tutorial Opportunities are here and transportation is provided! See Flyer!

  • Getting your permit? Please request your VOE using the link provided in this newsletter.
  • AIRPODS, HEADPHONES, EARBUDS ONLY ALLOWED DURING LUNCH AND ADVISORY (NOT allowed to be worn during transition times in between classes) I need you to be able to hear me for safety reasons.
  • Early Pick-Up Procedures and Contact Info

GRHS Band Tamale Time...March 1st-10th!

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So You Think You Can Dance? We Have an Opportunity For You!

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The Lariettes & Belles are looking for well-rounded dancers who are committed to their passion for dance while representing our longhorn community. We want confident, talented, dedicated, humble, respectful and enthusiastic young people to join our dance family. Dance team members are responsible for positively representing George Ranch High School on the field, stage, competition floor, classroom, and other various platforms. Being a member of our program requires an extraordinary work ethic but comes with several once-in-a-lifetime opportunities.

If you’re interested in becoming a part of the Lariettes Varsity Dance Team or the Belles JV Dance Team, CLINK THE LINK HERE and check out the tryout information below. One heart. One love.

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Who is interested in making a positive impact at George Ranch High School?? If that’s YOU, then join the GRHS PTO Executive Board!

We will be holding elections for ALL positions on the Executive Board at the General Meeting for members in April.

Those positions are:

· President

· 1st VP – Membership

· 2nd VP – Volunteers

· 3rd VP – Hospitality

· 4th VP – Public Relations

· Secretary

· Treasurer

We are looking for motivated, school-spirited parents/guardians from ALL grade levels to work together to build a strong PTO for the 2023-24 school year and beyond. A brief bio form will need to be filled in and emailed back by March 31st in order for you to be included on the ballot.

If you are interested and/or would like more information, please contact Carol Lansky, GRHS PTO VP, at

2023-2024 School Hours have been approved by the School Board

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TEA's School Report Card - GRHS has an "A" rating and 6 Distinctions - See PDF for Full Report

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Struggling to pass one of your EOC exams? We are here to help! This is a graduation requirement, so please plan on joining us for twice a week afternoon STAAR Tutorial opportunities hosted by GRHS teachers!

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Summer Dual Credit Offerings! Attention 10th and 11th grade students! Summer Dual Credit Registration is now open. Summer seats fill quickly, so register ASAP. Registration closes March 10th!!

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See The PDF's Below for Dual Credit Checklist, Application, and Criteria!

DId you Know that NHS Provides Tutoring Every Wednesday Morning?

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Revisiting for Spring! Please make sure you are complying!

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One more time...for the students that might have missed it in my last newsletter! We STILL have some students that are not following my expectations, parents please speak to your student, this is not optional. Spring has sprung, which means the weather is starting to warm up at least every other day! Gotta love Texas weather! This is also a time that dress code needs to be revisited. Make sure you are following it. I have included it below again.

  • Current GRHS ID's on the second you walk through our doors.
  • Shorts must have at least a 3 inch inseam which means I can EASILY see them well below the bottom of your t-shirt/sweatshirt.
  • There should be NO visible mid-drift (skin) showing between your tops and your bottoms. Just wearing a jacket (that is wide open is not acceptable). Zip it up ALL DAY or wear a longer shirt please! Thanks!

Safety and Behavior Reminders

  • Correct IDs on at all times when you enter our building.
  • Your words matter...make sure what is coming out of your mouth is helpful, productive, and appropriate. You have all signed off on the student code of conduct in your beginning of year forms.
  • Do not open exterior doors for ANYONE (even if you know them) - if it is locked, they must walk around and check in through the front office. There are signs posted on the door...follow them please.
  • ATTENTION STUDENT DRIVERS - Please stay in your lane when entering and exiting the parking lots. Be patient, and wait your turn by alternating who pulls out next. Student driving and parking at the Ranch are just that...a privilege...not a right. There will be no more warnings, just the consequence of losing the right to drive/park at the Ranch.
  • PARENTS DROPPING OFF/PICKING UP STUDENTS: Please make sure you are in a spot and NOT blocking any driveway areas so that people can get in and out of the parking lot. You cannot block any parking spaces, as this causes my staff to not be able to park, get in the building, and be on duty. Thanks!
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Getting your permit? Please request your VOE using the button below!

If you are needing a VOE, we are able to help you by clicking this button below to request! Please allow 48 hour (business day) turn around on all requests. You will be picking these up in the student service window, and we will let you know when it is ready!

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ATTENTION CLASS OF ’23 PARENTS/GUARDIANS! We’re happy to announce that we’ve increased the size of our 2023 Legacy Yearbook--adding 8 additional pages--giving parents/guardians of our graduates the additional space in which to place a Senior Tribute Ad! If you’d like to purchase a Senior Tribute Ad for your graduate, or upgrade the size of an ad that you recently purchased directly from Mr. T. at the school, email Mr. T. at for additional ad sizes available.

ATTENTION ALL LONGHORNS: Due to HIGH DEMAND we’ve ordered an additional 100 books to sell to Longhorn students, parents and community members! To order your book, go directly to (we cannot sell books directly through GR) and place your order and pay securely. The book will be delivered to your student in May at The Ranch!

Here is the link:

See the visual below for help!

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Please email Nurse Warner to report your child has COVID or with any questions!

Please find Nurse Warner's contact info below:

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REMINDER! Airpods, Headphones, and Earbuds only allowed during YOUR advisory and YOUR lunch time (and ONLY if you have your ID on) If you choose to bring them to school, you are solely responsible for keeping up with them.

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Student badges will serve as the student ID and SmartTag all in one card. With this ID our GRHS students are able to ride the bus, purchase breakfast/lunch, check out library books, able to use their personal devices (phones/airpods, etc) during lunch and advisory.

Refusing to wear your ID visibly on the top half of your body, is not an option, and will result in the consequences stated on the consequence chart below. Please make sure you are wearing your OWN ID.

Every GRHS student has been gifted an ID, protective plastic cover, and lanyard. It is imperative that our Longhorns adhere to this expectation, as this is part of the daily dress code for staff and students. If you need another badge or lose this one there is a $5 replacement cost. This is NOT optional, it is part of dress code. You can pay by cash or it will be charged to your student library account, for EACH replacement you need. Please note that a hold will be placed on your semester grades, transcripts, and final exemptions if this fine is not cleared.


If you are needing to PURCHASE ANOTHER student ID, please use the QR code (above) to request one. You can either pay $5 cash when you pick it up, or we will charge your school library account if you do not have cash. Emails will be sent in Skyward to parent and student emails each time you are charged.

Early Pick Up Procedures - Clear Bag Policy - Consequence Chart

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Please use the link below to email the GRHS Attendance Office! Attendance Notes MUST be turned in within 5 days of when you return!

2022-2023 Instructional Calendar, Bell Schedule, STAAR Testing Dates

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Questions and Documents that you will need to have ready when you start the ONLINE process:

  1. Copy of Drivers License UPLOADED (NO PERMITS allowed)
  2. CURRENT Insurance Card UPLOADED (with GRHS student LISTED AS DRIVER)
  3. Vehicle Make, Model, Year, Color, and License Plate Number
  4. 1st color zone selection, 2nd color zone selection.
  5. Parking Pass Payment Receipt UPLOADED
  6. Rules and Regulations Acknowledgment read and signed

If you have additional questions please contact Mrs. Mendez via email

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GRHS Admin Team Support

Our Admin Team is ready and willing to support! We are available (via email) during business hours and will be promptly getting back with you for assistance.

Please feel free to reach out to your child's Assistant Principal (alpha split by last name) for student specific concerns or assistance.

Heather Patterson - Principal

Brian Forshee - Associate Principal

Chris Cuellar - Assistant Principal (Alpha Split A-EK)

Carrie Yanta -Assistant Principal (Alpha Split EL-LA)

Jessie Eilenstine - Assistant Principal (Alpha Split LE-P)

Marqueshah Coy - Assistant Principal (Alpha Split Q-Z)

Nicholas Cavallo - Campus Athletic Coordinator (BOYS athletic questions/concerns)

Alicia Dutch - Assistant Campus Coordinator (GIRLS athletic questions/concerns)


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Counselors, College Career Facilitator, and Registrar Squad!

Our GRHS Counselors, College Career Facilitator, and Registrar are ready and available to support you. The best way to contact them is via email and they will be getting back with you for assistance as soon as possible. (Alpha Split by Student LAST Name for Counselors)


Jamie Rufo (alpha split A-Dan)

Stacey Richards (alpha split Dao-Hou)

Abraham Vil (alpha split Hov-Mom)

Alicia Henley-Stegent Dual Credit & (alpha split Mon-Sac)

Ashley Hunt (alpha split Sad-Z)

Carin Reeves 504/AP

Francheska Arias - College Career Facilitator (CCF)-

Marci Macha -George Ranch Registrar -

Seniors....get ready!

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Linked below is our new GRHS CCMR Newsletter. A ONE STOP SHOP for all things College and Career!

The newsletter highlights:

  • Important upcoming dates and events
  • Setting up a meeting with Mrs. Arias
  • College application resources
  • SAT/ACT/TSI Testing Info
  • SchooLinks resources
  • and much more!

Be sure to check it out and keep the link handy! GRHS CCMR Newsletter

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GPA Rank Update Timeline from our GR Registrar!

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GRHS Student News - E23

GRHS Student News, E23, Friday, March 3, 2023

This month's Character Counts Video Focused on all our GRHS Clubs! Part of CARING is developing ways that ALL our Longhorns can find a PLACE To fit in! Thanks to our Audio Visual Students for putting it all together!


Congrats to all the students that entered into VASE art competition at Dulles this past Saturday. GR had many great entries and most received the highest score on their art work and GR earned 40 medals. Big Congrats to Camille Legaspi, Justin Tran, Gressy Manda Wa Ngalamulume, and Isabella Simancas for moving forward to the State Competition which will be held in April.
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Lariettes Take on Florida!

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Longhorn Player's One Act Play…it’s a showstopper!

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GR Varsity Softball wraps up tournament play with a win over Sweeny and a loss to Huntsville on Saturday. Ready to rest up and focus on district. JV and Varsity both fell to Ridge Point on Friday. Tough week, but great opportunities to see movement in the lineup and adjustments all around. Proud of our girls for continuing to work hard after three long weeks of ball. District play continues this week at Bush Tuesday. JV travels to Wharton for their JV tournament and the week wraps up at home vs. Hightower on Friday 3/10.


Thank you Mr. Hernandez of #OdysseyConsultingGroup for your continued support of GR Baseball and Softball! We are grateful for all that you do for our program and players!
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The JV Longhorns Baseball Team took on the Elkins Knights in their first game on Friday. The Horns won the contest 11-1 behind a 7 strikeout performance by David Austin. Offensively Jaden Mays, Trent Argo and Brady Payne all had 2 hits. The Horns will take on the Pearland Oilers in game two of their Friday slate.

In their second game of the day, The Longhorns JV Baseball Team took on Thompkins HS. The Horns made a valiant effort and clawed their way back into the game after being down early. The Horns won the contest 7-6 with stand out performances on the mound from Herman Hernandez and Will Mitchell.

The Longhorns JV Baseball Team was looking to collect their 4th win in as many games Friday against the Pearland Oilers. The Horns avenged an early season loss with an impressive 9-3 win. Starter TJ Downey pitched 4 solid innings only allowing two earned runs. Greyson Reynolds came on in relief and pitched two innings with 3 strikeouts. Offensively, Hunter Walters had a triple and Trent Argo had two RBI’s. Kyle Giries made the play of the day out in left field with an amazing diving grab.


Boys Track!

On Thursday night, the freshman and JV boys track and field teams participated in both the Elkins Knights and Foster Falcons Relays. With only a few athletes attending the Foster meet, the athletes that went competed well and had quite a few Personal Records set. At Elkins, both the freshman and JV boys teams won the meet overall. For the freshmen: Kaizer Ifeanyi finished 1st in the 200, Ethan Spaulding finished 2nd in the 800, Joshua Deleon won the 1600 and finished 2nd in the 3200 while Nathan Scott finished 3rd, Charles Weaver finished 3rd in both the 110 and 300m hurdles, the 4x2 team (Michael Wobbe, Vance Raval, Hayden Drinkard, and Kaizer Ifeanyi) finished 2nd, while the 4x4 team (Michael Wobbe, Brady Howell, Ethan Spaulding, and Tony Williams) finished 3rd. In the field events, Hayden Drinkard finished 2nd in the Long Jump, Vance Raval finished 3rd in the Triple Jump while Tony Williams won it, Zach Grafe and Cade Marino tied for 2nd in the High Jump, while Spencer Yax and Josiah Johnson finished 1st and 2nd respectively in the pole vault.

For the boys JV team that finished 1st place: Kevant Jackson finished 3rd in the 100, Gilford Jackson finished 1st in the 200 while Brandon Everett finished 3rd, Aidan Buford finished 2nd in the 400 while Sheldon Goodman was 3rd, Justice Omorayi finished 1st in the 800 while Adrian Agadah took 2nd, Gian Alda finished 1st in the 3200 while James Keenan was 3rd, Hagan Lineburger won the 300 hurdles and placed 3rd in the 110s, JP Montez placed 2nd in the 300 hurdles, the 4x1 team (Gilford Jackson, Anthony Lenette, Brandon Everett, and Jaden Shelton) finished 2nd, the 4x2 team (Jaden Shelton, Gilford Jackson, Anthony Lenette, and Kevant Jackson) finished 1st, while the 4x4 team (Aidan Buford, Anthony Lenetter, Justice Omorayi, and Adrian Agadah) finished 1st. In the field events, Kurveon McNeil placed 2nd in the Triple Jump, and the Longhorns went 1-2-3 in the pole vault with Michael Simone, Carson Lee, and Ben Nicholie finishing 1st, 2nd, and 3rd respectively.

Boys Varsity

4 x 100 Ifeolwa Famogu , Kevin Odikpo, Joaquin Barlow, Chris Chijioke (3rd 42.20)

High Jump, Henry Chukwu (4th 5'10")

Long Jump, Henry Chukwu (3rd 22' even)

110 Hurdles Ifeolwa Famogun (3rd 14.19)

100 Meters Joaquin Barlow (3rd 10.94)

300 Hurdles Ifeolwa Famogun (3rd 38.43)

200 Meters Kevin Odikpo (4th 22.64)

Girls Track!

On Saturday, March 4th, your Lady Longhorns traveled to Seven Lakes High School to compete in the Seven Lakes Relays. Your Lady Longhorns fought hard against very talented and competitive teams to earn 3rd out of 10 teams. Points and PRs are allotted to the following outstanding athletes:

Running Events:

3200 Meters: Sophia Nguyen (2nd 10:53.02), Madison Haldiman (7th 11:29.48)

4x100 Meters Relay: Journie Franklin, Kalen Goodman, Samantha Smith, and Adebola Iyiola (4th with PR 47.40)

800 Meters: Ava Curtis (3rd 2:22.28), Layla McWalters (6th 2:24.05)

100 Meter Hurdles: Kalen Goodman (3rd 15.34), Raina Thomas (7th 15.81)

100 Meter Dash: Journie Franklin (5th with PR 12.07)

4x200 Meter Relay: Emorie Proctor, Raina Thomas, Sarah Ojinnaka, Sally Evbuomwan (7th 1:47.97)

400 Meter: Kalen Goodman (2nd 57.41)

200 Meters: Journie Franklin (4th with PR 25.24)

1 Mile Run: Sophia Nguyen (1st 5:03.51), Madison Haldiman (2nd 5:15.20)

4x400 Meter Relay: Yfem Stephens, Ava Curtis, Chiemela Azuike, Adebola Iyiola (2nd 3:55.17)

Field Events:

High Jump: Raina Thomas (4th 5'2)

Pole Vault: Meredith Morrey (5th 10'6), Kiera Nguyen (7th 9'6)

Triple Jump: Raina Thomas (3rd 36' .5")

Shot Put: Erika Gipson (5th 34' 5.25")

Addison Omar Shotput (PR 11' 7.25")

Addison Omar 100 Meters (32.18)

Addison Omar 400 Meters (PR 1:58.97)


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Junior Varsity

The JV Longhorn Tennis Team competed at the Wharton Tournament on 2/28. The team competed really well and brough home first place in all ten divisions. In A Girls Singles, Hannah Pham, defeated players from Needville, Sweeny, and Wharton. In A Boys Singles, Matthew Rose beat players from Needville, Randle, and Wharton. In B Girls Singles, Hala Khan took down players from Angleton, Sweeny, Boling, and Wharton. In B Boys Singles, Haaris Manesia defeated players from Calhoun, Sweeny, Wharton, and Needville. Freshman, Lily Sams and Victoria Chaveleh competed in the A Girls Doubles division and beat players from East Bernard, Needville, and Terry. In A Boys Doubles, Ben Nicholie and Jonathan Mai took down players from Stafford and Needville. In B Girls Doubles, sophomores, Edie Oestreich and Scotlyn Thiel defeated players from Iowa Colony, Brazosport, Boling, and Wharton. In B Boys Doubles, John Hunt and Brayden Flores beat players from Terry. In A Mixed Doubles, freshman duo of Matias Farish and Erika Gonzalez took down players from Stafford, Randle, and Boling. In B Mixed Doubles, Grant Keefe and Lilly Mitchell defeated players from Boling, Terry, and Iowa Colony. The team looks forward to competing in Katy next Tuesday 3/7.


The Varsity Longhorn Tennis Team competed at the Katy Tournament on 3/3. Dynamic duo of Addison Powell and Avery Knight earned first place in the A-4 Girls Doubles division. They defeated players from Katy, Cy-Fair, and Grand Oaks. In A-4 Boys Doubles, Zayne Smith and Christian Le earned second place. These junior boys took down talented players from Cy-Fair and Stratford before falling short against a solid Clear Springs team. The following players earned third place in their division: Michael Pearson in A-4 Boys Singles, Bryson Vyvial in B-4 Boys Singles, Claire Schilling in A-3 Girls Singles, Zia Osman and Maddie Sams in A-3 Girls Doubles, Hayden Gazaway and Lainey Ingelmo in B-1 Mixed Doubles. The team looks forward to play in the Lone Star Showdown on Friday 3/10.

Congratulations to Bryson Vyvial, Christian Le, Addison Powell, Solana Argao, Avery Knight, Claire Schilling, Hayden Gazaway, and Zayne Smith for earning their letter jacket for tennis.


Boys Varsity soccer defeated Hightower 2-1 on Saturday. Tobias Herrera scored both goals. He leads the district in scoring. The Longhorns can clinch a playoff berth on Tuesday with a win or tie against Dulles.

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Girls Soccer

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The girls soccer team competed Wednesday night against the Bush Lady Broncos. This game was dedicated to the Class of 2023 and their families as they took on FB Bush. JV started the night off right winning 4-1. The varsity team played in a very competitive game but came away with a 2-0 victory with goals from Jessica Moffett and Krystin Moore. Thank you Kylie Marteeny, Emma Garza, Annie Schoditsch, Kelly Powell, Marlee Mendoza, and Laila McCloud for all you have done for our program!

The girls soccer team traveled to Hightower to take on the Lady Canes on a hot Saturday game. Both teams came away with victories on the day. JV came away with a 1-0 victory from a Brooke Boyt goal. Varsity followed suit deafeating Hightower 7-0. Annie Schoditsch scored 2 goals on the day, with Marlee Mendoza, Lily Harriss, Krystin Moore, Hayley Moffet and Claire Brian all adding one goal each. The Girls take on Dulles at home on Tuesday in their last home game of the season, come out and get ROWDY for our girls!
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