United/Thunder Gold D1 Finalists
Vienna Thunder Gold and Herndon United both had strong league seasons for the Fall of 2013, each finishing as runner up in WAGS Division 1.  These both mark the strongest finishes in WAGS’ highest division for the teams and show the continued progress that each group is making.
Thunder Gold’s season began superbly, with four straight wins to open things up in the division.  The girls lost a bit of their form over the middle three contests, winning, drawing, and suffering a loss in the process.  Their early form was brought most of the way back in the final three contests of the season where they won two of their last three games.  For the season, the girls finished with a record of 7-2-1 with 17 goals for and 8 goals against.  Finishing two points off of the division title was disappointing, but knowing that one or two results going a different way would have garnered first place is great motivation heading into winter training!
Herndon United’s WAGS season was their first since transferring into the club during the summer of 2013.  The year began well, with the girls winning four of their first five games while scoring 9 goals and only giving up 3.  The remainder of the schedule saw them drop one contest while winning the rest.  WAGS had instituted a championship playoff round which United qualified for the title game in.  Curiously, the league let teams know the week of the final that it wasn’t truly a championship match and that the division trophy would be awarded based on overall points.  United, although not able to pass their opponents from Lee Mt. Vernon with a win, were eager to avenge one of their two 1-0 losses suffered during the season which came from the Patriots team.  United executed their gameplan flawlessly en route to a 3-1 win in the 1st vs. 2nd place game.  The WAGS season saw the girls finish with a record of 6-2 with 16 goals scored and 7 conceded.  Those marks, along with their goal difference, were all good for 2nd place in the highly competitive WAGS Division 1.