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Girl Power
(From left) Amandine, Lucy, Sage and Christian

(From left) Amandine, Lucy, Sage and Christian

Never overlook the power of the double-X chromosome. 

Our club doesn’t, and for good reason: Women kick some serious ass on the pitch. Yesterday, we had three ladies play for the first time with us: Amandine, Lucy and Christian. (Christian's older sister Sage, a GMU freshman, has been playing with our club for three years, and is nothing short of a studette on the pitch.) 

Amandine, who’s French and was hooked to play by one of the club's long-time regulars, Eric, was a natural. Her passing was crisp and smart, and, yes, it definitely looked like rugby was part of her past. (Hint: It was.)

As for Lucy and Christian, two high-school sophomores who anchor the starting lineup for Fairfax High School’s girls’ lacrosse team, the game was, as Lucy later said, a blast. “It was confusing for a minute, but then we got it immediately. It’s like every fun game you’ve ever played all mixed in one—only with that guy Andrew Healy saying really funny stuff while he referees the match. He cracks me up.” 

Will the lax girls return? Lucy said she’s already recruiting. 

It’s the power of the game, people.

Easter Weekend: Playing Was Divine
Grudge match: Young Tim marking up against (youngish) Tim

Grudge match: Young Tim marking up against (youngish) Tim

While some of our footballers were on the road or otherwise occupied with a bacchanalia of chocolate for Easter weekend, we just had to play.

The weather: 60 degrees with nary a cloud in the Fairfax City skies.

We had a great crowd (nearly 25 peeps, with a late arrival from a college kid named Jack ... it was damn good to have him back on the pitch again). What's truly cool about our club is the number of new people who show up each week and end up telling us they're hooked. 

Those new disciples this week were Chris and Bryan. Thanks for showing up, gents. You were awesome. 

A big thanks, as usual, to our resident photographer (who also shoots for the Washington Nationals) Gary Dize. You are one good dude, dude...