Vik­ings up­set Comets, 2-1, in soc­cer tour­ney

Mt. He­bron’s Jones helps pre­serve lead; Calvert Hall shuts out John Car­roll

Baltimore Sun - - VARSITY - By Craig Clary —Mon­ica D’Ip­polito, Bal­ti­more Sun Me­dia Group —Tom Worgo, Bal­ti­more Sun Me­dia Group

There might not have been any­one more mo­ti­vated to win a soc­cer game Fri­day night at Ca­tonsville than Mount He­bron se­nior goalie Torey Jones.

Jones was in goal last sea­son when the Comets scored two late goals and ral­lied for a 2-1 vic­tory in the cham­pi­onship game of the Ca­tonsville In­vi­ta­tional tour­na­ment.

This was the first game of the boys tour­na­ment and Jones got his re­demp­tion as the No. 6 ranked Vik­ings nipped the No. 5 Comets, 2-1.

Both teams were sched­uled to play Leonard­town to­day in the sec­ond round, but those games were post­poned be­cause Leonard­town dropped out of the tour­na­ment.

“It meant a lot com­ing into this game know­ing that we got up­set last year,” Jones said. “We were up1-0 go­ing into the last five min­utes of last year’s game and I knew we just had to sell out. This game has been on our mind for a long time now.”

Jones made three crit­i­cal saves to pre­serve leads.

The first came with 17 min­utes left in the first half off a point-blank shot by Matt Re­hder with the Vik­ings cling­ing to a 1-0 lead on a goal by Mike Ya­cyn­ich af­ter a shot by Nick Rose that was saved by Ca­tonsville goalie Kevin Deitz.

“I’ve re­ally been work­ing on crash­ing the net and I knew they had like five guys right in the mid­dle of the goal and I knew if it didn’t go in or didn’t go out, it was com­ing to me,” Ya­cyn­ich said.

Mount He­bron took a 2-0 ad­van­tage on a goal by ju­nior Mike Ma­son, off an as­sist from Justin Kweon, with two min­utes left in the first half.

But, af­ter a Mount He­bron player was is­sued a red card, the Vik­ings were forced to play the last minute of the first half and en­tire sec­ond half a man down.

Ca­tonsville al­most cap­i­tal­ized with un­der 30 sec­onds left, but Zebb Eshetu’s header, off a feed from Jaylen Clark, was stopped from in­side 5 yards out by Jones.

Eshetu did get an­other chance in the sec­ond half, and he con­verted an as­sist from Luke Palmisano with just un­der 30 min­utes left in the game, mak­ing it 2-1.

Just over two min­utes later, Jones made his third out­stand­ing save of the night when he de­flected a high shot by Drew Meyers over the cross­bar.

“We all knew we just had to give it our all, in­clud­ing me, and I just went all-out for ev­ery­thing I had,” Jones said.

“Their goalie was the best player tonight,” Ca­tonsville coach Chris Hast­ings said.

NO. 1 CALVERT HALL 5, JOHN CAR­ROLL 0: Ben Alexan­der had a hat trick and Brady O’Con­nor scored twice to lead the host Car­di­nals (2-0, 2-0 Mary­land In­ter­scholas­tic Ath­letic As­so­ci­a­tion A Con­fer­ence) past the Pa­tri­ots (0-3, 0-2).

Chris Car­roll had four as­sists for Calvert Hall.

NO. 10 C. MIL­TON WRIGHT 5, HERE­FORD 0: Nathan Glass and Ryan Belfiore each had a goal and an as­sist to lead the Mus­tangs (1-0) past the Bulls (0-1) at the Bran­don Tol­son In­vi­ta­tional in Bel Air.

GIL­MAN 1, ST. PAUL’S 0: Avery Merlo scored the game-win­ner on an as­sist from Tyler Martinez as the host Grey­hounds (2-1, 1-1 MIAA A Con­fer­ence) shut out the Cru­saders (1-1, 1-1).

Girls soc­cer

NO. 6 ARCH­BISHOP SPALDING 1, SEVERNA PARK 1: Jenna Snead scored for the Cava­liers (1-0-1) in a tie with the Fal­cons (0-0-1) at the Anne Arun­del Com­mu­nity Col­lege tour­na­ment.

SEVERN1, NO. 7 ARUNDEL0: Macken­zie Dixon scored the game-win­ner as the Ad­mi­rals (1-0) up­set the host Wild­cats (0-1).

NO. 13 C. MIL­TON WRIGHT 3, HERE­FORD 1: Carolyn Mang had a goal and an as­sist to lead the host Mus­tangs (1-0) past the Bulls (0-1).

MOUNT HE­BRON 4, CH­E­SA­PEAKE-AA 0, ON PKS: Tied at 1 af­ter 80 min­utes, the Vik­ings (1-0) and Cougars (0-1) went straight into penal­ties to de­ter­mine the win­ner of the open­ing game of the Ca­tonsville Tour­na­ment.

Mount He­bron made all four at­tempts, while Ch­e­sa­peake couldn’t come up with one, re­sult­ing in the Vik­ings’ win.

“Over­all, re­ally happy with that re­sult,” Mount He­bron coach Tim Dep­pen said. “Af­ter los­ing to Long Reach in play­offs in PKs, it was re­ally nice to win a game in PKs. So yeah, good re­sult.”

TOW­SON 3, ROLAND PARK 0: The host Gen­er­als (1-0) earned their sec­ond straight vic­tory over the Reds (0-1).

Tow­son had more big hit­ters and con­sis­tent serv­ing and won, 25-13, 25-11, 25-19.

Gen­er­als ju­nior set­ter Lo­gan Marsh to­taled 14 as­sists and four aces and team­mate Michaila Sheedy, a se­nior mid­dle hit­ter, had nine kills.

DANIEL KUCIN JR./BAL­TI­MORE SUN ME­DIA GROUP

No. 6 Mount He­bron cel­e­brates a win af­ter de­feat­ing No. 5 Ca­tonsville in a boys soc­cer tour­na­ment. “I just went all-out for ev­ery­thing I had,” Vik­ings goalie Torey Jones said.

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