Falcons, Seahawks share county title
Anne Arundel teams tie, 1-1, in field hockey; Catonsville football tops Lansdowne
There were no bragging rights or extra momentum earned by either participant in Thursday’s Anne Arundel County field hockey championship game at Chesapeake.
After 60 minutes of hockey that failed to produce a winner, No. 3 South River and No. 14 Severna Park will share the county title after playing to a 1-1 tie. It was decided before the game that should the teams be tied after regulation, overtime would not be played and the teams would be declared co-champions.
The Seahawks’ Maia Cheeks scored midway through the first half. The Falcons’ McKenna Lee tied the game with 4:54 left in regulation.
“We’re hopefully going to be playing them, or maybe Broadneck, in the playoffs, so this was really good practice for our first playoff game,” Lee said. “It was nice to get back out in the competitive atmosphere again because we’re going to have a couple practices, so getting back into game play and figuring out how to work together was good. We saw this as another opportunity to practice, which is great.”
Severna Park (9-4-2) carried the play early and attempted the game’s first three penalty corners over the first 14 minutes. South River’s Caroline A. Kerr defended the Falcons’ second penalty corner well to deny a chance, then Hunter Chadwick created a chance for Severna Park three minutes later, but her pass into the circle failed to connect with a stick.
The Seahawks (13-1-1) took advantage of their first opportunity as Cheeks scored off a penalty corner at the 13:28 mark.
NO. 2 ARCHBISHOP SPALDING 2, BRYN MAWR 1: Jenna Garden assisted Margot Lawn for a 1-0 Cavaliers lead in the first half and scored the game-winner with seven minutes left in the game to beat the visiting Mawrtians (2-12, 1-10 Interscholastic Athletic Association of Maryland A Conference). Spalding improved to 16-3 and 9-2. NO. 5 GARRISON FOREST 2, ST. MARY’S1: The visiting Saints (4-7-1, 3-7-1 IAAM A Conference) took a 1-0 lead on a penalty stroke, but the Grizzlies (11-5, 8-4) scored twice in the second half to win.
Ali Baratta and Macy Miller had Garrison Forest’s goals.
NO. 13 JOHN CARROLL 2, SEVERN 1: Kasey Newman scooped up a loose ball and scored the game-winner in the second half as the host Patriots (9-3, 6-1 IAAM B Conference) beat the Admirals (5-8-1, 3-4).
MARYVALE 5, INSTITUTE OF NOTRE DAME 0: Lizzie de Guzman scored twice to lead the host Lions (9-1, 8-0 IAAM B Conference) past the Penguins (2-8, 0-8).
MOUNTDESALES2, ANNAPOLISAREA CHRISTIAN 0: Hannah Andrews made a save and Olivia Gretz had four saves as the host Sailors (13-4, 6-1 IAAM B Conference) shut out the Eagles (9-4, 4-4).
CATONSVILLE 26, LANSDOWNE 9: Catonsville senior Trey Glover rushed for 123 yards on 16 carries and had a 6-yard Severna Park’s Megan Brannen tries to get control of the ball as a trio of South River players converge on her. Atholton’s Samantha Miller sends the ball over the net as Wilde Lake’s Rachel Eisenhauer and Mumbi Murugi-Kamau try to block. The Raiders are tied for first in Howard County. touchdown run for the first score for the host Comets (2-5) in a win over Vikings (1-6).
NO. 15 CHESAPEAKE-AA 5, ANNAPOLIS 0: Greg Adams and Andrew Colebrook each scored twice to lead the visiting Cougars (9-2-3) past the Panthers (4-6).
past the Cubs (2-13-1, 1-10-1).
CHESAPEAKE-AA 5, ANNAPOLIS 1: Madison Turner scored twice to lead the Cougars (7-6-1) past the host Panthers (1-10).
NO. 2 HOWARD D. MARRIOTTS RIDGE, 3-0: Sarah Sweet had17 kills to lead the host Lions (9-2) past the Mustangs (5-7). Howard won, 25-13, 25-11, 25-2. NO. 5 ATHOLTON D. NO. 14 WILDE LAKE, 3-1: The Raiders (9-3, 8-1 Howard) strung together13 runs of 3-0 or better and beat the host Wildecats (8-4, 5-4). Atholton won, 25-18, 25-19, 19-25, 25-10. Lisa Zoch (11) and Sam Miller (18) combined for 29 kills to help the Raiders stay tied for first place in the county.
“It’s nice having those runs, but it’s even nicer when you can stop the other team’s run,” Atholton coach Rob Moy said. “If you can stop the other team’s runs and you only have a couple, that’s fine.”
Those runs were evident right from the start. The Raiders won three points in a row four times, and then finished the set by winning four straight. Atholton also got everyone involved. Six players had at least one kill, ace or block.