Eagles fall to Huskies in girls’ soccer section finals
— For a second consecutive season, the Bohemia Manor girls’ soccer team had its season end at the hands of Patterson Mill.
The Eagles held the host Huskies to just two first-half goals, but they allowed five more after the break in an eventual 7-0 loss in the 1A East Region Section I Final on Friday.
“We came out really strong because we were expecting a hard game. Obviously, they’ve been playing really well all season. I think our defense organized really well in the first half,” said Bo Manor senior Emily Park, who had 29 saves in the contest. “It’s crazy. I’ve been playing since I was eight and this is my last game, possibly ever, so it’s just sad, but at the same time, I’m proud of [my teammates].”
Brooke Murphy had a
hat trick and Kaley Thompson, Alexis Utain, Lauren Thomas and Kate Springer also found the back of the net for the Huskies, who received assists from six different players.
“We came out prepared to face a really tough team. I think what happened in the second half was that we wore down a little bit. Their skill level and their physicality and their size and speed took us toward the end,” Bo Manor coach Lissy Haney said. “We put in as much minutes as we could at that level and I’m really proud of these girls and they obviously didn’t want this season to end.”
The Eagles had several scoring opportunities in the first half but couldn’t capitalize.
“They’re going home and they’re hanging their heads because it was a 7-0 game, but honestly, we hung with them for 50 minutes of that game, and that’s one of the top upper-level teams,” Haney said. “They need to keep their heads up and realize, while we can’t last the whole 80 minutes with a team of that caliber, we have times when we are as good as an upper level team.”
Friday’s loss marked the final contest for the Bo Manor seniors, many of whom were on the 2013 state semifinal squad as freshmen—the only time the Eagles ever won a region title.
“I love this team and the feeling that we had freshman year when we won regionals, I just wanted to feel that again. I would do anything for them,” Park said.”
Her head coach echoed that sentiment.
“That’s a little tough for me. Besides what’s on the field, we have developed an awesome relationship off the field, so they’re like my kids leaving me,” Haney said. “While our relationship changes and I’m no longer their coach anymore, I’m sure we’ll still stay in touch when they go to college.”
Elkton boys’ soccer season ends in defeat
— A season that saw the Elkton boys’ soccer team win double-digit games concluded Thursday in a 3-0 loss to visiting Fallston in the 2A East Region Section I Final.
The Elks (10-3-1) allowed all three goals on corner kicks, including a pair by the Cougars’ Curtis Kassier and another by Andrew Solomon.
“This is my last game and I’m pretty sad about it but we had a good season,” Elks senior Serebe Kajube said. “We were really hoping to win this game and keep going but they’re good team and they played
well and took it to us.”
The Elks’ magical season followed a 2015 campaign in which they won only three games.
“I’m really proud of how we performed all season. Starting Aug. 10, the boys came ready to put in the work and did everything we asked of them. Really it’s on them because they did everything we asked of them and that’s what kind of got us to this point,” Elkton coach Josh Marley said. “It’s time to start reflecting and we met a lot of the goals we set out to meet this year, so very proud of them.”
UCBAC Boys’ Soccer 1A East Region Section I Final Patterson Mill 4, Perr yville 1
Kevin Makach scored off an assist by Jon Hamamcioglu for the Panthers (8-6), who received seven saves from Trevor Prevost.
UCBAC Football North Harford 21, No. 3 Aberdeen 0
Cole Dickerson carried the ball 28 times for 215 yards and three touchdowns for the Hawks (7-3 overall, 4-2 Cheapeake), who clinched the fourth seed in the 3A North Region playoffs.
The Eagles end the season 5-5 overall and 3-3 in the upper division.
No. 4 Edgewood 14, C.M. Wright 13
Derrick Delillly and AJ Barmer each had a rushing touchdown for the Rams (6-4 overall, 3-3 Chesapeake).
The Mustangs (4-6, 2-4), trailed 7-0 at halftime.
Fallston 42, Kent County 27
The Cougars end the season 4-6 overall.