Tigers blank Elks in field hockey
CALVERT— The Rising Sun field hockey team has slowly been gaining experience playing on turf fields over the past couple of years and is beginning to adjust to the increased pace of play on its surface.
That experience paid off for the Tigers Wednesday as they controlled the action for the majority in a 3-0 victory over Elkton in non-divisional action on the turf field of Calvert Regional Park.
“I am definitely happy with the way they played. Playing on turf in the last couple of years ... the difference between grass and turf is a big one,” Rising Sun head coach Katie Keys said. “I think we’re gaining experience playing on it, and I think that shows when get to play on it.”
The Tigers (2-2) took control of the game by making and connecting on long passes to push the ball on the Golden Elks’ side of the field. They followed that up by putting consistent pressure on the Elkton (2-1) defense.
Amanda Haraldsson put Rising Sun on the board in the game’s eighth minute when she brought the ball into the circle and fired a shot that was slowed by a diving goalkeeper before it crossed the line for a goal. She then gave the Tigers a two-goal lead less than six minutes later when her shot found its way through traffic before finding the back of the cage.
Brianna Frazier capped the scoring in the game’s 52nd minute when her shot found the back of the cage to give Rising Sun a 3-0 lead. Afterward, the Tigers noted that their ability to control the game stemmed from developing strong communication with each other.
“I think passing, talking and encouraging each other helped us a lot,” Haraldsson said.
UCBAC Girls’ Soccer Edgewood 2, North East 0
The Indians fall to 0-2.
Joppatowne 3, Perryville 0 The Panthers fall to 0-2.
UCBAC Boys’ Soccer Harford Tech 1, Elkton 0 (OT)
The Golden Elks fall to 2-2.