Li­ons come roar­ing out of the gate

QA’s uses 29-point first quar­ter to roll past Ben­nett

Record Observer - - Sports - By CHRIS KNAUSS ck­nauss@star­

Q. Anne’s 39 — JMB 3

CEN­TRE­VILLE — Stingy de­fenses and goal­keep­ers dom­i­nated Mon­day evening at Li­ons Sta­dium and one goal 10 min­utes into the game de­cided the win­ner.

Queen Anne’s County High’s Noah Shade col­lected a long lead pass on a break­away and kicked a roller past Colonel Richard­son goal­keeper Remy Mangum into the left corner of the net for the game’s only tally.

With its 1-0 vic­tory, the Li­ons boys’ soc­cer team im­proved to 1-1 over­all, 1-0 North Bay­side af­ter a sea­son-open­ing loss to Stephen Decatur. Colonel Richard­son dropped to 1-1, 0-1 af­ter an open­ing win over Wash­ing­ton.

Af­ter Shade’s goal, Colonel Richard­son picked up its pass­ing game and in­ten­sity and played even or bet­ter than Queen Anne’s the rest of the way, but could not find the net.

The Colonels fin­ished with 16 shots com­pared to 12 for Queen Anne’s. They failed to cap­i­tal­ize on a penalty kick with 8:30 left in the first half, and nearly scored with 18:50 re­main­ing in the game when of­fi­cials couldn’t de­ter­mine if the ball had crossed the goal line.

Colonel’s Nick Roop blasted a left-footed shot that bounced off the in­side of the left post and squirted past Li­ons keeper Jake As­cione, but he re­versed di­rec­tion and pounced on the ball to gain pos­ses­sion. Colonel Richard­son play­ers ar­gued the ball crossed the goal line, and the side­line ref­eree sig­naled to in­di­cate a goal had been scored. But af­ter con­fer­ring with the lead of­fi­cial no goal was awarded be­cause it was not clear if the en­tire ball had crossed the line.

“It was un­lucky there and ob­vi­ously we missed the penalty kick — we’ve got to con­vert those,” Colonels

head coach Brett Ire­land said. “All in all, we had a good ef­fort, no doubt. De­fen­sively, I thought we played pretty solid. At times we cer­tainly dic­tated the pace, and at times they had some play too. It was back and forth on both sides.”

Roop sent a penalty kick wide left of the cage af­ter Queen Anne’s was called for a hand ball in the first half.

De­spite missed op­por­tu­ni­ties, Colonel Richard­son kept at­tack­ing and Queen Anne’s also con­tin­ued to pro­duce of­fense in end-to-end play, but nei­ther team could get the ball into the net again.

Lead­ing the Colonels’ de­fense were Matt El­more, Greg Bee, Zach Bee, and Tyler Smith. Se­nior Austin Thomas led the Li­ons’ de­fense with help from Bradley Crew and Miguel Mata.

As­cione made the save of the game when he leaped high to tip the ball just over the cross­bar af­ter a well-placed arc­ing shot by Colonel’s Dy­lan Wil­son early in the sec­ond half.

As­cione fin­ished with nine saves while Mangum was cred­ited with 10.

With 30:08 left in the game, Queen Anne’s Andy Ba­maca kicked a left-footer that hit the far post and bounced out, which was one of many un­re­warded at­tempts.

“We’ve got to fin­ish,” Li­ons head coach Wade Hosler said. “I thought we played re­ally well at least in the first half pos­sess­ing the ball through the mid­field. We just need to be bet­ter in the fi­nal third. We didn’t gen­er­ate the scor­ing op­por­tu­ni­ties I’d liked, or fin­ish the op­por­tu­ni­ties that I’d like us to fin­ish.”

Try­ing to con­vert a break­away, Roop col­lided with As­cione with 11:12 to play and walked off with an in­jury.

“Colonel’s a de­cent team; they play hard,” Hosler said. “They al­ways have a good group of guys that go hard and play well to­gether.”

Queen Anne’s trav­els to St. Michaels on Wed­nes­day. Colonel Richard­son hosts North Caro­line.

“We get an­other chance Wed­nes­day,” Ire­land said. “We’ve got a day to re­cover and then we have North Caro­line com­ing to our house. Hope­fully, we’ll get a good prac­tice in to­mor­row and get ready to rock again.”

Eas­ton 5, North Dorch­ester 1 EAS­TON — Car­los Her­nan­dez had a goal and an as­sist as the War­riors opened North Bay­side play with a vic­tory over the Ea­gles.

Colin El­liott, Hay­den Kessinger, Tucker Teale, and Mauro Garniga-Al­varado each scored once for Eas­ton (2-0, 1-0), and Ger­ardo Or­tiz picked up an as­sist. Goalie Blake Wal­ton made three saves.

Gun­ston 7, Sal­is­bur y Chris­tian 3 CEN­TRE­VILLE — Evan Dono­hue’s four goals and two as­sists paced the Herons in Eastern Shore In­de­pen­dent Ath­letic Con­fer­ence play.

Phillip Van Aremtin added a hat trick and dished two as­sists for Gun­ston, which im­proved to 3-1. Rick Ar­cham­bault added an as­sist and his brother Adam Ar­cham­bault made three saves.

GIRLS’ SOC­CER Queen Anne’s 12, Wi­comico 0

SAL­IS­BURY — Madi­son As­cione recorded a hat trick and Abby Blan­chard scored twice and set up two goals as the Li­ons re­mained un­beaten.

Ju­lia Reed scored two goals and set up an­other for Queen Anne’s (3-0), which also got a goal apiece from Shan­non Dono­van (as­sist), Kiwi Wed­dell, Emily Poad,

Kayt­lyn Steiger­wald, and Be­len Jaramillo (as­sist). Sa­vanna Cor­co­ran also had one as­sist.

SSPP 7, Sal­is­bur y School 0 EAS­TON — Caro­line Mur­phy net­ted a pair of goals as the Sabres rolled past their ESIAC ri­val.

Cat Chris­tian, Elena Esper, Clare Kelly, Sam Kyle, and He­lena Covey each scored one goal for Saints Peter and Paul. FIELD HOCKEY Kent Is­land 4, St. Michaels 0 STEVENSVILLE — Emily Keller scored a pair of goals and set up one, and Abby Car­pen­ter had a goal and an as­sist to lead the Bucs.

Celina Kauf­man con­verted a pass from Keelyn Haarhoff just 3 min­utes into the game to give Kent Is­land (2-0, 1-0) a 1-0 lead it car­ried into half­time. Keller’s two goals and Car­pen­ter’s score helped the Bucs pull away in the sec­ond half. Sydney Bar­low had an as­sist and goalie Hope Wobbe made four saves.

St. Michaels is 0-1, 0-1.


Queen Anne’s County run­ning back Bran­don Hick­man gains yardage be­hind block­ers Dion­dre Collins (13) and Tyler Bon­ner dur­ing the Li­ons’ 39-3 vic­tory Fri­day evening against James M. Ben­nett.


Queen Anne’s Andy Ba­maca, left, and Colonel Richard­son’s Dy­lan Wil­son col­lide dur­ing a head ball play Mon­day evening at Li­ons Sta­dium.

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