Ken­wood boys soc­cer falls to Spar­rows Point

Ch­e­sa­peake foot­ball win fourth straight game

The Avenue News - - FRONT PAGE - By BILL GATES bgates@ches­pub.com

Two lo­cal boys soc­cer teams trav­el­ing in op­po­site di­rec­tions were to meet this week as East­ern Tech played at Ken­wood.

The game was to be played on Tues­day after the Av­enue

News went to press. Ken­wood fell to 0-4 with a 4-2 loss at Spar­rows Point on Sept. 27.

The Point­ers struck quickly, scor­ing three goals in the first 12 min­utes of the game.

Fran­cis Ukaegbu scored on a head ball with 21:10 left in the first half to get Ken­wood on the board.

But the Blue­birds couldn’t get to within one goal of the Point­ers. The home team ex­tended its lead to 4-1 with 13 min­utes re­main­ing in the game, and all Ken­wood could muster was a goal by Daniel To­bar with four min­utes re­main­ing.

The Blue­biards outscored the Point­ers 2-1 over the fi­nal 68 min­utes of the game, but couldn’t over­come the slow start on de­fense.

East­ern Tech is 6-1, its only loss com­ing against Fall­ston on penalty kicks dur­ing the Bel Air Tour­na­ment on Sept. 9.

The Mav­er­icks de­feated Lans­downe 9-2 on Sept. 25. They also an 8-0 win over de­fend­ing Class 1A cham­pion Pikesville, and have beaten Perry Hall 1-0 and Du­laney 2-0.

The Ken­wood game kicked off the di­vi­sional slate of East­ern Tech’s schedule, as the Mav­er­icks seek to win the Bal­ti­more County Di­vi­sion I South/East and earn a spot in the county cham­pi­onship game.

East­ern Tech plays at de­fend­ing di­vi­sion champ Ca­tonsville on Oct. 10. The Mav­er­icks host Spar­rows Point on Oct. 12 and Dun­dalk on Oct. 17 be­fore fin­ish­ing the reg­u­lar sea­son at Pat­ap­sco on Oct. 18.

Ch­e­sa­peake (4-1) is con­tend­ing for the County Di­vi­sion II ti­tle. The Bay­hawks only loss has been to Lans­downe 4-0.

The Bay­hawks last three games are at home: against Wood­lawn (Oct. 11), Parkville (Oct. 12) and Over­lea (Oct. 17).

In foot­ball, Ch­e­sa­peake will match 4-1 records with host Tow­son on Satur­day at 1 p.m. The Bay­hawks are com­ing off an 18-8 win over vis­it­ing Over­lea on Thurs­day.

The East­ern Tech foot­ball team is over .500 for the first time since the end of the 2015 sea­son after beat­ing Owings Mills 20-0 on Thurs­day at CCBC Es­sex.

It was the third straight win for the Mav­er­icks (3-2), who will play at Here­ford on Fri­day.

Ken­wood (2-3) lost its third game in a row, fall­ing to vis­it­ing Perry Hall 50-29 on Thurs­day.

The Blue­birds play at Mil­ford Mill on Fri­day at 4 p.m.

PHOTO BY BILL GATES

Robin Lopez of Ken­wood and Spar­rows Point’s Dy­lan Brown go air­borne in pur­suit of a loose ball.

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