Sparrows Point-Hereford rematch interrupted by weather
Heavy rain also cancels Parr Tourney title game
The sports media gathered at Sparrows Point last week, with representatives from at least four publications on hand to see an anticipated matchup between the Hereford and Sparrows Point girls soccer teams.
It was a rematch of last season’s Baltimore County championship game, won by Hereford 3-2 with two goals in the last two-anda-half minutes — as many goals as the Pointers gave up in five postseason games as they marched to their fifth consecutive Class 1A state title.
But the media and the fans, including a large contingent of Hereford supporters, got to see only 10 scoreless minutes before the game was suspended due to an approaching thunderstorm.
The game has not yet been rescheduled and may be cancelled.
Sparrows Point was to host Kenwood on Tuesday in its belated season-opener, then host Towson on Wednesday.
Patapsco was to play Hereford in its season-opener on Sept. 5, but the school was closed that day due to the county heat policy for schools without air conditioning.
The Patriots were to host Franklin on Wednesday in their season-opener.
Dundalk, meanwhile, got in two games last week and is off to a 2-0 start after beating Lansdowne 8-0 on Sept. 5 and Overlea 3-2 on Friday.
The Owls will try to keep their winning streak alive as they were to ravel to New Town on Wednesday and host Milford Mill on Friday.
Sparrows Point defeated 3-2 in the opening game of the 4th annual Adam Parr Memorial Tournament on Saturday, but the championship game against Reservoir was cancelled due to a storm that left too much standing water on the field.
The two teams were declared co-champions.
Sam Burton scored two goals against Hammond and Zach Lambert scored a goal.
Reservoir defeated City College in the other opening game, 1-1 and 4-3 in the penalty kick shootout. City defeated Hammond 3-1 in the consolation game.
Sparrows Point hosted Franklin on Sept. 5 and the game ended in a 2-2 tie.
The Pointers next home game is Sept. 28 against Loch Raven.
Patapsco lost twice at the Bel Air Tournament the previous weekend, but won its opener against visiting Pikesville on Friday 3-2.
The Patriots host Owings Mills on Friday.
Dundalk, which lost to Oakland Mills on Saturday 1-0, will host Hereford on Friday.
Dundalk opened the season by defeating Owings Mills on four sets. The Owls were to play at Patapsco on Tuesday and do not have a home match until Sept. 20 against Kenwood.
Patapsco will host Kenwood on Thursday.
Sparrows Point opened the season with a four-set win at Carver A&T and was to host Eastern Tech on Tuesday and Milford Mill on Thursday.
Sammie Bennett of Sparrows Point chases down a loose ball during the game against Hereford that was suspended last week.
The anticipated showdown between Sparrows Point and Hereford was suspended due to weather last week before Julie Lynch and her Pointer teammates could get revenge for losing to the Bulls in the county title game last year.
Jasmine Pinter of Sparrows Point battles a Hereford payer for control of the ball during the suspended game last week.