Pat­ap­sco hockey wins first di­vi­sion ti­tle since 1998

The Dundalk Eagle - - SPORTS AND RECREATION - By BILL GATES bgates@ches­ Fol­low me on Twit­ter @DEa­gle_s­ports

It’s been 20 years since the Pat­ap­sco field hockey team last won a di­vi­sion ti­tle. One of the key play­ers on that 1998 squad was Emily Krich.

Krich was on the side­lines last week as an as­sis­tant coach when the Pa­tri­ots stunned Pikesville 4-0 to win the Bal­ti­more County Di­vi­sion II ti­tle.

The win tied Pat­ap­sco with Carver A&T for first place in the di­vi­sion, both with one loss. But the Pa­tri­ots de­feated the Wild­cats 3-2 in over­time in the sec­ond game of the sea­son.

That was one game af­ter Pat­ap­sco lost at Pikesville, also by a 3-2 score in over­time. But since the Pa­tri­ots and the Pan­thers were sched­uled to play twice, only the sec­ond game counted in the di­vi­sional stand­ings.

Dur­ing the Oct. 16 meet­ing at CCBC Dun­dalk, the in­spired Pa­tri­ots swamped Pikesville with four first-half goals.

Jayda Brown got it started, tak­ing a break­away down the left side and driv­ing a wideopen shot into the cage for a 1-0 lead.

Brown scored an­other goal to give Pat­ap­sco a 2-0 lead. With an open look at the goal, Brown slammed in a hard sot from the left side.

Maddy Dil­lon made it 3-0, thread­ing a long shot through a crowd around the front of the goal.

Eve­lyn Mirable poked the ball into the cage af­ter a scram­ble in front of the goal to fin­ish off the scor­ing.

Pat­ap­sco (6-3) is the top seed in the Class 3A North Re­gion Sec­tion I play­offs and will host Tow­son on Thurs­day.

The win­ner will ad­vance to the sec­tional fi­nal on Oct. 29 against ei­ther Ken­wood or Franklin.

Spar­rows Point (4-6) ended the reg­u­lar sea­son with a 4-0 win over vis­it­ing Pat­ap­sco on Oct. 16.

The Point­ers are seeded third in the Class 1A North Re­gion Sec­tion I and will play at sec­ond-seeded Loch Raven on Thurs­day.

The win­ner ad­vances to the sec­tional fi­nals at top-seeded Carver A&T on Oct. 29.

Spar­rows Point reached the re­gional cham­pi­onship game last sea­son, where it lost to Fall­ston 3-0.


Pat­ap­sco play­ers pre­pare to de­fend against a Pikesville penalty cor­ner play.

Maddy Dil­lon at­tempts to take the ball away from a Pikesville player.

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