Colonels never trail in home win

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AMER­I­CAN COR­NER — Colonel Richard­son High se­nior Harley Mal­don­ado joked be­fore Mon­day’s game against Cam­bridge-South Dorch­ester that he was go­ing to score three goals.

Two out of three, plus an as­sist, ain’t bad ei­ther.

Mal­don­ado scored the first and last goals of Colonels’ 3-1 win, and fed team­mate Tanny Pierre-Louis on the other, as Colonel im­proved to 5-4 over­all, 4-2 North Bay­side.

The loss was the eighth straight for the Vik­ings (1-8, 0-6).

Mal­don­ado’s set-piece goal, com­ing off an in­di­rect kick by Pier­reLouis, made it 1-0 in the game’s sixth minute.

It re­mained that way for about 15 more min­utes, un­til Pierre-Louis took to the air. Leap­ing up to get a bet­ter an­gle with a right-footed tap, Pierre-Louis redi­rected a Mal­don­ado pass just be­yond the reach of C-SD start­ing goal­keeper Ian Young (seven saves) to make it 2-0.

“I thought we pos­sessed the ball well, some­thing we haven’t done a lot this year, espe­cially with the con­di­tions the way they were,” Colonel Richard­son head coach Ryan Blanch­field said.

“Remy (Mangum), Davis (New­comb), and Noah (Webb) did a great job,” Blanch­field added. “Our strik­ers just con­trolled the game. I thought we played 60 min­utes of good soc­cer.”

Not 80 min­utes, the time of a reg­u­la­tion high school con­test?

“No, I said 60,” Blanch­field said. “I think there in the first half, when we got up a cou­ple of goals, we kind of fell back, al­most went to sleep out there. But af­ter that, in the se­cond half, we were right back at it.”

C-SD got on the board just a few sec­onds be­fore half­time as Jonathan Knox threaded his way across the cen­ter of the 18-yard box and struck in a right-footer which made it 2-1.

“Knox made a good run, and fin­ished,” C-SD head coach Greg Warfield said. “It’s kind of the way our sea­son’s been go­ing: a call or two one way or the other and ev­ery­thing could’ve been dif­fer­ent.

“I saw a cou­ple of calls on Knox that I thought could’ve been penalty kicks, but they weren’t,” Warfield said, “and that re­ally means that we’ve got to get bet­ter at cap­i­tal­iz­ing on our op­por­tu­ni­ties when we have them.

“Our last three games (have)

Park­side (4-2) at Snow Hill (0-6)

Snow Hill has scored in each of its last two games, but re­mains in the hunt for its first vic­tor y. It won’t be found this week. been very, very close,” Warfield added. “And I think it’s good that the team’s ex­pe­ri­enc­ing this, be­cause, down the stretch, th­ese last three games and then play­offs, that maybe we’ll be bat­tle-tested and some­thing will start to come our way.”

C-SD’s last two games were losses — 4-3 in over­time to Kent County on Oct. 1, and 3-2 to Po­comoke on Oct. 3.

Pierre-Louis al­most made it 3-1 a minute into the se­cond half, with a right-footed blast which hit the cross­bar right above backup keeper Kane Sch­warz (four saves), which car­omed right back to him. A fol­low-up header failed to find the twine, and the ball was cleared.

Mal­don­ado got the fi­nal goal to cap a big of­fen­sive push with 21:46 to go. Carl Banks, mov­ing along

Ar­ca­dia, Va. (3-4) at Wash­ing­ton (0-6)

Ar­ca­dia will win this eas­ily if the Jaguars can’t stop turn­ing the ball over.

Stephen De­catur (2-4) at Eas­ton (2-4)

Eas­ton ei­ther shuts some­one out, or loses. I see nei­ther hap­pen­ing this

Oak­dale (6-0) at Kent Is­land (4-2)

Con­sid­er­ing what Oak­dale did to de­fend­ing Class 2A state champ Linganore last week (a 56-7 blowout on the Lancers’ own field), this could get ugly.

Satur­day’s Game

the right side, booted it over to Mal­don­ado, who bent one around Sch­warz and into the net.

Colonel’s next game is sched­uled for Wed­nes­day at 5:30 p.m. at Queen Anne’s County. C-SD hosts St. Michaels on Wed­nes­day for a 4 p.m.

“The boys re­ally want (to beat) a 2A,” Blanch­field said. “They’ve been talk­ing about it since Au­gust 8. They re­ally want to be able to say they beat a 2A, so we’re gonna give it a try Wed­nes­day.”

“I’d like to think we’ll be able to com­pete with the other 1As in the play­offs,” Warfield said. “You fig­ure, tonight, we lost 3-1, so two goals — that’s the most we’ve lost by to a 1A. We’ve been in the games.”

Game of the Week Queen Anne’s (3-3) at James M. Ben­nett (5-1)

This is the type of win the Lions need to make a play­off run. But will they get it?

Week 6: Sea­son: Ca­reer:

7-1. 38-6 (.864). 954-195 (.830).

PHOTO BY DUSTIN HOLT

Colonel Richard­son’s Harley Mal­don­ado (5) drive the mid­dle against Cam­bridge-South Dorch­ester Mon­day, Oct. 8. Mal­don­ado scored twice in the 3-1 vic­tory.

PHOTO BY DUSTIN HOLT

Colonel Richard­son’s Tanny Pierre-Louis (13) fires a shot into the net for a goal against Cam­bridge-South Dorch­ester Mon­day, Oct. 8.

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