South River breaks out af­ter get­ting cor­nered

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High off its up­set over No. 1 Notre Dame Prep, Arun­del was still in come­back mode on Satur­day morn­ing.

But South River wasn’t there Fri­day night — and the No. 5 Sea­hawks weren’t about to let the No. 8 Wild­cats do the same thing to them.

Led by a pair of goals from se­nior Al­li­son Corey, South River squashed Arun­del’s sec­ond-half rally to win, 4-3, and po­ten­tially earn a spot in the county cham­pi­onship.

“I be­lieve it should se­cure us for home field ad­van­tage in the play­offs. We still have one more county game on Mon­day,” South River coach Me­gan Atkin­son said. “Broad­neck plays Ch­e­sa­peake, could de­cide things. [The win] should set us up to be at home.”

McKen­zie Jami­son and Tommi Bres­na­han also scored for the Sea­hawks while Mor­gan Lee dished off three as­sists. Corey also had an as­sist.

Katie Keane had two goals and an as­sist for Arun­del. Niki Seven had a goal and an as­sist.

The Sea­hawks (10-3) were op­por­tunists, scor­ing four goals on five shots, whereas Arun­del com­pleted just three on 15. It was a quick re­ver­sal for the Wild­cats (10-4), who’d got­ten two goals off five shots on Fri­day.

And when it came to cor­ners, South River was no less ab­so­lute, scor­ing on three of the first four to take a 4-0 lead by the be­gin­ning of the sec­ond half.

“We’ve worked re­ally hard. They've taken the time to hold each other ac­count­able at prac­tice,” Atkin­son said. “Fight each prac­tice cor­ner out like it's a real game. It's shown in the last few games.”

The first came less than five min­utes into game, even af­ter Arun­del drew a pair of its own. South River keeper Kait­lyn Wal­lace (12 saves) fended the first two away, which meant that the Wild­cats were al­ready on a dif­fer­ent path than the night be­fore.

Against NDP, Arun­del pulled two cor­ners and scored on both.

“To be hon­est, last night was an anom­aly for us,” Wild­cats coach Car­rie Vos­burg said. “We don't nor­mally score on cor­ners, and we went 2-2, 100 per­cent. We're never that for­tu­nate. It's nor­mally like to­day.”

For the Sea­hawks’ first, se­nior mid­fielder Lee lined up and loosed to Corey. Corey set­tled her feet and fired.

Then it hap­pened again. Lee, to Corey, Corey to goal. The only proof that it wasn’t a case of deja vu was the score­board, which proved three min­utes had passed.

“[Corey has] been a big part of our cor­ner of­fense,” Atkin­son said. “She's been the most con­sis­tent in hard hits.”

GIL­MAN 55, CAR­DI­NAL O’HARA (N.Y.) 20: The vis­it­ing Grey­hounds (2-6) opened with a 14-0 run in the first quar­ter and rolled past the Hawks (4-3). Gil­man had an­other 14-0 run in the third quar­ter.

WILDE LAKE 43, HAM­MOND 0: Eli Fisher went 5-for-8 for 96 yards and threw two touch­down passes to lead the vis­it­ing Wilde­cats (5-2) past the Bears (1-6). NO. 8 GIL­MAN 4, JOHN CAR­ROLL 0: Jack Stuzin had a hat trick and Grant Far­ley made three saves as the vis­it­ing Grey­hounds (11-3-1, 8-2-1 Mary­land In­ter­scholas­tic Ath­letic As­so­ci­a­tion A Con­fer­ence) shut out the Pa­tri­ots (3-13, 1-11). Gil­man led 3-0 in the first half.

The Grey­hounds travel to No. 14 Calvert Hall 4 p.m. Mon­day.

NO. 13 ARCH­BISHOP CURLEY 3, ST. AU­GUS­TINE PREP (N.J.) 0: Bran­don Holy, Bryce Wood­ward, and An­thony Drag­isics each scored a goal as the host Fri­ars (7-7) shut out the Her­mits (10-2-3).

PARK 1, FRIENDS 1, OT: Gar­rett Potts gave the vis­it­ing Bru­ins (5-6-4, 4-5-3 MIAA B Con­fer­ence) a 1-0 lead be­fore the Quak­ers (6-4-2, 6-4-2) knot­ted the score.

NO. 13 MERCY 2, MARYVALE PREP 0: All-Metro se­nior Ada Clare Tem­pert scored a goal and as­sisted a goal by Alex Jankowski as the vis­it­ing Magic im­proved to 10-3 on the sea­son. The Lions fell to 7-6-1. —Glenn Gra­ham Bal­ti­more Sun staff con­trib­uted to this ar­ti­cle.

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