Mount Hebron makes most of 1 play
In a game against Oakland Mills that, in the eyes of Mount Hebron coach Mike Linsenmeyer, was full of mistakes, bad plays and a lack of discipline, the difference was one smart, well-executed play.
After a foul 28 yards from goal, senior defender Matt Millen quickly placed the ball and, instead of waiting for a play called from the sideline or for a player to make a run, he simply took a shot on goal as soon as he could. It bounced into the left side of the goal while Oakland Mills keeper Daniel Miranda stood on the right post beginning to position for a wall.
It was the only goal in a 1-0 home victory for the No. 13 Vikings (2-1, 1-0 Howard County).
“We practice set pieces a lot,” Millen said. “If weseethe goalie is setting upthe wall, not paying attention, we just look to play quick and we capitalized on it.”
Mount Hebron missed numerous opportunities throughout the game, especially in the first half. The Vikings held a 9-3 shot advantage against OaklandMills (2-1, 0-1) and controlled the pace and possession for the majority of the first 40 minutes.
After the goal with 25minutes, 44seconds remaining, the Scorpions turn it up a notch. Taylor Nelson had eight long throws in the final 20 minutes, each of them dangerous into the box, but Mount Hebron keeper Justin Carguilo was up the challenge. He made several key stops in the final minutes, including one on the line after a bouncing ball in the box.
“I thought Carguilo played great having to deal with those throws and madeaplay right on the line,” Linsenmeyer said.
No. 4 Archbishop Curley 0, No. 11 C. Milton Wright 0, 2OT: The visiting Friars (1-1-1) and Mustangs (1-1-1) played to a draw. Both goalies Zach Hetrick (C.M. Wright) and Chris Denholm (Curley) made four saves.
No. 6 Arundel 7, Southern 0: Spencer Hanks scored five goals and Evan Slaney had seven saves as the visiting Wildcats (1-0) shut out the Bulldogs (0-1).
Eastern Tech 8, Owings Mills 0: Taylor Spivey made five saves and Mason Curtis had three saves as the host Mavericks (3-0) shut out the Golden Eagles (2-1). Eastern Tech led 3-0 at the half.
Perry Hall 5 Franklin 0: Jaeden Asare had two goals and Zach Eichelberger had four assists to lead the host Gators (1-0) past the Indians (0-1).
No. 6 Mercy 2, Severn 0: The host Magic (4-0) got two goals in the second half to beat the Admirals (1-1). Emma Aviles and Adrianna Gunther each scored.
No. 14 Hereford 11, Dundalk1: Katie Blair had three goals and an assist to lead the visiting Bulls (2-1) past the Owls (0-1)
Old Mill 2, Howard 1, OT: Jade Kakuk scored her second goal andthe game-winner three minutes into overtime to lift the visiting Patriots (2-0) over the Lions (2-1). Old Mill led1-0 in the first half before Katie Sloan scored in the second half for Howardtoforce overtime.
No. 13 Chesapeake-AA 2, Centennial 1: Madison Billing and Alyssa Krueger each scored to lead the Cougars (2-0) past the host Eagles (0-1). The score was tied 1-1 at the half. Centennial goalie Casey Stratton made 14 saves.
No. 15 Dulaney 2, No. 11 Hereford 1: Rebecca Puente and Emily Mowbray each scored to lead the host Lions (1-0) past the Bulls (0-1). All the goals were scored in the first half.
South Carroll 5, Patterson Mill 1: Meghan Radnoff had two goals and an assist to lead the visiting Cavaliers (2-1) past the Huskies (0-1).
No. 9 Bel Air 3, Bohemia Manor 0: Maddie Regan had five aces and Olivia Simon had four aces to lead the visiting Bobcats (2-0) past the Eagles (1-1). Bel Air won, 25-10, 25-8, 25-15.
Maryvale 3, Notre Dame Prep 0: Caitlin Shaffrey had 12 kills, Sophie Savick had 21 assists and Rory Kenny had six blocks as the Lions (1-1, 1-1 Interscholastic Athletic Association of Maryland A Conference) beat the Blazers (1-3, 0-3). Maryvale won 25-20, 25-12, 25-15.
No. 7 Mount de Sales 3, Archbishop Spalding 2: Jillian Hunter had 10 aces and Jacey Lewis had 22 digs, but the host Cavaliers (1-2, 1-1 Interscholastic Athletic Association of Maryland A Conference) fell to the Sailors. Mount de Sales (2-1, 2-0) won, 27-29, 25-18, 25-12, 23-25, 15-12.
Dulaney wins: The Lions came in first at 157 followed by Catonsville (205) and Eastern Tech (206). Ryan Choi, Nick Charlow and Luke Murnane all shot 39’s to lead the Lions. TheLionsarenow3-0with their next match Monday against Westminster and Liberty from Carroll County at Westminster National Golf Course.
Mount Hebron’s Liam McCaffery, left, and Oakland Mills’ JoJo Ocran vie for a ball in the first half of a high school soccer match.