Colonel and Mardela settle for a draw
Newcomb scores first career goal
MARDELA SPRINGS — The Colonel Richardson High girls’ soccer team played to a 1-1, double-overtime tie Thursday against Mardela.
Caroline Newcomb scored Colonel’s lone goal on a sweet feed through the box from Mackenzie Covey for a 1-0, first-half lead in the 34th minute. Mardela tied the score 4 minutes later on a goal by Caeleigh Schirner.
The Colonels (0-1-1) controlled the pace for much of the first half. Skyla Butler, Sarah Gillispie and Newcomb kept the Warriors from advancing much past midfield. The trio controlled loose balls and fed Clara Divjak and Covey to begin the transition game.
Divjak used her speed on the right wing to stretch the defense, opening holes for Covey. Three times Covey had shots saved in the first half.
Just before halftime, Covey gained possession on a loose ball in the middle of the box. Rather than shoot through traffic, Covey dropped a pass to a wide open Newcomb, who connected with a crossing shot into the back of the net for her first career high school goal and a 1-0 lead.
“Mackenzie can play with anybody in our league,” Colonel head coach Thomas Hummel said. “She looked up, saw Caroline and made a great pass that led to a goal.
“Caroline played ver y well today,” Hummel added. “She is going to be here for four years. For her to have success here earlier will lead to great things out of her for sure.”
Schirner’s goal was just under the crossbar, leaving Colonel Richardson goalie Cassidy Stubbs little chance to make a play.
Stubbs kept the Colonel tied through the game with nine total saves — seven in the second half and overtimes. Four times, Stubbs needed to make sliding saves.
In the eighth minute of the first overtime, Mardela earned a corner kick. Schirner gathered a loose ball on the kick and shot toward the left post, but Stubbs slid to stop the shot from going in.
“We are blessed to have Cassidy in goal,” Hummel said. “She is a good athlete, and does a great job in goal. She made key saves for us to preserve the tie.”
Mardela (0-2-1) is scheduled to host James M. Bennett at 3 p.m. Tuesday, Colonel is scheduled to host Kent County at 5:15 p.m. the same day.
Queen Anne’s 8, Wicomico 0
SALISBURY — Abby Blanchard netted four goals and dished two assists, as the Lions improved to 3-0.
Jessica Wright (two assists), Ryleigh Jordan, Kiwi Weddell and Shyanne Seymour each scored one goal. Taryn Patrick and Megan Majchrzak dished assists. Breanna Athey made a pair of saves.
The Indians fell to 0-2.
Parkside 3, Kent Island 2
SALISBURY — KK Karnes and Ashley Rotert each scored single goals for the Buccaneers, who dropped to 0-2.
Jordan Grard and Lily Dixon collected assists for Kent Island, while Madi Banks made six saves.
The Rams are now 1-2.
Cambridge-SD 9, North Dorchester 2
CAMBRIDGE — Brooke Windsor’s four goals and one assist paced the Vikings, who are now 3-0, 1-0 North Bayside.
Bayley Tracy (assist) and Riley Keener (two assists) added two goals each, while Alea Robinson scored one. Abby Robinson (two) and Morgan Tracy (1) added assists.
The Eagles fell to 0-1, 0-1.
North Caroline 5, Stephen Decatur 1
BERLIN — Corinne Webb posted a hat trick, Hailey Chester added two goals, and the Bulldogs improved to 3-0. Alex Lawton (two), Sarah Ferkler (one), Pearl Sutton (one) and Tanya Haro (one) all had assists. Violet Clarke and Alyssa Deck combined for seven saves.
The Seahawks are now 0-2.
Gunston 3, Cristo Rey Jesuit 1
BALTIMORE — Megan Prochaska, Natalie Cockey and Aidan Ireland all scored goals in the first half for the Herons, who are now 2-0 overall and 2-0 in the North Maryland Soccer League
HIGH SCHOOL VOLLEYBALL Queen Anne’s 3, Parkside 0
CENTREVILLE — The Lions won via game scores of 25-14, 25-23 and 25-12. Maddie Tisher led the way with nine kills and 10 digs, while Hailey Stallings collected five aces and 18 assists. Kent Island also received solid outings from Caitlin Pfeif fer (five kills, 10 digs), Taylor Walls (six kills, four blocks), Aryelle Miles (12 digs) and Kylie Tulowitzky (11 digs).
Colonel Richardson 3, Pocomoke 1
AMERICAN CORNER — The Colonels won via game scores of 25-13, 21-25, 25-19 and 25-17.
Hope Kraus had a huge match with nine kills and 17 assists, while KaNyha Raikes (seven aces, five kills), Jennifer Larrimore (seven kills), Alexis Bates (four kills) and Aubrie Meredith (five kills) all chipped in.
Colonel Richardson’s Caroline Newcomb, right, gets a hug from Mackenzie Covey (13) after Newcomb scored her first career goal Thursday against Mardela.
Colonel Richardson midfielder Caroline Newcomb drives toward the net Thursday against Mardela Newcomb scored Colonel’s lone goal.