The C. Milton Wright Mustangs picked up an important win on Monday night, beating the visiting Fallston Cougars 2-0 with the help of a two-goal performance from junior Megan Frailer.
With the victory, the Mustangs improved to 9-1 overall, and 5-0 in Chesapeake (upper) Division play, while the Cougars fell to 6-3-1 on the season, and 3-2-1 in Chesapeake play.
CMW has one upper-division contest left, that being a Thursday matchup with the Bel Air Bobcats (8-1-1 overall, 4-0-1 Chesapeake). The winner of the game will take the Chesapeake crown, and move on to play in next Tuesday's conference title game against Susquehanna (lower) Division champ Rising Sun. That game will be played at 5 p.m. on Bel Air's home field.
The first half of Monday's matchup was largely a midfield battle, with neither side seeing a good scoring opportunity materialize, and at the halftime whistle the two teams were still knotted 0-0.
It would not take the Mustangs long to score the winning goal in the second half, however, as they needed just 20 seconds to find the Fallston net. Directly after the opening kick, Frailer took a pass near the top of the box from teammate Sarah Piazza, touched the ball once toward the end line, then fired a left-footed shot that curled into the bottom right side of the Cougars goal.
With 13 minutes remaining, Frailer put the nail in Fallston's coffin, scoring on shot to the low, left-hand corner of the opposing goal after taking another pass from Piazza, who collected the ball after a CMW shot ricocheted off the cross bar and back into the penalty box.
Bobcats top Eagles
The Bel Air girls topped the Aberdeen Eagles at home on Monday night, 3-1.
Aberdeen led the game 1-0 at halftime.
Sarah McKinney scored twice to lead the Bobcats, while Brooke Lorber had one goal in the victory.
Teresa Berg and Shannon Williams each dished out one assist for Bel Air.
Aberdeen's lone tally came from Morgan Tildon off an assist by Jasmyn McLeod.
Emily Rosenberger had 5 saves in goal for the Bobcats, while Chelsea Thomas racked up 16 saves tending to the Aberdeen net.
Pats over Eastern Tech
The John Carroll girls, playing at Cedar Lane Park on Friday night, topped the visiting Eastern Tech squad 3-0, with Nicole Wojcik scoring all three of her team's goals.
At halftime, the Patriots led 1-0.
Gina Maiorana had three saves in goal for John Carroll.
Hawks drop Garrison Forest
Playing at home on Monday, the North Harford Hawks dealt the visiting Garrison Forest squad a 2-1 loss.
Scoring first for the Hawks was Alicia Greene, who headed a ball into the guests' net off a cross from teammate Madison Ferrara.
Garrison Forest tied the game 1-1 before the halftime break.
With just two minutes remaining in regulation time, Greene struck again, this time putting away what would be the game-winning goal with the help of an assist from Megan Root.
Emily Briggs had five saves in the victory, while fellow Hawk goalie Haley Jacobs put up four saves.
Harford Tech dispatches Elkton
Leading just 1-0 heading into the halftime break of their Monday road game with Elkton, the Harford Tech Cobras exploded for four tallies in the second frame en route to a 5-0 victory.
Jamie Hoban scored once and had one assist, while Jamie Surock, Katie Doleschal, Kersten O'Brien and Karsin Bachran each netted one goal. Dana Waskiewicz handed out one assist in the victory.
In goal for the Cobras, Julie Ransone put up three saves.
Rams top Perryville by a goal
Edgewood needed just one goal to top Perryville on Monday, beating the visiting Panthers 1-0.
Natalee Olah scored the Rams' lone goal in the opening half.
Warriors shut down
The Havre de Grace Warriors were beaten 4-0 going away by the Rising Sun Tigers on Monday.
All four of Rising Sun's goals came in the second half.Copyright © 2014, The Baltimore Sun