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North Harford wins girls soccer thriller

BY DEWEY FOX AND RANDY McROBERTS, dfox@theaegis.com, rmcroberts@theaegis.com

11:52 AM EDT, October 2, 2012

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In a thrilling double-overtime UCBAC Chesapeake Division game Monday afternoon in Pylesville, North Harford defeated Rising Sun 2-1.

Following a scoreless first half, North Harford opened the scoring just four minutes into the second half on a Tessa Mirjafary breakaway goal.

Rising Sun answered the goal some nine minutes later on a cleverly-executed short corner kick play. Brooke Thompson netted the goal with an assist from Halley Wisner.

The teams then battled through one overtime period scoreless, before the Hawks (2-0 league, 7-1 overall) tallied the game winner. Katie Clark did the honors, scoring off a well placed corner kick from senior Julia Schrof, who was playing in her first game of the season after recovering from a pre-season auto accident.

Cougars edge Huskies

Fallston (1-0, 4-1) played and won its first Chesapeake game Monday night, edging visiting Patterson Mill (0-2, 4-3), 1-0. The winning goal was scored by Brooke Nigrin with an assist by Sierra Taylor. Cougars goalie Kayla Reilly had four saves.

Mustangs win, too

C. Milton Wright (2-0, 6-0) defeated Bel Air (0-2, 1-5), 1-0, in double overtime Monday night. The winning goal was scored with seconds left in the second overtime. Angela Kuhn's indirect kick went to Kathy Kammerer, who headed the ball into the goal.

Bel Air goalie Karlie Scherba made 13 saves and CMW keeper Stacey Venanzi had nine.

Warriors win third straight

Havre de Grace won its third straight game Monday, 4-1, at Bo Manor in Susquehanna play.

Lauren Herrington led the Warriors (2-1, 3-4) with a pair of goals, while single goals were scored by Addie Richardson and Jill Larrimore.

Rachel Rossi dished out two assists, while Helen Boniface and Kara Nieberlein each had one.

Riley Arnold and Margaret Stump both saw time in goal, combining for nine saves.

Rams blank Cobras

Edgewood broke a scoreless tie at Harford Tech (2-1, 4-2) Monday night with a pair of second half goals that stood up for a 2-0 Susquehanna win.

Alyssa Rankin and Alex van Graafeiland both found the back of the net in the second half for the Rams (2-0, 5-2).

Both teams had 14 shots on goal. Edgewood keeper Nasia Denegal earned the win with 12 saves and Tech keeper Julie Ransone finished with nine saves.

Cougars win tournament

Fallston ventured into Howard County Saturday and returned to Harford with a tourney title at the Marriotts Ridge Tournament.

The Cougars blanked Roland Park, 3-0, in the first game. Sierra Taylor scored a pair of goals, while Brooke Nigrin added a goal and assist. Cougars keeper Kayla Reilly made four saves.

In the final, Fallston beat host Marriotts Ridge, 3-1. Taylor, Logan Gasior and Beth Walton each tallied goals for Fallston and Lauren Woollen had one assist. Reilly finished with nine saves.

Patriots nip Mercy

John Carroll beat visiting Mercy Friday, 1-0, on a Olivia DiFonso first half goal. Caroline Sdanowich picked up the assist.

Hawks clip Rams

The North Harford girls soccer squad won going away Thursday afternoon, beating the visiting Edgewood Rams, 6-1.

Tessa Mirjafary and Megan Root both had two goals and one assist in the victory, and Maria Auth had one goal and one assist. Olivia Ebey scored once for North Harford, and Sam Verzi had one assist.

Edgewood's lone goal was scored by Alyssa Rankin.

Bel Air over Tech

The Bel Air girls soccer squad earned a 7-0 road victory over the Harford Tech Cobras Thursday.

Shannon Williams and Jordan Layfield each scored twice in the victory, while Brooke Lorber, Kayla Klock and Teresa Berg all scored once for the Bobcats.

Lorber led Bel Air with two assists, while Berg, Caroline Lozzi and Hannah Starnes each had one assist.

Bel Air led, 3-0, at halftime.

Warriors top Joppatowne

The Havre de Grace Warriors topped the Joppatowne Mariners, 4-0, in Thursday girls soccer action.

Havre de Grace led, 3-0, at halftime.

Rachel Rossi led the Warriors with a three-goal performance, while Margaret Stump had one goal and one assist in the victory. Lauren Herrington had two assists for the Warriors and Carly Thompson had one assist.

Riley Arnold had one save in goal for the Warriors.