BY RANDY McROBERTS, firstname.lastname@example.org
12:09 AM EDT, October 27, 2012
Friday's first round playoff games for Harford County girls soccer teams proved to be successful, as Bel Air, North Harford, Aberdeen and C. Milton Wright moved on with wins.
Bobcats win in OT
The four wins came in Class 3A North play, highlighted by Bel Air's 3-2 overtime win over visiting Hereford. Jordan Layfield scored twice in the win and Natalie Decker added a goal. Kayla Klock, Teresa Berg and Shannon Williams each had assists.
Bel Air (6-5-2) goalie Karlie Scherba made six saves. Bel Air led 1-0 at the half.
Hawks win big
Homestanding North Harford (9-3-1) defeated visiting Patterson, 14-0. Megan O'Donnell led the attack with three goals and one assist.
North Harford plays undefeated Baltimore County Champion Eastern Tech on Tuesday at Tech.
Eagles, Mustangs also win
The Aberdeen Eagles (4-9) posted a 6-1 victory over visiting Parkville, leading 4-1 at the half.
Leah Hardin scored twice in the win, while Julia Sanders, Faith Edmonson and Katie Sanderson had single goals. The other Aberdeen goal came on a deflection off a Parkville defender for an own goal.
Becca Lewis dished out two assists, while single assists were credited to Anna Benko, Morgan TIldon and Kiera Young. Aberdeen goalie Lisa Eller had three saves.
The Eagles will play at C. Milton Wright on Tuesday. The Mustangs (11-1-1) also won Friday, blanking visiting Milford Mill, 15-0.
Cobras lose late
A great battle between Rising Sun and host Harford Tech (9-4), that came down to a penalty kick in the final minutes.
With about 2:44 to play in the game, a penalty kick was awarded to Rising Sun. Halley Wisner scored the penalty kick to give Rising Sun the 1-0 victory.
Julie Ransone, Tech's keeper, made 13 saves. Rising Sun's keeper Madison Smith made seven saves.
Fallston advances Thursday
While the rest of Harford County's girls soccer teams are set to play Friday or Tuesday, Fallston played its 2A East first round playoff game Thursday at North East.
The Cougars (9-2-2) beat the Indians, 2-0, on the strength of goals from Anna Holehouse and Sierrah Taylor. Brooke Nigrin was credited with one assist and winning goalie Kayla Reilly didn't have to make a save.
The Cougars will play Monday, either at Elkton or Patterson Mill, in quarterfinal action.