Sage Mayhew had 10 saves for Atholton.
Fehr, Bonner put Reservoir in winning position
Reservoir played a “pretty complete game tonight” for a 2-0 win over Marriotts Ridge, said coach Josh Sullivan.
“I think we did a great job threatening on all opportunities that we had. I don’t think we played predictable. I felt like we moved the ball around well and tried to attack a few different ways, so all in all I was pretty pleased,” he said.
Darci Fehr put in a rebound off a shot from Taylor Sullivan for the lead 17 minutes into the game. “She was following up the play and was in the right spot to put it away,” said Sullivan.
Keeper Jenna Bergquist “came out and made a huge save, but the ball deflected back” to Fehr, said Marriotts Ridge coach Robin Grey.
Blair Bonner put in a direct kick from about 25 yards out for Reservoir’s final goal. “She ripped it right over the wall into the upper 90. It’s something I’ve been waiting to see all year from her, so it was so nice seeing her finally get one. She's got such a great, strong leg and very accurate. It was just very deserving because she does so much for us,” Sullivan said.
Grey summarized her team’s play: “We had a number of opportunities, some of which were on wide open goals, yet could not finish off a single one. Reservoir made their opportunities count. We did not. This needs to change if we want to be successful in post season play.
Shutout win for Howard
Nia Elbeck and Christine Robinson each had two goals in Howard’s 5-0 win over Hammond.
Hannah Weaver also scored for Howard.
Maddie Barrow, Robinson, Sydney Mastalerz and Catherine Sims had assists for Howard.
Wilde Lake breaks cycle
Wilde Lake scored twice in the first 10 minutes of the game but “got comfortable” and let Oakland Mills back in the game.
But Wilde Lake eventually pulled out a 3-1 win over visiting Oakland Mills.
Maria Pascale scored first for Wilde Lake when her corner kick curved into the goal untouched. Brynn Drury later finished a cross from Rachel Lazris for a 2-0 lead.
“We continued to play strong, but halfway through the first half we got a bit comfortable, and Oakland Mills’ Fern Peters dribbled through two of our defenders and scored near post,” said coach Davia Procida.
Sixteen minutes into the second half, Julia Rocha got a breakaway and gave the Wildecats some breathing room.
“We finally broke the cycle today. Almost every time we have had a good game, we can't bring it together for a win in the next one. We had a great win last week and we finally carried that over to another game, so it's promising for the future,” Procida said.
Kate Glaros “really stepped up today on defense for us. Oakland Mills put up a good fight; they have a lot of heart,” she added.