Mt Hebron ended its season in a heartbreaking loss to Annapolis, 4-1,Wednesday night. The Vikings started out slow and were down 2-0 quickly.
Viking coach Jeannette Ireland said, “They panicked and took a while to calm down, but once they did we were able to gather some momentum.”
That momentum produced a goal from Tianna Wallpher to cut the deficit in half at 2-1.
A little later, Annapolis was awarded a penalty stroke that it converted. The Panthers tallied one more before half to enter the break with a 4-1 lead.
Despite four corner opportunities and several shots, Mt. Hebron was unable to get any closer in the second half. “We had our chances to convert, we just didn’t connect,” Ireland explained.
The Vikings end their season 12-4.
Goals: A: Missel 2, Devlin, Kopf; MTH: Wallpher.
Assists: A: Bowcott, O’Donnel, Devlin; MTH: none.
Saves: A: Batten 6; MTH: Fisher 4.
Half: 4-1 A.
Atholton 7, Northeast 2
Briana Stine and Claire Graybeal each scored two goals to lift Atholton past Northeast Wednesday afternoon.
Atholton will host Annapolis Thursday night at 7 p.m. for the 3A East Regional Championship.
Goals: A: Stine 2, Graybeal 2, Bleakney, Day, Mooney; N: Woolford.
Assists: A: Bleakney N: none.
Saves: A: Clinch 4, Potter 0; N: Sniver 25.
Half: 4-0 A.
Glenelg 9, Long Reach 1
After two long weeks without a contest, Glenelg is back at it. Megan Taylor and Stephanie Asher led the offense, scoring four and three goals respectively. Coach Ginger Kincaid said she was pleased with how they played considering the long hiatus.
Long Reach’s Nicole Cote had 10 saves in the loss and McKenzie Williams scored the lone goal for the Lightning. Although technically out-powered, coach Rashmi Bhanot was elated with her team’s performance. “My girls didn’t give up and that’s what we needed going up against a team like Glenelg,” she explained.
Glenelg will host Marriotts Ridge. Kincaid said her team is “looking forward to the competition.” This Regional Final will guarantee the county a team in the state semi-finals.
Goals: G: Taylor 4, Asher 3, Meissner, Baker; LR: Williams.
Assists: G: Philie 3, Asher, Regan, Taylor; LR: Lopez-Diarte.
Saves: G: Hoyt 0, Goodman 6; LR: Cote 10.