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Oakland Mills field hockey starts its season with a win

Long Reach blanks Glen Burnie; Bel Air beats Reservoir

By Melissa Frye, howardcountysports@patuxent.com

September 5, 2012

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Oakland Mills defeated home-standing Frederick, 1-0, in a hard-fought battle at Cadet field.

The game was even at half, although both teams had opportunities. After the half, however, the Scorpions picked up the momentum.

Oakland Mills pressured the Frederick defense with intense circle play. Finally, with 2:30 left on the clock, Meg Minarcin found Jordan Kerr who buried the ball to put the Scorpions on the scoreboard. It was the only goal needed to start their season 1-0.

"The defense played great and the midfield really stepped it up," said Oakland Mills coach Nikki Trunzo.

Oakland Mills has a week off until they see Marriotts Ridge in the first in-county game.

Oakland Mills 1, Frederick 0

Goals: OM — Kerr; F — none.

Assists: OM — Minarcin; F — none.

Saves: OM — Manneville 4; F — Wood 4.

Long Reach 5, Glen Burnie 0

Long Reach returned to the victor's circle as it defeated Glen Burnie, 5-0, at home.

Opening the season with eight goals in three games, Long Reach has found the drive to score. It took six games to accomplish the same feat last year.

The Lightning will visit the Howard Lions on Thursday.

Goals: LR — Williams (2), Bates, Gordon, Lopez-Diarte; GB — none

Assists: LR — n/a; GB — none.

Saves: LR— Cote 6, GB — 10.

Bel Air 3, Reservoir 0

Reservoir fell to Bel Air, 3-0. Reservoir was down by one goal at the half, but was unable to come back as the Bobcats scored twice more to solidify the shutout.

The Gators were not without chances. The team had nine shots on goal and four offensive corners yet were unable to capitalize. Bel Air, on the other hand, had 10 shots and five offensive corners.

Goals: B — Healy (2), Howard; Re — none.

Assists: B — Yurkofsky (2), Gryglewski; Re — none

Saves: B — Migioni 1; Re — Lynch 13.

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