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Girls soccer: Marriotts Ridge double-crosses Howard

Sam Terrill finished a cross from Alex McKay and one from Taylor Hensh as Marriotts Ridge defeated Howard, 4-0, on Wednesday.

Emily Wolf and Zoe Stukenberg sandwiched goals between Terrill's tallies. Wolf finished a deflection off a shot at 39:39 in the second half. The ball hit a Howard defender and went into the net. Stukenberg's score came off of Alexis Zadjura's corner kick at 30:00 in the second half.

"At this point in the season, we are firing on all cylinders," said Marriotts Ridge coach Robin Grey. "With each game we've gained confidence and experience. This team works hard as a unit and is finishing better than I have ever seen them. (5-2-1 overall) is a great place to be as we head into the end of the regular season and playoffs."

Marriotts Ridge keeper Jenna Bergquist made five saves in the game.

Cassidy Burns and Elizabeth Price shared goalkeeping duties for Howard and combined for nine saves.

Evenly matched

Wilde Lake and Glenelg played to a 2-2 overtime tie.

Both of Wilde Lake's goals were from Gillian Sawyer. Kathleen Mensing and Becca Pontius scored for Glenelg.

One goal is all it took

Mt. Hebron defeated Atholton, 1-0. "We had control of the ball most of the first half, then we lost our mark with about 5 minutes to go into the first half and they scored," said Atholton coach Stephanie Stoutenborough. "The second half was pretty much the same, again we just couldn't score."

Newly returning from a MCL injury, Erica Staedeli knocked home the game-winning shot for Mt. Hebron. Nia Crump had the assist.

"We scored just before halftime in the 39th minute," said Mt. Hebron coach Tim Deppen. "We managed to play a pretty evenly matched second half, both teams getting some solid scoring chances. Again, senior goalie Tahlia Tavai had an outstanding game. Her finest moment was in the last 5 minutes of the game. Atholton had a long throw-in and the ball was flicked near post almost over Tahlia's hand. She jumped backwards with an outreached hand and was able to clear the ball over the crossbar. We cleared Atholton's next goal kick and held them for the remainder of the half."

Atholton's Amy Weinberg had 10 saves; Tavai had eight for Mt. Hebron.

With the victory, the Vikings move to 5-2 in the county and 5-3 overall.

Key edges Dragons

Shayna Keller made four saves and Deja Hursey scored a goal, but Glenelg Country School lost to Key, 2-1, on Wednesday. The loss dropped the Dragons record to 1-3 in the IAAM C Conference and 2-3 overall.

Hawks are Street-wise

River Hill's Sheridan Street scored three goals, two came from Liz Bamber's assists, as the Hawks defeated Hammond, 4-0. Katie Arensmeier got the other River Hill goal with an assist from Haily Emrick. The game was 2-0 at the half.

Reservoir on top

Reservoir defeated Oakland Mills, 3-1.

"It was a very tough game," said Reservoir coach Josh Sullivan. "The first half Oakland Mills did a great job keeping us frustrated and breaking up our passing combinations."

With 5 minutes left in the first half, Darci Fehr sent in a beautiful shot from far out that happened to land in the side netting.

"She just kind of went into the tackle and put it on frame, and good things happen," Sullivan said

Three minutes later, Amanda Jackson weaved through the Oakland Mills defense and punched in the Gators' second goal.

The third score was the result of a beautiful combination between Michelle Viegas laying the ball off for Delaney Reiff who had two or three touches and then stuck the ball in the lower 90 from about 25 yards out.

Oakland Mills' goal came from Fern Peters with 13 minutes left in the game. Devin Adson had the assist.

"They had a breakaway through our back line and our defense and backup goalie miscommunicated over who was going to take the ball and their striker did a great job of touching it by both of them and then punching it in for their goal," Sullivan said.

"They outplayed us in the midfield," said Oakland Mills coach Christina Bleivik.

Fowler (two saves) and Bouie (one) split time in the Reservoir goal. Yarn had nine saves for Oakland Mills.

Centennial defeats Long Reach

Defender Jordan Coburn led Centennial at both ends of the field as the Eagles defeated Long Reach, 6-0. Coburn, a senior, had two goals in the game.

Darby Sinunu redirected a cross from Anna Mitchell for Centennial's first goal of the game 5 minutes into play. Coburn scored next off a corner kick.

Centennial came out with good energy to start the second half. Coburn made a strong run with the ball from near midfield, passed off to Nicki Mize who sent the ball back to Coburn. Her powerful line drive shot from outside 30 yards went into the far corner.

"That was the most impressive goal we have seen from anyone all season," said Centennial coach Steven Baxter.

Other goal scorers for the Eagles were Rachel Hein, Mitchell and Katie Judd, with assists coming from Lucas, Cowan and R. Anderson. Centennial's keepers Donegan (two) and Couch (one) were relatively untested. Long Reach keeper Glasser made three saves.

Centennial remains undefeated this season. The Eagles are 5-0-2 in county play and 8-0-2 overall.

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