In the first half, the Comets were winning the 50/50 balls and midfielders Allison Dingle, Kelsey Scott and Meyer were creating opportunities for strikers Nonn and Renee Gast.

But, in the second half, it wasn’t until Higdon set up a third goal on a set piece that turned the tide back to the Comets.

Her free kick from 40 yards out rattled off a defender and Nonn found freshman Kayla Wood for her second goal of the season.

“It hit a player and then it came right to me and I just kicked it to Kayla, but it wasn’t really planned, but it worked out well,” Nonn said. “I feel like we have gotten a lot better at scoring set pieces.”

Meanwhile, Hereford coach Brad Duvall knows what his 7-4 squad needs to improve as they get ready for the regional playoffs.

“We don’t have a lot of composure on set pieces and we’ll work on that and we’ll get better,” Duvall said.

The Comets only goal during the flow of play came on a long shot by Dingle with just over eight minutes remaining.

Catonsville concludes the regular season with a non-league game against North County at home, Friday, Oct. 18 at 5 p.m.

Fitzpatrick likes the way his squad has meshed.

“We start 11 quality players, which is very rare for a high school team, and we have a quality bench, also rare for a high school team,” Fitzpatrick said. “They are all athletes and they are all players. They do all get along.”

Hereford’s boys soccer team clinched a berth in the Baltimore County championship game with a 1-0 decision over Catonsville at Hereford on Tuesday night.

The Bulls finished 6-0 in Division II while the Comets dropped to 4-1-1 with the loss.

Senior John DeGraw scored the only goal off an assist from classmate AJ Endres and senior goalie Danny Staab notched the shutout for the Bulls (7-2-2).

Hereford will play Perry Hall for the Baltimore County title on Oct. 23 at 5:30 p.m. at Franklin High.