BY RANDY McROBERTS, email@example.com
10:09 AM EDT, April 2, 2013
The C. Milton Wright girls lacrosse team won its third straight game Saturday and its second at the Anne Arundel Community College Tournament. The Mustangs defeated Archbishop Spalding, after leading 7-6 at the half, 7-6.
Abby Smucker led the Mustangs with three goals, while Kaitlan Moynihan, Brooke Williams, Maggie Gallagher and Haley Matthai each scored two goals. Lauren Haggerty and Katie Burgee added single goals.
Williams, Haley Alexander, Moynihan and Smucker each had assists. CMW played two goalies with Alexis Strouse making nine saves and Heather McKee making four.
Haggerty also had a big day with six draw controls that aided the win.
"We shot a very low percentage today and Spalding's goalie made some really nice plays in the second half. We learned some things about ourselves this weekend and will continue to work to improve," CMW Head Coach Brent Ritz said.
The Mustangs also won Thursday night, beating Roland Park Country School, 13-9, at Anne Arundel Community College. The Mustangs outscored the Reds, 6-2, in the second half after going to halftime tied 7-7.
"It was a back and forth battle throughout the first half and draw controls became a major influence over which team had the opportunity to string consecutive goals together. While we competed in the first half, we were not pleased with our energy," Head Coach Ritz said. "After Roland Park took an 8-7 lead, a few tactical changes seemed to boost our defensive energy and communication leading to some forced turnovers. We closed the game with a 6-1 run as we worked to monopolize possession. I was pleased to see our girls work to develop their collective game sense and take care of the ball as our lead increased."
CMW was led by three, three-goal scorers in Moynihan, Smucker and Gallagher. Moynihan also supplied five of the Mustangs' six assists. Haggerty, Burgee, Alexander and Matthai also scored in the win. Burgee also had one assist.
CMW played two goalies with McKee making three saves and Strouse making two.
Huskies get a win and a loss
Patterson Mill (1-4) also played in the Anne Arundel Community College Tournament, winning one and losing one in two games played Saturday.
The Huskies win, their first of the season, came over Chesapeake-Anne Arundel, 9-5. Patterson Mill led, 2-1, at the half.
Gabby Vujanic pumped in four goals to lead the Huskies and Sam Herman added three goals and a pair of assists. Amy Bednarek and E.J. Karwatka also scored goals.
Patterson Mill played two goalies; Erin Dent played the first half and 10 minutes of the second half, making five saves and allowing one goal. Abby Smith played the final 15 minutes, making four saves and allowing four goals.
Patterson Mill's loss came against Kent Island. The Huskies led at the half, 10-6, but lost, 12-11.
Herman led the scoring with four goals and one assist, while Vujanic scored three goals and had one assist.
Brittie Andrews tallied two goals and Bednarek added a goal and assist. Sarah Alders also scored and Karwatka dished out three assists.
Dent was in goal for the first half, making one save and Smith played in the second half, making three saves. Both goalies allowed six goals.
Cobras beat Warriors
In a rematch of last season's top two UCBAC Susquehanna Division teams, Harford Tech hosted and defeated Havre de Grace Thursday night, winning, 10-6. The result left both teams at 1-1.
Gabby Spalt was the main problem for Havre de Grace, leading Tech with three goals and four assists. Megan Campbell tallied two goals and Becca Williams finished with two goals and two assists.
Courtney Poole and Tori Arcilesi also scored for Tech and Arcilesi also had two assists.
Tech goalie Bryana Weston-Wyatt earned the win with 14 saves.
Margaret Stump led Havre de Grace with three goals and Brianna Haffey scored twice. Kara Neiberlein tallied the other Havre de Grace goal and Haley Dean had the lone assist.
Taylor Johnson had four draw controls for the Warriors and goalie Abbie Blessing stopped seven shots.
Hawks beat Bulls
North Harford improved to 3-0 Thursday with its 13-9 win at Hereford.
Leah Monticello had the hot scoring hand for the Hawks with four goals, while Sophie Crowther tallied the hat trick with three goals.
Maddy Dolinar also had multiple goals with two, while single goal scorers were Katie Clark, Jenn Doering, Morgan Knox and Julia Schrof. Knox also dished out three assists and Emily Clark added two assists and Audrey Byrd had one assist.
Hawks goalie Haley Ensor recorded four saves.
Mariners beat Blue Birds
Joppatowne won its second game Thursday, hosting and beating Kenwood, 13-10. The game was knotted at the half, 6-6.
Christina Miller paced the Mariners with three goals and two assists and Rodneisha Scott also netted three goals.
Jillian Graul added two goals, while single goals were scored by April Kinyua, Emily Murphy (one assist), Carlie Reuling, Katelyn Fabi and Lindsay Rizzi.
Erin Fornish led Kenwood with four goals.
Mariners goalie Felicia Okoye finished with 13 saves.
Panthers still unbeaten
Perryville won its third game Thursday, beating host Bo Manor, 16-1.
Leah Ports led the Panthers with four goals and one assist. Taylor Poore tallied three goals and two assists and Hannah Wein had two goals and four assists.
Merve Akbay also scored twice, while Panthers with one goal each were Morgan Peschak, Ali Watson (one assist), Ally Remesch, Tressa Bell and Hannah Seibert.
Panthers goalie Mariah Fields made five saves.