On the strength of a record setting performance by Carson Kalama, the Bel Air Bobcats handed the North Harford boys soccer squad its first loss of the 2012 season on Friday night, beating the host Hawks, 3-1.
With the win, Bel Air (8-3 overall, 5-0 Chesapeake) clinched the 2012 Chesapeake (upper) Division title, and will play in next Tuesday's UCBAC game, which will take place on the Bobcats' home field. North Harford fell to 11-1-1 overall, and 3-1-1 against Chesapeake (upper) competition.
Scoring twice for the Bobcats was Kalama, whose performance landed him in the Bel Air High School record books.
Kalama's first goal of the night made him the Bobcats' all-time leading point goal scorer, as he surpassed Greg Zsebedic's 43-year-old record of 104 points.
Through Friday's game, Kalama has 38 goals and 31 assists at the varsity level, a total of 107 points. The old record holder, Zsebedic, had 47 goals and 10 assists.
Austin McKinney scored once and had one assist for the Bobcats, while Nat Hand dished out one assist in the victory. Hand, Bel Air coach Dominic Rose said, is third on Bel Air's all-time points list, with 74 (32 goals, 10 assists).
"[Hand] may end up second behind Carson for the scoring record," Rose said after Friday's victory. "It's rare to get one good striker on a team, and I've had both of them for four years. They will be missed next year."
Kevin Thompson scored North Harford's lone goal, with an assist from Randy Foster. In goal for Bel Air, Ryan Han eight saves.
The C. Milton Wright Mustangs, playing on the road Saturday afternoon, battled with the nationally-ranked Salesianum school squad of Wilmington, Del., holding the hosts scoreless in the first half, but faltering in the second on their way to a 2-0 loss.
In goal for the Mustangs, Logan Keys posted 12 saves.
The Mustangs (5-7 overall, 2-2 Chesapeake) picked up a Chesapeake (upper) Division victory Thursday, defeating the host Aberdeen Eagles (4-7-2 overall, 0-5 Chesapeake), 1-0.
Ryan Lesniewski scored the game's only goal, in the first half. Aberdeen goalie Thomas Moore had five saves, while Keys also produced five saves.
Tech over Edgewood
Harford Tech won an overtime game with the visiting Rams on Friday, defeating Edgewood, 2-1.
With the win, Harford Tech improved to 6-5 overall, and 4-1 in Susquehanna (lower) Division play. Edgewood fell to 2-8 overall, and 2-3 against Susquehanna Division opponents.
Five minutes into the first sudden-death overtime period, with the score at 1-1, Harford Tech's Greg Ransone netted the game-winning goal with an assist from Justin Morris.
The Cobras took a 1-0 lead 29 minutes into the match, with Montrell Cade scoring off an assist from Ransone.
Edgewood's Jacob Weintstein tied the game with a goal in the 55th minute.
Harford Tech goalie Adam Bednarek had eight saves. In goal for Edgewood, Jose Figeuroa posted eight saves.