Eight Harford County field hockey teams went to battle Thursday as region quarterfinals in the state playoffs were on tap. Of the eight, six won and were scheduled to advance to Monday's regional semifinal round, which was canceled because of Hurricane Sandy.
Leading the six, C. Milton Wright (13-1) continued its winning ways, defeating visiting Aberdeen (4-7-1), 6-1, in Class 3A North play.
Sophomore Emily Brandt opened the scoring for CMW, 56 seconds into the game with a pass from fellow sophomore Haley Matthai.
Junior Jenny Eckert scored the Mustangs second goal minutes later with a feed from sophomore Sabrina Rhodes. Emily Halley, another sophomore, added a goal and freshman Olivia Beachley scored two to close out the first half scoring. Assists came from Matthai, Elise Thrush and Maggie Gallagher.
The Mustangs final goal came early in the second half with a shot from Matthai, off an assist from Sabrina Rhodes.
CMW goalie Sydney Rhodes was credited with two saves. The Mustangs were to host North Harford on Monday. In their previous meeting played Oct. 11, CMW won 1-0 on a second half goal.
Hawks pound Patapsco
North Harford had no trouble in its 3A North game, shutting out visiting Patapsco, 16-0. The Hawks (10-3) led 7-0 at the half.
Kara Parks led the scoring with four goals, while Becca Rinaca and Sophie Crowther each had three goals. Rachel Baca added a pair of goals and single goals were tallied by Maddy Dolinar, Katie Owens, Shannon Mansberger and Haley Ensor.
The Hawks also had a few assists from Rinaca, Dolinar, Bailey Saneman and Ensor.
North Harford goalies Amanda Carter and Jess Hart both saw time, with neither making a save.
Bobcats win shutout too
Bel Air (7-6) also posted a shutout in 3A North, blanking host Parkville, 6-0. The Bobcats scored three goals in each half.
Sara Teesdale scored the first goal at 20:25 of the first half, assisted by Paige Kerr. Five minutes later, Jessica Vasquez scored, with an assist from Tori Gryglewski. Madison Healey closed the first half scoring at 10:36, assisted by Vasquez.
Teesdale added her second goal just 2:03 into the second half with another assist from Vasquez. Meghan Heeter added the next goal with an assist from Gryglewski and Macy Nitchie finalized the score, assisted by Judy Yurkofsky.
Bel Air goalie Meghan Mingioni earned the win, making two saves. The Bobcats were to play at Hereford in Monday's postponed semifinal round.
Mariners edge Cobras
Joppatowne (8-4) used a second half goal to beat visiting Harford Tech (4-7-1), 1-0, in 1A North action.
Tech had some really nice shots from cross to post in the first half, but Joppatowne goalie April Kinyua had a few diving saves to keep the game scoreless at the half.
Ashley Martinez scored Joppatowne's goal unassisted with 24 minutes left in the second half.
Joppatowne goalie Kinyua had five hard earned saves in the goal, and Tech goalie Kenady Schwinn had eight saves in the goal.
Cougars nip Panthers
Fallston's 1A state title defense survived another round in 1A North play, as the Cougars nipped host and top seed Perryville, 3-2.
The Cougars (8-6) led 1-0 at the half, 1-0, on Dani McDiarmid's unassisted goal with 3:32 left.
The lead grew to 2-0 just under 7:00 into the second half on Marisa Perfetti's goal. Jenna Caldwell was credited with the assist.
Perryville cut the lead in half less than a minute later when Julia Crothers scored unassisted, but a short time later, Fallston regained its two goal advantage on a Caldwell goal. McDiarmid assisted the goal.
The score remained, 3-1, until the final two minutes. Molly Crothers scored Perryville's final goal off a corner assist from Brooke Wills.
Cougars goalie Sarah DiMaggio finished with eight saves, while Britany Gibson of Perryville had six saves.
The Cougars were to play at Joppatowne in Monday's postponed semifinal round.
Huskies eliminate Eagles
Patterson Mill (5-7-1) traveled to Bo Manor in 1A North play and left with a 3-1 win.
Mariel Castronova led the Huskies with two goals and Julie Sibbesen added one goal. Sibessen and Castronova also had assists, as did Linnea Gonzales.
Huskies keeper Maddie Hedrick had five saves in goal for the win.
The Huskies were to play at North East in Monday's postponed semifinal round.