The UCBAC Chesapeake Division girls lacrosse title is in the grips of the C. Milton Wright Mustangs, who hosted the North Harford Hawks Thursday night and won, 12-10.
The Mustangs (5-0 league, 11-1 overall) held a comfortable 9-2 lead at the half, but North Harford put together a second half charge to make it close. The Mustangs, however, never trailed.
"We had a great first half making very smart decisions offensively and playing as a unit defensively. North Harford made a strong push in the second half and we were able to maintain a lead," Mustangs head coach Brent Ritz said. "While pleased with our overall effort, we do not want to give up three goals at the end of any game. I credit North Harford for fighting through some great adversity in this game and battling until the last whistle."
Brooke Williams scored three goals to lead the Mustangs, while Abby Smucker and Maggie Gallagher each scored two goals. Kaitlan Moynihan, Renee Landis, Lauren Haggerty, Katie Burgee and Haley Alexander each had single goals.
"Liz Burgee and Mackenzie Cunningham played a fantastic game defensively," RItz said. "It was nice to welcome our offense back after a poor showing earlier in the week."
Julia Schrof led North Harford (4-1 league, 7-2 overall) with four goals and two assists and Morgan Knox tallied three goals. Leah Monticello had two goals and one assist and Emily Clark had a goal and two assists. Sofie Crowther had one assist.
CMW goalie Alexis Strouse made seven saves and Hawks goalie Haley Ensor finished with nine.
Warriors beat Eagles
Havre de Grace (5-5 overall) earned a non-division win Friday, beating visiting Bo Manor, 14-3. The Warriors led 11-2 at the half.
Haley Dean (one assist) and Brianna Haffey led the winners, scoring three goals each, while Katie Thompson and Carly Thompson (one assist) each scored two goals.
Single goals were tallied by Colleen McCormick, Margaret Stump, Kara Neiberlein (one assist) and Lauren Herrington (one assist). Taylor Clark-Hartman added one assist.
Dean and McCormick were ground ball leaders with four each and Herrington had a team-best five draw controls. Katie Thompson had five caused turnovers and goalie Abbie Blessing had three saves.
Cobras squash Eagles
Harford Tech kept its second straight Susquehanna (lower) title in line Thursday, winning at Bo Manor, 20-3.
The win put the Cobras at 6-0 in league play and in a spot to win the title next week at Perryville. The game is scheduled for Thursday at 3:30 p.m.
In Thursday's win, Gabby Spalt and Becca Williams each scored five goals and Megan Campbell added four. Ali Piercy scored twice and single goals were tallied by Tori Arcilesi, Courtney Poole, Brittany Bowman and Sydney Tudor.
Campbell added three assists and Poole had two. Single assists were credited to Lilly Keister, Amanda Weir, Spalt and Arcilesi.
Tech (8-1 overall) goalie Bryana Weston-Wyatt made seven saves and Sarah Thornton came on in reserve to make two saves.
Cougars beat Huskies
Fallston picked up another Chesapeake win Thursday, beating host Patterson Mill, 11-7, after leading 7-4 at the half.