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.
Caroline English pumped in five goals to lead the Cougars (4-1 league, 6-5 overall). Ashley Mozingo and Rachel Banile had two goals and one assist each, while Kayla Reilly also scored two goals. Logan Gasior had three assists.
Patterson Mill (2-3 league, 4-7 overall) was led by Gabby Vujanic's three goals and one assist. EJ Karwatka added a goal and assist, while other goal scorers were Brittie Andrews, Sam Herman and Megan Wedekind. Allie Poust also had one assist.
Fallston goalie Erika Wright made nine saves and Patterson Mill goalie Erin Dent had five.
Eagles beat Mariners
Aberdeen (2-4 league, 3-7 overall) grabbed a Susquehanna win Thursday, knocking off visiting Joppatowne, 14-12. The Eagles led 7-6 at the half.
Morgan Tildon and Megan Budnick both netted three goals, while Kayla Gardner, Jozlynn Kelly and April Privett each scored two goals. Abby Sasdelli and Sarah Morris added a goal each in the win.
Aberdeen keeper Stacey Wardenfelt had six saves.
Joppatowne (1-5 league, 3-7 overall) stats were not provided.
Panthers beat Rams
Perryville (6-0 league, 10-0 overall) set itself up for this week's title game, beating host Edgewood, 13-12, Thursday in Susquehanna play.
The Panthers were leading 10-6 at the half, but Edgewood had a run of three goals near the end of the game to pull within one.
With 28 seconds left in game, Perryville's Morgan Peschek came out with possession off the last draw and held it until the end of game.
Leah Ports scored five goals and assisted on another and Taylor Poore had four goals and two assists. Hannah Wein added two goals and two assists, while Alex McCann and Merve Akbay scored a goal apiece.
Cailtin Rankin led Edgewood (4-2 league, 6-3 overall) with six goals and one assist and Alyssa Rankin had three goals.
Perryville goalie Mariah Fields made 14 saves and Edgewood goalie Savannah Kerr had seven.
Fallson (7-5 overall) lost a 9-8 non-league game at Liberty on Saturday. Stats were not available.Copyright © 2014, The Baltimore Sun