BY RANDY McROBERTS, email@example.com
10:31 AM EDT, September 24, 2013
In opening UCBAC divisional girls soccer play Monday, the Edgewood Rams pulled off one of their biggest wins in girls soccer history, nipping C. Milton Wright, 4-3, in overtime in Chesapeake (upper) Division play.
Seven league openers were played Monday.
The Rams held a 2-1 lead at the half and the game was knotted 3-3 at the end of regulation.
Isabella Barbieri scored twice to lead Edgewood (1-0, 5-0), while Megan Poniatowski and Alex van Graafeiland tallied single goals. Ladae Boykin and Poniatowski had two assists each.
Sarah Murphy, Julia O'Mara and Jordan Nichols scored goals for CMW (0-1, 2-2).
Edgewood goalie Nasia Denegal finished with 14 saves and CMW keeper Stacey Venanzi had 12.
Bobcats edge Cougars
In Monday night's other key Chesapeake battle, host Bel Air defeated Fallston, 1-0.
Natalie Decker scored the game's only goal in the second half, with assist from Shannon Williams.
Bel Air (1-0, 4-0) goalie Andrea Sipos had eight saves, while Fallston (0-1, 2-3) keeper Kayla Reilly made 10.
Cobras blanks Eagles
At Harford Tech, the Cobras hosted Bo Manor in Susquehanna (lower) Division action. Neither team found the net in the first half, but Tech exploded for six unanswered goals in the second half in a 6-0 win.
Becca Williams broke the scoreless tie about 10 minutes into the second half. Tech (1-0, 3-1-1) then got goals from Shannon Conlon, Kersten O'Brien (two), Paige Chapman and Mackenzie Forsythe. Assists were dished out by Dana Waskiewicz (three), Kersten O'Brien, Allison Piercy and Forsythe.
Tech's keeper Julie Ransone ended with four saves and Bo Manor's freshman goalkeeper, Emily Park, stopped 22 shots.
Warriors blank Elks
In another Susquehanna contest at James R. Harris Stadium in Havre de Grace, the Warriors (1-0, 2-1) shut out Elkton, 3-0.
The Warriors were ahead 2-0 at halftime on two Rachel Rossi goals. Rossi's first came at the 29:59 mark, following an Addie Richardson shot that was saved. Rossi added her second goal seven minutes later, knocking in a looping feed from Carly Thompson.
Lauren Herrington tallied the Warriors second half goal, running onto a through-ball from Colleen Ridings and banging it in off the right post. Warrior goalie Riley Arnold earned the shutout with seven saves.
Huskies, Tigers tie
Patterson Mill and visiting Rising Sun played to a 1-1 tie in their Chesapeake Division match.
Haley Davies tallied the Huskies (0-0-1, 1-4-1) lone goal, unassisted. Goalie Stephanie Ehly had five saves.
Indians trip Eagles
Aberdeen (0-1, 0-6) dropped its Susquehanna contest at North East, 2-1, despite leading 1-0 at the half.
Faith Edmondson netted Aberdeen's only goal with no assist.
The Eagles played two goalies. Elena League made seven saves in the first half and Katie Sanderson had four in the second half.
Panthers blank Mariners
Joppatowne (0-1, 0-4) dropped its Susquehanna opener at Perryville, 11-0.
Hawks beat Gophers
North Harford (4-1-1), the lone county team playing a non-league opponent Monday, defeated visiting Glen Burnie, 4-0.
North Harford's goals were scored by Megan O'Donnell, assisted by Lindsey Young; Maria Auth, assisted by Young; and O'Donnell, assisted Hannah Blosser. Auth added a second goal with a penalty shot in the second half.
Emilia Ferrara, Jodi Enfield and Jordynn Hughes had a combined three saves in the Hawks nets.
Bobcats are runners-up in tourney
Bel Air, host of the Bobcat Cup, finished second to Century, losing 4-2 in penalty kicks on Saturday. Bel Air goalie Andrea Sipos made 10 saves.
The Bobcats opened the tourney with a defeat of Perry Hall, 2-0. Bel Air goals were scored by Brooke Tauber and Kayla Klock. Jaimie Layfield and Natalie Decker had assists.
Bel Air goalie Sipos made five saves.
Century defeated Huntingtown, 2-0, in the other first round game.
In the consolation game, Huntingtown defeated Perry Hall, 4-0.
C. Milton Wright also split a pair of games at its own tournament Saturday. The Mustangs beat Roland Park, 4-1, but fell to Reservoir, 3-1.
Reservoir also beat Leonardtown, 3-2, while Roland Park and Leonardtown played to a 1-1 tie.
Cobras win, tie
The Harford Tech girls soccer team played its second game in as many days Friday, but showed no signs of tiredness. The Cobras built a 2-0 halftime score at Joppatowne and finished with a 7-0 win.
Paige Chapman scored twice to highlight the scoring, while Emily Doleschal, Becca Williams, Najee Vick, Karsin Bachran and Megan Doleschal each netted single goals.
Assists were credited to Kara Hayward, Michaela Postowski, Megan Doleschal, Mackenzie Forsythe and Tori Arcilesi.
Joppatowne's keeper Caitlin Meurer stopped 14 shots and Tech's keeper Julie Ransone made two saves.
On Thursday, Tech hosted North Harford in a game that ended in a 1-1 tie.
Olivia Ebey scored the lone goal for the Hawks in the first half with an assist from Nicole Latgis. Tech also scored in the first half on an Dana Waskiewicz tally, with an assist from Becca Williams.
Tech's Ransone had 12 saves in the net, while North Harford's Emilia Ferrara ended with 11.
Patriots lose, win
John Carroll lost at Severn, 3-2, in double overtime on Thursday. The Patriots battled back from a 2-0 halftime deficit, but Severn claimed victory on Morgan Kontor's third goal of the game.
The Patriot's first goal came at the 44 minute mark came off a lead pass from junior Jenna Santora, to a breaking freshman, Caroline Barwick, who hit a strong shot to the far corner. Seven minutes later, junior Kara Klages delivered a long ball into the six off a penalty, where junior Jenna Santora was able to work through a fierce battle and tie the match.
John Carroll was able to create several more attacks, but was unable to finish. Severn also had opportunities, but were turned back by outstanding play by John Carroll senior keeper Katie Cooper, who finished with 12 saves.
John Carroll then defeated Glenelg, 2-0, at the Broadneck Tournament on Saturday. Glenelg offered both a formation and style which John Carroll had seen in other matches this year and as a result, seemed to be able to work its way into the Patriots style a little quicker. The first John Carroll goal came as freshman Abby Hormes played a ball to sophomore Jules Butta who played the ball up and was deflected off of a Glenelg defender's head for an own-goal.
The Patriots other goal came in the second half, at the 55th minute. Senior Sophie Centi worked a give-and-go ball with junior Jenna Santora in the box to beat the Glenelg defense and keeper.