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Bel Air, North Harford, Edgewood get girls soccer wins on Monday

BY RANDY McROBERTS, rmcroberts@theaegis.com

12:45 PM EDT, September 17, 2013

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Bel Air, North Harford and Edgewood won their girls soccer matchups Monday afternoon, while C. Milton Wright lost its first game of the season.

The Bel Air girls soccer team defeated Aberdeen, 5-0, in a non-division game between UCBAC teams.

Juliana Portera, Shannon Williams, Gabriele Encarnacion, Brooke Tauber and Renie Tsomos each tallied goals for the Bobcats, who improved to 3-0.

The Bobcats got assists from Morgan Rusinko, Jordan Layfield, Jaimie Layfield and Natalie Decker.

Bel Air goalie Andrea Sipos made three saves and Aberdeen goalie Elena League had eight.

Bel Air led 1-0 at the half.

Mustangs suffer loss

C. Milton Wright (2-1) suffered its first loss Monday as Mercy edged the Mustangs, 3-2, in overtime. The game was tied 1-1 at the half.

CMW goals were scored by Megan Pavlitsa and Mackenzie Cunningham. Julia O'Mara had one assist.

The Mustangs were outshot, 10-9.

CMW goalie Stacy Venanzi finished with seven saves.

Hawks beat Elks

North Harford defeated host Elkton, 4-1, Monday in non-division play between UCBAC schools.

Elkton scored first with a goal from Michaela Naughton off a corner kick and carried the lead into the second half.

North Harford countered with four unanswered scores in the second half. Meghan O'Donnell scored three times and also had one assist. Katie Clark scored the other goal for the Hawks and Maria Auth dished out three assists.

North Harford also won Friday, shutting out visiting Aberdeen, 3-0.

In North Harford's win, Kaylee Holliger scored for the Hawks in the first half, assisted by Meghan O'Donnell. In the second half, Lindsey Young scored after receiving a pass from Maria Auth. O'Donnell closed the scoring following an assisting pass from Katir Clark. Elena League had five saves for Aberdeen, while Emilia Ferrera had seven for the Hawks. Jordan Hughes also played in goal, making two saves for the Hawks.

Rams beat Eagles

Edgewood also played a non-division contest at Bo Manor Monday and came home with a 6-2 win.

Megan Poniatowski netted three goals to lead the Rams, while single goals were added by Alyssa Rankin, Caitlin Rankin and Alex Van Graafeiland. Lane Brooks scored both Bo Manor goals.

Edgewood had several assists from Isabella Barbieri, Abigail Olah, Poniatowski, Caitlin Rankin and Angela Wood.

Friday the 13th action

Friday the 13th didn't seem to be so bad for girls soccer teams from Edgewood and John Carroll, as each posted victories.

Edgewood picked up its win at North East, 4-2, in a make-up from last Wednesday, while John Carroll defeated host Patterson Mill, 2-1, in double overtime.

In Edgewood's win, the Rams led at the half, 2-0. Edgewood goals were scored by Isabella Barbieri, Alyssa Rankin, Megan Poniatowski and Alex Van Graafeiland. North East countered with goals by Laurel Davis and Chandler Kammerer.

Edgewood assists were credited to Nina Heinlein, Caitlin Rankin, Barbieri, Melanie Parncutt and Van Graafeiland, who had two. North East's Haley Christie had the Indians lone assist.

In John Carroll's win, freshman Caroline Barwick netted the game-winner. Sam Ditmar's goal had given Patterson Mill a 1-0 lead at halftime, but John Carroll evened the score on a Caroline Sdanowich goal, which came when she capitalized on a ground ball, which was the result of a corner kick. The Patriots had 10 in the game. John Carroll goalie Katie Cooper had two saves and Huskies goalie Stephanie Ehly had six saves.

On Thursday, the Patriots opened their IAAM schedule at home and played to a scoreless tie against Notre Dame Prep.

Panthers drop Mariners

The heat was a problem last Wednesday for the Joppatowne girls soccer team as Perryville could not make the trip because Cecil County called off all outside athletic events.

On Thursday, thunder and lightning were a problem, forcing a delay in the rescheduled contest. When play wasn't bothered by weather, the Mariners were bothered by the Panthers of Perryville.

Perryville scored six times in the first half and won, 8-0. Sam Leonard led the Panthers with four goals and three assists. Tori Antoshak and Natalie Gay each scored a goal and assisted on another.

Sam Koons and Alex McCann also scored and Maddie Litwin had one assist. Panthers goalie Courtney Comer had two saves.

"The young Joppatowne squad showed much heart during these 80 minutes and continuously worked to push the ball forward," Mariners coach Megan Bongiovanni said. "Great play was made by Joppatowne's Breanna Kazamias, Kelsie Davis and Samantha Soul. Joppatowne's Stephanie Praglowski also really stood her own as she worked in a new defensive position."