Atholton was off to a blistering start against host Marriotts Ridge in Friday evening’s Class 3A-2A South region quarterfinals game before lightning in the area halted play on two separate occasions.
The Raiders were leading, 6-1, with 6:19 remaining in the first half when officials stopped play for 30 minutes and fans were cleared from the bleachers. Play resumed for 14 seconds before another lightning strike occurred and stopped play for good.
On Saturday morning, Atholton finished the game and downed the Mustangs, 12-5.
Glen Kasoff led the way for the Raiders with three goals and three assists. Kyle Courtney also had a hat trick, while Ryan McHugh and Sam Smith contributed two goals each.
Austin Dorsey had three goals and Kenyon Hendershot added a pair for Marriotts Ridge. Donald Cosgrove had two assists.
The Raiders will face the winner of Glenelg-River Hill in the semifinals
Class 3A-2A South quarterfinals
Atholton 12, Marriotts Ridge 5
Goals: A – Kasoff 3, Courtney 3, Smith 2, R. McHugh 2, Gryski, Foster; MR – Dorsey 3, Hendershot 2.
Assists: A – Kasoff 3, Foster 2, Courtney, R. McHugh; MR – Colegrove 2, Clipp, Campbell.
Saves: A – Seidel 11; MR – McTague 11
Halftime: Atholton, 9-3.
Other quarterfinal results:
Class 4A-3A South
Howard 13, Mervo 0
The Lions were leading 13-0 with 7 minutes left in the second quarter before Mervo forfeit the contest. Cody Ford had five goals and Scott Bruner contributed three goals and three assists to the effort.
No. 4 Howard will host No. 8 Kenwood on Monday in the regional semifinals. The outcome of Poly-Kenwood was not reported at the time of this posting.
Goals: Ho – Ford 5, Bruner 3, Travisano 2, Striebich, Gerus, Zulick.
Assists: Ho – Bruner 3, Striebich 2, Travisano 2, Keohane, Zulick, Dunnigan.
Saves: Ho – Judy 1.