In spite of her team’s offensive ability, Norton said the squad’s biggest strength will be its defense. “Our defense will set the tone in regards to whether we win or lose a game.”

Chapelgate will not be participating in a spring tournament.

Games to watch

The following contests are expected to be some of the more competitive games:

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March 25: Atholton at Howard, 5:30 p.m.

March 28: Mt. Hebron vs. Glenelg at Western Regional Park, 7 p.m.

March 29: Marriotts Ridge tournament (Conestoga (Pa.), Mt. de Sales, Century and Marriotts Ridge).

April 1: Centennial at Howard, 5:30.

April 4: Glenelg at River Hill, 5:30.

April 7: Severna Park at Atholton, 5:30.

April 8: Hammond at Oakland Mills, 5:30.

April 9: Glenelg Country at Friends, 4 p.m.

April 10: River Hill at Mt. Hebron, 5:30; Wilde Lake at Reservoir, 5:30 and Long Reach at Oakland Mills, 5:30.

April 14: McDonogh at Marriotts Ridge, 3 p.m.; Indian Creek at Chapelgate, 4 p.m.

April 19: Fight for 5 tournament at Cedar Lane Park (McDonogh, North Harford, Mt. Hebron and South River) and the Karl Wolf tournament at Rockburn (Reservoir, Howard, Wilde Lake and Worcester Prep).

April 22: River Hill at Centennial, 5:30.

April 25: Marriotts Ridge at Mt. Hebron, 7 p.m.

April 29: Wilde Lake at Long Reach, 5:30; Marriotts Ridge vs. Glenelg at Western Regional, 5:30.