“This game will give us a lot of faith,” Day said. “Knowing that we lost to Glenelg and that we lost to Mt. Hebron but this team (Marriotts Ridge) beat both of them. In both of those games that we lost, we had the lead at halftime and let it go.”
The Raiders didn’t let their lead go against Marriotts Ridge.
Atholton 3, Marriotts Ridge 2
Goals: A – Rachel Day, Gina D’Asto, Jaimie Cardea. MR – Jenna Kerr, Lexi Souder.
Assists: A – Meaghan Quinn 2, Kate Fales. MR – Allie McAuley.
Saves: A – Emily Clinch 10. MR – Sophia Hamilton 27.
Halftime: Atholton, 1-0.
Around the league
Glenelg County School 5, Park 0
The host Dragons improved to 4-2 in the Interscholastic Athletic Association of Maryland B Conference and 5-3 overall with a shutout over Park. Glenelg got on the board early when freshman attacker Alyssa Arnold scored off an assist from senior attacker Marissa Burks.
The game stood at 1-0 until the last 2 minutes of the half when junior attacker Tessa More broke through Park’s defense and scored an unassisted goal.
More opened the second half scoring off an assist from Arnold. Senior attacker Lauren Smith scored an unassisted goal minutes later and the Dragons rounded out the scoring with 23 seconds left when freshman midfielder Julia Sheehan scored off Arnold’s second assist of the day.
Glenelg Country held a 14-1 advantage shots on goal and an 8-4 advantage of offensive penalty corners. Senior defender Gillie Lynch had a standout game at the midfield to help preserve the shutout.
“The girls were motivated to do this for Koko (Etokebe),” said Glenelg Country School coach Jessica McAdams. “It was one of those coaching moments you rarely see but it makes it so worth while. I was so proud.”
Etokebe was hit in the mouth during Wednesday’s game against St. James and is out for the rest of the season.
Goals: GCS – Tessa More 2, Julia Sheehan, Alyssa Arnold, Lauren Smith. P – none.
Assists: GCS – Alyssa Arnold 2, Marissa Burks.
Saves: GCS – Kelly Johnson 1. P – not available.
Halftime: Glenelg Country, 2-0.