Chapelgate opened its season on a winning note as the Yellowjackets defeated Oldfields, 16-14, in an Interscholastic Athletic Association of Maryland C Conference game March 11.
Emma Rufolo powered the Chapelgate offense with six goals. Katelyn Kerr (three), Jen Yahiro and Emily Frenz (two each) backed up Rufolo’s effort.
Oldfields’ Emily Brownawell was the game’s leading scorer with eight goals.
Oldfields’ goalkeeper Tiffany Peart had eight saves.
Emily Roberts (three saves) and Kaitlyn Wetzel (six saves) split time in goal for Chapelgate.
“We pulled out a win in a very close game,” said Chapelgate coach Colleen Norton. Her team is the defending league champion.
Chapelgate's next game is a non-league match-up Friday, March 15 against the FCA Lady Falcons. The game will be played at FCA's home field, the Beachmont Christian Camp in Kingsville.
Chapelgate 16, Oldfields 14
Goals: CCA – Emma Rufolo 6, Katelyn Kerr 3, Jen Yahiro 2, Emily Frenz 2, Christina VanWingerden, Samantha Ricketts, Katherine Cameron. O – Emily Brownawell 8, Louise Chapman 3, Grace Pollak 2, Anastasia Araviakis
Assists: CCA – Kerr, Rufolo, VanWinerden. O – Araviakis, Brownawel.
Saves: CCA – Emily Roberts 3, Kaitlyn Wetzel 6. O – Tiffany Peart 8.
Glenelg Country School's season starts this Saturday at 1 pm at home against Annapolis Area Christian School.
The county's public schools' season official starts Thurs., March 21 with Long Reach at River Hill; Mt. Hebron at Oakland Mills; Marriotts Ridge at Atholton; Howard at Wilde Lake; Edgewood at Reservoir and Centennial at Glenelg. The JV games are 4 p.m. and the varsity games at 5:30.