Home field advantage did not work in Glenelg Country School’s favor in a 7-6 loss to the Institute of Notre Dame Tuesday evening.
Nicole Rieu and Mallory Pappas each scored two goals for the Dragons who drop to 1-1 in Interscholastic Athletic Association of Maryland B Conference play. Jennifer Rushe had Glenelg Country’s only assist of the game. She also scored a goal, as did Lauren Smith.
Glenelg Country was shutout most of the second half. The Dragons trailed, 6-3, until the last five minutes of the game, but managed to tie the score, 6-6, before turning the ball over.
Down, 7-6, Glenelg Country had the last possession but sent the ball out of bounds.
“It happens,” said Glenelg Country School coach Paige Walton. “We were bummed, but I said, ‘Chin up,’ 6-7 in a lacrosse game doesn’t happen a lot.
“The (IND) shots that went in weren’t freebies and they made us work for every goal that we got.”
Walton estimated the IND had possession of the ball 70 percent of the time.
Nine saves by keeper Cameron Baumgardner kept Glenelg Country in the game.
Haley Jackson and Regina Bineman each had a pair of goals for IND. The team’s goalkeeper, Meghan Holler, made seven saves.
Glenelg Country heads into spring break and won’t play again until April 2.
IND 7, Glenelg Country 6
Goals: IND – Haley Jackson 2, Regina Bineman 2, Aurora Crum, Mackenzie Lane and Kristen Hacker. GCS – Nicole Rieu 2, Mallory Pappas 2, Lauren Smith and Jennifer Rushe.
Assists: IND – none. GCS – Jennifer Rushe.
Saves: IND – Meghan Holler 7. GCS – Cameron Baumgardner 9.
Halftime: IND, 4-3.
Chapelgate game postponed
Chapelgate’s IAAM C Conference March 19 contest against Catholic has been postponed to a later date.