A pair of goals by senior Lauren Smith helped Glenelg Country School pull away from a scoreless halftime tie to beat visiting Institute of Notre Dame, 3-0, on Wednesday.
Smith’s first goal came with 28:41 on the clock. She netted her second goal 2 minutes later.
After receiving the ball at the 25-yard line, freshman midfielder Alyssa Arnold took the IND goalkeeper 1v1 to score the Dragons’ third goal.
It was the second shutout in as many games for Glenelg Country, which held a 19-4 advantage on offensive penalty corners and a 22-3 advantage on shots on goal.
The Dragons’ Interscholastic Athletic Association of Maryland B Conference game is Friday at Maryvale.
Glenelg Country 3, IND 0
Goals: GCS – Lauren Smith 2, Alyssa Arnold. IND – none.
Saves: GCS – Kelly Johnson 2. IND. Moore 6, Macon 6.
Halftime: tied, 0-0.
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Glenelg 5, Howard 3
The game is 60-minutes long, but Howard tried to think of it 10-minute segments. Still looking for their first win of the season, Howard stayed with Glenelg until there was just under 10 minutes to play and the score was tied, 3-3.
That’s when Glenelg took over, allowing Howard only a few very brief opportunities to cross midfield.
“Megan (Taylor) and Stef (Asher) essentially took the game over,” said Glenelg coach Ginger Kincaid after her team won, 5-3.
Asher had the final two goals of the game.
After failing to convert a pair of penalty corners into goals in the game’s opening minutes, Glenelg’s first tally was set up by midfielder Morgan Philie’s long aerial. Asher passed the ball to Taylor.
The two forwards repeated the sequence just before halftime.