Jen Giles had five goals and Sam Brookhart added four as Mt. Hebron defeated Wilde Lake, 16-2, at Cedar Lane Park.
Mt. Hebron was slow to start thanks in part to Wilde Lake’s double-team defense.
“My defense played their hearts out and came up with big caused turnovers,” said Wilde Lake coach Davia Procida. “Eolandae Brown came up with huge saves and we possessed the ball for a lot longer than the score may show. It is evident that these girls are improving every day.”
Grayson Corbett scored both Wilde Lake goals unassisted.
“We were glad to get this game in ….Now we are gearing up for River Hill on Thursday,” said Mt. Hebron coach Trish Derwart.
Mt. Hebron 16, Wilde Lake 2
Goals: MH – Jen Giles 5, Sam Brookhart 4, Chachi Kelehan 2, Jamie Schwartz, Amanda Steinmuller, Lauren Schaaf, Meghan Doherty, Haley Sutton. WL – Grayson Corbett 2.
Assists: MH – Jamie Schwartz 3, Chachi Kelehan, Sam Brookhart, Meghan Doherty, Jen Giles. WL – none
Saves: MH – Maddy Fisher 3, Caitlin Moynihan 4. WL – Eolandae Brown 9, Hutchinson 5.
Halftime: Mt. Hebron, 9-0.
Centennial 18, Long Reach 8
Centennial coach Rachel Lenzo knew it was going to happen and she thought she had her girls prepared. They weren’t quite ready.
Long Reach had a 3-0 lead before the Eagles got their first goal March 26 in a game played a Bland Air Park.
“I knew Long Reach was going to come out and fight for it,” Lenzo said. “I told my team (before the game) that we have an X on our backs and they are going to try to come out after us.”
In the end, though, it was Centennial that prevailed, 18-8.
Almost single handedly, Devin McIntyre got her team back in the game. The Centennial freshman scored her team’s first three goals and assisted on its fourth as the Eagles closed the gap.
“I wanted to win and you have to put the ball in the net to win,” McIntyre said.
Centennial’s Alicia Hsieh’s tally tied the score 5-all.
When she scored again with an assist from Grace Paterson, the Eagles had a 6-5 lead and the momentum.
“I was hoping to see my girls prepared a little bit more to defend (against Long Reach early) but I was proud that they were able to fight through” and come from behind, Lenzo said. “Once we got going we were able to capitalize on the fast break and get up and run some our plays.”
“Centennial stepped up its game and started moving the ball more and our defense wasn’t talking through it,” said Long Reach coach Colleen Delaney of the momentum shift.
As Centennial climbed back into the game, Long Reach fell victim to old habits.
“As a whole defense, we need to communicate better,” said Lillie Miller, who led Long Reach with three goals.
“Basically, we lost energy on defense and started hanging our heads. We lost energy all around,” said Imani Sanders.
The Lightning only had one substitute for the game. Normally, the team has two. Centennial was able to substitute freely.
“We’re competitive, I think that was shown in the first 10 minutes,” Delaney said. “They are capable of a lot this year, it’s just them believing that they are capable.”
The victory was the first of the season for Centennial (1-2); Long Reach is 0-2.
Goals: C – Devin McIntyre 5, Alicia Hsieh 4, Dani Wilson 3, Grace Paterson 2, Megan Oliver 2, Martha Hutzell. LR – Lillie Miller 3, Imani Sanders 2, McKenzie Williams, Sadie McClelland, Colleen Dudley.
Assists: C – Devin McIntyre 2, Dani Wilson 2, Martha Hutzell 2, Alicia Hsieh, Grace Paterson, Megan Oliver. LR: Lillie Miller, Imani Sanders.
Saves: C – Maddie Albornoz 5, Anna Cosentino 5. LR – Jessica Bates 8 saves.
Halftime: Centennial, 11-6.
Marriotts Ridge 23, Oakland Mills 1
With Zoe Stukenberg (five goals) and Marissa Davey (four goals) tallying eight points each, Marriotts Ridge easily defeated Oakland Mills, 23-1. Maggie Brooks had four goals and three assists for the winners.
Shakara Worrell had five saves for Oakland Mills.
The game was o be played at Marriotts Ridge, but because of field conditions it was moved to Bland Air Park .
Goals: MR – Zoe Stukenberg 5, Maggie Brooks 4, Marissa Davey 4, Emma Stukenberg 3, Taylor Hensh 2, Alexis Zadjura 2, Lexi Souder 2, Jenna Kerr. OM –Jordan Kerr.
Assists: MR – Marissa Davey 4, Zoe Stukenberg 3, Maggie Brooks 3, Jenna Kerr, Olivia Geiger, Taylor Hensh, Caroline Corbliss, Emma Stukenberg. OM – none
Saves: MR – Rachel Ortell 1. OM – Shakara Worrell 5.
Halftime: Marriotts Ridge, 11-0.
River Hill at Hammond, Reservoir vs Glenelg at Western Regional Park and Howard at Atholton were all postponed until Wednesday, March 27.