Mt. Hebron had a difficult time shaking an Atholton team determined to pull off a huge upset in girls lacrosse. Howard County leader Mt. Hebron had a 7-5 lead with 15 minutes remaining in Tuesday’s game, which was played in the rain.
A 7-1 run gave the Vikings a 14-6 victory and kept them at the top of the standings.
“Atholton has some very good athletes and they entered (the game) with intensity. It was a good wake-up call for us,” said Mt. Hebron coach Trish Derwart.
“We got off to a slow start and it took us a bit to warm up,” said Mt. Hebron’s Chachi Kelehan. She scored four times as did teammate Jen Giles.
“We were coming off a very competitive strong game (against Marriotts Ridge) and this was a reminder that we need to bring our A game from the get-go,” Derwart said.
Atholton, led by Meaghan Quinn, Rachel Foster and Emily Howell, hung with Mt. Hebron longer than most teams have been able to. Then the Raiders’ effort plateaued.
“We hit a lull,” said Atholton coach Crystal Shelley.
Viking goalie Jen Schaaf helped with create the lull by turning back several Atholton scoring attempts.
Mt. Hebron 14, Atholton 6
Goals: MH — Chachi Kelehan 4, Jen Giles 4, Jordan Stevens 2, Sorana Larson, Megan Pallozzi, Lauren Schaaf, Tianna Wallpher, A — Meaghan Quinn 3, Rachel Foster, Emily Howell, Emma Johnson.
Assists: MH — Jen Giles 2, Tianna Wallpher, Sorana Larson. A — none.
Saves: MH — Jen Schaaf 9. A — Yasi Brewer 5.
Halftime: Mt. Hebron, 5-3.
Centennial 16, Reservoir 7
Centennial dominated important elements of its game against Reservoir — draw control, ground balls and basic skills. Too many turnovers also plagued Reservoir’s efforts in the game that was moved to Blandair Park.
Centennial had a running clock in the first half, and several other times in the game, but Reservoir kept fighting back to keep its deficit below 10 goals.
Goals: C — Martha Hutzell 4, Kay Kelly 3, Samantha Courtemanche 3, Alicia Hsieh 2, Dani Wilson 2, Devin McIntyre 2. Re — Leah Monroe 2, Haley Tiller 2, Connie Chung.
Assists: C — Samantha Courtemanche 2, Martha Hutzell, Dani Wilson, Devin McIntyre. Re — Connie Chung, Haley Tiller, Alex Sadzewicz
Saves: C — Anna Cosentino 5, Maddie Albornoz 2. Re — Brianna Weinman 3.
Halftime: Centennial, 13-3.
Chapelgate 13, St. Timothy’s 4
Chapelgate dominated both ends of the field and goalie Courtney Hayes made six saves as the Yellowjackets won their final regular season game, 13-4.
Chapelgate coach Colleen Norton said her team needed to win the game for playoff position.
The Yellowjackets are in second place in the Interscholastic Athletic Association of Maryland C Conference Red Division and will play the third-place team in the Gold Division on May 5.
Goals: GCS — Emma Rufolo 4, Katherine Cameron 3, Abby Heffler 2, Jenna Winand 2, Christina VanWingerden 2. ST — Kristen Kunaniec 2, Olivia Finkle 2.
Assists: GCS — Christina VanWingerden 2, Emma Rufolo, Katherine Cameron. ST — Kristen Kunaniec.
Saves: GCS — Courtney Hayes 6. ST — Kara Hobben 5.
Halftime: Chapelgate, 9-2
Howard 20, Hammond 5
Goals: Ho — Kelly Aquino 3, Jenny Kinsey 3, Katie Schluederberg 3, Maddie Regal 2, Sarah Wendt, Ella Orzechowski, Grace Regal, Kelsey Savje, Kendall Wells, Rosie O’Connor, Allison Sloan, Abbey Groft, Katie Martin. Ha — Zoe Pekins 3, Brigid Mangan, Katie McClanahan.
Assists: Ho —Kelsey Savje 2, Abbey Groft 2, Rosie O’Connor 2, Katie Schluederberg, Kelly Aquino, Jenny Kinsey. Ha — Keara Miller.
Marriotts Ridge 7, Glenelg 6
Hearts were thumping at Western Regional Park.
After Taylor Hensh scored to put Marriotts Ridge in front, 7-6, with about 3 minutes left in the game, the Mustangs got the next draw tried to hold the ball.
Glenelg, however, was able to get it back and the Gladiators put the ball in the hands of their leading scorer Stephanie Asher.
Asher when to goal, but was turned away by the Marriotts Ridge defense. As she tried to pass the ball, she was fouled and awarded a free position with 15 seconds remaining to play.
Asher shot low and the ball was saved by goalie Rachel Ortell.
“We were ahead most of the game,” said Glenelg coach Ginger Kincaid “We executed the game plan like we wanted to. We got caught in a turnover that resulted in the goal that put them ahead.”
After receiving their fourth card of the game, Marriotts Ridge had to play a man down the last 6 minutes, Kincaid said.
Goals: MR — Taylor Hensh 4, Marissa Davey 2, Caroline Corbliss. G — Stephanie Asher 4, Grace Perry, Courtney Renehan.
Assist: MR — Taylor Hensh. G — none.
Saves: MR — Rachel Ortell 3. G — Megan Taylor 9.
Halftime: tied, 3-3.
Wilde Lake 21, Long Reach 16
Wilde Lake and Long Reach went toe-to-toe in what proved to be a high-scoring game.
“We played a great first half,” said Wilde Lake coach Davia Procida. The Wildecats had a 15-5 lead at the break.
While Grayson Corbett led Wilde Lake with 11 goals, her play was backed with three goals each from Nicole Sciabarra and Anna Haase. It was one of the Haase’s best efforts of the season.
“I give Long Reach a lot of credit as they came back strong in the second have even after being down by 10. They had us on our heels for awhile and that says a lot about the type of players they have,” Procida said.
Goals: WL — Grayson Corbett 11, Nicole Sciabarra 3, Anna Haase 3, Kate Glaros 2, Julila Bohse, Bridget Cavanaugh. LR — not available.
Assists: WL — Grayson Corbett 3, Kate Glaros 2.
Saves: WL — Jenna Oler 9.
Halftime: Wilde Lake, 15-5.
Oakland Mills at River Hill
(game postponed to 5:30, May 1)
Standings (as of April 29)
Mt. Hebron, 10-0 county, 12-1 overall
Marriotts Ridge, 9-1, 11-2
Glenelg, 7-3, 10-3
Centennial, 7-3, 7-3
River Hill, 6-3, 7-4
Atholton, 6-4. 6-5
Howard, 5-5, 6-7
Reservoir, 4-6, 5-8
Wilde Lake, 2-7, 3-9
Oakland Mills, 1-7, 3-8
Long Reach, 1-9, 2-9
Hammond, 0-10, 2-10
Glenelg Country, 10-4 (IAAM B), 10-4
Chapelgate, 9-4 (IAAM C), 11-4