By Carol Gralia, email@example.com
3:01 AM EDT, October 3, 2013
Glenelg Country School won a shortened game over visiting St. James, 6-0, on Wednesday afternoon.
St. James is located in Hagerstown so the game had a 5:30 p.m. start time and there was under 5 minutes left to play when Glenelg Country’s Koko Etokebe was injured.
A high follow through by a St. James player caught Etokebe in the jaw, completely knocking out one tooth and chipping two others.
As the coaches and trainer were attending to Etokebe, the officials assessed the dwindling sunlight, met with the coaches of both teams and called the game.
“Her tooth flew out of her mouth. I really hope she’s OK,” said teammate Hannah Veater. “Apparently, her mouth guard flew out too.”
The injury was “emotional” Veater said. “We’ve already had a meeting about how we’re going to support her. We’re a close knit team; we’re all like sisters.”
Glenelg County had easily dominated the game against their non-conference opponent.
“I think all the girls did a great job. We had a great passing game, we really connected on our passes and most of our shots were tip-ins which is something we’ve been working on a lot,” Veater said.
Tessa More scored three of the Dragons’ goals, including the first one, which came off a pass from Julia Sheehan.
“I was so happy with that first goal. It was pass-pass-and right in,” said Glenelg Country coach Jessica McAdams.
McAdams said that Etokebe’s tooth was put back in her mouth, but the playing status of the starting sweeper is in doubt.
“It’s a big loss for us because she is such an aggressive player,” the coach said. “Maybe we’ll get lucky and get her back for playoffs.”
Glenelg Country 6, St. James 0
Goals: GCS - Tessa More 3, Julia Sheehan 2, Gabi Hernandez. ST – none.
Assists: GCS – Marissa Burks 2, Julia Sheehan, Alyssa Arnold, Nike Awotunde, Hannah Veater.
Saves: GCS – Kelly Johnson 3. ST – Canessa Falonga 11.
Halftime: Glenelg Country, 4-0.
Howard 4, Reservoir 0
Emily Penn scored twice as Howard shutout Reservoir, 4-0.
Goals: Ho – Emily Penn 2, Jessica Heinrich, Taylor Motley. Re – none.
Assists: Ho – Emily Penn, Maddie Regal.
Saves: Ho – Allison Jakubek 7. Re - Connie Chung 9.
Halftime: Howard, 2-0.