“We just them get to us,” Jenna Collins said. “They really pressured us. They outhustled us.”
Marriotts Ridge 19, River Hill 5
Goals: MR — Taylor Hensh 6, Marissa Davey 5, Jenna Kerr 3, Lexi Souder, Carly Miller, Alexis Zadjura, Emma Stukenberg, Annalise Lower. RH — Jenna Collins 3, Emily Hamburger, Katie Caddigan.
Assists: MR — Taylor Hensh 3, Marissa Davey 3, Lexi Souder 2, Katie Berdy, Emma Stukenberg, Olivia Geiger. RH — none.
Saves: MR — Rachel Ortell 9. RH — Annie Maloney 9.
Halftime: Marriotts Ridge, 14-2.
Mt. Hebron 10, Glenelg 8
A young Mt. Hebron team had a difficult time shaking an also young Glenelg team Friday at Western Regional Park.
“We were neck and neck,” said Mt. Hebron coach Trish Derwart, whose team won, 10-8. “I thought we possessed the ball most of the first half but we were having difficulty finding the back of the net.”
Her team led, 6-5, at the half and increased its advantage to 8-5 before Glenelg started chipping into that lead.
Twice in the second half, Glenelg pulled to within a goal but could get no closer.
At crucial times, Mt. Hebron’s defense was able to force turnovers to nix Glenelg’s offense.
It was Chachi Kelehan’s 8-meter free position shot that gave Mt. Hebron a two-goal edge with 1:54 to play. Her’s was the final goal of the game
“Eight-meter shots are not my strong suit,” said Kelehan, who also scored from the field.
“Glenelg is one of our really, really tough games, so its good to come out and play strong as a team,” she added.
“This was a discovery game for us,” Derwart said. “Having the off season that we’ve had with such a young group, it was great that they came out with the confidence that they did. I think that this game was very telling of what their ambitions are. We’re not where we need to be by any means but I think that this was a good start a for us and it was nice to start with a good challenge like Glenelg.”
Glenelg coach Ginger Kincaid was not disappointed in her team’s effort. “We’ve already had a lot of growth and we will see more,” she predicted.
The Gladiators have five freshmen on their team; Mt. Hebron graduated 11 seniors from last year’s squad.
Goals: MH — Jen Giles 4, Lauren Schaaf 3, Chachi Kelehan 2, Amanda Steinmuller. G — Stephanie Asher 3, Maisy Haney 2, Lindsay LeTellier, Sami Smit, Hannah Doughty.
Assists: MH — Jen Giles 2. G — Lindsay LeTellier, Stephanie Asher, Julia Salandra.