Marriotts Ridge goalie Rachel Ortell (12 saves) then forced a turnover and her team had one last chance to tie the score.
“Trust me, I looked at the clock and saw 8 seconds and in my head I knew they could still score because it’s happened to us in the past,” Derwart said.
There was to be no heroic finish, however.
Wallpher read the play and intercepted a Mustangs’ pass with 3 seconds remaining.
“Big players step up in big moments and we certainly saw that today,” Derwart said.
“We were given a lot of opportunities at the end of this game — a lot,” Brady said. “I want to say two free positions and two situations where we could have put the ball in the back of the net and we couldn’t capitalize. …Ultimately, they outlasted us.”
The victory will boost Mt. Hebron’s confidence.
“Today we were just ready to end that losing streak to them,” Kelehan said.
“To be continued, I guess,” Brady said.
In theory, the two teams could meet again in the sectional playoffs.
Mt. Hebron 11, Marriotts Ridge 10
Goals: MH — Jen Giles 5, Chachi Kelehan 4, Lauren Schaaf, Ally Ukenholz.
MR — Taylor Hensh 3, Jenna Kerr 2, Carly Miller 2, Marissa Davey, Alexis Zadura, Lexi Souder.
Assists: MH — Jen Giles, Chachi Kelehan. MR — none.
Saves: MH — Jen Schaaf 3. MR — Rachel Ortell 12.
Haltime: Mt. Hebron, 6-5.
Standings (as of April 26)