After losing two starters to injury near the end of the regular season, Marriotts Ridge is still trying to find the most effective combination. Mustangs coach Stacie Gado brought up seven JV players for the post season and one — Caroline Blalock has earned a starting spot.
“I like playing Centennial,” said Gado. “It’s always a good game and they are competitive when we play them.”
One thing the Mustangs did differently against Centennial this time was to not wait until the second half as they have done all season.
Thursday, Marriotts Ridge scored all three of its goals in the first half.
“Our girls are proud knowing that they came come out and have a good first half. If we can put it together (first and second halves) on Monday, we’ll be very happy with that.,” Gado said.
Marriotts Ridge plays at Glenelg at 3:30 Oct. 28. The will be the section champion and advance to the regional semifinals.
Marriotts Ridge 3, Centennial 0
Goals: MR - Jasmine Williams 2, Allie McAuley. C – none.
Assists: MR – Allie McAuley, Katie Berdy, Maddie Courtney.
Saves: Sophia Hamilton 10. C – Anna Cosentino 3.
Halftime: Marriotts Ridge, 3-0.
Class 2A East (Section II)
Thirteen games into the season Wilde Lake finally tasted victory for the first time. The Wildecats defeated Oakland Mills, 1-0. The Scorpions won an earlier meeting between the two teams, 4-1.
Oakland Mills dominated Thursday’s game, outshooting the Wildecats, 21-4.
“They pretty much had possession of the ball,” said Wilde Lake coach Samantha McElvaney.
Wilde Lake managed to get the ball into its offensive end and drew a corner with less than a minute to play.
Nicole Sciabarra sent the ball to Bridget Cavanaugh who passed the ball back to Sciabarra for the score.
“They scored with 40 seconds left,” said Oakland Mills coach Nikki Trunzo.