Harford Tech defeated North Harford, 1-0, Wednesday night in Pylesville in what has become an annual tight battle between the two schools. Since 2007, the teams have played 11 times and every game has been a tie or a game decided by one goal.
In the latest game Wednesday, Tech forward Becca Williams scored the game's only goal 12 minutes into the second half on a short shot in front of the goal, set up by a direct kick from 30 yards out.
Tech keeper Julie Ransone had 16 saves in the shutout win. Hawk keeper Haley Jacobs had eight saves. The goal was just the second surrendered by Jacobs in five games.
Tech's record improved to 3-1 and North Harford suffered its first loss in five games to sit at 4-1.
North Harford's girls soccer team won its second regular season game Tuesday, but needed overtime to do it.
The Hawks (2-0) defeated visiting North East, 1-0, on a goal from sophomore Megan O'Donnell, 17 minutes into overtime.
"O'Donnell hit a shot from a severe angle to the left of the goal that spun off the keeper's outstretched fingers and into the goal to give the Hawks the victory in a fast-paced physical contest," Hawks coach Tom Berg said. The goal was unassisted.
Hawks goalie Haley Jacobs had seven saves and North East keeper Erin Cook had 15 saves.
Huskies remain perfect
Patterson Mill improved to 5-0 Wednesday night, beating host Edgewood, 3-1, in non-league action. The Huskies led at the half, 2-1.
Ramona Schueler scored two of the Huskies three goals and Morgan Webster scored one. Jenna Staton and Marissa James each had assists.
Caitlin Rankin tallied Edgewood's lone goal on a penalty kick.
Huskies goalie Stephanie Ehly made five saves, while Alli Bonhardt (one save) and Nasia Denegal (seven saves) both saw time in the Edgewood (1-1) nets.
Mustangs blank Mercy
C. Milton Wright traveled to Mercy Tuesday and won 2-0. The Mustangs led 1-0 at half.
CMW scoring was provided by Megan Frailer, who netted both goals. Brooke Pridgeon added one assist.
CMW keeper Stacy Venanzi was credited with two saves. The Mustangs (4-0) outshot Mercy, 15-3.