Marriotts Ridge scored one goal in each half to defeat Howard, 2-0, Monday afternoon. The game, a make-up from Oct. 11, was the last of the regular season for both teams.
The regional tournament begins Oct. 22 and all Howard County teams have byes until the sectional quarterfinals Oct. 24.
Marriotts Ridge, playing without senior starter Jenna Kerr who suffered a foot injury several weeks ago, kept the pressure on Howard in the first half. Maddie Courtney scored the Mustangs’ first goal off an assist from Julia Miller.
Caroline Blalock, a call-up from the junior varsity, found Jasmine Williams all alone in front of the Howard goal 30 seconds into the second half for the Mustangs’ second goal.
Allison Jakubek had 13 saves for Howard, which was led by Emily Penn, Megan Green and Maddie Regal.
Marriotts Ridge 2, Howard 0
Goals: MR – Maddie Courtney, Jasmine Williams. Ho – none.
Assists: MR – Julia Miller, Caroline Blalock.
Saves: MR – Sophia Hamilton 8. Ho – Allison Jakubek 13.
Halftime: Marriotts Ridge, 1-0.
Field hockey standings (as of Oct. 21)
(league standings are final)
Mt. Hebron#, 10-1 county, 13-1 overall
Glenelg#, 10-1, 12-2
Atholton, 9-2, 10-2
Marriotts Ridge, 9-2, 12-2
River Hill, 7-4, 8-6
Centennial, 6-5, 7-7
Howard, 5-6, 6-56
Long Reach, 4-7, 6-8
Reservoir, 3-8, 4-10
Oakland Mills, 2-9, 4-10
Hammond, 1-10, 1-11
Wilde Lake, 0-11, 0-12
Glenelg Country, 5-5 IAAM B, 6-6
# co-county champions
Thursday, Oct. 24 (quarterfinals)
Class 4A North (Section II): Glen Burnie at Howard
Class 3A East (Section II): Reservoir at Mt. Hebron; Atholton at Westminster.
Class 2A East (Section I): River Hill at Glenelg, Centennial at Marriotts Ridge.
Class 2A East (Section II): Hammond at Long Reach; Wilde Lake at Oakland Mills.
Friday, Oct. 25
IAAM B Conference (first round): Mercy at Glenelg Country School