Chachi Kelehan's open-net goal with 38 seconds left to play gave the Mount Hebron girls lacrosse team the cushion it needed to hold off Glenelg, 8-6, in a game played at Cedar Lane Park.
Kelehan got the shot when Glenelg goalkeeper Megan Taylor (15 saves) came out of the goal circle to double-team on defense.
Jen Giles put No. 6 Mount Hebron on the scoreboard six seconds after the game began.
"That startled us for a second," Taylor said.
Giles quickly added a second score, but the Vikings were never able to get more than a two-goal advantage. Stephanie Asher led Glenelg with three goals.
"Glenelg's always a tough game," Mount Hebron coach Trish Derwart said. "Their goalie is tremendous and she certainly made things difficult for us."
Viking goalkeeper Maddy Fisher also had a spectacular game, making 10 saves.
Mount Hebron improved its Howard County record to 7-0. Marriotts Ridge, an 18-11 winner over River Hill, is also 7-0. The two teams meet April 26.
No. 9 Marriotts Ridge 18, River Hill 11: Zoe Stukenberg scored a game-high six goals to power the host Mustangs (9-0) past the Hawks.
Marriotts Ridge led 10-7 at halftime.
No. 3 St. Paul's 9, St. Mary's 8: Mikey Wynne scored his fourth and the game-winning goal unassisted with 5:14 left to break the fifth tie of the game for the visiting Crusaders (14-1, 4-1 Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association A Conference).
The Saints fell to 5-5, 1-3.
No. 8 Loyola 15, No. 14 Severn 6: Penn-bound Alex Roesner scored a game-high four goals and the Dons earned their first A Conference win.
Loyola (8-5, 1-3) won 19 of 25 faceoffs and opened with a 4-0 run. The Admirals (9-6) scored their first goal with 9:14 left in the first half.
Mount St. Joseph 9, No. 9 Archbishop Spalding 3: Matt Gigliotti won nine of 14 faceoffs and the visiting Gaels (9-5) controlled the tempo to upset the Cavaliers (10-6).
Michael LeClair had three goals and an assist for Mount St. Joseph, which led 5-1 at halftime.
Glenelg 15, Mount Hebron 6: Behind a career day from junior Luke Cheswick, Glenelg handed previously unbeaten Mount Hebron its first loss of the season with a dominating victory at Western Regional Park.
Cheswick — who met Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco earlier in the day at a charity event for his late brother, Matthew — scored five goals and added two assists as the Gladiators increased their Howard County winning streak to 52 consecutive games.
Tyler Wasson added four goals and Nick Forrest had three scores for Glenelg, which improved to 7-2 overall and 6-0 in the league. The No. 15 Vikings fell to 9-1 and 6-1, respectively.
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John Carroll 12, Glenelg Country School 3: Sully Gerety scored four goals to power the host Patriots (9-3, 8-0) past the Dragons (0-9, 0-8).
No. 4 South River 12, Glen Burnie 0: Nick Raimondo gave up one hit and struck out seven in five innings to get the win for the visiting Seahawks (10-3).
South River led 6-1 after the second inning. Raimondo started the scoring with an RBI single in the first inning. In the five-run second inning, Kyle Canavan had a RBI single in the second followed by a three-run triple by Scott Mitchell; Connor Cox had a sacrifice fly for the Seahawks.
No. 7 Loyola 4, Archbishop Curley 3: Chris Girken hit a three-run home run and Bruce Zimmerman pitched a complete game, giving up two earned runs and striking out 11 for the host Dons (12-8, 4-4 MIAA A Conference).
North County 6, No. 10 Severna Park 4: Jesse Lee hit a bases-loaded single in the six-run fourth and Zach Turpin pitched 62/3 innings to get the win for the Knights (5-2).
No. 12 Mount St. Joseph 3, St. Paul's 0: The visiting Gaels (9-8, 4-4 MIAA AConference) scored single runs in the fourth, fifth and sixth innings to win.
Atholton 2, No. 15 Mount Hebron 1: Winning pitcher Alex Herschman (0.77ERA) struck out 10 for the host Raiders.
Atholton was led offensively by Maya Schwartz, who went 3-for-4, and Melanie Berger, who had a two-out, game-winning single to right field in the seventh.Copyright © 2014, The Baltimore Sun