Varsity roundup (Sept. 20): Gaels shake off Cardinals in soccer

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No. 5 Mount Saint Joseph's Jonathan Sloop scored a goal off an assist from Jordan Ehart with 11 seconds left in the first half and Nathan Porter added a goal in the second half to lift the host Gaels (6-2) to a 2-0 victory over No. 11 Calvert Hall (5-3-1) in an MIAA A Conference boys soccer game on Wednesday afternoon.

Sloop's goal began with a nifty pass from Diego Guerrero to the wing.

"We started off a little shaky, but Diego played a great ball at the end and I was screaming for it and Jonny made a great run," said tri-captain Ehart. "It was under a minute left and we knew we had to work for it, so we worked our tails off to get that."

Ehart, who is a defender, also had the only assist in the Gaels' 1-0 win over Loyola Blakefield in the previous game.

"We try to attack out of the back, so even though he's a fullback, we try to get our outside backs up the field." Mount Saint Joseph coach Mike St. Martin said. "He doesn't get a lot of the credit, but he definitely is a very good player that deserves credit,"

Porter's goal with 13:30 left in the second half came on a header, after a corner kick by Ian Reger.

Calvert Hall's best scoring chance was a rocket by Sean Barwick from 15 yards away with 24:05 left in the second half, but keeper Ashton Carey made a diving one-handed save to steer it wide.

No. 8 C. Milton Wright 2, North Harford 0: The host Mustangs (3-0-1) got their second shutout of the season. The Hawks fell to 2-5.

No. 14 Loyola Blakefield 4, St. Paul's 0: The visiting Dons (4-4-1, 2-4 MIAA A Conference) have won two of their past three games. The Crusaders fell to 0-5, 0-5.

Severn 5, Gerstell Academy 0: Devin McCarthy had two goals and two assists to lead the host Admirals (4-5, 3-3 MIAA B Conference) past the Falcons (3-4, 3-3).

Annapolis Area Christian 2, St. Mary's 0: Collin O'Keefe scored in the first half, Justin Alford scored in the second half and goalkeeper Nick Lloyd saved a penalty kick in between to give the host Eagles (2-4-1, 2-4-1 MIAA B Conference) the win over the Saints (0-6-1, 0-6-1).

"We are getting plenty of goals, but if you have the opposition scoring consistently in return, it ends up being a basketball game. And it is not a basketball game," AACS coach Vaughn Ridings said.

Drew Miller fed passes to his teammates up top all game for AACS (2-4-1), and he helped spring Alford free in the 25th minute to fire a shot at St. Mary's (0-6-1) goalkeeper Chris Spindler, who made the initial stop. However, O'Keefe was free on the back side and finished into an open net.

"I am real happy with how Drew has been leading balls in from behind and that leads to shots and rebounds and follow-ups," Ridings said.

The Eagles had surrendered 16 goals in six matches coming in with no shutouts. That was a statistic Lloyd and his defensive teammates wanted to keep from expanding against the Saints.

—Brian Burden,

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Rising Sun 11, Joppatowne 1: Dylan Purkey had the lone goal for the visiting Mariners (1-5). The Tigers improved to 2-3.

Field hockey

No 2 Archbishop Spalding 3, St. Mary's 1: Jenna Garden scored twice to lead the Cavaliers (4-2, 2-2 Interscholastic Athletic Association of Maryland A Conference) past the host Saints (1-3-1, 0-3).

Maryvale 6, Annapolis Area Christian 0: Freshman Emma Radebaugh and sophomore Lizzie de Guzman each scored two goals as the host Lions (4-4, 2-0 IAAM B Conference) shut out the Eagles (2-2-1, 0-1-1).

 

Baltimore Sun staff contributed to this article.

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