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Fall sports: Westminster tops W.Va. power in football, 36-33

The Martinsburg (W.Va.) football team came into Westminster with a 32-game winning streak, ranked sixth nationally. The No. 6 Owls (4-0) broke that streak and won, 36-33, Friday.

The decisive score came with 10:26 left in the fourth quarter. Deryk Kern completed a 15-yard touchdown pass to Bradley Metcalf for a 29-19 Westminster lead. The teams traded scores before the Owls ran out the final 2:10.

Kern finished 25-for-50 for 349 yards and five touchdowns. The Bulldogs fell to 4-1.

Southwestern 12, Digital Harbor 6, OT: The Sabers' Adam Sareef scored on a 65-yard punt return with a minute left in regulation to force a 6-6 tie with the Rams, who failed to score in the final seconds, sending the Baltimore City Division I game into overtime. Digital Harbor had the ball first in the overtime period but again failed to score and on Southwestern's possession, William Bates ran it in from 10 yards out for the victory.

Reginald Lewis 38, W.E.B. Dubois 12: Quarterback Tayvon Queen had a hand in four touchdowns, two passing and two rushing, as the Falcons (3-1) beat the visiting Panthers in Baltimore City Division II. Lewis' Donnie Neal had 112 yards on 12 carries but no touchdowns, ending a 13-game streak dating to last year.

Girls soccer

No. 1 McDonogh 7, No. 5 Notre Dame Prep 0: Trying to keep pace with the McDonogh girls soccer team is a daunting challenge.

Surrender an early goal to the No. 1 Eagles — as No. 5 Notre Dame Prep did Friday — and the task often becomes too difficult to overcome.

Fueled by freshman Bridgette Andrzejewski's finish three minutes into the game, the host Eagles played with precision and confidence in earning a win over the Blazers.

Andrzejewski finished with three goals to lead the Eagles, who also got goals from Casey Martinez, Kia Rankin, Kyla Clark and Anna Bialczak. McDonogh improves to 6-1 overall and 3-0 in the Interscholastic Athletic Association of Maryland's A Conference. The two-time defending league champions were faster to the ball, quick to connect passes and poised in finishing off scoring chances.

"If we come out hard and intense like we always want to, I think it really boosts our confidence and we play a lot better," said Bialczak, a junior midfielder. "I have to give a lot to Bridgette and Casey — they worked really hard up top today. The way they've been making their runs and making space for each other has been great."

The early-season math indicates the rest of the IAAM will have to catch up with the Eagles. The Blazers (4-1-1, 2-1-1) came into the game with an impressive 1-0 win over No. 7 John Carroll and a 1-1 tie against No. 2 Archbishop Spalding, but couldn't match McDonogh's level of play despite their all-out effort. Junior goalie Victoria Gabor enjoyed a fine performance with 12 saves.

"McDonogh is built to be a powerhouse. I think we have to come in next time with a clear idea what we want to do on defense," Notre Dame Prep coach Chris Lopez said. "Our girls didn't give up. They stayed with it throughout, and it's really what we need in a game like this. As soon as it got to be as one-sided as it did, then you're just looking at where's our heart and can we stay with it. That's what's going to help us in the other games."

Glenn Graham

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