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Carroll County varsity roundup (Sept. 9): Liberty field hockey rebounds with shutout win over Walkersville

Liberty bounced back from a loss against Urbana over the weekend — snapping the team’s 36-game win streak — by shutting out Walkersville 6-0 on Thursday.

Caroline Bacon scored three goals, while Jenna Evans, Caitlyn Szarko and Riley Matthiesson had one goal apiece for Liberty (2-1). Lucy Davidson had three assists and Evans had two.


In goal for the Lions, Emma Meissner made five saves to keep Walkersville off the scoreboard.


Francis Scott Key 19, Patterson Mill 0

Nine different players scored goals and seven different players had assists for FSK in the lopsided victory. Katelyn Boyer was the top scorer in the win with four goals and three assists. Patterson Mill goalie Aubrey Jenkins finished with 39 saves.



Linganore 3, Westminster 0

Linganore got goals from Ava Taylor, Mandy Hill and Josie Bezel. Westminster goalie Syd Hetrick made 11 saves, while Charlotte Houle and Taylor Cayole played strong defense for the Owls.

“As a young team, we made some adjustments at halftime and played a very even second half,” Westminster coach Dannielle Midkiff said.

Winters Mill 3, Smithsburg 2

Kiyomi Mastro scored two goals and an assist, while Betti Bittner added one goal and one assist, to help the Falcons open their season with a win. Emma Jewell made six saves for Winters Mill. Smithburg’s goals were scored by Nicole Calp and Lexi Zimmerman.

Boonsboro 4, Francis Scott Key 0

In the loss, FSK goalie Adie Kraics made eight saves.

Oakdale 2, Manchester Valley 0

South Carroll 4, Thomas Johnson 2

Lucy Cherry had two goals to lead the Cavaliers, who overcame two one-goal deficits in the first half, to their first win of the season. Madelyn Boyce had a goal, assisted by Allie Schult, and two assists. Maddie Witter scored late to put the game away for the Cavaliers (1-0). Chase Borntreger had two goals for the Patriots.


Winters Mill 5, Smithsburg 2

The Falcons won the shortened season opener, as weather halted things shortly after halftime, thanks to two goals from Ben Weller and a goal and two assists from Sam Wivell. Brandon Taylor added a goal and an assist, Reed Postlethwait had a goal, and Ethan Sandoval registered an assist. Manny Gavidia made four saves for Winters Mill, which is back in action against Pikesville on Sept. 14.

Francis Scott Key 3, Boonsboro 2

Griffin Garvis (goal, assist), Danny Andres and Andrew Scott all scored to help FSK (1-0) earn the victory. Gavin Bussells and Jeshua Jerusalem each contributed assists.


Century 2, Bel Air 1

Thomas Johnson 2, South Carroll 1

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South Carroll (2-1) dropped its home opener, as Thomas Johnson jumped out to a two-goal lead in the first half thanks to goals from Alex Angulo Moreno. The Cavaliers did their best to fight back in the second half, getting a goal from Danny Caparotti on an assist from Chase Fowble.

Cole Anderson made five saves for South Carroll, while Kelvin Thayill stopped six shots for TJ.

Liberty 11, Catoctin 0

The Lions (1-0) cruised in their first game behind a team effort. Ryan Hiebler (two goals), Ryan Smith (two goals, assist) and Allen Ayoub (two goals, assist) were the multi-goal scorers for Liberty.


Liberty 3, Manchester Valley 1

Winters Mill def. Francis Scott Key — 3-2 [25-16, 21-25, 12-25, 25-13, 15-8]

The leaders for the Falcons (1-0, 1-1) in the comeback win were Ava Hall (13 kills), Allison Louque (7 kills) and Sarah Buckingham (27 assists). For FSK, the leaders were Caroline Cruickshank (16 digs), Autumn Ruskey (8 kills, 2 aces) and Kelsey Holman (4 aces, 7 kills, 5 digs).

Boonsboro def. South Carroll — 3-0 [25-21, 25-20, 25-17]

In the loss, the Cavaliers got strong efforts from Cali Kalishek (10 digs), Lindsey Willie (7 assists), Lily Sellers (4 aces) and Emily Trail (4 kills). South Carroll starts league play on Monday against Westminster.



Liberty 178, Winters Mill 188

In the match at River Downs, medalist Spencer Trump shot a 39 to lead the Lions (1-1, 5-8) to the 10-shot victory as a team. Drew Byrd added a round of 41 for Liberty.