Through three games, South Carroll is proving to have one of the area’s stingiest defenses.
On Friday night, the Cavaliers (3-0) allowed just one touchdown in a 16-7 victory over Westminster (0-3). It’s the third straight week the team has held the opposition to 13 points or less.
Ryan Barnard kicked three field goals to lead the offense for South Carroll, including accounting for the only points of the opening half with a successful kick in the second quarter. Barnard added his second field goal early in the third before AJ Rodrigues ran in the Cavaliers’ first touchdown from 16 yards out with 4:36 remaining in the period.
Westminster answered right back with its touchdown score less than one minute after the South Carroll run, getting a 77-yard sprint down the right sideline into the end zone from Mason Fisher on a swing pass from Jack Gruenzinger.
But that was as close as the comeback attempt came. Barnard added his third field goal in the fourth quarter to create the final nine-point margin of victory.
Francis Scott Key 16, Winters Mill 0
Liberty 37, Manchester Valley 30
In a high-scoring game filled with several lead changes, Liberty (1-2) stopped the Manchester Valley (2-1) offense twice in the final two minutes to earn the win and hand the Mavericks their first loss. Liberty’s Sam Evans intercepted a pass with less than 10 seconds left to put the finishing touches on the victory.
Tommy Nelson scored what ended up being the game-winning touchdown with just over two minutes left in the fourth quarter courtesy of a short run.
Liberty quarterback Jack Pellicciotti finished with over 250 yards passing and four touchdowns, while Evans caught 7 balls for 152 yards and a touchdown and 2-point conversion. Drew Mooney added five catches and a touchdown as well. Nelson ran for 88 yards and scored one touchdown on the ground and one through the air.
Century 3, C. Milton Wright 1
Mackenzie Feltz scored a pair of goals and Danielle DeLawter had a goal and an assist to help the Knights (3-1-1) win their third straight game.
Westminster 3, Dulaney 2
The Owls (3-1) won their third straight game against the Lions.
Liberty 3, Urbana 1
Liberty 2, Pikesville 0
The Lions (3-0) stayed undefeated behind goals from Jack Brumbalow and Ryan Smith. Liberty’s Hutton Steier made two saves, while Pikesville goalie Nathan Gogin finished with 13 saves.
Fallston 5, Manchester Valley 3
Tuscarora def. Manchester Valley — 3-1 [25-22, 25-12, 25-11]
Leaders for the Mavericks in the loss were Libby Burkhouse (8 assists), Emma Shaffer (5 kills), Rowan Walsh (6 digs), Skylar Engel (1 block) and Sydney Cushen (1 block).
Westminster 147, South Carroll 177
In the match at Westminster National, medalist Jennifer Sorkin shot a 34 and Riley Smith shot a 35 to lead the Owls (6-0) to victory. Michael Valerio shot a 37 for South Carroll.