Carroll County varsity roundup (Sept. 28): Westminster field hockey outlasts Manchester Valley in overtime

Jess Kent scored two goals, including the game winner in overtime, to lift Westminster field hockey to a 3-2 victory over Manchester Valley on Tuesday.

The Owls (1-0, 5-1) also got a goal from Miranda Moshang off a corner during regulation, along with an assist from Caroline Beakes. Manchester Valley (0-1, 3-2) had Korynne Piper and Courtney Bell score goals, while Jessie Bare had an assist.


Westminster goalie Anna Tippett finished with four saves.

Field Hockey

Liberty 5, Winters Mill 1

Caitlyn Szarko registered three goals and an assist to lead the way for the Lions (1-0, 6-2) in the win over the Falcons (0-2, 2-6). Jenna Evans (goal, 2 assists), Riley Matthiesen (goal) and Lucy Davidson (assist) each chipped in with points offensively as well. Emma Meissner finished with six saves in goal for Liberty.


Kaitlin Clements scored off an assist from Brooke Berrol for Winters Mill, while goalie Sophia Vallandingham made 25 saves.

Century 2, FSK 0

The Knights (2-0, 5-1-1) got their goals from senior Julia Dean and sophomore Julia Bornyek, while senior Mackenzie Feltz added an assist, in the win over the previously undefeated Eagles (0-1, 3-1).

Fallston 2, South Carroll 1

The Cavaliers (4-1) fell short in the non-county contest with the team’s lone goal scored by junior Caroline Laur. Junior goalie Lily Schaeffer made 11 saves.

Girls Soccer

Century 4, FSK 0

The Knights (2-0, 6-1) picked up the shutout win over the Eagles (0-3, 1-4). Century got a goal from Bella Coccio on a cross from Sophia Taylor with 10 minutes remaining in the first half.


In the second half, Caroline Little opened the scoring in the fifth minute on a hard fought cross from Lexi Rosati. With 14 minutes remaining, Melody Levia scored her second goal of the season on a thru ball from Avery Mattox. Century collected their final goal as Bella Mastria directed a ball to the corner that Jenna Callan crossed to a waiting Megan Rusk, who finished with composure.

Liberty 4, Winters Mill 0

The Lions (2-0-1, 6-1-1) earned the shutout win over the Falcons (1-2, 3-3), with Grace Culver leading the offense with a pair of goals. Ashley Schwartz opened the scoring with a penalty kick and then Culver scored unassisted 10 minutes later. Culver scored again off a cross from Rose Larner to make it 3-0 before the half. Lauren Mondor (10 saves) made some incredible saves during the game at goalie to keep the clean sheet. Taylor Graybeal later finished the scoring to make it 4-0 with an assist from Kassie O’Hearn.

Manchester Valley 4, Westminster 2

The Mavericks (1-0-1, 2-4-1) raced out to a two-goal lead at the half and then held off the Owls (1-1, 3-3) down the stretch to earn their first county victory. Manchester Valley got goals from Emma Penczek (goal, assist), Taylor Shank (goal, assist), Taylor Dadds (goal) and Kara Chwang (goal). Casey Meridith and Carmaya Bowman also picked up assists. Manchester Valley goalies MacKenna Deane (3 saves) and Emma Lander (4 saves) split time. Westminster goals were scored by Emma Youngling and Ella Boussy. Syd Hetrick made eight saves.

Boys Soccer

Westminster 3, Manchester Valley 0

The Owls (2-0, 5-2) got goals from Jimmy Gogol, Ashton Stewart and Carter Ruby to knock off the Mavericks (0-2, 0-5). Gogol also picked up an assist, while Westminster goalie Riley Morsberger made nine saves.

Liberty 7, Winters Mill 2

The Lions (3-0, 6-0) stayed undefeated with the victory over the Falcons (1-2, 3-2). Winters Mill goals were scored by Brandon Estrada and Ben Weller. Maddox Shuman and Brandon Taylor picked up assists while goalies Manny Gavidia (5 saves) and Hayden Shuman (7 saves) split time in net.

Century 7, FSK 0

Jake Hurst (two goals, assist) and Carter Hobson (three assists) had big games to lead the Knights (2-0, 6-1) to the shutout win over the Eagles (0-3, 1-3). Dominic Arena (goal, assist), Colin Williams (goal, assist), Aydin Armstrong (goal), Cooper Santos (goal) and Nathan Brooks (goal) were all offensive contributors as well. Vijay Jetton made one save at goalie for Century, which led 4-0 at the half.


Westminster def. Century — 3-0 [25-12, 25-17, 25-16]

Liberty def. South Carroll — 3-1 [25-20, 15-25, 25-20, 25-13]

On Dig Pink Night for South Carroll (2-2, 3-3), Liberty (4-0, 4-0) came out on top. It was a successful event, however, with South Carroll raising over $1,000.

Leaders for Liberty were juniors Sarah Hart (19 kills, 1 ace, 1 block and 8 digs), Paige Coulson (13 kills, 5 aces, 14 digs and 1 block) and Jenna Liska (5 kills, 1 ace and 10 digs). Senior Alise Shotwell added three kills and junior Sarah Zentner contributed four blocks. Sophomore Grace Maertin had 36 assists.

Cali Kalishek led the Cavaliers with 38 digs and Lili White contributed with 21 digs and five Kills. Casey Reno recorded 23 digs, while Ava Fogle had six blocks and seven kills.


District I 3A/4A Tournament

In the tournament held Monday at Black Rock Golf Course, Westminster placed third with a team score of 314. Urbana (303) and Linganore (307) were the top two teams.

The scorers for the Owls were Jennifer Sorkin (73), Riley Smith (77), Evan Appleby (81) and Micah Ozgar (83). The team qualifies for states, which is scheduled for Oct. 25-27 at the University of Maryland.

Brunswick 177, Smithsburg 191, Clear Spring 230, FSK 240

In the quad match at the Links in Gettysburg, FSK freshman McKenna Lanza led the Eagles (0-9) with a season-best score of 51.