Carroll County varsity roundup (Oct. 7): Winters Mill volleyball sweeps Francis Scott Key

Carroll County varsity roundup.
Carroll County varsity roundup. (Nate Pesce/Baltimore Sun Media Group)

Against visiting FSK on Thursday, Winters Mill earned its second sweep against county competition this fall.

The Falcons (3-4, 3-6) earned the 3-0 victory [25-19, 25-11, 25-10] thanks to big games from Sarah Buckingham (7 aces), Staci Kutzler (11 digs) and Allison Louque (4 kills). The Eagles (1-6, 1-6) dropped their second straight match.


FSK was led by outside hitter Kelsey Homan (5 kills, 2 blocks, ace, 7 digs).


Westminster def. South Carroll — 3-0 [25-10, 25-11, 25-20]

The Owls (7-0, 8-0) defeated the Cavaliers (3-4, 4-5) behind big games from Cassi Shields (16 kills, 2 aces, 3 digs), Faith Mohr (30 assists, 5 digs, 2 aces), Emma Reaves (7 kills), Cici Mason (4 kills, 2 blocks), Meghan Spratt (5 aces, 4 digs) and Jenna Rodriguez (5 aces).


The Cavaliers were led by Casey Reno (9 digs, 5 assists and 1 ace), Lili White (3 kills and 9 digs) and Cali Kalishek (18 digs).

Liberty def. Manchester Valley — 3-0 [25-12, 25-17, 25-11]

The Lions (6-1, 6-1) earned the sweep over the Mavericks (0-6, 0-9). Leaders for Liberty were juniors Sarah Hart (16 kills, 3 aces, 4 digs) and Paige Coulson (7 kills, 3 aces, 9 digs and 1 assist). Junior Jenna Liska contributed 1 kill, 3 aces, 2 assists and 4 digs. Junior Hadley Rossbach had 1 kill and 4 digs. Senior Alise Shotwell had 3 kills, while sophomore Grace Maertin had 1 ace, 2 digs and 25 assists.

Manchester Valley was led in the loss by Libby Burkhouse (7 assists, 7 digs), Emma Shaffer (6 kills), Skylar Engel (block) and Ariana Hawn (block).

Field Hockey

Century 2, South Carroll 1

Mackenzie Feltz and Ella Morris each scored goals for the Knights (5-0, 8-1-1) in the one-goal victory over the Cavaliers (1-2, 5-3). Century also got assists from Riley Schulze and Danielle DeLawter. Olivia Russell scored the lone goal for South Carroll off an assist from Cadence Naill, while Cavaliers’ goalie Lily Shaeffer finished with seven saves.


Fallston 1, FSK 0

FSK (5-2) got a strong game from goalie Gillian Gladden (8 saves), along with one defensive save each by Drew Watkins and Kayla Strahotsky, in the one-goal loss. Fallston scored in the fourth quarter.

Katelyn Boyer, Chloe Kincaid, and Carley Topper made strong efforts offensively but couldn’t find the cage for FSK.

Manchester Valley 12, Patterson Mill 0 (Wednesday)

The Mavericks (4-4) earned the shutout win in non-county play. Courtney Bell (3 goals), Eden Kunert (2 goals), Jessie Bare (2 goals) and Layla Lagunas (2 goals) all scored multiple times. Other offensive contributors in the victory were Abbi Baer (goal), Kelsee Bittinger (assist), Maddie Fisher (goal, assist), Caroline Foran (2 assists), Olivia Mitchell (goal) and Korynne Piper (assist).

Franklin 5, Winters Mill 2 (Wednesday)

The Falcons (2-8) dropped the non-county contest, getting goals from Annie Pruitt and Abby Kuhlmann. Winters Mill goalie Sophia Vallandingham finished with 20 saves.

Boys Soccer

Westminster 4, Liberty 3

Century 1, South Carroll 0 OT

The Knights (5-0, 9-1) scored on an own goal in overtime on a ball put into the box by Carter Hobson on a long throw to edge past the Cavaliers (2-2, 5-4). Vijay Jetton finished with two saves for Century. Cole Anderson made 13 saves for South Carroll.

Manchester Valley 3, Winters Mill 2 2OT

The Mavericks (2-3, 2-6) outlasted the Falcons (1-4, 4-4) in double overtime. Winters Mill got its goals from Brandon Estrada and Ben Weller, with Ethan Sandoval picking up an assist. Manny Gavidia made 11 saves for the Falcons.

Gerstell 4, Mount Carmel 1

In MIAA C Conference action, Gerstell (2-1-1, 7-1-1) earned the three-goal victory. Travis Smith, Rocco Simonello, Justin Rudo and Braden Hammond all scored goals, while Drew Sindicic made five saves.

Girls Soccer

Liberty 2, Westminster 1

The Lions (3-1-1, 7-3-1) got a pair of goals from Jordan Townsend on the way to securing the win over the Owls (2-3, 4-5). Taylor Jendrek registered an assist for Liberty, while goalies Lauren Mondor (9 saves) and Ashley Schwartz (2 saves) each played well at goalie. Westminster’s goal was scored by Ella Boussy off an assist from Melissa Cignatta, while the Owls got 10 saves on 12 shots from goalie Syd Hetrick.

Manchester Valley 1, Winters Mill 0

The Mavericks (3-1-1, 4-5-1) had Erin Herrold score off an assist from Taylor Shank on a corner kick in the first half for the game’s only goal in the win over Falcons (1-4, 3-5). Manchester Valley goalie Emma Lander made four saves, while Winters Mill goalie Brooke Bennett stopped five shots.

Century 4, South Carroll 2

The Knights (5-0, 9-1) stayed unbeaten in county play with the two-goal win over the Cavaliers (2-2, 4-2). Haley Greenwade scored three goals, while Anna Hackett added one. Caroline Little and Harli Hamlett picked up assists for Century, which led 2-0 at the half. Alyana Gifford played strong on defense, while Knights’ goalie Mia Graff made seven saves.


Liberty 164, Marriotts Ridge 171

At River Downs, the Lions (8-9) won the non-county match-up with senior Carter Nimorwicz shooting a score of 40 to share medalist honors with Marriotts Ridge freshman Lila Becker.

Manchester Valley 164, Westminster 164

At Oakmont, Westminster’s Jennifer Sorkin was the medalist with a round of 35. Manchester Valley was led by Tyler Bruns (39).

Clear Spring 208, FSK 226

At the Links at Gettysburg in the last home match for FSK, Clear Spring prevailed behind Seth Rounds finishing as the medalist. FSK had junior Ryleigh Lanza, sophomore Caitlin Plendl, sophomore Frankie Ramirez and freshman Brandon Paugh all set personal bests in the loss.

Westminster 149, Liberty 165 (Wednesday)

In the match at Westminster National, Evan Appleby and Jennifer Sorkin both shot a 35 to lead the undefeated Owls to victory. Drew Byrd shot a 38 for Liberty.

Manchester Valley 184, FSK 236 (Wednesday)

At the Links at Gettysburg, Manchester Valley’s Adam Slivosky finished as the medalist. FSK was led by freshman McKenna Lanza with a team-season-low score of 46.