Atholton field hockey gets share of Howard County title

Atholton's Jen Bleakney scored seven goals in the Raiders win Monday night. The victory clinched a share of the county title for Atholton.
Atholton's Jen Bleakney scored seven goals in the Raiders win Monday night. The victory clinched a share of the county title for Atholton. (File photo by Jen Rynda)

After three postponements, Atholton and Long Reach finally got to play their game Monday afternoon. Atholton's 16-0 victory gave the Raiders a 10-1 league record and a share of the Howard County title.

Marriotts Ridge and Glenelg also finished 10-1.


"Kudos to Glenelg and Marriotts Ridge. It's nice to have such competitiveness in the county," Atholton coach Martie Dyer said.

In 1995, the Raiders shared their only other county title in field hockey with Centennial.


Atholton has been a high-scoring team this fall. The Raiders have scored in double digits in five games and have totaled 98 goals during the regular season.

Jen Bleakney (seven goals) and Katie Fales (five) led the team against Long Reach.

Long Reach goalie Alina Milauskas made 24 saves.

"I thought she did a great job," Dyer said.


Atholton 16, Long Reach 0

Goals: A — Jen Bleakney 7, Katie Fales 5, Meaghan Quinn 3, Faryn Katz. LR — none.

Assists: A — Tori Raulin 2, Rachel Foster 2, Gina D'Asto, Jen Bleakney, Julia Thometz, Faryn Katz.

Saves: A — Kaitlin Potter 3. LR — Alina Milauskas 24.

Halftime: Atholton, 8-0.

Around the league

Reservoir 3, Centennial 1

Tuesday's Reservoir-Centennial make-up game was a position round. Reservoir's 3-1 victory jumped the Gators (5-6) ahead of Centennial (4-7) in the final county standings.

"I am so happy with how they played today. Lots of good things are happening at the end of the season," said Reservoir coach Lindsay Beil.

Reservoir's Sophia Macek scored on a stroke and their keeper, Connie Chung, saved a stroke.

Maggie Sullivan scored for Centennial with an assist from Sarah Arbaugh.

Goals: Re — Patricia Huerta, Haley Tiller, Sophia Macek. C — Maggie Sullivan.

Assists: Re — Carly Clarke. C — Sarah Arbaugh.

Saves: Re — Connie Chung 17. C — Anna Cosentino 9.

Halftime: Reservoir, 2-1.

IND 1, Glenelg Country 0 (Thursday, Oct. 16)

After 69 minutes of scoreless field hockey, the Institute of Notre Dame's Gabby Guindon scored with a minute left in sudden-victory overtime to give her team a 1-0 victory over visiting Glenelg Country School Thursday afternoon.

Despite playing on a challenging grass field, Glenelg Country had strong play by goalie Sophia Kalaris, defender Dodo Etokebe, attacker Megan Hooper and midfielder Julia Sheehan.

Glenelg Country ranks eighth in the Interscholastic Athletic Association of Maryland's B Conference standings. IND is seventh.

Glenelg Country hosts St. Paul's School for Girls on Oct. 21 at 4 p.m. It is the last game of the regular season. The IAAM playoffs begin Oct. 24.

IND 1, Glenelg Country 0 (OT)

Goals: IND — Gabby Guindon. GCS — none.

Assists: none

Saves: IND — Moore 9. GCS — Sophia Kalaris 17.

Halftime and end of regulation: tied, 0-0.

Final county standings

Atholton, 10-1*

Glenelg, 10-1*

Marriotts Ridge, 10-1*

Mt. Hebron, 8-3

River Hill, 7-4

Howard, 6-5

Reservoir, 5-6

Centennial, 4-7

Long Reach, 3-8

Wilde Lake, 2-9

Oakland Mills, 1-10

Hammond, 0-11

*tied for county champion

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