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Neither drizzle nor fog deter Atholton and Marriotts Ridge field hockey teams

Marriotts Ridge field hockey's perfect county record was broken Thursday, Oct. 2 in a loss to Atholton at Marriotts Ridge High School in Marriottsville. (Megan Rufty/Baltimore Sun Media Group video)

Atholton and Marriotts Ridge took another step closer to a share of the Howard County field hockey title when they defeated Reservoir and Howard, respectively, on Monday. Because of weather conditions, both games were played on artificial turf fields.

Each team has one regular-season game left on its schedule, as does Glenelg, which is also tied for first in the county. All three teams have 9-1 records.

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Atholton 11, Reservoir 0

Reservoir goalie Connie Chung turned back 25 shots, but Atholton managed to score 11 goals.

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Jen Bleakney led the way with six goals and two assists.

"We've made some adjustments and now we're a scoring machine," said Atholton coach Martie Dyer.

Goals: A — Jen Bleakney 6, Meaghan Quinn 2, Tori Raulin, Gina D'Astro, Katie Fales. Re — none.

Assists: A — Jen Bleakney, Meaghan Quinn.

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Saves: A — Emily Clinch 4. Re — Connie Chung 25.

Halftime: Atholton, 7-0.

Marriotts Ridge 5, Howard 2

Caroline Blalock had a hat trick as Marriotts Ridge defeated Howard. The game, originally scheduled for Oct. 10, was pushed to Monday due to wet field conditions. Monday's rain caused the game to be switched to artificial turf.

Goals: MR — Caroline Blalock 3, Joan Condron, Maddie Courtney. Ho — Allyson Sloan, Maddie Land.

Assists: MR — Maddie Courtney 2, Bailey Souder. Ho — Zoe Summa.

Saves: MR — Miranda Alam 4. Ho — Kelly Makar 10.

Halftime: Marriotts Ridge, 3-0.

Tuesday's schedule:

Hammond at Howard

Mt. Hebron at Centennial

Long Reach at Glenelg

Oakland Mills at Marriotts Ridge

Wilde Lake at River Hill

Glenelg Country School at Park

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