Izzy Stalnaker’s early goal lifts Hammond field hockey past Wilde Lake | Howard County sports roundup

Hammond's Izzy Stalnaker (front) dribbles the ball during the Golden Bears' 1-0 win over Wilde Lake on Monday, Sept. 27.
Hammond's Izzy Stalnaker (front) dribbles the ball during the Golden Bears' 1-0 win over Wilde Lake on Monday, Sept. 27. (Photo courtesy of Paul Stachel)

Earlier this season, Hammond and Wilde Lake played one of the most exciting field hockey games of the year thus far when Wildecats senior Bri Floyd’s overtime goal gave Wilde Lake a 1-0 win over the Golden Bears on Sept. 10.

In the rematch Monday, it was Hammond that got the best of Wilde Lake in a 1-0 contest. However, the lone goal didn’t need to come in overtime, as the host Golden Bears scored in the first quarter and shut out the Wildecats the rest of the way.


Izzy Stalnaker scored midway through the first quarter, deflecting a shot from Lauren Johnson inside the left post.

Goalie Lily DeBlasio tallied nine saves for her third shutout of the season. Hannah Haber and Ronia Agyeman both registered a defensive save apiece in the win.


With the victory, Hammond (5-2) moves into second place in Howard County’s Division B behind Atholton (6-0), while Wilde Lake (3-3) falls to third.

Hammond 1, Wilde Lake 0

Goals: Ha — Izzy Stalnaker.

Assists: Ha — Lauren Johnson.

Saves: Ha — Lily DeBlasio 9.


Halftime: 1-0, Ha.

Records: Ha 5-2; WL 3-3 county, 5-3 overall


Marriotts Ridge 6, Reservoir 0

Natalie Freeman and Maisy Clevenger both scored two goals in the Mustangs’ blowout road victory. Sophia Baxter and Marin Kriner both registered two assists, and the Mustangs’ defense pitched its second shutout of the season. The win is a bounce back triumph for Marriotts Ridge, which had lost two straight games entering the contest.

Goals: MR — Natalie Freeman 2, Maisy Clevenger 2, Sarah Hong, Emi Moran.

Assists: MR — Sophia Baxter 2, Marin Kriner 2.

Saves: Re — Maggie Frisvold 8.

Halftime: 2-0, MR.

Records: MR 4-2; Re 1-4.

River Hill 4, Centennial 2

Halfway through the regular season, the Hawks are still undefeated in county play after the win over the host Eagles. Maddie Vasilios, who won the spring 2021 Howard County Player of the Year award, scored all four of the Hawks’ goals in the victory. Puja Nanjappa assisted two of Vasilios’ goals. Goalie Jocelyn Baker tallied nine saves in cage.

Goals: RH — Maddie Vasilios 4; C — M. Hershfeld, A. Cudzilo.

Assists: RH — Puja Nanjappa 2.

Saves: RH — Jocelyn Baker 9; C — J. Kang 3.

Halftime: 1-0, RH.

Records: RH 6-0, 7-1; C 1-4.

Glenelg 3, Mt. Hebron 0

The host Gladiators beat the Vikings the same way they’ve won most of their games this season — a high-powered attack with AJ Eyre and Kamryn Henson. Eyre had two goals and Henson scored once in the shutout victory. Glenelg is first in Howard County Division A in goals per game at 4.7.

Goals: G — AJ Eyre 2, Kamryn Henson.

Assists: G — Henson, Eyre.

Records: G 5-1; MH 3-4, 5-4.

Atholton 9, Long Reach 0

The visiting Raiders continue to dominate their competition in Howard County’s Division B. Asha Derstine led the Raiders with four goals and two assists, while Bella Konrad scored twice and added an assist.

Goals: A — Asha Derstine 4, Bella Konrad 2, Avery Doyle, Ashlyn Donaldson, Kara Schmidt.

Assists: A — Derstine 2, Konrad, Kendall Dean.

Halftime: 6-0, A.

Records: A 6-0; LR 1-4, 1-5.


Long Reach 42, Mt. Hebron 32

LR (2-3): Jake Filler 12, Shan Hussain 12, Ethan An 10, Matt Peters 8.

MH (1-4): Ethan Kang 9, Gavin Fleck 8, Becket France Kelly 8, Tyler Kang 7.


Long Reach 29, Mt. Hebron 27

LR (1-4): Emma Koesch 20, Grace Simpson 9.

MH (0-5): Sophia Wang 9, Katie Katcheves 7, Quinn Carberry 6, Julia Morton 5.

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