Here is a roundup of varsity action in Howard County on Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2019:
Hammond 2, Atholton 1
Mt. Hebron 2, Westminster 1
The Vikings (6-6-3) defeated visiting Westminster to advance to the second round of the 3A East, Region I playoffs.
Reservoir 2, Long Reach 0
The Gators (6-8-1) beat the Lightning (2-11) at home to advance to the second round of the 3A East, Region II playoffs.
Goals: Re — Peter Lee, Owen Bennertz.
Saves: Re — Michael Gonzales 2.
Halftime: 1-0, Re
Oakland Mills 2, Winters Mill 1
The Scorpions (8-4-3) beat visiting Winters Mill to advance to the second round of the 2A West, Region I playoffs.
South Carroll 1, Glenelg 0
The Gladiators (1-12-2) fell to South Carroll on the road in the opening round of the 2A West, Region I playoffs.
Atholton 2, Long Reach 1
Ava Swartz scored two goals — including the game-winner with one minute remaining — to lift No. 4 Atholton (5-6-1) over Long Reach (2-9-1) in the first round of the MPSSAA Class 3A playoffs. The Raiders will play at No. 1 River Hill (8-3-1) in the 3A East, Region II semifinals at 5 p.m. Friday. The Raiders and the Hawks played to a 0-0 tie on Sept. 19.
Long Reach controlled play for most of the first half but was unable to capitalize on their effort. With 2:30 remaining in the first half, Atholton forward Ava Swartz tackled a Lightning back, gained possession and dribbled through several defenders into the box where she sent a powerful strike high and right to give the Raiders the halftime lead. Both teams locked down their defenses in the second half until the 33rd minute when Paige Rosenfeld scored in a crowd off a loose ball deep in the Atholton box, with Alexis Richardson earning the assist. The game looked destined for overtime but with one minute remaining, the Raiders attacked the box, where Ava Morales squeezed a pass up to Swartz for a close shot for the game winner.
Goals: A — Ava Swartz 2; LR — Paige Rosenfeld.
Assists: A — Sumarra Bedward; LR — Alexis Richardson.
Saves: A — Dahlia Bedward 6; LR — Kailey Leibe 9.
Halftime: 1-0, A
Oakland Mills 2, Winters Mill 1 OT
The No. 4-seeded Scorpions (7-5) topped visiting Winters Mill in the first round of the Class 2A playoffs. Oakland Mills will travel to Century, the top seed in 2A West Region I, on Saturday at 11 a.m.
Goals: OM — Jazmine Washington, Yasmine Megdiche.
Assists: OM — Emily Herrera.
Saves: OM — Jaiyden Harris 5.
Glenelg 1, South Carroll 0 OT
The No. 6-seeded Gladiators upset South Carroll, the No. 3 seed in 2A West Region I. Neither team scored in overtime, and Glenelg (5-7-1) won the penalty-kick shootout, 6-5. The Gladiators will play at No. 2 Liberty (10-2) in the second round on Saturday at 5 p.m.
Penalty-kicks: G — Werner, Jenson, Nichols.
Saves: G — Castor 11.
Reservoir 3, Hammond 1
Hammond (2-9-1) started out strong and took the lead in the first half, but Reservoir (5-5-3), led by Kat Parris, was able to score three times in the second half to win the first-round playoff game. The Gators will travel to No. 2 Wilde Lake to take on the Wildecats (6-4-1) on Friday at 5 p.m. in the second round of the Class 3A East Region II bracket.
Goals: Re — Kat Parris 2, Jessie Chapman
Assists: Re — Kat Parris, Kate Herberholz
Saves: Re — Lizzie Dudzinski 2
Halftime: 1-0 Ha