Here’s a roundup of the varsity action around Howard County on Thursday, April 18, 2019:
Howard won its annual spring break Karl Wolfe Tournament for the seventh straight season on Thursday by defeating Huntingtown and South Carroll.
The Lions, who lost their last previous two games by one goal each to South River and Franklin, trailed Huntingtown early in their first game before rallying.
“Our first game it was a tough start. We were down 3-0 in the first quarter and then we went on an 11-goal run to kind of seal that one up,” Howard coach Jimmy Creighton said. “I thought our guys after the first quarter of that first game really responded well and I thought we played hard and together as a team, which has sometimes been a bit of a challenge. If we continue to do that we’ll have a lot more success.”
Will Drnach had six points on the day while Jeff Bruner and Henry Frazier IV each had five. Howard had at least six different goal scorers in each contest.
Howard (7-3 overall) — 11, Huntingtown — 5
Goals: Ho — Will Drnach 4, Henry Frazier IV 2, Jeff Bruner 1, Nathan Boone 1, Colin Chikhale 1, Aiden Larsen 1, Braden Zehring 1
Assists: Ho — Colin Hunter 1, Drnach 1
Saves: Ho — Matt Hubbard 10
Howard — 11, South Carroll — 4
Goals: Ho — Henry Frazier IV 3, Jeff Bruner 2, Colin Sutch 2, Colin Hunter 2, Braden Zehring 1, Marc Gildersleeve 1
Assists: Ho — Bruner 2, Sutch 1, Nathan Boone 1, Will Drnach 1
Saves: Ho — Matt Hubbard 12
Marriotts Ridge won its own tournament for the second straight season and won improved its winning streak to six games with wins against La Plata and Middletown.
The Mustangs defense, just as they have done all season, led the way and held their opponent to three of fewer goals for the fourth consecutive game. They played their starters for just one half against La Plata and then had a breakout performance by faceoff specialist Andrew Luciano in the championship game against Middletown.
“I think we had a really good defensive performance today,” Marriotts Ridge coach Tony Incontrera said. “Colin Kelley played really well in the cage, all of our poles played well but I think the big thing today ... against Middletown, they have a faceoff guy that is going to Delaware next year and Andrew Luciano won 61 percent of his faceoffs against him. That was a huge factor in that game and we were able to maintain possession, and going into the game that was the big matchup that we were concerned about.”
Tommy Ruddo had seven points on the day and Charlie Reynolds had six. Jack Ault had a hat trick in the opening contest and Ruddo had a four-goal game against Middletown.
Marriotts Ridge (9-1) — 14, La Plata — 1
Goals: MR — Jack Ault 3, Charlie Reynolds 2, Andrew Luciano 2, Jake Levey 2, Tommy Ruddo 1, John Miller 1, Jack Slack 1, Jack Bacon 1, Brendan Glover 1
Assists: MR — John Miller 3, Ault 1, Ruddo 1, Reynolds 1, Luciano 1, Slack 1, Andrew Page 1, Bacon 1
Saves: MR — Colin Kelley 2, Matt Cimerola 5, Mitch Evans 4
Halftime: 12-1, Marriotts Ridge
Marriotts Ridge — 11, Middletown — 3
Goals: MR — Tommy Ruddo 4, Charlie Reynolds 2, Jake Levey 2, Jack Ault 1, Ben Ward 1, Avery Gloyd 1
Assists: MR — Ruddo 1, Reynolds 1, Levey 1, Jack Slack 1
Saves: MR — Colin Kelley 8, Mitch Evans 2
Halftime: 6-2, Marriotts Ridge
Centennial lost both games of its tournament at Blandair Park on Thursday, falling to Dulaney and Liberty in overtime.
The Eagles have lost three straight games after starting the year 7-0 but coach Nick Kellinger said the team was without several starters and had to rely on a number of players who hadn’t seen much playing time yet.
“It was a tough day for us but I was really proud of how hard we fought,” he said. “We had some kids who don’t normally play much step up and do a great job.”
Dulaney — 9, Centennial (7-3) — 5
Goals: C — Peter Krawczyk 3, Connor Carpenter 2
Assists: C — Krawczyk 1
Saves: C — Alex Kauffman 11
Halftime: 4-2, Dulaney
Liberty — 5, Centennial — 4 (OT)
Goals: C — Andrew Kauffman 2, Peter Krawczyk 1, Jake Ritter 1
Assists: C — Krawczyk 2
Saves: C — Alex Kauffman 7
Halftime: 3-2, Centennial
Loch Raven — 10, Oakland Mills (4-5) — 9
Goals: OM — Joe Thompson 4, Kai Castle 2, Alex Lee 1, Jonald Semprit 1, Chase Williams 1
Assists: OM — Castle 2, Semprit 2, Thompson 1, Williams 1
Saves: OM — Ashan Kersey 14
Halftime: 5-4, Oakland Mills
Glenelg Country School (5-2 MIAA B, 8-3) — 9 , Northeast-AA — 6
Goals: GCS — R. Martin 2, B. McKneely 2, W. Hopkins, J. Bhatnagar, M. Palmisano, F. Schmidt, C. Malone; NE— Bishop 2, Pitt 2, Wirth, Frick
Assists: GCS — J. Welsh 2, W. Hopkins 2, M. Palmisano, F. Schmidt; NE— Bishop, Keeke
Saves: GCS — B, Franey 10; NE— Westervelt 5
Halftime: 4-4, tie
Sherwood — 13, River Hill (7-5) — 7
Liberty — 14, Glenelg (2-8) — 13
Glenelg Country (12-1 MIAA B, 13-1) — 7, Boys Latin — 5
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GCS ... 000 103 3 7-10-1
BL ...... 031 000 1 5-5-1
W: Tyler Russo, GCS; L: Karey, BL
Glenelg Country came from behind to defeat Boys Latin, 7-5.
Boys Latin scored three runs in the second inning and added another run in the third inning to take a 4-0 lead. GCS got on the board on a solo home run by Tyler Russo. BL lead held until the top of the sixth inning when GCS scored three to tie the score. Kevin Gamble led off with a single, followed by a Cole Sterry single and a walk to Russo. With no outs and the bases loaded, GCS scored one on an infield hit by Marcus Khademi then scored a second as BL turned a double play.
Down one run with two outs and Russo on third, the BL pitcher threw a 2-2 curveball in the dirt that just got blocked far enough away from the plate and Russo scored on the wild pitch.
With the score tied at four in the bottom of the sixth, GCS went to its ace Russo to relieve Tommy Berbert, who pitched five quality innings for the Dragons. Tied at four, Berbert led off the seventh inning with a base hit. With Kyle Arnold putting down a sacrifice bunt to advance the runner, the BL pitcher attempted to get the lead runner at second but Berbert slid in safely. BL picked the runner off second base for the first out. Jake Schiller reached on a fielder's choice. With two outs, Schiller stole second base and Gamble plated the go ahead run with his third single of the game. Gamble stole second and was driven home by a Cole Sterry double down the right field line.
GCS got its third run of the inning as Russo and Khademi were walked to load the bases and Marcus Arterburn was hit by a pitch for the final RBI of the game for GCS.
BL battled in the final inning scoring one run on two hits but it wasn't enough as Russo closed out the victory as he induced a double play to end the game.
— Chris Garber, Glenelg Country head coach
Notre Dame Prep — 15, Marriotts Ridge (7-2) — 9
Glenelg Country (10-3) — 17, Garrison Forest (1-12) — 3
Goals: GC — S. Ahearn 4, S. Naylor 3, L. Bateman 2, K. Sites 2, C. Bannister 2, M. Weisman 1, C. Rehder 1, A. Andrus 1, J. Marszal 1; GF — K. Silva 2, A. Korzenewski 1.
Assists: GC — J. Marszal 5, L. Bateman 2, A. Schmidt 1, M. Weisman 1, K. Sites, S. Ahearn 1, A. Bateman 1; GF — M. Jannieiro 1.
Saves: GC — G. Dickie 3, S. Marszal 2, A. Corsetty 1; GF — C. Tripp 5.
Half: 10-2 GC.
South River — 7, Hammond (9-2) — 6
Kennedy Baldwin’s walk-off double plated the winning run as South River scored five runs in the bottom of the seventh inning to defeat Hammond, 7-6, at the South River Tournament.
Jaclyn Bredencamp had three hits, including a double and a triple, and drove in two runs, while Kenzie McLellan went 3 for 4 with an RBI. Baldwin, Andrea Thompson and Marissa Abdinoor each had two hits and an RBI. Abdinoor had a double. Rilee Spicknall struck out five and allowed four earned runs and picked up the win for the Seahawks.
Hammond — 11, Southern — 0
Howard (10-4) — 12, Glenelg (7-4) — 11
A 6-RBI day from Julia Colton, along with three hits from Lindsey Smith, helped the Lions build a big lead that they held onto down the stretch for the victory over the Gladiators in the Howard Tournament.
Howard had itself an 11-1 lead going into the bottom of the fifth before Glenelg regrouped to score five times in both that fifth inning and the sixth to nearly come all the way back.
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Ho…252 201 12-12-2
G…..001 055 11-10-4
Catoctin — 16, Howard — 2
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C…...418 03 16-13-1
Ho.....010 01 2-6-2