Ryan Coakley pitched five innings and Jack Schroeder threw 1 2/3 perfect innings in relief to lead the Vikings to a 5-3 upset victory over the Hawks. Joey Herlihy had two RBI and Jalen Bowen had two hits. With the loss, River Hill falls into 1/2 game behind Reservoir, which beat Howard, 5-1.
Dustin singled in the first, second and fourth innings, and then tripled and homered in the sixth.
Glenelg grabbed the early lead after a single by Dustin, triple by Katie McIntyre and a productive out by Erin Cauley in the first inning.
Atholton came out strong, scoring one in the first inning with Allison Orlosky registering a two-out RBI single.
The Gladiators scored eight runs in the sixth to solidify the win. They scored on doubles by McIntyre, Madi Wingert and Kathryn Hoffman, a single by Emily Michalski and a home run by Dustin.
Glenelg had 16 hits in the game, with Dustin, McIntyre, Kathryn Robertson and Wingert each collecting multiple hits. Hoffman, Dustin, McIntyre and Wingert all had extra base hits.
The Raiders registered seven hits, with Orlosky and Sydney Ruley each collecting multiple hits for Atholton.
G (11-1 county, 11-4 overall), A (5-6, 5-7)
A — 1 1 1 0 0 0 x 3 7 3
G — 4 2 0 0 0 8 x 14 16 3
Howard 5, Reservoir 1
The Lions went on the road and defeated the Gators Thursday to remain in second place in the county standings.
Ally Wieman picked up the win for Howard after giving up a run, with five walks and five strikeouts.
Offensively for the Lions Shanya Gordon went 2 for 4, Emma Braswell went 3 for 4 with a home run and 2 RBI. Paige Eakes went 2 for 4 with a double and a RBI, while Julia Colton went 2 for 3 with a double, a RBI and a stolen base.
Emma Bailey led Reservoir at the plate, going 2 for 3 with a run scored. Katy Wnuk-Fink went 2 for 4 with a double, while Breann Smith added a hit and a RBI.
Ho (9-2 county, 10-4 overall), Re (6-5, 9-5)
Ho — 0 0 0 3 2 0 0 5 7 1
Re — 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 7 5
2B: Ho — Eakes; Re — Wnuk-Fink
HR: Ho — Braswell.
Centennial 14, Wilde Lake 2
The Eagles went on the road and picked up their eighth win of the season after defeating the Wildecats on Thursday.
Centennial took an early 2-0 lead after the first inning and had a big six-run third, which propelled the five-inning, 14-2 win. Wilde Lake's offense struck in the bottom of the third after back-to-back walks by Kasey Baird and Lorena Widman, followed by a single from Jasper Killian. Rachel Van Osdel then knocked a 2 RBI single up the middle to get the Wildecats on the board. Van Osdel finished 2-for-3 on the day, while Kasey Baird and Jasmine Johnson added hits as well.
Lauren Marcotte had a day at the plate for the Eagles. She hit for the cycle after going 4-for-4 with 4 RBI and four runs on hard hit balls all afternoon. Seven of Centennial's nine batters had multiple hits including Grace Bennett, Olivia Reese and Sarah Sopchick. Bennett had two doubles on the day, while Reese knocked a double and a triple.
Celina Jensen got the start for the Eagles and threw two shut out inning before being relieved by Jordan Hinz who finished out the game.
C (7-3 county, 8-5 overall), WL (1-9, 2-9)
C — 2 0 6 3 3 14 13 0
WL — 0 0 2 0 0 2 5 4
Pitching: C — Jensen, Hinz (3) and Reese; WL — Baird and Conover.
2B: C — Bennett (2), Marcotte, Reese.
3B: C — Reese.
HR: C — Marcotte.
Hammond 14, Oakland Mills 2
The Golden Bears collect their sixth win of the season after defeating the visiting Scorpions on Thursday.
Hammond had a hot start, scoring eight runs in the first to propel the 14-2 five-inning victory.
Brittany Brewer pitched a complete game, scattering six hits over five innings, while striking out five for the Golden Bears.
Taylor Liguori led Hammond offensively, going 2 for 2 with a single and a double, while Brewer had 3 RBI and Bethany Hewitt had a double with 2 RBI.
Shayla Love and Lupita Rodriguez each had a hit for Oakland Mills.
The Scorpions picked up their first win of the season Thursday, as they went on the road and defeated the Engineers, 15-7.
"We came into the game knowing that our goal was to win and we didn't stop. We were really excited and we were really happy with our play," said Oakland Mills coach Davia Williams. "We continued to compete even when we were up. We continued to stay calm and make good decisions. Even afterwards we were excited, but we weren't shocked. It was, 'we worked hard for this, we deserved it and now let's move on to the next.'"
The Scorpions went into the game determined to play some of their best lacrosse and walk off the field with a victory. They put together a fantastic outing on both ends, giving up a season low seven goals, while also totaling six different goal scorers on the day.
"This season has been challenging in regards to the order of our games. We've played a lot of the middle-tier teams first so when we approached this game we all agreed we are ready to put everything together," Williams said. "This is going to be our opportunity to play as a team and kind of show everything that we've learned so far throughout the season. We wanted to start strong and we did that."
Leah Roberts gave the Scorpions the early 1-0 lead after winning the opening draw. She collected possession off the circle, ran down field and put away her first of a team-high four goals in the game.
Poly kept it close, getting within one several times, but never took the lead at any point.
Oakland Mills held a 9-5 lead at the half and the Engineers scored an early goal at the beginning of the second half to cut the deficit, but the Scorpions defense buckled down, caused several turnovers which, in turn, produced goals on the offensive end.
"Defensively we're used to playing a little reserved and we're used to kind of just dropping into our defense, but we realized if we put pressure on them we can get turnovers," Williams said. "It was really impressive how our team was able to stay composed… being able to stay disciplined and not force it and not have turnovers, which would have allowed them to come back, it was really great."
Kelly Claxton, who Williams called the "calming force on our attack," followed Roberts offensively and scored her first three goals of the season. Kerry Browne also added three goals and an assist, while Hannah Smelkinson finished with three goals as well. Alex Sellman, meanwhile, had a fantastic day in net and recorded seven saves for the Scorpions.
"It was so awesome to watch everybody take part in the win," said Williams. "Even when it was close in the beginning no one gave up."
"We've talked as a team and we knew if we won a game and we played bad it wouldn't of felt as good just because it's a win. So this was all the pieces of the puzzle falling into place."
Oakland Mills ends the season with games against Hammond, Lansdowne, Long Reach and Wilde Lake. And although Williams and her group realize it will be a battle, they are confident they can compete in each contest and possibly add to this year's win total.
"I know all of those teams are really good," she said. "I know they all have some wins under their belts, and I think the one thing [this win] does is that it gives us confidence of playing lacrosse, playing with teams and competing."
OM (0-3 county, 1-7 overall)
Goals: OM — L. Roberts 4, Claxton 3, Browne 3, Smelkinson 3, Compson 1, R. Roberts 1.
Assists: OM — Browne 1, Denne 1, Gomes 1.
Saves: OM — Sellman 7.
Halftime: 9-5, Oakland Mills.
Glenelg 17, River Hill 1
The Gladiators upped their perfect county record to 5-0 after handily defeating the Hawks, 17-1.
Glenelg had eight different goal scorers, with Anna Callahan leading the way with four goals. Lindsay Letellier added a score, while recording a team-high five assists in the win.
Gaby Hamburger put away River Hill's lone goal, while Annie Maloney made 13 saves in net.
Both teams resume play on Tuesday, with the Hawks visiting Marriotts Ridge and the Gladiators also hit the road to face Atholton.
The Mustangs earned their second-straight win Thursday after beating the hosting Lions.
Marriotts Ridge took a hefty 9-2 advantage at the break and limited Howard to just one goal in the following 25 minutes to cement the 10-goal victory.
Eloise Clevenger led the way offensively for the Mustangs, finishing with four goals and two assists, while Caroline Blalock followed with two goals and two assists. Hannah Miller finished with three saves in net.
Kelly Schluederberg, Leah Spalding and Jess Vetter each scored a goal for the Lions, while Jamie Tsao recorded an assist. Sam Sagi registered seven saves.
Marriotts Ridge is back in action Saturday morning to face McDonogh on the road at 9 a.m., while Howard is back home Tuesday to host Centennial at 5:30 p.m.
MR (4-1 county, 9-2 overall), Ho (3-2, 7-4)
Goals: MR — E. Clevenger 4, C. Blalock 2, S. Blalock 1, L. Kennedy 1, Thompson 1, Hensh 1, Simpson 1, Cooke 1, Christianson 1, G. Kennedy 1; Ho — Schluederberg 1, Spalding 1, Vetter 1.
Assists: MR — C. Blalock 2, E. Clevenger 2, L. Kennedy 1, G. Kennedy 1, Sullivan 1, Christianson 1; Ho — Tsao