In one day, North County's Shawn Moyer went from walking on crutches to scoring in the clutch.
Hobbled by a bruised right foot and marked closely throughout the game, Moyer was shut down until 2:31 into overtime, when he lined a penalty kick just inside the right post to give No. 10 North County a 3-2 win over Old Mill last night.
The Patriots' Scott O'Rourke, one of the players assigned to Moyer, was Boys soccer
whistled for holding as Moyer raced toward the left sideline. The call infuriated Old Mill's coaching staff and helped lift North County to 5-1.
"I definitely felt there was a foul," said Knights coach Steve Malone. "It's a heck of a time to have it called, but if a foul's committed, it should be called."
Moyer's goal, his 11th this season, handed Old Mill (2-1-1) its first loss of the season.
"I just wanted to put it in there," he said. "Usually, I pick a side, but this time I just wanted to put it home."
The Knights' early pressure resulted in a 1-0 lead when senior Mike Hoskins headed in a crossing pass from Chris Cosentino at 7:57.
Finally, with 20 minutes left in the first half, Old Mill scored the equalizer when O'Rourke sent a pass that Nick Badalian headed into the right corner. O'Rourke picked up his second assist at 30:27 when he tapped the ball in front to Dan Knight, who outraced Patriots keeper Mike Mullen (seven saves) for possession and scored for a 2-1 lead.
Owings Mills 2, Pikesville 0
Freshman striker Adam Bishop scored the first goal off an assist by Randy Shernan, as Owings Mills (4-1, 2-1) shut out Pikesville (0-3, 0-3) in a Baltimore County 2A-1A Division game.
Towson 17, Milford Mill 0
Ian Wildey's four goals and Barry Heddings' three scores paced host Towson (5-1, 4-0) over Milford Mill in Baltimore County's 2A-1A Division.
N. Harford 8, Kennard Dale 0
Forwards Keith Smith and Adam Wimer each scored a pair of goals, as North Harford (4-1) shut out visiting Kennard Dale.
Overlea 2, Loch Raven 1
Jason Gabrish scored two goals to lead host Overlea (4-1-1, 3-0) over Loch Raven (3-1, 2-1) in a Baltimore County 2A-1A Division game.
Kenwood 1, Parkville 0
Jon Morris scored the only goal in the first half, as Kenwood (2-3, 2-2) edged visiting Parkville (1-3, 0-2) in Baltimore County's 4A-3A Division.
Dulaney 2, Catonsville 0
Matt Rich scored both goals to lead host Dulaney (3-0-1, 3-0-1) over Catonsville (2-2, 2-1) in a Baltimore County 4A-3A Division game.
Gilman 1, Boys' Latin 0
Stephen Burlingame scored in the first half off an assist from Peter Rothemund to lead host Gilman (5-3, 3-2) over Boys' Latin (2-4, 2-4) in an MSA A Conference Division I game.
Franklin 1, Dundalk 0
Kevin Rhodes scored in the second half on an assist from Ricky DePaula, as Franklin (3-0-1, 3-0-1) edged Dundalk (3-1, 3-1) in a Baltimore County 4A-3A Division game.
Arlington Baptist 0, Montrose 0
Jarrett Watson had 21 saves for Arlington Baptist (2-4-2) in its double-overtime tie with Montrose (6-1-2).