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Lawson lifts GORC to Arundel Cup win

THE BALTIMORE SUN

Catherine Lawson's two goals paced the Gambrills-Odenton Recreation Council over the Mountain Road Sockers, 3-1, in the 1979 girls bracket of the Arundel Cup soccer championships.

After an eight-year absence, the Arundel Cup returned last weekend to the Arden Recreation Center with 39 games in seven brackets.

Sponsored by the Anne Arundel Youth Soccer League and the county's recreation department, the tournament was conducted in a true, single-elimination cup format.

Lawson and Jessica Baker scored a goal each in the second half. Angie Zittle scored Mountain Road's lone goal in the second half. GORC earned its way to the finals by shutting out St. Jane, 4-0. Lawson had a hat trick, while Jill Jones added the fourth goal.

Mountain Road qualified for the championship by shutting out the Mountain Road Flash, 5-0. Jenny Davis scored two goals and single goals were added by Laura Basil, Liz Faith, and Zittle.

* 1979 boys -- The Pasadena Soccer Club Top Guns beat the Mountain Road Football Club Lightning, 3-1. Carlos Torres led the way for Pasadena with two goals.

Timmy Betz added a single goal for the Top Guns. Betz, Tom DeGreck, and Brian Wright booted in a goal each in Pasadena's 3-0 win over Cape St. Claire in the semifinals. Mountain Road topped Linthicum Ferndale in their semifinal.

* 1980 boys -- In a hard-fought final, the Crofton Cardinals came from behind to defeat the St. Jane Comets, 2-1.

Pat Ortman scored the game-winner off of a cross from Matt Shepard with less than two minutes left in regulation. Derek Wratchford tied the game near the end of the first half.

The champs turned back Greater Severna Park, 4-0, in the semifinals, while the runner-ups trounced the Severna Park Soccer Association, 7-0, with the help of a hat trick by Michael Uleckas.

* 1981 girls -- The Mountain Road Terminators received a goal each from Melissa Garner, Jamie Collins, and Lauren Gontkof in a 3-0 win over the Mountain Road Storm.

Terminators goalkeeper Beth Schull, along with defenders Virginia Jorde, Corine St. John, and Casey Davis kept the Storm offense at bay. The Terminators upended St. Jane in the semis, while the Storm's Melissa Munoz and Megan Eddy scored a goal each in a 2-0 semifinal win over the Arundel Soccer Association.

* 1981 boys -- Mark Sutton's second-half goal lifted the Pasadena Soccer Club to a 1-0 win over the Anne Arundel Optimist Lightning.

Pasadena goalkeeper Steven Lazor had an outstanding game. The champs edged Mountain Road, 1-0, in the semifinals as Jonathan Green scored the game-winner.

The Optimists reached the title match with a 5-0 triumph over Arundel Soccer Association United. Tom McCormick, Gil Goodrich, Richie Guarnera, Devan Spiker, and Scott Gilde netted a goal apiece.

* 1983 boys -- Goalkeeper John Hopp stopped three St. Jane Sharks penalty shooters, while Ronnie Smith, Casey McCormick, and Eric Breach scored to give the Harundale Youth Sports League Heat a 2-1 (3-2) victory.

Randy Blades scored the Heat's regulation goal, with the assist by Ronnie Smith. Breach kicked in two goals in HYSL's 4-1 semifinal win over Crofton, while McCormick and Smith had one each. Adam Fuller scored Crofton's lone goal.

The Sharks reached the final with a 5-0 win over the Annapolis Soccer Club. Jason Blotzer had three goals and Kenny Clingenpeel added two.

* 1982 boys -- Crofton beat the Harundale Youth Soccer Club, 2-0, thanks to goals by Ryan Fuller and Kevin Reinicke.

Goalie Jake Iverson's diving stops and clears were instrumental in protecting the Cardinals' goal during the contest. The Cardinals downed the Annapolis Soccer Club in semifinal action, 2-0. HYSL topped Linthicum Ferndale Youth Athletic Association, in the semifinals.

Youth football

The Gambrills-Odenton Recreation Council Wildcats overwhelmed Davidsonville, 30-7, in the nightcap of the Anne Arundel Youth Football Association championships Saturday at Anne Arundel Community College.

The 140-pound county champions finished 11-0.

"We made it a little tough on ourselves in the first quarter," said coach Mike Vladich.

GORC fell behind in the first quarter when Davidsonville quarterback Scott Fulton hit Josh White with a 30-yard touchdown pass.

Fulton's one-point conversion pass to Brian Kilpatrick gave the Gators a 7-0 lead with 6:52 remaining in the first quarter.

GORC started its next possession on its 46, and the Wildcats' offense was given new life on a roughing-the-punter call. The Wildcats took advantage of the opportunity and closed to within 7-6 on a 27-yard run by Sean Taylor. Taylor started left before finding daylight down the right sideline.

A 43-yard pass from Hayden to Damon Scott gave the Wildcats a first-and-goal at the Gators' 2, from where Scott scored on the next play. John Hill's two-point kick gave the Wildcats a 14-7 halftime lead.

* 115-pound A Division -- The Severna Park Green Hornets captured the title with a 28-21 victory over GORC.

Severna Park's defense, led by inside linebackers Ryan Metzbower and Josh Cornett, had GORC's offense stuck in reverse much of the first quarter and set up the first score for the Green Hornets.

After failing to pick up a yard on its second possession, GORC's punt was blocked by Cornett. Defensive tackle Daniel Allen scooped up the loose ball for the Green Hornets and raced 48 yards to score. Cornett added the two-point conversion kick to give Severna Park an 8-0 lead with 3:40 left in the first quarter.

Severna Park recovered the ensuing onside kick and took over at its 47. Ten plays later, the Green Hornets scored on a 1-yard plunge by Cornett. Cornett's kick gave the Hornets a 16-0 lead with 9:28 to go in the half.

* 95-pound A Division -- Norris Roy scored two touchdowns and (( Terence Dorsey added a third to help the GORC Wildcats to an 18-0 victory over Shady Side (11-1) in the title game.

The Wildcats (12-0) wasted no time taking advantage of excellent field position in the first quarter. GORC quarterback Chris Lundborg's screen pass to Roy went for 28 yards and set up Dorsey's 24-yard run around left end for a 6-0 lead.

Later in the first quarter, Roy broke loose up the middle and ran 49 yards to give the Wildcats a 12-0 advantage at the half.

* 75-pound A Division -- Brian Eslin scored two touchdowns and intercepted two passes to lead the Cape St. Claire Cougars (9-2) to an 18-6 win over the Pasadena Chargers (7-3).

From his linebacker spot, Eslin stopped an early Pasadena drive, then finished his team's ensuing drive with a 2-yard scoring burst.

A minute inside of the second quarter, Eslin stepped in front of a Chargers receiver and raced 55 yards with the interception to give Cape St. Claire a 12-0 advantage.

The halfback nearly gave his team its third touchdown, breaking several tackles en route to an apparent 72-yard run. But the play was brought back because of a clipping penalty inside the 20. On the next down, Chargers defensive lineman Mike Dunn stopped the drive by sacking Cougars quarterback Tony Magnolia.

Pasadena came back late in the third quarter, marching down the field on power running by Montae Lawson and Marcus Jones. Lawson capped the drive by scoring from 2 yards out seconds into the fourth quarter.

* 115-pound B Division -- Three first-quarter fumbles enabled Severna Park (11-0) to take a 26-6 first quarter lead, en route to a 39-6 win over Severn.

Justin Rivenbark scored the Hornets' first two touchdowns on runs of 2 and 8 yards. Marshall Baker boosted the lead to 19-0 on a 20-yard reverse.

On the first play after the ensuing kickoff, Antwan Slaughter outran the Severna Park defense for an 84-yard touchdown down the left sideline. Kyle Dunlin's 17-yard touchdown run on a reverse ended the first-quarter scoring. Baker returned a kickoff 65 yards for a touchdown in the third quarter and Dunlin scored on a 52-yard end around. * 95-pound B Division -- In a defensive game, Severna Park (4-7) scored a mild upset over Severn (6-5), 7-0, thanks to a 10-yard, first-quarter touchdown run by halfback Ronnie Stains. Matt Horn added the extra point run.

The Savages had scoring threats in the second, third and fourth quarters but couldn't cash in.

* 75-pound B Division -- The Buccaneers completed an 11-0 season by turning back the Pasadena Chargers (6-5), 31-0.

Chris Hudson rushed for four touchdowns. Michael Guino scored the other touchdown.

Linemen Doug Baer, Jonathan Grau, Steve Hayes, Fred Sutherland, Cori Stewart, Russ Nicholes and Justin Jarmer opened up huge holes for Buccaneers runners. On the defensive side, the Buccaneers' Chris Guinno recovered two fumbles.

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