Football* 9-11 boys -- The Columbia Bulldogs...


* 9-11 boys -- The Columbia Bulldogs suffered their first loss during the weekend, dropping a 12-6 decision to the Hanlon Park 49'ers.


Hanlon Park took the early lead when halfback Derrick Faulcon went 35 yards for a touchdown in the first quarter, giving his team a 6-0 lead.

But Columbia answered on quarterback Jeff Carlin's 2-yard touchdown to tie the game at 6-6 in the second quarter.


Late in the game, fullback Dana Galloway got the game-winner on a 1-yard plunge.

* 11-13 boys -- Hanlon Park also took care of the 11-13 Columbia Bulldogs, scoring early and often en route to handing Columbia its first loss in more than a year, 26-8.

Though the Bulldogs were able to move the ball on offense, numerous penalties hurt their cause. Then, once Columbia was behind, its ball-control offense was unable to come back.

The 49'ers got the bulk of their offense on four breakaway running plays, though the Bulldogs' defensive line, led by Greg Matusewitch, stopped them on most plays.

Jabraille Jackson and Nick Service also played well for Columbia.

Youth soccer

Under-14 boys -- FC Columbia settled for a 1-1 tie with the Prince William Lightning, defending Division I champions, Sunday. The Columbia team found the net four times, but three goals were whistled off on off-side calls.

Prince William took a lead with an early second-half goal, but Nick Parypinski got the equalizer, kicking home a rebound of Ryan Pflugrad's free kick. Forward Matt Shapiro, who scored two of the nullified goals, Robbie Curtis and Stuart Kessler created offensive opportunities. Jesse McDonough led the defense.


FC Columbia, a SAC travel team, has a 1-2-1 record in Division I of the National Capital Soccer League.

Under-11 girls -- The Columbia Fury remained undefeated after a 1-0 win over the SYC Starfire.

The lone goal came from Columbia's Megan O'Grady off an assist from Sheena Alavi. Jenny Knauer, Nicole Roy-Harrison and Katie Nelson also had outstanding performances on the offensive end, while Erin Jackson, Candice Hills and Tara Murphy contributed with aggressive defense.

Under-14 girls -- The Maryland Majestic defeated the McLean Strikers, 2-1, during the weekend in Washington Area Girls Soccer League, Division I play. Natalie Rothemund and Amanda Berman scored the goals.

The defense, which held the Strikers to four shots on goal, was led by Abby Berman, Caitlin Bair, Noelle Brown and Melissa Greczy.

The undefeated Soccer Association of Columbia Heracanes battled the Stafford Spurs to a 2-2 tie Sunday in Washington Area Girls Soccer League, Division III action at Worthington Elementary.


The Columbia team took a 2-0 lead on goals from Andrea Donovan, from Rachael Sanford, and Liana Kaufman, on a direct kick from 35 yards.

Forwards Courtney Graham and Jessica Shamoo, midfielders Anna Goldstein, Cynthia Maxfield, Emily Brown, Natalia Policelli and sweeper Jessica Grether also played well for the Heracanes.

In goal, Siri Worthington made 14 saves, and Kate Hubschman and Grether made one each.

Under-10 girls -- The Columbis Dynamo looked good in two games last week, dominating Bowie Soccer United and Calverton before coming away with a win and a tie.

In the 4-0 win over Bowie, Melissa Workman, Carolyn Schmid, Samantha Test and Allison Levine scored goals, with an assist going to Kelly Thomas.

Kimi Mongello, Stacey Capel and Susan Bartholomew also contributed with strong defense.


In the team's other game, despite battering the Calverton keeper with 20 shots, the Dynamo was unable to score, and had to settle for a 0-0 tie.

Workman led the attack with six shots on goal, followed by Levine, Rabecca Valle, Becky Ward and Ashley Pollock with two each.

Under-11 girls -- The Columbia Condors got their first taste of victory during the weekend, beating the Severna Park Hotfeet, 3-0.

Columbia's Lee McDuff got the only goal of the first half, off an assist from fullback Rachel Stoutenborough. The Condors got second-half goals from Rachel Clinton, assisted by Michele Sorbo, and Laura Dean, assisted by Megan Donahue.

The Condors also got strong defense from Diane Caporaletti, Megan Diehl and goalie Shannon Glisan.

Under-17 girls -- The Columbia Cleats fell to the division-leading Gunpowder United, 2-0, on Sunday.


After a scoreless first half, the United's superior firepower prevailed down the stretch.

Columbia keeper Sara Buckley and sweeper Rebecca Powell led the defense, and Meg Cronin, Ashley Decker and Ginny Dye played well.

Under-13 boys -- The Columbia Blaze defeated the Winchester United, 2-1, Sunday in National Capital Soccer League play.

The Blaze opened the scoring in the the first half when center Robby Falk drove up the field and passed to left striker Chris Hemerlein, who tipped it back to Falk for the goal to make it 1-0.

The United tied it in the second half on a direct free kick, but the Blaze's Kevin Lyons scored the game-winner off passes from Mike Martin and Conor Rector.

Sweeper Jeff Ebaugh and defenders Andy Hekimian, Terrill Gary and Matt Wallace dominated Winchester. Patrick Thomas, Kenny Roberts, Danny Dworkin, T.J. Clay, Danny Liparini and Aaron McKinley also played well.



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