Soccer* Under-11 girls -- The Columbia Fury...



* Under-11 girls -- The Columbia Fury moved into sole possession of first place in Division II of the Washington Area Girls Soccer League over the weekend with a 2-1 win over the Chantilly Electrics.

The Fury and Chantilly began the day tied for first place.

Nicole Roy-Harrison scored both Columbia goals, with Emily Knapp, Katie Nelson and Molly Walker chipping in with solid play.

* Under-13 boys -- The Columbia Soccer Club Blaze shut out the Washington Soccer Club Eagles, 4-0, on Sunday to maintain their share of first place in the National Capital Soccer League.

The Blaze offense kept the ball in the Eagles' end for much of the first half, with Danny Liparini scoring a pair of goals, the second assisted by Chris Hemerlein.

Down 3-0, the Eagles tried to fight back in the second half, but were thwarted on several occasions by goalie Mike Martin and defenders Jeff Ebaugh, Terrill Gary, Andy Hekimian, Matt Walace and T. J. Clay.

Clay made the defensive play of the game, saving a probable goal by heading away a hard shot from the far corner to negate Washington's best scoring chance.

The Blaze added a pair of goals down the stretch, with Aaron McKinley scoring off Robby Falk's pass, then assisting Patrick Thomas with a corner kick.

Kenny Roberts and Danny Dworkin controlled the midfield for the Blaze.

* Under-14 boys -- FC Columbia dropped a 2-0 decision to the Reston Rampage Sunday, as Reston tipped the equilibrium of a tight defensive game with goals midway through the second half.

Each team had few scoring opportunities. Helping hold Reston in check were Columbia defender Matt Hewitt and midfielders Tim Kaufman and Eric Folkemer.

* Under-14 girls -- The Columbia Soccer Club Maryland Majestic played the SYC Spirit to a 2-2 tie over the weekend in a Washington Area Girls Soccer League game.

Amanda Berman and Krista Killian scored goals for the Columbia team, with assists going to Krista Killian and Berman.

Anne Greenfield played well in the Majestic goal, making nine saves. She got strong defensive support from Caitlin Bair and Abby Berman.

The Soccer Association of Columbia Heracanes remained unbeaten in Washington Area Girls Soccer League, Division III play on Sunday as they topped the visiting McLean (Va.) Lightning, 1-0, at Worthington Elementary School.

The Heracanes are now 1-0-5 in league play.

Jessica Shamoo scored the only goal in the match off a corner kick by Andrea Donovan 16 minutes into the second half.

Also playing well for the Columbia team were goalie Siri Worthington (seven saves), Courtney Graham, Cynthia Maxfield, Kristen Arnold, Natalia Policelli, Kristin Mutolo, Rachel Sanford, Emily Brown, Amanda Wagener, Liana Kaufman, Kate Hubschman, Jessica Grether and Anne Goldstein.

* Under-15 1/2 boys -- The Columbia Courage remained in first place in the Washington Area Girls Soccer League with a 1-1 tie against the Potomac Express.

Samm Oehl scored the Courage's goal off a crisp centering pass from Brooke James. Steph Romich, Kristin Midura, Shanti Smith and James anchored the defense in front of goalie Nyesha Ford.

* 10-11 coeds -- In an interleague battle, the Centennial Blasters -- a Soccer Association of Columbia Girls A League team -- played Wilde Choice -- an SAC Boys B League team -- to a 2-2 tie.

The Blasters (4-0-1) broke on top, 2-0, on goals by Maggie Via, assisted by Ali Woods, and Hope Zelinger, assisted by Cindy Briggs.

But Wilde Choice rallied to tie the game on second-half goals by David Katz and Jeremy Helene. Matt Rockmore also had an excellent game on defense for the boys' team.

For the Blasters, Heather Johnson, Caitlin Curran and Tara Molesky controlled the midfield.

Shelly Sinclair also played a strong game in goal, and got plenty of defensive support from Kathleen Ryan, Talia Morrison and Briggs.

* 6-7 girls -- Precise corner kicks by Laura Ciborowski, stingy defense by Rachel Bounds and a goal by Kelly Glacken propelled the Bays to a 1-0 win over the Blast on Saturday in the Western Howard County Youth Soccer League.

In other games, goalies Nicole Duncan and Amanda Arrington recorded a shutout and Amy Kasakitis scored twice to lead the Crunch to a 2-0 win over the Wings. Caroline Lahayne and Nicole Morlet played well on defense for the Wings. Samantha Goertler scored two goals and Jaclyn O'Donnell added another as the Sting beat the Soccers, 3-1. Four goalies saw time for the victors, and got defensive support from a group of backs led by Ashley Rizzo.

Caitlin O'Grady scored the only goal for the Soccers, who also saw strong play from defenders Katelyn Swisher, Lisa Cochran, Diana Pesce and Jackie Tayman.


8-9 boys -- The Junior Celtics got eight points from Rashida Walcott en route to a 16-15 win over the Spurs in The Supreme Sports Club Basketball League.

Anthony Gaither scored a game-high nine points to pace the Spurs (0-2). The Celtics improved to 1-1.

In the other game over the weekend, the Junior Bulls improved to 2-0 with a 29-23 win over the Junior Lakers.

Brian Thomas and Philip Boccuzzi each scored 10 points to lead the victors. Stephen Coursey scored 10 points and Andrew Milauskas added nine to pace the Lakers (1-1).


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