The Columbia Bulldogs lost a 7-6 heart-breaker to the Woodlawn Redskins on Saturday.
Woodlawn took a 7-0 lead in the first quarter when halfback Akim Bgbengbe scored on a 60-yard pass play and fullback Marcus Walker ran in the extra point.
But Columbia answered in short order, as quarterback Jeff Carlin sneaked into the end zone from the 1 to pull his team to within a point in the second quarter. The Bulldogs, however, failed to convert the extra point.
The Bulldogs' White team played especially well despite the loss. The team includes ends Jeremy Walter and Kevin Chrapaty, tackles Jon Duerr and Dorian Long, guards Jeremy Kirsch and Joe Tortella, center D. J. Holston, quarterback Carlin, halfbacks Chris Yetter and Matt Sourds and fullback Aaron Dennis.
Youth soccer Under-14 girls -- The Soccer Association of Columbia Heracanes LTC blanked the Braddock Road Youth Club Boomers, 4-0, Sunday to remain unbeaten in Washington Area Girls Soccer League play.
The Heracanes (2-0-5) were led by Jessica Shamoo, who scored two second-half goals and dished out two assists. With her team ahead 1-0 early in the half, she scored off a corner kick by Kristen Arnold and a pass by Natalia Policelli to put the Heracanes ahead, 3-0.
Amanda Wagener and Kristen Arnold scored the other goals, both on assists by Shamoo.
The Heracanes dominated play, outshooting their opponents, 26-3. Emily Brown, Anna Goldstein, Jessica Grether, Cynthia Maxfield and Kristin Mutolo also played well for the Heracanes, who continue their season on Sunday at 3 p.m. at Worthington Elementary School.
Under-13 girls -- The Columbia Connection struggled over the weekend, losing to the Northeast Sockers, 3-0, and the
Alexandria Soccer Association, 1-0.
Syrita Sympkins, Cindy Dagley and goalies Lizette Pearsall and Liz Fischer played well for the Connection.
10-11 girls -- The Centennial Blasters of the Soccer Association of Columbia took their division championship in the 12-under bracket at last weekend's American Cup Recreational Tournament.
The Blasters defeated the Blue Bombers II, 6-0, and edged Long Ridge in the championship game.
Maggie Via led Centennial with five goals. Hope Zelinger scored two and Ali Woods and Cindy Briggs added one
Halfback Shelly Sinclair chipped in with three assists, and forwards Tara Molesky, Laura Chwirut and Jenny Zonarich also had strong games.
On defense, the Blasters were anchored by Briggs, Megan Houck, Talia Morrison, Kathleen Ryan and keepers Karen Via and Sinclair.
For the Bombers, Julie Broden and Amy Schilling played well on offense and fullbacks Emily Smith and Nina Smith led the defense. Second-place Long Ridge was led by goalie Sara Aesky, striker Christian Hughes and stopper Shannon Pusie.
boys -- Bryan Orwig's goal and strong defense from Michael Richardson, Daniel Fortin and Theo Shapiro led the Cosmos over the Stars, 1-0, in the Western Howard County Youth Soccer League on Saturday.
John Bates and John Fisher combined for the shutout and David Brindza and Tyler Breen led the Stars on defense.
The Crunch beat the Lazers, 2-1, in an end-to-end battle that saw numerous saves by both teams. Brad Robbins and Jonathan Hood scored for the Crunch and Brad Mandart and Paul Marcotte made several exciting plays on defense. Conor Frantzen scored the Lazers' only goal and Jeremy Ger, Kevin Frantzen and Luke Woolard led the defense.
A penalty kick by Ryan Newman and two goals by Kyle Goldman
led the Bays over the Rowdies, 3-2.
Phillip Creehan provided strong play in goal for the victors. For the Rowdies, Adam Lane scored his first goal and David Marquart added the other.
Goals by Charlie Legraves and Brendan Fitzpatrick and tough defense by Alex Burroughs and Nosa Walcott were the difference in the Kicks' 4-2 win over the Wings. Carey Dean led the Wings' defense and Jared Britcher and Ryan Oltjen led the offense.
Nifty passing and teamwork propelled the Strikers over the Sting, 1-0. Travis Hoffman scored the game's only goal off an assist by Kevin Conners, and Drew Graybeal, Matt Dymek and Mike Dixon led the defense. The aggressive play of Joey Kurdziel on offense and Stephen Brookfield on defense highlighted the ++ Sting's effort.
12-14 girls -- In a hard-fought game, the Blast got two goals from Tiffany Williams en route to a 2-0 win over the Sting in Western Howard County Youth Soccer League play Saturday.
Amy Wolfinger and Priscilla Cooney led the offense in support of goalies Kelley Wilson and Julie Wilburn. The Sting got strong play from Kristen Menz, Rachel Ford and Kristi Spicknal.
Julie Everett stood out in goal as the
Bays defeated the Wings, 4-1.
Lynn Rocco led the Bays with two goals, and teammates Meghann Francis and Debbie Rocco added one each. Michelle Bernhardt scored for the Wings with help from Sarah Leonard and Heather Ring. Rebecca Bostron and Lisa Shields led the defense.
Cross country Kids from Bushy Park Elementary were the big winners in last weekend's Howard County Department of Recreation and Parks Grade School Cross Country Meet at Schooley Mill Park.
Bushy Park students won two age-group titles as the school placed eight runners among the top three in their division.
Their top finishers included Jill Wasilewski, who took first among first-grade girls, and Zac Davidson, James McIlvaine and Jason Edwards, who completed a one-two-three sweep in the fifth-grade boys division.
Other winners were Doug Wheat of West Friendship Elementary (grade 1 boys), Kyle Murray of Jeffers Hill Elementary (grade 2 boys), Chris Hendricks of Deep Run Elementary (grade 3 boys), Michael Brewrink of Waterloo Elementary (grade 4 boys), Becky Edwards of Lisbon Elementary (grade 2 girls), Kelly Hillard (grade 3 girls) and Jamie Hillard (grade 5 girls), both of Centennial Lane Elementary and Meggie Tortolero of Stevens Forest Elementary (grade 4 girls).
The Glenmont Tennis League has wrapped up its 1993 season.
singles, Catherine Wheeler took first place in level 3.0 followed by Linda Deanto; Linda Anderson took 3.5 ahead of Roberta Stein; Valerie Beyers won 4.0 ahead of Tony Miller and Anne Hackeling took top honors in 4.5.
Doubles was equally competitive. In Level 3.0 the team of Audrey Bross and Pat Orr topped Sari Garbis and Sandy Weintraub; in 3.5 Pam Goss and Cynnie Hood finished ahead of Anderson and Eva Adams; Evelyn Davidson and Ellen Jenkins won 4.0 over Debbie Canty and Connie Poirier and Marge Fiske and Hackeling took the crown in 4.5.
Note: To submit information for the Howard County Recreation Roundup, call (410) 521-0505.