The Western Maryland women's soccer and field hockey teams both enjoyed breakthrough seasons by setting records in wins.
The soccer team closed out its season Saturday with a 2-0 win over Muhlenberg to finish with a 10-4-1 mark -- outdoing the previous best of 8-3-1 in the program's first season, 1987.
Junior Erin Murphey (Francis Scott Key) earned Centennial Conference Player of the Week honors with a three-goal, one-assist effort in a 7-2 win against Dickinson last Wednesday. She also added an assist in the win against Muhlenberg and finished atop the CC in scoring with eight goals and five assists against conference foes. She was also best overall, finishing the season with 11 goals and six assists -- second best in the program's history.
The Green Terror also set a school mark for goals in a season with 58. Natalie Hannibal (Liberty) scored 12 goals and added an assist in a standout freshman season.
The field hockey team was not to be outdone.
Sophomore Katie Haley's goal on Saturday gave the Green Terror a 1-0 win over Washington College and a 10-4 season. The 10 wins broke the previous single-season mark of nine set in 1987 and '94. This year's team also tied a single-season record in shutouts with six, joining the '87 and '94 teams.
Freshman Jaime Moyer (South Carroll) was in goal for all six shutouts and finished second in the conference with a 1.16 goals-against average.
Parrish finishes second
Green Terror runner Kelly Parrish finished second in the Centennial Conference cross country championships Saturday at Rose Tree Park in Media, Pa. She covered the 5,000-meter course in 19 minutes, 11.5 seconds to finish behind Haverford's Meredith Unger (18:40.8).
Hinckle receives honor
Freshman free safety Peter Hinckle had two fourth-quarter interceptions in the Green Terror's 27-13 win over Lebanon Valley on Saturday, earning CC Defensive Player of the Week honors. Western Maryland improved to 4-3-1 and will travel to Swarthmore Saturday.
Carroll Christian travels
The Carroll Christian volleyball team is making a return trip to Dayton, Tenn., to compete in the National Association of Christian Athletes Tournament. The national tournament starts today and concludes Saturday.
CThe Patriots (15-3) qualified for a second straight year by winning the Maryland Association of Christian Schools championships on Oct. 20.
In the American Association of Christian Schools regional tournament over the weekend, the Patriots defeated the Delaware state champion, Milford Christian, to take third place.
Senior setter Kelly Peterson made the all-tournament team. This season, Peterson has been good on 92 percent of her serves with 46 aces and has converted 460 of 565 sets. Nicole Dean leads the team in kills (164) and blocks (32), and Jodi Beard has a team-leading 27 digs, 129 kills and 25 blocks.
Key's 10-year streak ends
The Francis Scott Key field hockey team's run of 10 straight region titles ended Thursday with a 2-1 loss to Poolesville in the Class 1A West region quarterfinals.
The game was decided on penalty strokes with Poolesville winning by a 3-1 margin.
Senior forward Stacey Greene closed out a stellar career with a goal in the last three minutes to send the game into overtime.
She had 57 goals and 14 assists in her four years at Key, including 24 goals and eight assists this season.
The Eagles started the long run with a 2-1 win over Brunswick in 1985 to claim the Class C Region II crown.
Lisa Flohr provided the game-winner in overtime.