Wildecats give Eagles dose of own medicine, 3-2; No. 8 Centennial follows River Hill upset with loss; Girls soccer


Centennial, which upset then-No. 1 ranked River Hill last Friday, had the tables reversed yesterday as visiting Wilde Lake surprised the eighth-ranked Eagles, 3-2.

Wilde Lake (8-4 overall, 4-3 league) trailed 2-1 at halftime, but moved ahead 10 minutes into the second half when it scored twice within 1: 39.

Nicole Roy-Harrison scored off Allie Levine's thrown-in to tie the game 7: 15 into the second half. Sophomore Ashley Pollock scored the game-winner 8: 54 into the half when her shot hit the crossbar and bounced into the goal.

"I got it from the air, trapped it down with my foot and shot it," said Pollock, who connected from the left side about 12 feet away. "The goalie was over on the right, so I basically had an open goal."

The loss most likely cost the Eagles (8-4, 5-2) a shot at the county title. River Hill, which defeated Hammond, 2-0, yesterday, and Mount Hebron, 2-0 winners over Glenelg, are both 6-1 in the league with two games remaining. The fourth-ranked Hawks and 11th-ranked Vikings meet Friday at Mount Hebron.

"It's a loss, but it's not the end of the world," said Centennial coach Mike Senisi. "I'm not disappointed. I think we played well, and we had our chances. But it shows us that you have to play for 80 minutes.

"We stopped playing for three minutes, and when you let up it gives the other team a chance to capitalize and Wilde Lake did. They played a good game."

Wilde Lake coach Marcy Leonard said her team "played our best game of the season. We came off a strong win [3-0] over Oakland Mills and were able to take that momentum into this game.

"We played with a lot of heart, and had a really good defensive effort [from Katie Kurcz, Maggie Douglas, Julie Hill, Sheena Alzvi and Edna Dash]."

Said Centennial sweeper Carolyn Schmid: "They played a good game, and we played pretty well. We had a bunch of good chances, we just couldn't finish."

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