Liberty's Roguski earns place in books with five-goal effort against Towson; Vanderbilt-bound player boosts record total to 151; Notebook; High Schools


Although the Liberty girls lacrosse team suffered a loss along with a win in its own lacrosse tournament last weekend, there was reason to celebrate.

Senior midfielder Jessica Roguski's goal just 31 seconds into an eventual 17-6 victory over Towson in a semifinal matchup sealed her status as the school's most prolific goal-scorer.

Roguski, an all-county first-team selection who has agreed to play for Vanderbilt next spring, surpassed former Lions standout Megan Horneman, who recorded 146 goals in her career, which ended when she graduated in 1994.

Roguski said she was unaware of the record until she had tied Horneman with her sixth goal in a 20-6 win over South Carroll last Thursday.

"It's nice to get put in a book, but I want the team to be good," said Roguski, who appeared slightly embarrassed when asked about the accomplishment. "It doesn't matter if I score. It just matters if the team wins."

Roguski finished with five goals against Towson and registered two goals and an assist against second-ranked Bryn Mawr, which defeated Liberty, 13-7, in the championship game.

Those eight points gave her 212 for her career, leaving her eight short of the school record for points (goals plus assists) established by 1994 alumna Kym Frey.

Fracture ends season

The Westminster baseball team lost more than a game against North Carroll last Friday.

Owls senior pitcher Jason Jarrett will miss the rest of the season after fracturing his left thumb while applying a tag at home in the Panthers' 10-0 victory, said Westminster coach Jim Rodriguez.

"He was a senior with experience and he was throwing the ball well," Rodriguez said of Jarrett. "To have a blow like that takes the wind out of you."

The season-ending injury occurred in the bottom of the first inning when North Carroll senior shortstop Mark Campbell hit a double and reached third base on a throwing error.

A passed ball brought both Campbell and Jarrett to the plate, where Campbell slid headfirst into Jarrett's glove hand.

"I thought he got the wind knocked out of him," Rodriguez said. "But when he pulled his hand out of the glove and you could see bone, that's when I knew it was serious."

Jarrett was taken to a local hospital, where he was told that he would have to keep the thumb in a cast for six weeks -- effectively ending his season.

Rodriguez said Jarrett's departure will mean more innings for junior Rafe Bridges and seniors Jeff Chaney and Sam Chamelin. But the coach said he will miss Jarrett's bat -- he was hitting .450 before the injury -- and his leadership.

"I hope the kids regroup and get it back together," Rodriguez said.

Makeup dates

jv0 Rain on Monday and yesterday forced a number of postponements. The following are makeup dates:

The Liberty boys lacrosse team will meet Pikesville at noon Saturday in one semifinal of the Perry Hall tournament. Centennial will face Perry Hall at 10 a.m. The consolation final is set for 2 p.m. and the championship game for 4.

The Westminster at Liberty baseball and softball games will be played Tuesday at 4 p.m.

The North Carroll at Thomas Johnson baseball, softball and boys and girls tennis matches have been rescheduled for Thursday, April 27, at 4 p.m.

The Liberty girls tennis team will host Westminster, and the Lions'boys squad will be at Westminster on Tuesday, May 2, at 4 p.m.

The Urbana at South Carroll boys and girls tennis matches will be held Thursday, May 4, at 4 p.m.

On Monday, May 8, the Francis Scott Key boys lacrosse squad will play at North Carroll, and the North Carroll girls will play at Francis Scott Key. The girls game will start at 6: 30 p.m. and the boys game at 7 p.m.

The Westminster boys lacrosse team will play at South Carroll, and the girls will play at Westminster on Tuesday, May 9. The girls game will start at 6: 30 p.m. and the boys game at 7.

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