Goal feast to famine for Glenelg


Twenty-four hours after scoring 14 goals, Glenelg's fifth-ranked field hockey team suffered its first loss of the season, 1-0, yesterday against sixth-ranked Francis Scott Key at Glenelg.

Senior Sarah Guynn went by three Glenelg defenders and scored unassisted with 8:11 remaining in the first overtime. Her hard shot found an opening between goalie Kristina Johnson and the right post.

"Sarah's one of our most aggressive players on the team and controls where the ball goes," Francis Scott Key coach Alison Weiss said. Guynn has two goals and two assists for the Eagles (4-2), who beat Fallston, 1-0, on Monday.

Glenelg coach Ginger Kincaid said some of her players were "lazy" getting back on defense as Guynn moved through the circle.

"It's a very simple game," said Kincaid. "If you don't mark up you're going to get scored on. "

Kincaid said her team's defensive lapse is something that can be corrected, and added: "It's great that it happened early in the season and not in a regional playoff or a game for the county title."

Glenelg (5-1) was coming off a 14-0 victory Wednesday at Oakland Mills.

Hebron's Davis promoted

Mount Hebron's girls soccer coach Jonathan Davis will become an assistant principal at Pointer's Run Elementary School Oct. 2, but still be allowed to finish his sixth season with the Vikings. He will not coach next season.

Administrators in Howard County are not allowed to coach. But Davis, a third grade teacher at Phelps Luck, was given permission to complete the season. The regular season ends Oct. 24 and the playoffs begin Oct. 27.

"I've got my master's in administration and supervision," Davis said. "It's definitely something I've wanted to do."

Mount Hebron was 5-8 overall and 2-5 in the county in Davis' first season. The Vikings improved to 8-4-1 overall and 6-2-1 in the leauge in 1996, and Davis was named the Sun's Howard County girls soccer coach of the year.

The Vikings are 2-1-1 overall and 0-1 in the county this season.

Boys soccer

The third-ranked Oakland Mills boys soccer team (3-1) failed to weather a frustration-filled, hair-raising trip to Gywnn Park in Tuesday's monsoon, losing its first game of the season, 1-0.

"Our bus got lost three times, stalling out once on the Washington Beltway, and we were 45 minutes late for the game, which was played in the pouring rain," Scorpions coach Don Shea said. "We outshot them 19-2, but one of their shots went in. Our inexperience showed. We weren't able to cope with the adversity."

The Scorpions also had 58 players and coaches, junior varsity and varsity, crammed onto the bus further increasing the discomfort.

Oakland Mills' strengths, its speed and ability to turn the corner, and its ability to score off corner kicks, were negated by the heavy rain and sloppy field.

"Both our A team and our B team had beaten Gywnn Park in scrimmages," Shea said.

Oakland Mills plays its first seven games on the road with a game tonight at Aberdeen.

Howard High (2-3) won its second straight game Wednesday, nipping Laurel in overtime, 2-1.

The win was impressive considering that Laurel had defeated Wilde Lake and the Wildecats defeated River Hill.

Sophomore Danny Dupree scored the first goal off a corner kick in the 30th minute. Antonio Downing got the winner eight minutes into the first overtime.

River Hill was missing striker Matt Tedrow in Wednesday's 3-1 loss to Wilde Lake. Tedrow broke his arm during practice last week and is out for at least four weeks.

A rare battle of the No. 1-ranked and No. 2-ranked area teams is scheduled for tomorrow at Mt. Hebron at 11 a.m.

The No. 2 Vikings tackle McDonogh, a team with lots of skill and speed but lacking in size. Mt. Hebron has some size and must take advantage of it.

Cross country

The River Hill girls cross country team is entered in the large schools division among 43 teams at tomorrow's Hereford invitational. Some think the No. 3 team should have entered the seeded race.

"When the entries were due Sept. 8, we hadn't run a meet yet, and we didn't have Anne Cunningham," coach Earl Lauer said. "We ran large schools last year and finished fifth. And I wanted to give my girls a chance to win."

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