Francis Scott Key senior Sarah Guynn went by three Glenelg defenders and scored unassisted with 8:11 remaining in the first overtime to lift the sixth-ranked Eagles to a 1-0 victory yesterday over the fifth-ranked Gladiators at Glenelg. 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," 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, whose team was coming off a 14-0 victory Wednesday against Howard County opponent Oakland Mills, 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 the defensive lapse is something the Gladiators (5-1) can correct. "It's great that it happened early in the season and not in a regional playoff or a game for the county title," she said.
Glenelg's offense controlled much of the first half, but the Eagles' defense never folded. The second half was even.
"It was a good game," Kincaid said. "Both teams had chances to win (in regulation) but couldn't put it in."