Junior forward Sarah Parks scored the game-winner in overtime as the Centennial field hockey team edged visiting Mount Hebron, 2-1, in Howard County play yesterday.
The game summed up the early season for both teams, as the Eagles improved to 4-1, while the Vikings, who returned only one starter from last year's team, fell to 0-4. It's the second straight overtime setback for Mount Hebron, which lost, 2-1, to Fallston early in the week.
Yesterday, the host Eagles rallied from a 1-0 halftime deficit, getting a tying goal from Jessica Oleinik midway through the second half off a penalty corner sent in by Corrine Ung.
After both teams had penalty strokes in the overtime period, Parks tapped in the deciding goal after sophomore Kate Heineman worked the left side before sending the ball to the middle.
"We showed tenacity in staying in the game - we didn't give up at any time and that's our game. That's the third year in a row we played overtime against Mount Hebron. They got us last year, so we thought it was our turn this time," said Centennial coach Gail Purcell.
Senior captain Courtney Reardon gave the Vikings their 1-0 lead late in the first half. Coach Jeanette Ireland said, despite the loss, she was pleased with the continued improvement from her young Vikings.
No. 11 Archbishop Spalding 2, St. Mary's 0 -- Abby Lynch scored an insurance goal with three minutes left for the undefeated Cavaliers (4-0-1). Lynch assisted on the first goal, making a cross from the left wing to Trish DiGirolomo in front of the goal with less than a minute to go in the first half.
No.8 Archbishop Curley 6, St. Francis (N.Y.) 0 -- B.J. Quigley scored three of his four goals in the first half as the host Friars (6-1) posted a shutout. Brent Hooper assisted Quigley in the first half and added a goal to pad Curley's lead in the second. Today, the Friars will face national power St. Anthony's of Melville, N.Y., in the second day of the Friars Cup tournament.
No. 1 Archbishop Spalding 2, Glenelg 1 -- The Cavaliers (5-0) trailed at halftime before rallying to top the visiting Gladiators (2-2). Senior Molly Schaefer scored the game-winner in the 55th email@example.com
Staff reports contributed to this article.