River Hill battles Centennial to tie in soccer

The Baltimore Sun

Unable to finish off any chances to take a lead in the first half, the River Hill girls soccer team had to rally yesterday at Centennial, getting a goal from sophomore defender Katherine Schaffer to salvage a 1-1 tie after 100 minutes of Howard County play.

Schaffer was stationed at the far post to finish off a long throw by senior defender Amy Song with 9:35 remaining in regulation. The host Eagles took a 1-0 lead when senior forward Alyssa Vorce scored in the 55th minute.

The visiting Hawks had the ball much of the game to create scoring chances, but the Eagles' defense, led by senior sweeper Leanne Catalano, wasn't budging.

River Hill is 4-1-1 and Centennial 3-2-1, with both teams 1-0-1 in league play.

"We just couldn't finish - that's a little struggle we're having right now, but we're getting there," River Hill coach Brian Song said.

No. 15 Eastern Tech 2, Loch Raven 1 -- Leah Taylor scored the game-winner on a penalty kick with 13:45 left in the game to lift the visiting Mavericks over the Raiders (3-2-1). Loch Raven took a 1-0 lead five minutes into the game on a goal by Casey Hafford before Eastern Tech's Karly Knudsen tied the score off a corner kick.

Century 2, Middletown 1 -- Jenna Reid scored on a free kick with three minutes left in overtime to lift the host Knights (5-1) over Middletown. Century led 1-0 after Jessie Nelson's goal at the 10-minute mark, and Middletown's Danielle DePierro tied it with 20 minutes left.


Sparrows Point 35, Patapsco 7 -- Paul Brown had three touchdown runs to power the host Pointers.

Boys soccer

No. 15 Eastern Tech 1, Loch Raven 0 -- The visiting Raiders tried to cross the ball and headed it into their own goal at the 29:30 mark of the first half. "Loch Raven outplayed us in every aspect of the game but couldn't quite finish," Eastern coach Peter Glaudemann said.

Field hockey

Loch Raven 0, No. 10 Hereford 0 -- For the second time this week, the Raiders upset a ranked team in penalty strokes, beating the No. 10 Bulls (3-1) 2-1. Kirsten Kyn made 12 saves for Loch Raven in regulation and Hereford's Chelsea Lafond and Kate Fitzpatrick combined efforts for four. Hereford outshot Loch Raven 14-11, "It was a frustrating struggle," Hereford coach Julie Wilson said.

No. 11 Archbishop Spalding 1, St. Paul's 0 -- Abby Lynch scored the game-winner with 16:30 left to lift No. 11 Cavaliers (4-3) over the visiting Gators. Spalding and St. Paul's each had four shots on goal, and St. Paul's Kelly Mudaking and Spalding's Ciarra Delost each made four saves.

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