Glenelg Country christens new stadium with field hockey playoff win
By By Carol Gralia and firstname.lastname@example.org
Oct 25, 2014 at 3:04 AM
GLENELG, MD — Glenelg Country School's field hockey team found the perfect way to initiate the school's newly completed Dragon Stadium.
Friday, on a lovely fall afternoon, the Dragons defeated Annapolis Area Christian School, 2-0, in the opening round of the Interscholastic Athletic Association of Maryland B Conference playoffs. It was the first game played on the Dragons' turf field since the press box and stadium seating were completed.
"Our goal today was to win the first day in the new stadium. We wanted to set that record," said Glenelg Country senior Emelia Weir.
Weir helped with the victory by assisting on Tessa More's game-clinching goal. The score came with 5 minutes left to play during a flurry in front of the Annapolis Area Christian goal line.
Gabby Hernandez hit the ball to Weir, who directed it toward goal. More got the last touch before the ball went over the endline.
Normally Weir, whose sister, Amanda, is also on the team and whose father, Paul, is the school's athletic director, plays a back-up role on corners, but this time she was on the circle and then got to the goalie's pads.
"We need to score on our corners," said Dragons coach Jessica Dolan. "We have too many corners not to be scoring on them."
Megan Hooper scored the only goal of the first half and then her team had to hold on to that one-goal advantage for an agonizingly long time.
"We definitely were a little off on the offensive end," Dolan said.
The Glenelg Country defense was able to hold the Eagles at bay, however.