Both the South River and Severna Park girls soccer teams were able to leave Wednesday's well-contested 1-1 double-overtime tie with something to be pleased about as they move forward in Anne Arundel County this season.
The No. 7 Seahawks found themslves down a goal in the early stages of the game but were able to regroup and remained persistent, finding the equalizer 10 minutes into the second half and controlling play most of the remaining minutes in a bid to come away with a win.
The host Falcons, who took the early lead on a goal from Ryan Bathras, showed an ability to maintain their poise defensively despite the steady attack the Seahawks presented.
After Kari Cunard scored the tying goal early in the second half, the visitors had a number of chances to take the lead, only to see Severna Park goalie Lexi Cavey (13 saves) and the Falcons' defense remain poised under the pressure.
Girls volleyball ÃÂÃÂo No. 5 Fallston 3, No. 10 Mount Hebron, 0: Shannon Webb and Rachael ÃÂÃÂsHolehouse saw their volleyball season end last year when the Cougars (3-0) fell to eventual Class 2A champion North Caroline in five games in the 2A East championship. They've dedicated themselves to getting better this year and making sure history doesn't repeat itself.
The duo took a step in that direction on Wednesday afternoon, leading an impressive Fallston defense and a timely offense to a 25-23, 25-22, 25-20 victory over the host Vikings (2-1), in a nonleague game.
Webb, a senior, led Fallston with 15 kills, and eight digs. Holehouse pitched in with 13 kills and three aces. Tinuke Ibitola led Mount Hebron with seven kills.
"Howard County has some great volleyball, and it makes us a stronger team when we come here and play these teams," said Holehouse, junior. "It makes us a better team." --ÃÂÃÂ|Mike Frainie
Field hockey ÃÂÃÂo No. 3 Glenelg 8, Reservoir 1: Reservoir's string of three shutouts came to an abrupt end when Glenelg freshman Stephanie Asher scored in the first 25 seconds of play. Before the game was nine minutes old, Glenelg had put up four goals. ÃÂÃÂo--ÃÂÃÂ|Carol Gralia, Columbia Flier