Archbishop Spalding 1, Annapolis Area Christian School 0: With just four minutes and 17 seconds left, Spalding sophomore center back AJ Sison broke the pattern on a corner kick. He took an assist from Dom Colon and scored. The Eagles fell to 1-1.
The tandem goalkeepers of sophomore Parker Thomas (two saves, first half) and freshman Cliff Nehman (four saves, second half and overtime) kept the Cavaliers protected.
AACS coach Vaughn Ridings was far from disappointed with the result in the Eagles' second straight extra-time game of the week.
Eagles keeper Jackson Hornberger held down the fort until the final period, while midfielders Joey Schultz and Spencer Shwetz both shielded the team on defense while working to charge up front line players Jaden Rollins, Donnie Frayer and Cole Parker.
“They carved out several chances, forcing some good saves and a shot off the post in the second half," Ridings said, "but unfortunately were not able to convert even one of those which would have decided it in our favor.”
Annapolis Area Christian School 3, Sts. Peter and Paul 2: Rollins netted two goals, including the game-winner in overtime, while Frayer scored one.
Mercy 3, Annapolis Area Christian School 0: Mercy defeated AACS in the Eagles' opener on the road.
Nonetheless, coach Heather Zimmerman noted several defensive players who showed out despite the loss, like sophomore Emily Rowe, who recorded her own defensive save on the game, and senior Ellie Lenhart, who cleared out the defensive circle repeatedly throughout the night.
Junior goalkeeper Ashley Brown had her work cut out for her but posted 13 saves.