High School sports

High School Roundup (Sept. 18): No. 1 Spalding holds on to beat No. 2 McDonogh in field hockey

The No. 1 Archbishop Spalding field hockey team got off to a fast start, scoring all of its goals in the first half. Then strong defense by No. 2 McDonogh shut down the host Cavaliers in the second half.

But Spalding held on to win, 3-2, on Friday.


Erin Shanahan had a goal and an assist for the Cavaliers (5-0-1). Spalding coach Leslie Brady credited the Eagles' defensive adjustments with slowing the Cavaliers after they took a 3-0 lead.

McDonogh (3-1) scored a late goal in the first half and added another 10 minutes into the second half. Brady said the game became one of midfield possession for the closing 20 minutes.


The Eagles beat Spalding, 3-2, in last year's Interscholastic Athletic Association A Conference semifinal.

No. 3 Garrison Forest 3, John Carroll 0: Hailey Mules had a goal and an assist to lead the Grizzlies (7-0-1) past the host Patriots (4-1).

No. 15 Century 1, C. Milton Wright 0: Morgan Harmon scored on an assist from Sarah Jacobs with 27 minutes left in the game as the Knights (4-4) shut out the host Mustangs (1-4).

Caitie Pluta had seven saves for Century.

Severn 2, Bel Air 1, OT: Maddie Gergar scored the game-winner from a pass by Rachel Sindler 18 seconds into overtime as the Admirals (1-3) beat the host Bobcats (1-4).

Bel Air's goal came from Anna Farley. Emily Huber had the other Severn goal.

Boys soccer

No. 3 Loyola Blakefield 2, John Carroll 1: Sean Clarke scored twice and the host Dons (4-1-1) beat the Patriots (4-4).


Clarke gave Loyola Blakefield a 1-0 lead after beating two defenders and scoring, and the game-winner came on a penalty kick in the second half after Alex Reed was taken down in the penalty box.

No. 8 Perry Hall 3, Loch Raven 0: Colin Weyant had two goals and an assist, while Denis Mabonga had a goal and an assist to lead the host Gators (3-2) past the Raiders (1-2).

Fallston 1, No. 15 Archbishop Spalding 0: The visiting Cavaliers dropped to 3-3-1 in a match in which two of their players suffered concussions and another a wrist injury.

St. Mary's 1, Annapolis 0: Mitchell Bowser scored on an assist from West Pilarski as the Saints (1-0-4) beat the host Panthers (0-2).

St. Mary's Nick Vasco-Vasquez made five saves.

Severn 3, Friends 2: The host Admirals (6-2-1) got a goal each from Devin McCarthy, Everett Cortes and Spencer Wright en route to beating the Quakers (4-2).


Bel Air 3, Gerstell Academy 2, 2OT: Connor Lorenz scored the game-winner in the 96th minute to lift the Bobcats (4-0-1) over the host Falcons (1-4). The goal was Lorenz's second of the game.

Eleanor Roosevelt 4, Chesapeake-AA 0: Sean Love had four saves and Reese Pottinger stopped two shots for the host Cougars (0-3-1) in a loss to the Raiders.

Mount Saint Joseph 3, Gilman 0: Matt Whelan scored twice to lead the host Gaels (2-2) past the Greyhounds (3-4).

Marriotts Ridge 2, Long Reach 2, OT: In a game of lead changes and huge swings of momentum, the Mustangs and the visiting Lightning ultimately were forced to settle for a tie.

Long Reach (0-2-1) was led by a pair of goals from senior Joshua Fawole, while Marriotts Ridge (0-1-1) countered with scores from TJ McIntyre and Simon Klementsen.

Klementsen's redirection into the net on the far post off a long throw by Noah Wartzack with 6:50 left forced overtime.

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After losing a one-goal game against county-foe Oakland Mills this season, Mustangs coach Kevin Flynn said he was pleased with his team's resolve.

"I was really proud of the guys for fighting back, because we went through the year last year and a couple games this year where the fighting back was always the other team," he said. "I was proud of them. I thought it was definitely a step in the right direction. It was a great game … exciting and end-to-end."

—Brent Kennedy,

Baltimore Sun Media Group

Girls volleyball

Havre de Grace d. Elkton, 3-0: Ellisa Rivera had 18 points, including three kills, and Catherine Butz had seven points and two kills to lead the host Warriors (1-3) past the Golden Elks (1-3).


Havre de Grace won, 25-10, 25-15, 25-19.