After suffering through a first half of pole shots and just-missed shots, the No. 5 Dulaney soccer team was able to pull away from Parkville, 3-1, in a Baltimore County 3A/4A league game yesterday.
With a strong passing game and thorough domination of thmidfield most of the game, Dulaney (5-0, 5-1) continued on top of the league. Parkville (4-1, 5-2) dropped to second.
Said Dulaney team captain Scott Leberknight, who scored the third and final goal with two minutes remaining in regulation: "Parkville was real aggressive. They strung some nice passes together and put one through. After that, it brought us up."
Dulaney's Evan Clarke connected for the first goal of the game off an assist from George Aquino.
Fifteen minutes into the second half, Parkville's Matt Ziehl booted one in from about eight yards out to tie the game, assisted by Jeff Glenn. Dulaney's second goal came unassisted from Chris Steer who broke through a defender and scored from about two yards inside the 18-yard line.
"Both teams played well," said Parkville head coach Norm Samuels. Sometimes we held the ball when we should have been banging it in."
Dulaney's defense was able to capitalize on its height advantage by winning most contested head balls.
Dulaney coach Craig Laferty said, "Our guys can go 80 minutes and stay focused mentally."
Hereford 3, Towson 1
Mike Kroart scored two goals, as No. 9 Hereford (5-0-1) defeated visiting Towson (4-2-0) in a Baltimore County 1A/2A League contest.
Terry Harris scored a goal and had an assist for Hereford.