Meade's Amanda Simmons needs two goals to tie the Anne Arundel County record for career goals in soccer. Simmons had four goals in Tuesday's 6-5 victory over North County. That gives her 75 for her career, two less than Severna Park's Colleen Corwell (1983-85).
Simmons believed Corwell's mark was 75 and she had already tied the record. Meanwhile, the Severna Park soccer program erroneously has Corwell's school record listed as 73.
"Talk of breaking the record came up at the end of last season," said Simmons. "I didn't know about it and once I did, the pressure began to mount.
"I'll be glad when it's over. It will be a relief."
With Simmons leading the attack, coach John O'Neill's Mustangs are 4-1, entering tomorrow's 5:30 p.m. match at Arundel.
* After four weeks, the only football team with a perfect 10.0 average in the state rating system is -- drum roll, please -- Old Mill. The Patriots are unbeaten against four Class 4A teams. That's worth 32 points and they have collected eight bonus points. That total (40) is divided by the number of games they will play this season (10). The bonus points are earned at the rate of one point (or .90 in a nine-game schedule) for each victory by a defeated opponent.
Expect a pop quiz next week.
* North County's Lisa Garrison, a keeper for three seasons (two at Brooklyn Park), shifted from goalie to striker last week and had three assists in the first half against Northeast-AA. The Knights won, 4-1.
* The Cougars at Chesapeake-AA are off to a tremendous start this fall in soccer. The boys and girls teams are 5-0 so far, but neither has begun play in the Friendship Division of the Anne Arundel County Class 4A leagues. The girls squad has allowed only one goal and has scored 17. The boys team is nearly as dominant, scoring 12 and allowing only three.
* Overlea soccer coach Doug Eisenhauer deserves overtime pay. His Falcons have played three overtime matches in five outings. The latest, a 1-0 double-overtime loss to Loch Raven, followed a 3-2 double-overtime loss to Hereford.
* Hammond needs a boys basketball game in the first two weeks of January. Call Bob Maxey (313-7125).
* Winter varsity sports schedules are needed. Schools participating in holiday basketball and wrestling tournaments are requested to send details, including dates, times, and first-round pairings to Mike Farabaugh, The Evening Sun Sports Dept., 501 N. Calvert St., Baltimore, 21278.