Hammond girls romp, 5-1, in soccer

October 03, 1992|By Michael Richman | Michael Richman,Contributing Writer

For Hammond's girls soccer team, the margin of victory was a total of four for the first three games and four again yesterday.

The No. 2 Golden Bears played host to perennial Frederick County power Middletown yesterday and romped, 5-1.

Hammond (4-0) was paced by two goals apiece from Samantha Andersch, The Baltimore Sun's female Athlete of the Week, and Kiesha Jett. Andersch and Jett, two of the area's top scorers, each have six goals. The Knights fell to 5-1.

"I think our timing was off the first three games," Jett said. "This was the first game we really dominated as a team."

Hammond, using the aggressive game plan outlined by coach Dave Guetler, scorched Middletown in shots, 30-6 overall and 15-4 in direct kicks. The Golden Bears frustrated their opponents with a short passing game, maintaining possession in the Knights' end most of the time.

"Our short passing game looked real well today," Guetler said. "They were giving us a lot of openings that we were putting the ball through."

Andersch, a senior forward, scored her first goal 12 minutes before halftime to break a 1-1 tie. With Coleen Delaney on the assist, she threaded a shot between two defenders from a sharp right angle.

Jett scored minutes into the second half. The junior forward received a long forwarding pass from Tamekah West about 30 yards from the goal, dribbled in uncontested and side-stepped goalie Jessica Walz for the score.

Shortly after, Jett controlled the ball diagonal to the goal, moved to the front and found the net's corner pocket for a 4-1 advantage.

Jett's speed as a nationally ranked high school track star comes in handy, as evidenced by her first goal.

Andersch accounted for the final score. About 25 yards out, she curved a kick just over Walz's outstretched arms into the net.

"No team can mark just one of us," said Jett of her combination with Andersch. "When I'm not on, then Sam is on. When she's not on, then [junior midfielder] Kacy Williams is there. There's always going to be somebody there to score."

The game's opening minutes lacked threats by both teams.

But Hammond began to penetrate, taking a 1-0 lead at the 10-minute mark on junior midfielder Elizabeth Bielefeld's goal. Natalie Serianni assisted with a centering pass.

"We won a lot of 50-50 balls, and that kind of demoralized them," Guetler said. "We just went out and played our game."

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