Glenelg, Oakland Mills tie, 1-1 Scorpions earn points toward regionals

October 21, 1992|By Rick Belz | Rick Belz,Staff Writer

Third-ranked Glenelg and 10th-ranked Oakland Mills brought impressive streaks to Oakland Mills yesterday.

They left with them, too, after playing to a 1-1 tie after 10-minute overtime periods.

Oakland Mills kept intact its unbeaten lifetime record (15-0-1) against Glenelg, and more importantly, won four much-needed points toward regional playoffs.

Glenelg (7-0-1, 2-0-1) boosted its confidence that it can beat Oakland Mills. The two may meet again during the state playoffs.

The Scorpions (6-2-1, 2-1-1) are struggling to earn the fourth playoff spot in Class 2A, Region II. They dominated the first 25 minutes against Glenelg.

But a shot by the Scorpions' Keith Murphy at 12 minutes bounced off the far post. And teammate Jay Holmes missed a follow-up shot off a header from in close at 22 minutes.

Oakland Mills outshot Glenelg, 8-3, but the game was scoreless at the half.

Glenelg asserted itself in the second half, scoring in the 47th minute when Jamie Brinker kicked in a flick from Scott Cline. The play began with Marc Rey's throw-in. It was Brinker's first goal of the season.

Brinker also held Oakland Mills' top scoring threat, Teddy Lawler, scoreless.

"Brinker was very impressive," Oakland Mills coach Don Shea said. "He's the first one able to run with Lawler this year."

Lawler got one excellent second-half scoring opportunity from in close on a breakaway, but Glenelg goalkeeper Russell Payne made the stop.

Marques Holmes scored his first career goal, and the tying goal for Oakland Mills, six minutes after Brinker's goal.

Henry Roh slipped past his defender into the right corner and found Holmes, who was not guarded, with a cross.

Glenelg just missed scoring in the 73rd minute, but Chris Schaefer's header off Dan Gaertner's cross was saved by goalkeeper Jason Kranefeld, who leaped to catch it.

Late in regulation, Oakland Mills sweeper Jay Holmes appeared to tackle Gaertner from behind in the penalty box, but no call was made.

Neither team got off a shot in the first 10-minute overtime. Gaertner kicked a dangerous shot from 35 yards that Kranefeld saved in the second overtime period.

Oakland Mills' defense, especially Andre Jones and Brent Mascott, slowed down Glenelg's offense, which had outscored its opponents, 37-2.

Glenelg coach John Bouman said: "Someone finally took us seriously because Oakland Mills was really pumped up. They tackled well, took away our passing game and impressed me with their defense."

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