Roland Park has AIS A crown all to itself, 2-0

November 15, 1992|By Tara Finnegan | Tara Finnegan,Contributing writer

Last year, the Roland Park field hockey team had to share the Association of Independent Schools A Division Tournament title with Friends School after the teams battled to a scoreless tie.

But in yesterday's championship game at St. Paul's School, Roland Park's Brent McCallister made sure Field hockey

the Reds (10-1-2) would not have to share the AIS A Division title with the Quakers (9-4-3) again.

McCallister scored twice in the first half off of long-range shots to lead Roland Park to a 2-0 win over Friends.

"It's a sigh of relief to finally show that we are the best team," Roland Park coach Debbie Bloodsworth said.

McCallister put Roland Park on the scoreboard at the 21:56 mark of the first half, as she whacked the ball to the back of the goal from about 25 yards out off a pass from sophomore link Ridgely Bennett.

"With my position at link, I usually aim to put the shot inside the circle as opposed to scoring a goal," McCallister said. "On that goal, the goalie's view was probably blocked by the defenders."

McCallister scored her second long-range goal unassisted with 14:38 left in the first half.

"She's been scoring in that position all year," Bloodsworth said about the junior link who finished the season with eight goals and two assists.

In addition to tying in the AIS championship last year, Roland Park and Friends played to a 2-2 tie earlier this season.

"Roland Park was the difference today," Friends coach Carol Samuels said. "They're a good hockey team. They made a lot of opportunities for themselves and they capitalized on them."

Senior Johanna Shear had six saves for the Quakers. Freshman Meredith Shuey and sophomore Eleanor Cordi combined for four saves in the shutout.

Roland Park's Peggy Boutilier and Jeanne Lekin and Friends' Heather Bohanan and Carrie Mallonee were named to the AIS A Division All-Star team. The A and B Division all-star selections will compete in Tuesday's All-Star Game at Johns Hopkins University at 6 p.m.

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